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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women UL Bohemian RFC

2019-20 Women’s All Ireland League Team of the Season

There are a few criteria you could use to determine the team of the season; most games won, most points scored, fewest points conceded, largest spread of try scorers, highest conversion rate, and in all of those, bar one, UL Bohemian RFC come out on top by some margin, taking the Women’s All Ireland Team […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s AIL. Final UL Bohemian 35 Railway Union 32

The Women’s AIL came to it’s virtual final on Saturday afternoon as The Front Row Union Zoomed our online task and stats based challenge. UL Bohs were represented once again by Chloe Pearse and Rachel Allen with Katie O’Dwyer and Kate McCarthy coming in for Railway. The competition took the same format as before, consisting […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s AIL. Semi Final 1 UL Bohemian 42 Old Belvedere 20

UL Bohemian and Old Belvedere went head to head on Zoom on Saturday afternoon in The Front Row Union virtual playoff semi final 1. UL Bohemian were represented by Chloe Pearse and Rachel Allen with Jemma Jackson and Kathryn Dane representing Old Belvedere. In an incident packed matchup UL Bohemian built up an early lead […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Energia Women’s AIL. Cooke 17 UL Bohemian 46.

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 […]

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2019-20 All Ireland Cup Club Rugby Women Malone RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Energia AI Cup Malone 0 UL Bohemian 48

UL Bohemian returned to Limerick on Saturday evening with an Energia All Ireland Cup Semi Final in the bag after a comprehensive 0 – 48 win at Gibson Park against Malone.  Malone continued to add to their experience in their journey of discovery through senior rugby and they were competitive for large parts of this […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Energia AIL Women – Railway Union 10 UL Bohemian 24.

[pullquote]Report and pictures by JC Sports Photography[/pullquote] It was a clash of the top two at Park Avenue last night and it saw visitors UL Bohemian come away with a 4-try bonus-point win which allowed them to consolidate their position as league leaders, opening up a 5-point lead over hosts Railway Union. UL were out […]

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2019-20 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Malone RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Malone 0 UL Bohemian 62 (Energia AIL)

[pullquote]Report and photos by  Bob Given Photography[/pullquote] Malone Women hosted UL Bohemians in their first AIL League game at Gibson Park, on Saturday evening. 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 […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Sevens Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Galwegians RFC Old Belvedere RFC Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: All Ireland Sevens – Part 1

Six Women’s All Ireland sides competed in the inaugural Women’s Club Sevens competition yesterday afternoon at Terenure College RFC.  The six teams were split onto two pools as follows.  Pool A Pool B Blackrock College Cooke Galwegians UL Bohs Railway Union Old Belvedere I’d made the two and a half  hour trip down to cover […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Railway clinch AIL Championship.

Railway Union RFC Women claimed their first ever AIL League Championship after a hard fought 13 – 8 win against UL Bohemian RFC Women in their showpiece final at Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon. UL Bohemian went into the final looking for their third successive League title and with a strong wind behind them they enjoyed […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: AIL Championship Final Preview

Arguably, the two best sides in Women’s Senior Rugby in recent seasons go head to head for the first time in the Senior Women’s AIL Championship Final at Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon as, defending Champions, UL Bohemian take on, the D4 pretenders, Railway Union in the Women’s showpiece final. Kick off 3:00pm. Bohs progressed to […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Galwegians RFC Old Belvedere RFC Railway Union RFC St Mary's College RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women. All Ireland League – Who Did What?

The much maligned Women’s All Ireland League finished it’s regular season on Saturday 23rd March with UL Bohemian, Old Belvedere, Railway Union and Blackrock going forward to the league playoffs to see who will be crowned Champions of Ireland for 2019. The semi finals will take place on Saturday 13th April as follows Old Belvedere […]

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2018-19 Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Railway and Bohs to join English Women’s Premier League

The Front Row Union can exclusively reveal that top Women’s All Ireland League sides, Railway Union and UL Bohemians will be joining the English Women’s Premier League for the 2019 – 2020 season. This will come as a major shock to the IRFU who have spent an “absolute fortune” trying to develop the women’s club […]

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2018-19 All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: UL Bohemian 17 Blackrock 5 (Cup Final)

