What’s going on here? A women’s club match not featuring an Ulster team! I’m afraid it’s going to have to go into our Ulster Club Women category and we’ll just have to get Railway to move! 🙂
As I was down in Limerick with my new camera for the Ulster Rugby game I thought I’d go along and cover this Women’s All Ireland League Semi Final replay at UL Bohs. The pot was somewhat sweetened as Railway were featuring two Ulster players in Nikki Caughey and Larissa Muldoon.
I’m glad I made the effort as it was a good quality game, played at a good pace, on 4G pitches at Limerick University – though the pitches themselves took some finding!
Railway looked to have the better of the opening exchanges but Boh’s worked their way back into the game over the first quarter and Fiona Hayes opening the scoring with a try on 20 minutes.
The score sparked the game to life and within minutes wing forward Meg Kendall crossed for Railway to level the score at 5 all.
Boh’s crossed again ten minutes later with Edel Murphy finding the line, the full back converting her own score to give Boh’s a 12 – 5 lead at the break.
Railway were the only side to score in the second half with winger Emer O’Mahony crossing out wide after a series of driving plays from the visitors. However the conversion was missed to leave Boh’s with a two point lead.
Unfortunately for our Ulster girls that’s the way it stayed despite some excellent play from both sides.
Final score: UL Bohemians 12 Railway Union 10
Picture credit John McMurtry.