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Munster Women Denied Interprovincial Title

15th December 2013 By Munster Rugby

Munster Women Denied Interprovincial Title

The Munster Women, sponsored by Keane’s Jewellers, were defeated by Leinster yesterday at Thomond Park in the final match of their Interprovincial series.

The Munster Women, sponsored by Keane’s Jewellers, were defeated by Leinster yesterday at Thomond Park in the final match of their Interprovincial series.

Two penalty kick’s from Highfield’s Ger Rea before the half time mark and a converted try from Leinster's Marie Louise Reilly left it 6-7 at the break.

But two converted tries from the visitors, scored by Paula Fitzpatrick and Nora Stapleton, in the second half secured an Interprovincial title for Leinster Women with the final score. Munster 6 – Leinster 21.

Munster XV: Claire Keohane (UL Bohemian); Aimee Leigh Murphy Crowe (Clanwilliam), Laura O’Mahony (Tralee), Nicola Scully (Highfield), Aoife Doyle (Shannon); Mollie O’Donnell (UL Bohemian), Mona Fehily (Highfield); Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemian), Gill Bourke (UL Bohemian), Niamh English (Highfield); Heather O’Brien (Captain) (Highfield), Orlaith Buckley (Highfield); Ciara Griffin (Tralee), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee), Laura Guest (Highfield). Replacements: Leah Lyons (Fermoy), Kate Sheehan (UL Bohemian), Leah Barbour (UL Bohemian), Maeve Darcy (UL Bohemian), Genevieve Rowland (Nenagh Omond), Ger Rea (Highfield), Fiona O’Sullivan (Highfield), Amy O’Callaghan (Highfield).

Leinster XV: Vicki McGinn (Blackrock); Aine Ni Chathain (Blackrock), Michelle Claffey (Blackrock), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere), Janice Daly Morrissey (Old Belvedere); Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere), Tania Rosser (Blackrock); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians), Fionnuala Gleeson (Old Belvedere), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere), Orla Fitzsimons (St. Mary's College), Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere) (capt), Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's College), Sharon Lynch (Old Belvedere). Replacements: Ailish Toner (Old Belvedere), Ann-Marie Rooney (St. Mary's College), Ruth McElroy (Old Belvedere), Alana Lowe (Blackrock), Carmela Morey (Cill Dara), Sarah-Jane Cody (UL Bohemians), Shannon Houston (Blackrock), Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock).

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Munster's Gill Bourke leads her side on to the pitch at Thomond Park

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Linout action at Thomond Park

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Munster Women's Squad pictured at Thomond Park Stadium

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