Ulster Women’s six year search for a win continues following a 17 – 0 defeat to Leinster Women at Blackrock RFC last night.
Leinster (5) 17
TRY: Juliet Short (2), Lauren Farrell
CON: Nikki Caughey
Ulster (0) 0
There were some signs of improvement as Ulster finished the first half on the attack despite going behind to an early Juliet Short try after a dominant first quarter from Leinster. However, with an Ulster chance held up over the line the teams turned round with Leinster Leading 5 – 0.
The home team moved further ahead when Short crossed for her second try early in the second half and a late score by Lauren Farrell, after a break by Michelle Claffey, wrapped the game up for the home side. Ex Ulster player Nikki Caughey added the conversion to give Leinster a 17 – 0 win.
Ulster’s search for that elusive win contines next Sunday at Portadown RFC when they face Munster. Kick off 13:00.
LEINSTER: Lauren Farrell McCabe (Suttonians), Gemma Matthews (Old Belvedere), Michelle Claffey (Blackrock), Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere) (C), Elise O’Byrne-White (Old Belvedere), Nikki Caughey (Railway Union), Ellen Murphy (Old Belvedere), Lindsay Peat (Railway Union), Emma Hooban (St. Mary’s), Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union), Aoife McDermott (Railway Union), Meg Kendal (Railway Union), Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock), Juliet Short (Railway Union), Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock). Replacements: Ann-Marie Rooney (Blackrock), Christy Haney (St. Mary’s), Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere), Mairead Holohan (Blackrock), Nicole Purdom (Suttonians), Niamh Griffin (Blackrock), Nicole Carroll (Suttonians), Ray Lawless (Blackrock).
ULSTER: Ella Durkan (Malone), Eliza Downey (Cooke), Maeve Liston (Ballyshannon), Vicky Irwin (Cooke), Emma Jordan (Cooke), Jemma Jackson (Cooke), Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union) (C), Ilse van Staden (Cooke), Neve Jones (Malone), Sorcha Mac Laimhin (Cooke), Rebecca Lawlor (Malone), Lauren Magennis (Cooke). Bethany McDowell (Malone), Claire McLaughlin (Cooke), Beth Cregan (Cooke). Replacements: Michelle Gormley-McLaughlin (City of Derry), Aishling O’Connell (Cavan), Shannon Heapes (Cooke), Keelin Brady (Virginia), Kathryn Hannah (Ballynahinch), Peita McAlister (Cooke), Diane Ramsey (Queen’s University), Fiona Tuite (Dublin University).