7 Dec, 18:36
Heavy defeat for Dolphin in Ulster Bank League Division 1A as Cork Constitution and Young Munster win but Garryowen are still searching for their first win of the campaign.
Leonard Allen & Cormac Liddy
Following wins over Czech Republic, Belgium, Poland and Israel in the group stages, they defeated Georgia 51-0 before recording a comprehensive 29-0 victory over Scotland in the final.
Speaking about the tournament, head coach Jon Skurr said, “I am extremely happy with the girls' performance here this weekend.
"We set ourselves a goal at the beginning of this programme to qualify for Moscow and recently set ourselves a target of winning this tournament which we have been successful in.
"The determination, commitment and skill level of the players must be commended and to go through a tournament with no points conceded is very impressive. We'll now look forward to Moscow and hopefully continue with the success that the ladies have achieved so far."
The side which is managed by former Munster Rugby Women’s Development Officer and Munster Representative, Gemma Crowley, now progress to the final European qualifying tournament in Moscow from June 28th – July 1st. From this, the top five teams will advance to the World Championships in 2013.
IRELAND WOMEN'S SEVENS Results (FIRA/AER European Qualifying Tournament, Ghent):
Ireland 40 Czech Republic 0
Belgium 0 Ireland 31
Poland 0 Ireland 43
Israel 0 Ireland 55
Georgia 0 Ireland 51
Ireland 29 Scotland 0