LETTERKENNY RUGBY Club’s Mya Alcorn played a big part for the Ireland Under-18 Women’s Sevens at the weekend.
Alcorn featured prominently as Ireland won four of their five Home Nations games in Swansea over the weekend, as the build-up continues to the Rugby Europe U-18 Sevens Championship in Poland at the end of the month.
Coached by Ben Martin and current senior international Katie Fitzhenry, the Ireland youngsters gained crucial game-time against international opposition as they lined out against hosts Wales, England and Scotland at Swansea University.
Led by captain and top try scorer Beibhinn Parsons, they went undefeated on day one with wins over Scotland (26-7), England (22-12) and the Welsh (19-10). Listowel’s Meabh McElligott impressed with a try in each game, matching Parsons’ three-try haul during the round-robin phase.
Ireland finished the competition in third place after being pipped by Scotland (19-14) in a tight semi-final on Sunday. However, they made sure they bounced back with a comprehensive 31-14 victory over Wales in their final game, with Parsons chipping in with a brace of tries.
The 2019 tournament takes place in Jarcoin on August 31-September 1, with the Girls in Green drawn in Group C alongside Scotland, Latvia and Georgia.