St Mary’s College Dublin progressed to the second round of the Women’s All Ireland Cup with a convincing 0 – 36 win against Ballynahinch on Sunday afternoon at Ballymacarn Park.

The tone was set with a try from St Marys Niamh Tester in the first minute and the visitors battled their way to the line three more times in the first half with Casey O’Brien crossing twice either side of a score from Aoife Thompson. The impressive Jet Dunimeijer converted one to give a half time score of Ballynahinch 0 St Mary’s 22.

Ballynahinch gained much more territory and possession in the second half but despite a few close calls they were unable to find the try line. St Mary’s however managed to break out a couple of times with Aoife Moor crossing midway through the half and Heather Cary stretched out to hit the line towards the end.

Dunimeijer converted both to give a final score of Ballynahinch 0 St Mary’s College 36.

The Dublin side were rewarded with a home try against Suttonians who defeated Cooke earlier in the afternoon.