Queen’s University Women II’s and Ballyshannon Women made their Deloitte Conference debut in a friendly match at The Dub on Sunday afternoon in damp conditions.
With Ballyshannon struggling for numbers, Queen’s pulled in some of their big hitters to be spread over both teams to ensure that the fixture was fulfilled, and both squads enjoyed the fixture despite the difficult conditions.
In a tight first half Beth Taylor, Rachel McIlroy and Katy Lemon all crossed for Queen’s with Ally McIlwaine converting two to give the students a 19 – 0 lead at the break.
Queen’s hit their straps in the second half with Arintza Riba prominent with several strong runs. Rachel McIlroy completed her brace and Ally McIlwaine crossed before Riba went over following a strong run from deep.
The hard working Lydia Montgomery battled over in the corner and Danielle Hargan and Aisling McMahon completed the scoring with McIlwaine adding two more conversions to give a final scoe of Queens 53 Ballyshannon 0.