Spirited Display In Dublin

Scotland Women produced a spirited display against Ireland at St Mary's, Dublin but ended up losing 13-3 in an exciting 6 Nations match; even though the team dominated for 54 minutes.Ireland 13 Scotland 3

Scotland Women produced a spirited display against Ireland at St Mary's, Dublin but ended up losing 13-3 in the 6 Nations match.

Scotland dominated the first half with good possession and territory and Sarah Gill's penalty on 34 minutes handed the away side a half-time lead.

But after the break, Ireland took control and their hard work paid off on 54 minutes with stand-off Joanne O'Sullivan scoring the opening try of the match; putting the home side 5-3 ahead.

Winger Grace Davitt extended Ireland's lead with a penalty before Ireland's captain Sarah Jane Belton crossed the whitewash to end the scoring.

One plus factor for Scotland was that Keri Holdsworth won her first cap for her country after replacing Louise Moffat at No8

Scotland: Lynsey Douglas; Hazel Bielinski; Veronica Fitzpatrick; Suzi Newton; Cara D'Silva; Louise Dalgleish; Sarah Gill; Heather Lockhart; Sarah Louise Walkerl; Beth Dickens; Jilly McCord (capt); Lindsay Wheeler; Lana Blyth; Louise Moffat; Lynne Reid.

Replacements: Joan Hutchison; Mary Lafaika; Alex Pratt; Keri Holdsworth; Laura Steven; Tanya Griffith; Julie Sanaghan.

Ireland
Sarahjane Belton (capt); Lynne Cantwell; Patrique Kelly; Shannon Houston; Grace Davitt; Joanne O'Sullivan; Tanice Rosser; Fiona Coghlan; Jess Limbert; Marie Barret; Caroline Mahon; Germaine Healy; Eimor O'Sullivan; Sinead Ryan; Orla Brennan.

Replacements
Gillian Bourke; Yvonne Nolan; Kate O'Laughlin; Louise Austin, Louise Beamish, Niamh Briggs; Amy Davis.