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U15 girls rugby team produces another masterclass

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U15 girls rugby team produces another masterclass

The Dundalk RFC U15 girls rugby team

Dundalk RFC’s U15 girls travelled to Portlaoise RFC on Saturday morning aiming to continue their impressive winning streak and stay top of the Leinster League Division Two league table.  

Just one minute had elapsed when Amy Turley passed to Caoimhe O’Callaghan who took the ball from the Dundalk 22 metre line to score the first try of the game. It was converted by Turley.   

Portlaoise answered by scoring their own try from the Dundalk five-metre line by using their strong forward pack.  

It became evident that the home side’s strength came from their strong forwards who continued to take the ball forward through phases to gain territory.

However, Dundalk’s forwards proved just as strong with Miriam Finnegan, Guoda Usaite, Eva Toal and Amy McGeough putting in some impressive tackles and continually turning over Portlaoise ball, denying them much needed possession.  

Spurred on by their coach Laurence Steen, Dundalk showed their opposition that the best way to score tries is by finding the space and they succeeded in moving the ball wide and running to the try line.  

The next three tries were scored by Dundalk’s fast and unstoppable full-back Katie Murphy.

Katie helped herself to an impressive six tries in total and whenever she got the ball a groan could be heard from the Portlaoise players and supporters!  

DUNDALK RFC U15 GIRLS: Miriam Finnegan, Karen Nulty, Guoda Usaite, Eva Toal, Aima Idogho, Rebekah Martin, Grace Cranny, Amy McGeough, Clodagh Flynn, Amy Turley, Sophie Turley, Caoimhe O’Callaghan, Holly McEntaggart, Molly Hughes, Katie Murphy, Neasa Boyle.