The combined team of Inishowen and Letterkenny were the visitors to Eaton Park on Sunday for the quarter final of the Ulster U16 Girls Shield. Played in excellent conditions, Ballymena weathered the early pressure from the visitors before settling into their usual structured patterns of play that soon got the scoreboard moving.
Strong running, precise passing and tireless support play were some of the real positives in another excellent Ballymena performance. 8 tries were scored by the home team before the referee called a halt to the contest at 48-5. We don’t normally highlight individual performances but it should be noted that Felicity got her 1st ever try for the Club when she finished off an excellent passing move from one side of the pitch to the other. This score lead to some questionable celebratory dance moves from players and coaches!
The strong visiting team battled valiantly and played some very exciting rugby only to be stopped time and time again by a determined Ballymena side that was keen to reward the home support which was made up of parents, friends, Club Directors and members of the mens Senior playing squad. We look forward to hearing who our semifinal opponents will be as we hope to continue 2022 undefeated.