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Women 20 – Railway Union 15


Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians Women 20 - Railway Union 15
  • Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Oct 25th 2015
  • Competition: AIL Womens League

Match Report

Galwegians 20-15 Railway Union

Galwegians managed to defend to the last second to secure the win. The game was tight and intensely fought game with just a single try in it at the end as Galwegians came out on top.

Ex-Railway Union back Nicole Fowley showed no mercy to her former team-mates as she took just six minutes to score the game's opening unconverted try for 'Wegians. However, Railway Union replied just ten minutes later with a try. Full back, Clare Raftery, restored Galwegians' lead with a finely-executed penalty before winger Mairead Coyne gave the home-side an eight-point lead at the break.

12 minutes into the second half, Coyne added her second and the team's third try, with Raftery adding the conversion. Galwegians seemed to be comfortable with a 20-5 lead over the visitors, yet Railway fought until the very end. The Dubliners seemed to maintain all possession from this point until the final whistle and so the game’s tempo began to slow down as Galwegians were forced to defend the dogged and tenacious Dublin side. Notable defensive performances from the pack included Ciara O Conner and Edel McMahon.

Despite two Railway tries, a yellow card and some tired bodies, the Blue Belles defended to the final whistle and clung on for glory.

The Blue Belles would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the massive support on Sunday and also best wishes to captain Katherine McDonagh who will marry Kenneth Scanlon this Friday.

Galwegians travel to Shaw’s Bridge Sunday 1st November to play Cooke.

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