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9 October 2021

A preview of the third round of fixtures in the Women’s All-Ireland League:

Cooke are on the road this weekend, away to Suttonians, as they aim to string together their second consecutive win.

Last week in Round Two, four-try Cooke bounced back from losing their season opener in Limerick to beat Ballincollig 24-10 at Shaw’s Bridge.

Front row duo Ilse van Staden and Aishling O’Connell both got amongst the tries, and versatile forward Naomi McCord grabbed her second of the campaign.

With young flanker Katie Hetherington also crossing, the Cookies had the bonus point in the bag before Jayne Pennefather and Katelyn Fleming collected a couple of consolation scores for the Cork outfit.

Malone will look to move on from last week’s 57-12 defeat by Old Belvedere.

Driven on again by captain Jenny Murphy, ‘Belvo ran in nine tries, doing most of the damage in a first half which ended 40-0 in their favour.

Malone are back at Gibson Park as they host Railway Union, who were ruthless last week in a 142-0 win over Wicklow.

WOMEN’S ALL-IRELAND LEAGUE FIXTURES:

ROUND 3: Saturday, October 9

Kick-off 5pm unless stated –

BALLINCOLLIG v GALWEGIANS, Tanner Park, 2pm

BLACKROCK COLLEGE v WICKLOW, Stradbrook

MALONE v RAILWAY UNION, Gibson Park

SUTTONIANS v COOKE, JJ McDowell Memorial Grounds

UL BOHEMIANS v OLD BELVEDERE, UL North Campus