UCC Host Successful Women’s Rugby Intervarsity

April 1, 2014  |  News, Rugby  |  Share


The Women’s Rugby Intervarsity event was hosted by University College Cork on the 12th and 13th of March. The event was a great success and highly competitive. The competition was held in “The Farm” and luckily with beautiful sunshine for the two days. It was well attended by 7 teams containing over 140 members. The pitches were in superb condition and a credit to the grounds men. The competition was divided between two divisions, Division 1 was contested by four teams UCC, University of Limerick, IT Carlow and NUI Galway. Division 2 was contested by Cork IT, Waterford IT and Trinity College Dublin.

Day one saw a number of tight matches. In Division 1 the first match of the day saw hosts UCC come out victorious against NUIG, with a final score of 7-5 after Therase Cohalan scored the winning try for UCC. UL were then beaten by IT Carlow followed by UCC then losing to UL. The last match of the day saw NUIG and IT Carlow play out a very close match. Both teams put their bodies on the line with NUIG ultimately emerging as winners.  In the first Division 2 fixture WIT beat rivals CIT and WIT then played a hotly contested match against TCD, with TCD coming out victorious. These results meant all teams from both divisions were in contention for victory heading into Day 2.

UCC and Carlow IT started the proceedings early on the morning of Day 2. Both teams fought hard with the score remaining 0-0 at half time. In the end IT Carlow’s experience came to the fore and they went through the Finals. The second Division 1 match of the day saw NUIG and UL play a very close encounter that ended 0-0 with UL going through on point’s difference from group games. The final match played before lunch was the division 2 match between TCD and CIT where Trinity came out comfortable winners.

With both finals being contest by evenly matched teams it made for exciting viewing for the great crowd of supporters who attended. In the Division 2 Final Trinity emerged victorious. The Division 1 Final was a great match with both teams giving their all. The final score at full time was 7-7. In extra time it was still a very close affair UL got an early penalty, however IT Carlow got a try in the dying moments to seal the win.

IT Carlow who won the Division 1 trophy

TCD who were present the Women's Division 2 trophy by Declan Kidney

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