AIL Women: Malone 0 UL Bohemian 62

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Malone found it a tough start in the AIL, losing out 0 - 62 to UL Bohemian at Gibson Park

Malone Women hosted UL Bohemians in their first AIL League game at Gibson Park, on Saturday evening.

Report and photos by  Bob Given Photography

It proved to be a torrid time for the Belfast women. They conceded 12 tries and one conversion from a very well drilled ‘Bohs’, who were relentless in their quest for scores.

Malone’s Alexa Grudgings, is welcomed to the AIL by the Boh’s defence.

To their credit Malone never gave up and were unlucky not to get a consolation score when they were held up in goal after pressing the ‘Bohs’ line for some time.

The visitor’s Chloe Pearse was a constant threat with the young veteran scoring five tries for the red machine. Laura Sheehan chipped in with a brace and Caoimhe Tiernan, Ciara Griffin, Clodagh O’Halloran, Kate Sheehan, and Sarah Quin also crossed the whitewash. Nicole Fitzgerald  added the single conversion.

No way through for Malone’s Lauren Maginnes.

It was a tough baptism in the AIL for Malone, who were unfortunate to face the “Team of the Decade” in their opening match, but they will have better days than this in the season to come.

Malone: 1. Sarah Murphy, 2. Neve Jones, 3. Karla Dunne, 4. Naomi McCord, 5. Chloe McIlwaine, 6. Brogain NiChiarrain, 7. Shirelle Wilson, 8. Gemma McCamley, 9. Jenna Stewart, 10. Alexa Grudgings, 11. Jasmine Ward, 12. Peita McAlister, 13. Ella Durkan, 14. Jill Stephens, 15. Holly Brannigan. Replacements: 16. Ashleigh Currie, 17. Rebecca Lawlor, 18. Eimear Hagan, 19. Lauren Maginnes, 20. Fern Wilson, 21. Olivia Andrews, 22. Emma Jordan

UL Bohemian: 1. Chloe Pearse, 2. Kate Sheehan, 3. Fiona Reidy, 4. Claire Bennett, 5. Ciara O’Halloran, 6. Clodagh O’Halloran, 7. Ciara Griffin, 8. Sarah Quin, 9. Nicole Cronin, 10. Nicole Fitzgerald, 11. Erin Coll, 12. Rachel Allen, 13. Stephanie Nunan, 14. Caoimhe Tiernan, 15. Laura Sheehan. Replacements: 16. Edel Murphy, 17. Lily Brady, 18. Abigail Richardson, 19. Emma Doolan, 20. Helen McDermott, 21. Niamh O’Neill, 22. Slavica Radic

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