Enniskillen Royal GS have won the 2019 Danske Bank Ulster Schools’ Girls X7s Senior Cup, thanks to an impressive 14-2 win over Loreto SS Letterkenny at Kingspan Stadium on Thursday.
Beaten finalists last year, the Enniskillen girls were in determined fashion and raced into a 7-0 lead at the end of the opening period, with Zara Flack (2), Catherine Graham, Katie Hetherington, India Daley (2) and Millie Cannings all touching down.
Loreto started the second period brightly and almost scored immediately from the kick-off, but Leah Gallagher was stopped just short of the try line. The Enniskillen girls pushed out their lead with further tries from Katie Elliott, Flack (2) and Daley. Despite the scoreline, Loreto continued to battle gamely and were rewarded with a well-taken try from Jade Duffy just before the end of the second period.
Flack went over for her fifth try of the game shortly after the start of the third and final period with a neat finish in the left corner, before Graham and captain Hetherington added to their side’s lead. Loreto captain Sara Bundschu battled her way over for a deserved consolation score as full-time approached, but it was Enniskillen Royal Grammar School who were to be crowned champions with the emphatic win.
Enniskillen Royal GS Try Scorers: Zara Flack (5), India Daley (3), Katie Hetherington (2), Catherine Graham (2), Katie Elliott, Millie Cannings.
Enniskillen Royal GS Team: Sarah Armstrong, Ellen Bloomfield, Millie Cannings, India Daley, Lois Edgerton, Katie Elliott, Zara Flack, Catherine Graham, Katie Hetherington (Capt), Lucy Thompson.
Loreto SS Letterkenny Try Scorers: Jade Duffy, Sara Bundschu.
Loreto SS Letterkenny Team: Mya Alcorn, Ailbhe Cannon, Sara Bundschu (Capt), Nicola Doherty, Jade Duffy, Tara Duffy, Leah Gallagher, Kelley Higgins, Keeley Lafferty, Emma Logue, Megan McGarvey, Mairead McGettigan.