Round 12 of the Women’s All Ireland League was completed at the weekend.The results mean that the top four teams are now now decided with Railway Union, U.L Bohemian, Old Belvedere and Blackrock qualifying for the play offs with two rounds still to come.

Check out our report and gallery from Blackrock v Railway here.

The full results and scorers were as follows:

Galwegians 14

TRY: Denise Redmond, Elizabeth McKeever
CON: Denise Redmond (2)

Old Belvedere 41

TRY: Megan Williams (2), Ailbhe Dowling,  Alice O’Dowd, Victoria Dabanovich O’Mahoney, Elise O’Byrne Whyte
CON: Jemma Jackson (4) PEN: Jemma Jackson

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Blackrock 0

Railway Union 30

TRY: Claire Keohan, Emma Murphy, Aoife Shaughnessy, Juliet Short, Katelyn Faust, Lisa Callan

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U.L. Bohemian 39

TRY: Rosie Newton(2), Stephaine Nunan (2), Nicole Cronin, Claire Bennett, Niamh Kavanagh
CON: Aine Staunton(2)

Cooke 10

TRY: Laura Cairns, Ilse Van Staden
CON: Vicky Irwin

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Women’s AIL Current Standings

The results leave the AIL League table as follows:

Team P W D L F A Dif TB LB PTS
Railway Union  11 8 0 3 301 123 178 6 2 40
U.L. Bohemian 10 8 0 2 312 161 151 5 1 39
Old Belvedere 10 7 0 3 214 93 121 3 2 33
Blackrock 10 6 0 4 263 175 88 5 1 30
Cooke 11 4 0 7 144 213 -69 3 2 21
Galwegians 10 3 0 7 199 231 -32 3 2 17
St Mary’s College 10 0 0 10 29 466 -437 0 0 -2


Wins for Railway and Boh’s mean they only need one more win to secured a home semi final spot. Boh’s are only one point behind league leaders Railway, but they still have a game in hand and will be keen to finish top of the league. Old Belvedere’s win in Galway move them back into third, but despite thier loss this weekend Blackrock have confirmed their top four finish due to fifth place Cooke losing. 

Women’s AIL Top Scorers.

The total points scored for the AIL Women has now reached 1,462 after the 139 points scored this weekend. This round brought a stomping 23 tries over the 3 matches, however there were only 9 conversions (4 of these coming from Jemma Jackson alone).

Top of the table  Railway and second place Boh’s have each passed the 300 points mark. Blackrock have the third highest points scored on 263, and Old Belvedere have passed the 200 points mark and are now on 214.

Only Denis Redmond registered more points this weekend (with a try and two conversions) in the top three of the points scorer table. U.L Bohemain’s Niamh Briggs still leads with 84 points, Galwegian’s Denise Redmond now sits on 78 points and Blackrock’s Hannah O’Connor sits in third with 55 points.

This leaves the top of the Leading Points Scorer table as follows:

Name Club Try Con Pen DG Tot
Niamh Briggs UL Bohemian 5 22 5 0 84
Denise Redmond Galwegians 8 13 4 0 78
Hannah O’Connor Blackrock 2 15 5 0 55


Women’s AIL Leading Try Scorers

Galwegian’s Denise Redmond continued to build her points total this weekend.

Galwegian’s Denise Redmond moves ahead in the top try scores table, after her try from this weekend, she now has 8 tries from 10 games. Closely behind is Railway Union’s Emma Taylor on seven. Blackrock’s Ali Coleman and Ray Lawless, U.L Bohemian’s Chloe Pearse and Old Belvedere’s Linda Djoungang all sit on six tries.

This leaves the top of the Leading Try Scorers table as follows:

Name Club Try Con Pen DG Tot
Denise Redmond Galwegians 8 13 4 0 78
Emma Taylor Railway Union 7 0 0 0 35
Ali Coleman Blackrock 6 0 0 0 30
Ray Lawless Blackrock 6 0 0 0 30
Linda Djougang Old Belvedere 6 0 0 0 30
Chloe Pearse UL Bohemian 6 0 0 0 30


Women’s AIL Player’s Player Nominations.

Railway Union’s Meg Kendal picking up her first Player’s Player nomination this weekend.

Blackrock’s Tess Meade and Railway Union’s Meg Kendal receive their first Player’s Player nomination. Youngsters Enya Breen (U.L. Bohemian) and Vicky Irwin (Cooke) picked up their second Player’s Player nomination along with Galwegian’s Edel McMahon. After a successful week with the boot, Old Belvedere’s Jemma Jackson also received her second nomination.

There is now 15 players with 2 nominations, only 2 players on 3 nominations each, St Mary’s Jet Duinmeijer sits on 4 nominations with Railway Union’s Emma Taylor still leading the way with 5 votes.

The top of the Player’s Player table is as follows:

Club Player Votes
Railway Union Emma Taylor 5
St Mary’s Jet Duinmeijer 4
Cooke Beth Cregan 3
St Mary’s Ciara Scanlan 3