UL Bohemian continued their domination of the regular season with a comfortable win against Cooke at Shaw’s Bridge on Saturday night, the Limerick side now on an eleven game winning run.
A few late changes saw Cooke move Breana Kaio Te Whetu into the centre for Leah McGoldrick.
It was an improved performance from Cooke who had worked hard on the breakdown but the visitors had too much power and precision as they scored four tries in the first half as Stephanie Nunan, Niamh Kavanagh, Niamh O’Neill and Chloe Pearse all crossed in the first half with Edel Murphy converting one.
Beth Cregan crossed for Cooke for the second match running but the teams turned round with Cooke trailing 5 – 22.
The hard working Helen McGhee got a second half brace for the home side with Amanda Morton converting one but the visitors ran in four more with Pearse crossing for her second as Murphy, Claire Bennett and Lily Brady each touched down for one. Murphy made it a personal haul of 11 points adding two second half conversions.
Final score. Cooke 17 UL Bohemian 46.
Cooke: Teah Maguire, Claire Johnston, Kelly McCormill, Breana Kaio Te Whetu, Caitlin Fisher, Amanda Morton, Hannah Kilgore, Ilse Van Staden, Beth Cregan, Aishling O’Connell, Naomi McCullagh, Helen McGhee, Laura Cairns, Lesley Megarity, Katie Hetherington Replacements: Alanagh Chipperfield, Sorcha Mac Laimhin, Lauren Pedlow, Katharine Tougher.
UL Bohemian: Erin Coll, Niamh O’Neill, Stephanie Nunan, Niamh Kavanagh, Aoife Bowman, Laura O’Mahony, Helen McDermott, Chloe Pearse, Orla Curtin, Fiona Reidy, Clodagh O’Halloran, Ciara O’Halloran, Emma Doolan, Edel Murphy, Sarah Quin Replacements: Laura Delaney, Sarah O’Gorman, Aoife O’Sullivan, Lily Brady, Sarah Garrett, Claire Bennett
Images from John McMurtry and Bob Given Photography