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Ladies Division 1 Match Reports

Game highlights and photos from the CYM Ladies Division 1 Team - 2017/2018 Season


February 18th, 2018


February 9th, 2018

Final Score: Mullingar 21 - 19 CYM

It was the last Leinster Women's Rugby Division 1  league game of the season for our senior ladies today. Unfortunately not the result we had hoped for, but we are proud of our team regardless of the outcome. We now look forward to our first cup outing on March 25th vs Garda/Westmanstown!

Photos courtesy of Monica Beresford


January 28th, 2018

Final Score: Edenderry 24 - 0 CYM

Unfortunately it wasn't to be for our Firsts last night against a tough Edenderry outfit. In what has been a difficult season moving up and adjusting in Division 1, there has also been so many positives to take from the year. A whole host of new girls taking up the game. A raft of new caps into our first 15. Our first ever 2nds team holding their own in Division 4. The signs are very bright for the future of CYM. 

As a club and as a large squad that is constantly growing, CYM will be determined to take everything from the experiences gained and bring this forward into the Cup run and even more so into next season. #HonTheY


Statement by David Cruddas, Photos courtesy of Kelsey Cunningham


January 14th, 2018

Final Score: CYM 10 - 21 Rathdrum

Photos courtesy of Yann du Bot

Final Score: CYM 15 - 21 Carlow Coyotes

Photos courtesy of Yann du Bot


December 13th, 2017

Final Score: St. Marys 27 - 12 CYM

Gail force winds, freezing rain, hail stones, and minus freezing temperatures weren't the only things our CYM side had to face this past Wednesday night. With unfortunate luck, the Marys vs CYM refixture took place on undoubtedly one of the coldest nights in December. The mood of the day was 'Get stuck in, play hard, go home', and that's exactly what both sides did. 

CYM fought hard to break through a strong Mary's line, and were successful in dotting down over the line. Strong winds made conversions difficult, forcing the majority of the points to be gained solely on the ground. Mary's utilized a few of their key players to target CYM's defence, and doing so ensured they came out the stronger team in the end. 

We'd like to wish Erin Moorhead a speedy recovery, and look forward to seeing everyone back on the pitch in 2018.

Photos courtesy of Aude de Casanove

CYM RFC vs Old Belvedere J2s 

December 3rd, 2017

Final Score: CYM 0 - 41 Old Belvo J2s

CYM Division 1 Ladies welcomed Old Belvo J2s to Terenure Sports Club this Sunday for their second last match of 2017. Having faced Old Belvo in what was an excellent match earlier in the season, CYM looked forward to facing the J2s again at home at Terenure Sports Club. 

Belvo's strong defence made breaking through their line incredibly difficult. Any opportunity grasped by CYM to make a break was shut down, and turnovers left the home team at a repeated disadvantage. Despite this, CYM worked incredibly hard to break apart Old Belvo's attacks and tackles were made without any fear. Unfortunately, loss of key players to injury and a thinned out substitution bench meant that CYM had an uphill battle before the game had even begun. This didn't deter CYM from making great efforts during the match, and as is often the case in this game, the work of the team is not reflected in the final score.

Photos courtesy of Eilis O'Reilly

CYM RFC vs Railway Union RFC

November 19th, 2017

Final Score: CYM 5 - 8 Railway Union RFC

CYM RFC vs Mullingar RFC

November 12th, 2017

Final Score: CYM 12 - 12 Mullingar

CYM Division 1 Ladies welcomed Mullingar RFC to Terenure Sports Club this past Sunday. The ladies were confident taking to the pitch at home, and the efforts of hard training the week before set the pace for the game ahead. Although Mullingar had strong runners and powerful centers in their fleet, it was CYM's overall strong defense and coordinated forward pack that helped to keep the score close. Both teams managed to cross the whitewash in the first half, but it was Mullingar who were quick to a get a second try after the start of the second half.

Knowing the battle was only half over, CYM switched up their tactics. Having learned a hard lesson from the St. Mary's game earlier in the season, CYM have worked hard to improve their scrums, and the results were clearly visible in this game. Scrum after scrum, the Y got lower, pushed harder, and drove Mullingar back deep into the visitor territory time and time again. CYM were awarded with a penalty try late in the second half bringing the score to an even 12-12 at the final whistle. 


They didn't get the win they wanted, but CYM's efforts on Sunday have shown they have more than what it takes to get those wins in the future. CYM welcome Railway Union to Terenure Sports club next weekend - KO at 2:30pm.

Photos courtesy of Kelsey Cunningham

Rathdrum RFC vs CYM RFC

November 5th, 2017

Final Score: Rathdrum RFC 24 - 5 CYM RFC 

The Div 1 ladies headed to Wicklow this past weekend for their first meeting against Rathdrum this season. Rathdrum were quick to seize opportunity in the game, breaking CYM's defense and scoring within the first minutes of the game. The girls in green worked their way back into the game, pushing into Rathdrum territory. in spite of Y's efforts, Rathdrum crossed the whitewash two more times in the first half. The score stood at 19-0 at the midway point. 


The home-side were slapped with a yellow card minutes into the second half, and despite the reduction in numbers CYM were unable to capitalize on the advantage. A fourth try for Rathdrum didn't deflate the ambitions of CYM, however, and a second yellow card for Rathdrum further fueled CYM's fire. Rachel Horan fought through Rathdrum's defense and scored an unconverted try for Y. The win went to Rathdrum, but CYM should be proud of their efforts none the less. 

CYM welcome Mullingar to Terenure Sports Club next Sunday, November 12th. 

Photos courtesy of Lachlan Hall

CYM RFC vs Edenderry RFC

October 22nd, 2017