Clontarf 0 v Balbriggan 5
Balbriggan RFCs Women’s team put in a brilliant performance on Sunday afternoon when they beat Clontarf in Castle Avenue in their Leinster League clash. This win keeps Balbriggan clear at the top of Leinster League Division 4, six points ahead of nearest rivals Greystones and with only two matches left to play in the league. Balbriggan lead at half time through two tries by No. 8 Marie Claire Bellew. Clontarf were forced to defend hard for much of that half and rarely threatened Balbriggan’s line. The second half saw Balbriggan run in three further tries through Val Van Veen and sisters Ciara and Dearbhla Sheridan. Final score was 0 v 25. The performance was all the more remarkable given that their captain Sandra McAleer, prop Danielle Doran and experienced centre Siobhan O’Connor were all missing through injury. The ladies remaining fixtures are against Royal College of Surgeons and UCD.