Continuing from Part 1.
Old Belvedere and Cooke had completed their Pool matches, both recording two wins from two.
This left the following matches to decide who would join them in the semi finals.
Match 5: Blackrock v Galwegians (Pool A)
Match 6: Cooke v UL Bohemian (Pool B)
The results and galleries from the two matches are shown below in the toggle boxes.
Galwegians raced to a 17 – 0 lead at half time scoring three tries without reply.
Rock hit back with two tries of their own in the second half but Galwegians managed to hold on to progress to the second semi final against Old Belvedere.
Cooke scored first through Caitlin Fisher to take a 7 – 0 lead but Bohs hit back with two scores in the first half for the teams to turn round with the Limerick side leading 7 – 12.
Injuries took their toll on a depleted Cooke squad and Bohs ran away with the game with four unanswered tries in the second half.
The results set up the following semi finals and a 5th place play off.
Match 7: Railway Union v UL Bohemian (SF1)
Match 8: Old Belvedere v Galwegians (SF2)
Match 9: Blackrock v Cooke (5th Place)
The results (and galleries) as follows:
Railway Union ran rampant in the first half, scoring four unanswered tries against a Bohs side out on their feet after a 15 minute turn around after their tough pool matches.
The rout continued in the second half though bohs raised themselves for one last try to give a final score of 47 – 5 in Railways favour.
Old Belvedere raced to a 10 – o lead in the first half after scoring twice. However a late score from Galwegians saw the teams turn round with Belvo defending a 10 -7 lead.
The Connacht side scored early in the second half to take a two point lead and they wrapped up the game late on with a late score.
Both teams were reduced to 6 players for this 5th place playoff which saw Blackrock tale a 10 – 5 lead into the break.
The Dublin side pulled away in the second half, with three unanswered tries, to record a 25 – 5 win.
Unfortunately, Galwegians were unable to take further part in the competition, which left us with a final between Railway Union and Old Belvedere.
Railway romped to five try first half lead against Old Blevo with the Park Avenue side showing their sevens pedigree.
The comparatively inexperienced managed to stem the tide somewhat in the second half but railway still crossed for two more tries to record a 45 – 0 win.
The match points for the teams will be carried forward to the next round, at University of Limerick on the 15th June, with Railway Union favourites to claim the first title.