Navan’s Emma Brogan played a part for the Ireland Women’s Under 18 rugby Sevens team as they claimed fifth place in the European Championships held this weekend (Sat 15th & Sun 16th July) in Prague, Czechia.
After a first day that included two wins and a close defeat to neighbours England day two began with a contest against the current reigning champions at this level France.
Despite a huge effort, the Irish side were defeated 24-7. The defeat along with other results meant that Ireland missed out on a semi-final place and instead went into the ranking play-off round robin for fifth place.
The first round robin match was against Belgium with Emma Brogan getting the first of five tries for Ireland in a 29-14 win
The second and final game to seal the fifth place ranking was against Scotland, the Irish Women’s scores seven tries in a convincing 43-5 victory.
With a total of 191 points scored (including 31 tries) over the course of the weekend. This talented squad acquitted themselves well and hopefully have a glimpse of some future stars of the game.
The overall competition was won by France making it back to back European U18 Women’s 7’s titles defeating Spain in the final 29-12.
Emma was among the tries yet again and the video below shows her speeding away to score for Leinster against Connacht.