GALLERY: Ireland remain unbeaten in Women's Six Nations

Ireland scored an impressive 12-7 win over Wales today.

BY Sinéad Farrell 14:09 Saturday 11 March 2017, 14:09 11 Mar 2017

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On a weekend where the Irish men's rugby team saw their Six Nations dreams demolished in Cardiff, the Irish women's team restored our hope with a crucial win over Wales today to keep hopes of a Grand Slam alive.

The first half was largely deprived of scores from either side and it took an Irish maul, finished by a leap from Lindsay Peat to hit the opening try of the game.

That gave Ireland a 7-0 advantage heading into the break. Peat was then sent to the sin-bin shortly after the restart, which led to a Shona Powell-Hughes tries which was followed by a conversion to even up the tie.

Wales were then hit by a yellow-card for a high challenge on Kim Flood and Ireland took full advantage of their numerical superiority to put Hannah Tyrrell over the try-line to edge us in front.

Nora Stapleton missed the conversion, but Ireland held on for a victory to make it four wins from four for Ireland.

Here's some of the best images of the day:

Image: Ireland's Alison Miller in action against Wales.

Image: Ireland Head Coach Tom Tierney speaks to the Irish team after their Six Nations win.

Image: Ireland celebrate Hannah Tyrrell's try.

Image: Lindsay Peat pounces over the Welsh try-line for the opening score of the game.

Image: Ireland's Sene Naoupu breaks a tackle against Wales.

Image: Jenny Murphy is tackled in possession.

 

 

 

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