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Dundalk RFC girls U18's put in memorable display in win over Enniscorthy

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Girls U18 Division One

Dundalk RFC 31 Enniscorthy RFC 12

Dundalk U18 girls recorded a memorable 31-12 victory over Enniscorthy in Saturday's Division One encounter at Mill Road.

The winners were in flying form - despite the bitterly cold and wet conditions - and stamped their superiority on the encounter early on as quick continuity play saw the strong-running Shauna McMahon go over for a try.

Eva Toal added further tries as Dundalk's early blitz continued, and on another day the Kilcurry girl could have added to her own impressive individual tally.

Klara Hjalmers and Zoe Valentine crossed the line as Dundalk cut open Enniscorthy defence time and time again and the pressure kept being exerted, allowing Dundalk to go to the break 24-0 clear.

However, their dominance was not without cost as Meadbhb O’Callaghan, Aoife McGeough and Niamh Belton had to leave the pitch through injurues and, on the back of this, Enniscorthy pulled themselves back into the game with a try under the posts.

But Dundalk were not finished as Caoimhe O’Callaghan cut open Enniscorthy's defence with another blistering run for a touchdown under the posts. Toal converted, as she also did on two previous occasions.

Enniscorthy finished with a try at the end, but it was Dundalk’s day.

Dundalk RFC: Meadbhb O Callaghan, Shauna McMahon, Saidhbh McDonnell, Kate Flynn ,Grainne Boyle, Aima Idogho, Zoe Valentine, Aoife McGeough, Clodagh Flynn, Klara Hjalmers, Molly Hughes, Eva Toal, Orlagh Conway, Niamh Belton, Ashling Mathews, Natasha Guest, Caoimhe O’Callaghan