Ulster U18 Girls Rugby: Ulster U18 0 EIRA U18 53

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Ulster hosted USA touring side Eagle Impact Rugby Academy at Queen's University Playing Fields on Friday afternoon for an U18 girls match.

Ulster U16 and U18 Girls sides entertained their counterparts from the American side Eagle Impact Rugby Academy at the Queen’s university playing fields, the Dub on Friday with the USA side scoring 120 unanswered points in two decisive wins.

The girls age grade game in Ulster has failed to push on since the “Invincibles” provincial grand slam in 2016 and it took an additional battering during lockdown leaving the Ulster club game somewhat sparse for fifteen a-side teams in the 14 – 18 age grades. This has resulted in little competitive rugby for these players over the last three years.

Liberty Cawthorn goes over for the First Score of the game.

The U18 game was played over four quarters and the visitors started strongly with winger Liberty Cawthorn going over for an unconverted try after 5 minutes.

Lennox London had an impressive game for EIRA with three tries.

A second unconverted try followed five minutes later from the impressive Lennox London, who claimed three tries in the game, to give EIRA a 0 – 10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Crowd favourite Caroline “Cookie” Cook got on the scoreboard for EIRA.

A powerful second quarter secured the game for the visitors as they ran in four tries with London, Caroline “Cookie” Cook (2) and Allison Provance amongst the scorers. Scrum half Ashley Cowdrey converted three to rattle the scoreboard along to 0 – 36 as the teams changed ends.

Ashley Cowdrey breaks from deep for the final try of the game for EIRA.

London completed her hattrick with the only score in the third quarter after a big effort from the Ulster girls but the visitors passed the 50 point barrier in the final quarter with Abby Zurek and Cowdrey both crossing. Leilani Lepe stepped up for the final conversion to give EIRA a 0 – 53 win.

We had our FRU Academy girls Ruby and Cara, who played in the U16 game, on camera duty on this game so we have two galleries below with well over 500 images between them.

Match Galleries

Ulster U18 Girls Squad

Aisling McEnroe, Cara O’Kane, Christy Hill, Elle Corkey, Ellie-Louise McCall, Emma McArdle, Georgia Boyce, Hannah Mahood, Jessica Kelly, Jodie Russell, Kaitlyn Graham, Katie-Anne McCallion, Katie Gilmour, Lucy Thompson, Maebh Clenaghan, Maia Finane, Mia Ferguson, Molly Boyd, Moya Hill, Niamh Johnston, Olivia Black, Rebecca Mann, Sadhbh McGrath, Sarah Roberts, Sarah Shresth, Scarlett Keys, Seonaidh Douthart, Sophie Barrett, Sophie McAllister, Sophie Meeke, Tamzin Boyce, Tara O’Neill, Zara Hutchinson.

EIRA U18 Girls Squad

Ameilia Eastland, Erica Kissinger, Allison Provance, Charlotte Dauser, Calian Dietz, Caroline Cook, Lennox London, EJ Haughey, Ashley Cowdrey, Leilani Lepe, Marley Gurmendi, Audrey Fryda, Celia Watson, Liberty Cawthorn, Kate Muldoon, Reaghan King, Lex Catalano, Abigail Zurek, Cate Coetzee, Ashley Torres-Brown, Emma Schaefer, Andira Hamilton, Avonlea Wood.

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