Women 1st XV v Railway (A) 16.09.2015

In round four of the All Ireland League St. Marys women were hoping to make an impact against railway union on a Friday night kick off, however unfortunately the first blood went to railway and got their sides first try in the opening minutes. The marys girls lost skipper Grainne Egan to torn ligaments in the first five minutes of the game and her leadership and skill was missed on the pitch. The girls in blue crossed the whitewash for one try in the first half through second row Aoife Moore, who transferred from Highfield this year and has proved her worth already this season. The second half also saw Aoife Moore cross the try line after the whole team made a massive effort to gain possession and break through the strong railway defensive line. The St. Marys girls deserve credit for the huge effort they put in and the muscle that was displayed in attack and defence but were unlucky to come away with a loss of 56-10 in the end. The St Marys girls proved how important it is to keep going even when you’re down when Louise Kavanagh chased down what looked to be a certain try for railway and the railway player was forced into the dead ball area. It is obvious that St. Marys have worked hard on lowering the penalty count since the first few weeks of the season which the side deserve massive credit for and knock ons were kept low on both sides as there were few scrums in the game which especially pleased Sabina Egan who played her first game as a prop this week, she has been training for this role for a number of weeks now and she showed no fear in this tough position, marys scrum were dominant throughout the game and credit goes to Egan who played a massive role in this. Congratulations to Chloe Blackmore who earned her first cap for St. Marys this week too, she is one of the stars of the Munster under 18s side so we are lucky to have her with us this season.