Leinster continue positive start to Women’s Interpros
August 26, 2019 10:14 am Ryan Corry
Ulster 5 Leinster 24
Leinster have continued their excellent start to the 2019 Women’s Interprovincial Championship with a second win in as many games.
A brace of tries either side of the break enabled Leinster to maintain their 100% record after two games.
Molly Scuffil McCabe, making her first start for the province, crossed for the first points of the game, her half-back partner Larissa Muldoon duly converted.
That concession sparked a prompt response from the hosts and their pressure was rewarded when out-half Vicky Irwin dotted down but was unfortunate to see her conversion hit the post.
Similarly to Ulster, allowing points to the opposition was the perfect catalyst to kick start more positive play from Leinster and it wasn’t long before they extended their lead.
A block down on the Ulster line allowed prop Katie O’Dwyer to pounce on the ball and get Leinster’s second try.
Early first-half replacement Hannah O’Connor got the third before slotting the conversion between the posts herself to stretch the lead to 14 points.
Another replacement, Megan Williams scored the all-important bonus point try late on sealing a 24-5 victory.
Scorers – Ulster: V Irwin try; Leinster: H O’Connor try, con, M Scuffil McCabe, K O’Dwyer, M Williams try each, L Muldoon con.
15. Grace Miller (Old Belvedere RFC)
14. Anna Doyle (Tullow RFC)
13. Elise O’Byrne White (Old Belvedere RFC)
12. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere RFC)
11. Meabh O’Brien (Suttonians RFC)
10. Larissa Muldoon (Railway Union RFC)
9. Molly Scuffil McCabe (Railway Union RFC)
1. Christy Haney (Blackrock College RFC)
2. Lisa Callan (Railway Union RFC)
3. Katie O’Dwyer (Railway Union RFC)
4. Judy Bobbett (Blackrock College RFC)
5. Daisy Earle (Railway Union RFC)
6. Jeamie Deacon (Blackrock College RFC)
7. Rachel Horan (CYM RFC)
8. Niamh Ní Dhroma (Old Belvedere RFC)
16. Jennie Finlay (Old Belvedere RFC)
17. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union RFC)
18. Linda Djougang (Old Belvedere RFC)
19. Hannah O’Connor (Blackrock College RFC)
20. Alison Coleman (Blackrock College RFC)
21. Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union RFC)
22. Megan Williams (Old Belvedere RFC)
23. Michelle Claffey (Blackrock College RFC)