As the Women’s AIL goes into its final week of the regular season I thought it would be timely to have a review of the stats Beth has been tracking all season, plus we also have the bonus that Samurai Rugby Gear have stepped up to sponsor our Club Men and Club Women coverage until the end of this season so we’ll hopefully have some nice prizes for the winners of the various categories.

Women’s AIL most points scored – in association with Samurai Rugby Gear. 

Niamh Briggs continues to lead the way but Denise Redmond is only six points behind and with Galwegians entertaining UL Bohemian this weekend, at Crowley Park, the the top two players in this category go head to head.

Redmond’s target its to outscore her illustrious opponent by 7 points, but if this one ends up as a draw for overall points the winner will be decided by tries scored and then penalties.

The third and fourth placed contenders, Hannah O’Connor and Jemma Jackson, should also go head to head tomorrow as Blackrock entertain Old Belvedere.  Both would need to have a remarkable game, scoring 30 points and 45 points respectively, if they are to stand a chance of overtaking Briggs!

Having found her kicking boots in recent rounds, Jackson will be hoping to become “Queen of the Aristocrats” with a big performance if she is to challenge O’Connor for third place, it’s doable, but I suspect Blackrock will have other ideas!

LEADING POINTS SCORERS AFTER WEEK 13
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
Jemma Jackson Old Belvedere 1 13 3 0 40

 

Women’s AIL most tries scored – in association with Samurai Rugby Gear. 

There are a host of players who have a realistic chance of toppling Denise Redmond at the top of the try scorers league.  However, Redmond, who has had such an impressive season, is equally likely to extend her lead such has been her form.

Unfortunately the three Railway Union players in contention, Emma Taylor, Niamh Byrne and Susan Vaughan, are going to have to admit defeat as they have no fixture this weekend.

As for the rest, well, we could have free scoring try fests at Galwegians v UL Bohemian and Blackrock v Old Belvedere if all the contenders decide to have a go. I certainly wouldn’t be planning on taking the ball off Chloe Pearse from three yards out and I wouldn’t like to get in the way of Cooke’s Ilse van Staden in the second half if she gets a coupe of first half tries against St Mary’s at Shawsbridge

LEADING TRY SCORERS AFTER WEEK 13
Name Club Try
Denise Redmond Galwegians 8
Emma Taylor Railway Union 7
Ali Coleman Blackrock 6
Chloe Pearse UL Bohemian 6
Elise O’Byrne White Old Belvedere 6
Linda Djougang Old Belvedere 6
Ray Lawless Blackrock 6
Gemma Matthews Old Belvedere 5
Ilse Van Staden Cooke 5
Michelle Claffey Blackrock 5
Niamh Briggs UL Bohemian 5
Niamh Byrne Railway Union 5
Susan Vaughan Railway Union 5

 

Women’s AIL Players Player – in association with Samurai Rugby Gear. 

Out third award is also going down to the wire this weekend and there is a good chance that it will end in a draw. If that is the case we’ll open it up for an online vote featuring the tied candidates.

We are going to keep this one under wraps until the last set of team votes are in.

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