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Women 26 – Railway Union 8


Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians Women 26 - Railway Union 8
  • Venue: Railway Union RFC on Sun Sep 25th 2016
  • Competition: AIL Womens League

Match Report

Galwegians continued their league winning ways by overcoming rivals Railway Union with a bonus point victory at Railway’s home turf in Dublin. Although Railway got off to a positive start taking the lead in the first half it was the Blue Belle’s day as they romped home convincingly beating the Dublin side with the final score 26-8.

Both sides were prepared for wet dreary conditions however the rain uncharacteristically subsided for the duration of the action. Railway opened up the scoring when they were awarded a penalty 11 minutes into the game which they scored, 3-0.

After a string of impressive forward play Galwegians’ no. 9 Healy found space which she used well and scored Galwegians’ first try of the game which Fowley converted with 29 minutes gone.  Galwegians were 5 points in the lead 7-3. Railway responded minutes later with a try but no conversion, 8-7 to Railway.

The second half signalled a purposeful return of a determined Galwegians’ side. Replacements were made at half time Christie O’ Toole for Marion Doolin and minutes later Sammon for Noreen Coyne. Galwegians played with conviction and a hard fought turnover by Emma Clery saw a marked turn in the Galwegians’ performance.

Galwegians scored three unanswered tries. The first came from Fowley 50 minutes into the game, evading three opponents before scoring. Fowley also converted the try, 14-8 Galwegians. The next came from the no.12 Emma Clery, no conversion, 19-8 to Galwegians. Finally Fowley emerged again to score yet another try which she then sailed over the posts. Bringing the final tally to 26-8 to the Blues. Further replacements were made, Laura Ruddy for S.J. Fox 65 minutes into the action and Ina Butler for Clare Raftery at 75 mins in.

Galwegians take on old rivals UL Bohs at home in Crowley Park on Saturday 8th of October in what promises to be a thrilling performance you won’t want to miss!


1 Laura Feely 2 Ciara O’ Connor 3 Ruth O’ Reilly 4 Amelie Roux 5 Denise Redmond 6 Marion Doolin 7 Marion Sheridan 8 Edel Mc Mahon 9 Mary Healy 10 Clare Raftery 11 Ursula Sammon 12 Emma Clery 13 Nicole Fowley 14 S.J. Fox 15 Mairead Coyne 16 Tracey Gannon 17 Celia Killalea 18 Christie O’ Toole 19 Ina Butler 20 Laura Ruddy 21 Noreen Coyne

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