Monday 21 October 2019

Tullow tops in Under-16 girls' rugby tie

Enniscorthy 5 Tullow 10

The Under-16 girls' game between Enniscorthy and Tullow, played under lights on Friday, had everything from the start.

It took Tullow 13 minutes to score their first try when Enniscorthy didn't close the gap and they swept through. The passes in play and turnovers the Enniscorthy girls won were the product of great skill.

Mia Kelly was just short of the line to put them level, but the patience and the workrate paid off as Katie Whelan scored a wonderful try in the 23rd minute.

Level at half-time, what a second period this was going to be. Tullow got a break within two minutes of starting the second-half to score their second try.

The Enniscorthy girls gave it their all. The drive and the passion was magical to watch, and as the minutes ticked down they unfortunately just ran out of time.

The near misses don't count but they were just so close to success. Another great game from two great teams ended with Tullow winning 10-5.

There is no game next weekend. Training continues every Monday and Wednesday from 7.30 to 9 p.m.

Team: Ali Murphy, Anna Nolan, Aoife Codd, Ava O'Connor, Ciara O'Leary, Kate Ward, Katie Whelan, Kaci O'Connor, Lauren Delaney, Lucy Egan, Mia Kelly, Miria O'Dowd, Mikayla O'Leary, Taragh Cooper, Ellen Rogan, Eimear Fitzgerald, Faye Larkin.

Wexford People