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Dundalk RFC U15 Girls go top

Dundalk 40-5 Navan

Gavin McLaughlin

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Gavin McLaughlin

Dundalk RFC U15 Girls go top

Dundalk RFC’s U15 girls team who played Navan RFC on Saturday

Dundalk RFC’s U15 girls team took on Navan at the Mill Road on Saturday.

In an entertaining and competitive affair, Dundalk got off to a great start with two tries apiece for wingers Kate Murphy and Caoimhe O’Callaghan in the first-half.

These tries were made in close thanks to great forward work, most notably from Miriam Finnegan who went into rucks with a great body position, turning over ball on many occasions.

After being fed by Clodagh Flynn, outhalf Amy Turley also made a break from near halfway and scored under the post.  

Dundalk rang the changes in the second-half and emptied its substantial bench which broke the game up a bit.

Amy Turley showed a masterful sidestep on Navan’s 10m line to open the defence and elude the chasers to get into the right of the post. As she did with all bar one of Dundalk’s tries, she converted with a great display of place kicking.  

Navan, a very physical team, were unlucky not to get in during the first-half but struck back in the second with a well worked try.

Dundalk defended well and stopped an improving and threatening Navan team close to the line on a number of occasions with some great defence.

The match ended 40-5 to the home team meaning that Dundalk now sit top of the table.

DUNDALK RFC U15: Grace Cranny, Miriam Finnegan, Aima Idogho, Rebekah Martin, Guoda Usaite, Grace Quigley, Amy McGeough, Clodagh Flynn, Amy Turley, Caoimhe O'Callaghan, Eva Toal, Mia Harrison, Molly Hughes, Katie Murphy, Karen Nulty, Holly McEntaggart, Neasa Boyle, Sophie Turley, Erin Gonnolly, Ashling Meade Melaugh, Caoilfhionn McCarthy.