For the second week running only three fixtures in the Rosie Stewart Bowl were fulfilled.

The results were as follows:

Carrickfergus 10  Malone 7
City of Derry 17  Cavan 0
Omagh v Cooke (W/O Cooke)
Enniskillen 0  Queen’s 33

This leaves City of Derry, Cooke and Queens unbeaten and Carrick recorded their first win.

Our photographer was at the Carrick v Malone game.

The match was played under difficult heavy conditions with promising moves on both sides pulled up because of handling errors. The conditions may have suited Carrick’s game who opted to run the ball from tap penalties rather than kick.

Carrick scored first when their hooker Sabrina Higgins crossed the line after about 15 mins. The conversion was missed.

Half time Carrick 5 – Malone 0

Malone were the first to score after the break. Carrick were pressing the Malone line but lost the ball, the Malone full back, Laura Stewart, found some firmer ground on the right wing and ran from inside her 22 to score between the posts. The try was converted to take the score to Carrick 5 Malone 7.

Carrick fought back and it was again hooker Higgins who found the line with an unstoppable charge through the Malone defence. The conversion was missed but Carrick held on for a 10 – 7 win.

Images courtesy of Ian Humes Photography


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