Newbridge ladies tops against CYM

Newbridge RFC’s Ladies team turned out on a sodden Rosetown pitch on Sunday afternoon looking to avenge an early season defeat to the Terenure side.

Newbridge RFC’s Ladies team turned out on a sodden Rosetown pitch on Sunday afternoon looking to avenge an early season defeat to the Terenure side.

Newbridge: 17

CYM: 7

In an encounter which pitted the visitors’ speed against the home side’s rugby skills, Newbridge were on the attack from the off.

Captain and star full-back Kaylee Cogan opened the scoring midway through the first half with one of her trademark looping runs through the field, to dot down under the posts. A conversion followed, with three points from a penalty knocked over just before the break.

With the rain bucketing down on a on a freezing pitch, Newbridge opted to stuff the ball up their jerseys and bring the game to Dublin girls.

Cogan streaked away for another try and conversion inside the opening quarter. However, Newbridge’s handling and discipline let them down, and the concession of a run of penalties meant it was only a matter of time before CYM crossed the whitewash.

Credit to the Newbridge girls that the visitors only managed score one try, with a fantastic tackle and turnover by centre Aisling O’Hora at the death keeping the winning margin in the double digits.

In the pack, newcomers Charlotte Walker and Leanne Bracken had outstanding games, as did returning centre Sinead Dixon.

Next up for Newbridge Ladies is St Mary’s at home in Rosetown next Sunday.