The women’s All Ireland League continued this weekend with Round 8. Due to squad injuries, St Mary’s gave UL Bohemians a walk over, and with Galwegians on yet another rest week, there were only 4 teams in action.
The FRU were able to cover Cooke against Blackrock, for the gallery and match report click here.
The full results are as follows:
TRY: Eliza Downey, Kelly McCormill CON: Vicky Irwin
TRY: Niamh Griffin, Michelle Claffey, Ali Coleman
CON: Hannah O’Connor (2) PEN: Hannah O’Connor
Old Belvedere 8
TRY: Linda Djougang PEN: Jemma Jackson
Railway Union 5
TRY: Susan Vaughan
Women’s AIL Current Standings
The results leave the AIL League table as follows:
|Railway Union RFC||7||5||0||2||183||88||95||4||2||26|
|St Mary’s College||6||0||0||6||7||234||-227||0||0||0|
Women’s AIL Top Scorers.
There was only 47 points scored this round, with ten different point scorers. This brings the total number of points scored to 916, with 143 tries, 70 conversions, 18 penalty kicks and 1 penalty try.
Despite not playing this weekend UL Bohemian still have the most points scored at 188, with league leaders Railway Union on 183 an Old Belvedere on 163 points.
UL Bohemian’s Niamh Briggs still has the most points scored with 65 points, and Galwegians Denise Redmond sits in second on 45 points, both having not played this weekend. Blackrock’s Hannah O’Connor is closing the gap in third, and now has 42 points after another 7 from her this weekend.
|Niamh Briggs||UL Bohemian||4||18||3||–||65|
|Gemma Matthews||Old Belvedere||5||–||–||–||25|
|Linda Djougang||Old Belvedere||5||–||–||–||25|
|Niamh Byrne||Railway Union||5||–||–||–||25|
|Susan Vaughan||Railway Union||5||–||–||–||25|
|Chloe Pearse||UL Bohemian||5||–||–||–||25|
Women’s AIL Leading Try Scorers
There are now 6 players who have scored 5 tries. With Blackrock’s Michelle Claffey, Old Belvedere’s Linda Djoungang and Railway Union’s Susan Vaughan all getting one this weekend.
|Gemma Matthews||Old Belvedere||5|
|Linda Djougang||Old Belvedere||5|
|Niamh Byrne||Railway Union||5|
|Susan Vaughan||Railway Union||5|
|Chloe Pearse||UL Bohemian||5|
|Niamh Briggs||UL Bohemian||4|
|Ilse Van Staden||Cooke||4|
|Elise O’Byrne White||Old Belvedere||4|
|Emma Taylor||Railway Union||4|
|Fiona Hayes||UL Bohemian||4|
Women’s AIL Player’s Player Nominations.
Only one new player was nominated this weekend, last years winner, Nora Stapleton. Blackrock’s Niamh Griffin and Railway Union’s Claire Keohan picked up their second nomination and Cooke’s Beth Cregan picked up her third.
This now means that three players are joint top on three votes each, St Mary’s Jet Duinmeijer, Railway Union’s Emma Taylor and Cooke’s Beth Cregan.
|Railway Union||Emma Taylor||3|
|St Marys||Jet Duinmeijer||3|
|UL Bohemian||Claire Bennett||2|
|Railway Union||Claire Keohan||2|
|Old Belvedere||Linda Djougang||2|