Ladies Rugby Intervarsities 2015
On Wednesday morning the 11th of March 13 of us set out at nine o clock from the Mardyke for Carlow IT, with four cars full of people,bags and rugby balls. We were all excited for the two days of rugby that were a head of us, knowing that we had a every chance to win this years division two intervarsities. We reached Carlow and registered to find that some of the teams were unable to travel due to lack of numbers. This meant we were to play WIT and DCU. All teams would play each other on the Wednesday and the team with two wins would go straight into the final on the Thursday, with the other two playing a semi-final Thursday morning to see who would reach the final. We played WIT in the first match at 1:45, coming away with a fantastic win of 55-7. We weren’t used to playing with only ten players on the pitch but we adapted quickly to the space. WIT then played DCU which was an extremely tight match and ended 17-17. The last match of the day was us against DCU, DCU put up an amazing fight and the match ended with the close score of 20-14. This meant we were automatically into the final the next day at 1:30. That night we all went out for dinner to celebrate our two wins and reaching the final, all full of excitement and wondering who we would face in the final the following day.
Thursday we all woke early with the excitement of the day ahead of us. DCU and WIT played at 12:00 and DCU came away with an impressive win over WIT. The final began at 1:30,we started off strongly and carried it through the whole match, DCU never gave up and made it hard for us with there fast defense. But despite their efforts it wasn’t enough for our Strength and pace and we came away with the win of 27-0. All the hard work and training during the year had paid off. We celebrated in style with the cup that evening.
Thanks to DCU and WIT for putting up a good fight in the matches. And thank you to Carlow IT for hosting such an amazing intervarsities.