UL Bohemian will now have their sights firmly set on a League and Cup double after picking up their sixth Women’s All Ireland Cup after a hard fought win against Blackrock College at Ashbourne on Saturday afternoon. The clubs will go head to head again in two weeks time in Limerick when they meet in […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women St Mary's College RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: St Mary’s College 7 UL Bohemian 45

Round 7 of the Women’s AIL saw UL Bohemian make the trip to Templeville Road on a damp Saturday evening under the lights in Dublin 6W. As expected, Bohemian’s had the bulk of territory and possession in the first quarter but Mary’s were resolute in defence until the 18th minute when Fiona Hayes crossed after a well-taken […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Railway Union 27 UL Bohemian 19 (WAIL)

Railway Union consolidated their position at the top of the Women’s AIL with a hard fought 27 – 19 win against defending champions UL Bohemian on saturday afternoon at Park Avenue. Susan Vaughan topped and tailed the home sides scoring with the centre bashing through the last line of the UL Bohs defence for her […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Cooke 27 UL Bohemian 22

Cooke came out on top against UL Bohemian in a highly entertaining match at Shaws Bridge on Sunday afternoon in the Women’s All Ireland League. With UL Boh’s missing six players to the international training camp this was a game that Cooke had to win if they were to establish their credentials in the top […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Blackrock 33 UL Bohemian 40

Matchday 4 of the Women’s AIL produced a lively contest between Blackrock and UL Bohemians on Saturday evening at a chilly Stradbrook Road which featured eleven tries to help keep the cold at bay. Bohs were quickest out of the blocks and their forwards went about their business as effectively as usual, dictating the early […]

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2018-19 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Club Women: Old Belvedere 17 UL Bohemian 21 (All Ireland League)

The boot of Niamh Briggs was the difference between these sides as, defending champions, UL Bohemian returned to Limerick with a win in the bag despite being outscored by three tries to two by Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road. Both sides were a bit rusty in this early season encounter but there was no shortage […]

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women: Boring old Bohs, always winning!

UL Bohemian’s continued on their winning ways with a comfortable 15 – 0 win against Old Belvedere in the final of the Women’s All Ireland League Playoffs. The result means that Bohs beat every other side twice in a formidable league campaign, this win reversing their only regular season defeat after Blevo claimed a 19 […]

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Old Belvedere RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s AIL Week 16 Preview. Final

It’s the final week of the Women’s All Ireland competitions with UL Bohemian meeting Old Belvedere in the League Championship Final for the third successive year. Despite strong lobbying from The FRU to have the game played at Larne RFC, so I could get home in time for the Ulster Glasgow match, the IRFU have […]

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Old Belvedere RFC Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s AIL Championship Semi Final Wrap

The Women’s All Ireland Championship semi finals took place on Saturday afternoon with Old Belvedere and UL Bohemian progressing to the final next Saturday. The results from the two matches are as follows Railway Union 7 Old Belvedere 10. Ailbhe Dowling scores the opening try for Old Belvedere against Railway Union. Photo credit – Bob […]

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Cooke RFC Old Belvedere RFC Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s AIL Week 15 Preview. Semi Finals

 The Women’s All Ireland League enter’s it’s penultimate weekend with the top four going head to head in the playoffs for the League championship. The teams are seeded by their regular season finishing position with 1st hosting 4th and 2nd hosting 3rd, the final finishing positions are shown below. Team Pl W D L F […]

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2017-18 All Ireland Cup Blackrock College RFC Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC St Mary's College RFC UL Bohemian RFC

Women’s All Ireland Cup Finals

The Women’s All Ireland Cup Finals were completed this weekend to much publicity and fanfare! Women AIL Cup Final: Railway Union 33 UL Bohemian 3 In the Cup Final, Railway Union took a massive step towards a possible League and Cup double with a convincing 33 – 3 win against their main rivals and defending […]

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2017-18 All Ireland League Women Club Rugby Women Railway Union RFC UL Bohemian RFC

WAIL: UL Bohemian 29 Railway Union 12

Defending champions UL Bohemian showed their championship mettle with a convincing 29 – 12 win against their nearest rivals, Railway Union, on Saturday afternoon at the University of Limerick Sports Grounds. The match was dominated by a strong wind, blowing diagonally across the pitch, towards the Bohs end, and Railway enjoyed the better of the […]