Ireland U18 Women’s Sevens side enjoyed an unbeaten weekend in Edinburgh at the inaugural Home Nations Sevens tournament.  They won all five of their matches, scoring 25 tries in the process.

The Ireland side featured two Ulster U18 players with Monaghan duo Kelly McCormill and Lucinda Kinghan impressing. The talented duo, who have recently signed for TeamFRU, can add their Home Nations Sevens Grand Slam to their Interprovincial XV’s Grand Slam which they picked up in 2016.

Kelly McCormill

Kelly McCormill in action for Ireland U18 Sevens.

Lucinda Kinghan

Lucinda Kinghan in action for Ireland U18 Sevens

The two-tournament series, which concludes at Birmingham University on July 20-21, saw the best of underage Sevens talent in Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales play off at the Peffermill Playing Fields in Edinburgh with a round-robin format on Saturday and knockout matches yesterday.

Photos courtesy of Adrian Henry at www.rugbypeople.net

IRELAND UNDER-18 WOMEN’S SEVENS Squad (Under-18 Home Nations Sevens Tournament – Round 1, Peffermill Playing Fields, Edinburgh, Scotland, Saturday, July 7-Sunday, July 8):

Maggie Boylan (Carrick-On-Suir RFC/Munster)
Lily Brady (Westport RFC/Connacht)
Megan Burns (Tullamore RFC/Leinster)
Meabh Deely (Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Anna Doyle (Tullow RFC/Leinster) (capt)
Alexandra Dunne (Denston College/IQ Rugby)
Molly Fitzgerald (Navan RFC/Leinster)
Lucinda Kinghan (Monaghan RFC/Ulster)
Kelly McCormill (Monaghan RFC/Ulster)
Beibhinn Parsons (Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Aoibheann Reilly (Ballinasloe RFC/Connacht)
Dorothy Wall (Fethard RFC/Munster)

UNDER-18 HOME NATIONS SEVENS – ROUND 1 RESULTS:

Saturday, July 7 –

Scotland 28 Wales 5

Ireland 28 England 19
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Beibhinn Parsons, Megan Burns, Anna Doyle, Aoibheann Reilly; Cons: Meabh Deely 3, Megan Burns

Team: Dorothy Wall, Kelly McCormill, Lucinda Kinghan, Méabh Deely, Megan Burns, Béibhinn Parsons, Anna Doyle (capt).

Subs used: Aoibheann Reilly, Molly Fitzgerald, Maggie Boylan, Alexandra Dunne.

England 12 Scotland 17

Ireland 29 Wales 5
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Beibhinn Parsons 3, Alexandra Dunne, Anna Doyle; Cons: Meabh Deely 2

Team: Lucinda Kinghan, Kelly McCormill, Lily Brady, Aoibheann Reilly, Megan Burns, Anna Doyle (capt), Molly Fitzgerald.

Subs used: Béibhinn Parsons, Maggie Boylan, Méabh Deely, Dorothy Wall, Alexandra Dunne.

Scotland 10 Ireland 47
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Aoibheann Reilly 2, Beibhinn Parsons, Anna Doyle, Maggie Boylan, Megan Burns, Lily Brady; Cons: Meabh Deely 5, Maggie Boylan

Team: Dorothy Wall, Maggie Boylan, Lily Brady, Meabh Deely, Aoibheann Reilly, Beibhinn Parsons, Anna Doyle (capt).

Subs used: Lucinda Kinghan, Megan Burns, Kelly McCormill, Lily Brady.

Wales 17 England 24

Sunday, July 8 –

Semi-Final 1: Scotland 0 England 34

Semi-Final 2: Ireland 29 Wales 14
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Anna Doyle 2, Lucinda Kinghan, Kelly McCormill, Megan Burns; Cons: Meabh Deely 2

Team: Dorothy Wall, Kelly McCormill, Lucinda Kinghan, Meabh Deely, Megan Burns, Beibhinn Parsons, Anna Doyle (capt).

Subs used: Maggie Boylan, Lily Brady, Alexandra Dunne.

3rd-4th Place Play-Off: Scotland 17 Wales 22

Final: Ireland 19 England 10
Scorers: Ireland: Tries: Beibhinn Parsons, Lucinda Kinghan, Maggie Boylan; Cons: Meabh Deely 2

Team: Dorothy Wall, Kelly McCormill, Lucinda Kinghan, Meabh Deely, Megan Burns, Beibhinn Parsons, Anna Doyle (capt).

Subs used: Maggie Boylan, Alexandra Dunne, Lily Brady, Molly Fitzgerald.

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