Galwegians remain fourth in the Women’s All-Ireland League table after last weekend’s defeat at home to Railway Union, writes Aisling Crowe.
Women’s All-Ireland League Results: Sunday, February 19
Blackrock 36-24 Cooke, Stradbrook
Galwegians 7-12 Railway Union, Crowley Park
Highfield 12-0 St Mary’s, Woodleigh Park
Old Belvedere 14-29 UL Bohemians, Anglesea Road
Railway Union's seventh successive league triumph, this one coming away to Galwegians, ensured they leapfrogged Old Belvedere into second place in the table.
Galwegians were dominant in the first half and went into the break with a seven-point lead courtesy of a Denise Redmond try that was converted by Clare Raftery. The score came after a long period of territorial dominance for the Connacht side.
Susan Fogarty sparked Railway Union into life at the start of the second half, gathering the ball inside her own half and running 60 metres to touch down for a terrific try, which was converted by Clare Ryan.
The game remained level for much of the second period but Lucy O'Sullivan was the player with her hands on the ball when it finally crossed the Galwegians' line after a period of sustained pressure.
'Wegians had a final opportunity to at least draw the game with a penalty in the last 30 seconds but a knock-on killed those hopes, as they fell to a 12-7 defeat.
Next up for Galwegians is a trip north to face Cooke in Shaw’s Bridge in two weeks’ time.
ROUND 13 FIXTURES: Sunday, March 5
Kick-off 1pm unless stated -
COOKE (7th) v GALWEGIANS (4th), Shaw's Bridge
OLD BELVEDERE (3rd) v HIGHFIELD (5th), Anglesea Road
ST. MARY'S (8th) v BLACKROCK (6th), Templeville Road
UL BOHEMIANS (1st) v RAILWAY UNION (2nd), Annacotty