Old Belvedere Women welcomed AIL newcomers Wicklow to the Ollie Campbell Park on Saturday evening for community Series match in the Leinster Conference.
Wicklow produced a determined first half performance making the D4 Dutchess’ work hard for their scores.
Belvo’s first try came at the end of the first quarter with D4 debutant Alannah O’Carroll squeezing in out wide giving Jemma Jackson a difficult conversion which fell just short.
Alannah O’Connell goes over for the first try of the game.
Wicklow hit back with a penalty to take the score to 5 – 3 but minutes later Derv Nic a Bhaird crashed over close to the posts for the home sides second try, which Jackson converted.
Wicklow continued to enjoy good periods of possession but Belvo had the final say of the first half as O’Carroll was put through for her second try just before the break.
The teams turned round with the score reading Old Belvedere 17 Wicklow 5.
Unfortunately for the visitors it was all Belvo in the second half as they ran in five more tries without reply.
Ciara O’Dwyer was amongst the second half scorers.
Nic A Baird went over for her second and she was joined by Ciara O’Dwyer, who also crossed twice, with Alice O’Dowd and Katie Layde adding one each.
The “Grand Duchess” Jackson converted three of the second half tries to give a final score of Old Belvedere 48 Wicklow 3.
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