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:


Cooke 12
TRY:
 Eliza Downey, Kelly McCormill CON: Vicky Irwin

Blackrock 17
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:

Team Pl W D L F A Diff TB LB Pts
Railway Union RFC 7 5 0 2 183 88 95 4 2 26
U.L. Bohemian 7 5 0 2 188 125 63 4 1 25
Old Belvedere 7 5 0 2 163 65 98 2 2 24
Blackrock 6 3 0 3 129 123 6 2 1 15
Cooke 7 3 0 4 110 145 -35 3 0 15
Galwegians 6 2 0 4 136 136 0 2 1 11
St Mary’s College 6 0 0 6 7 234 -227 0 0 0

Women’s AIL Top Scorers.

Blackrock’s Hannah O’Conner closes the gap on top of the points scorer table.

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.

Player Club Try Con Pen DG Total
Niamh Briggs UL Bohemian 4 18 3 65
Denise Redmond Galwegians 4 8 3 45
Hannah O’Connor Blackrock 1 11 5 42
Michelle Claffey Blackrock 5 25
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.

Name  Club Total Tries
Michelle Claffey Blackrock 5
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
Denise Redmond Galwegians 4
Ali Coleman Blackrock 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.

Cooke’s Beth Cregan picks up her third player’s player nomination this weekend.

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.

Club Player Votes
Cooke Beth Cregan 3
Railway Union  Emma Taylor 3
St Marys  Jet Duinmeijer 3
UL Bohemian Claire Bennett 2
Railway Union  Claire Keohan 2
Cooke Kelly McCormill 2
Old Belvedere Linda Djougang 2
Blackrock Niamh Griffin 2

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