Abbie Keeley

Tallaght R.F.C 7

Try: Aisling Pyke
Conversions: Grainne Scully

Navan R.F.C 42

Women’s Leinster League Division 5

The Tallaght women’s team completed their Division 5 campaign with their final league game of the season hosting Navan on a sunny and crisp Spring afternoon.

Navan dominated possession for the first twenty five minutes but Tallaght’s defence held out. Tallaght struggled to get any attack going though. Eventually the Navan pressure told and they scored three converted tries to lead 21-0 at half-time.

In the second half Tallaght replacement Aisling Pyke hacked a ball up the field and showed great pace to follow up and touch down. Grainne Scully coverTed to reduce the deficit to 21-7. However that was as good as it got for Tallaght as Navan scored three more tries with their excellent place-kicker converting all of them to make the final score 42-7 to Navan.

Tallaght forwards coach Andy Grace was proud of his team’s effort. “The league schedule hasn’t done us any favours. To have no game for six weeks and then two games in six days was tough and I think we same some fatigue at the end there. But credit to the girls they kept fighting and I couldn’t ask any more from them. We are very much a team in development so to win three games, be competitive in most of the rest and finish third in the table is not bad going at all. I want to thank all the supporters who came out to support the girls and we’re looking forward to the cup now.”

Player of the match: Martina Fitzpatrick

Tallaght RFC

  1. Lisa Kennedy
  2. Laura Dalton
  3. Larissa Marenelli
  4. Aimee Travers
  5. Hilary Allen
  6. Martina Fitzpatrick
  7. Kim Letterfield
  8. Louise Leonard
  9. Eileen Shanahan
  10. Grainne Flood
  11. Lisa O’Connell
  12. Chloe Conroy
  13. Doireann O’Byrne
  14. Nikita Murray
  15. Abbie Keeley
  16. Caoimhe Hogan
  17. Aisling Pyke

Report: Jim O’Connor
Photos: Mark Luttrell