Saturday night saw Sinead Goldrick pick up her 6th TG4 Ladies Gaelic Football All Stars. Sinead was outstanding throughout Dublin’s campaign to win the All Ireland final. The season isn’t over yet for Sinead as she is back in action with her club next Saturday to try and claim their first ever club All Ireland.
Connacht return happy from South Africa with two wins under their belt. Again Matt Healy was a key man in their 21-10 win over the Chiefs.
Andrew Conway continued finding his way to the try line with two tries for Munster in their 44-14 win. He continues to show great work rate off the ball and in return finds himself in really good positions. He was replaced on the 63min as a precaution after a bang on his knee. Duncan Williams and Fineen Wycherley came in to the game for the final quarter to help this dominant Munster side see the game out.
Leinster Rugby continued to sparkle with a 59-10 win over the Dragons. Caelan Doris was unlucky to have a try ruled out before the half-time whistle but rectified this a short time later for his first Senior try. James Tracy put in a solid shift in the set-piece and around the park before being replaced by Bryan Byrne who continued in the same vein. Andrew Porter came in the 47 min to add even more strength to this Leinster squad. Ross Molony produced another understated performance in the engine room. It was great to see Tom Daly get valuable game time when he entered the fray for the final quarter.
Ulster will be delighted with their 16-12 win over Cardiff Blues. The return from International duty of the likes of Jordi Murphy was to the fore of this win and he put in a colossal performance before being replaced by Nick Timoney who adds dynamism to every situation that he gets. Marty Moore has shown what a valuable addition he has been to Ulster Rugby this season & continues to show his value.
David Johnston put in another assured performance at fullback in Ealing’s 29-15 win over London Scottish. Willie Ryan was brought on in the final quarter to try and claw back a win for Doncaster Knights. The hard-working Mark Flanagan produced a huge defensive performance for Bedford Blues but it wasn’t enough to stop London Irish. Jerry Sexton as always was to the fore of a dominant Jersey Reds win over Richmond.
Joy Neville was refereeing at the Dubai Sevens Women’s World Series.