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Ireland Women 12-14 France Women

Updated: Friday, 11 Feb 2011 22:30

Niamh Kavanagh scored Ireland's first try in Ashbourne
Niamh Kavanagh scored Ireland's first try in Ashbourne

A strong finish from Ireland was not enough to deny France in the Women's 6 Nations clash in Ashbourne on Friday.

UL Bohemians’ Niamh Briggs scored a try which was subsequently converted two minutes into injury time to leave just two points between the sides at the finish.

France went 6-0 up after 20 minutes thanks to two penalties from Sandrine Agricole, but the home side responded with a Niamh Kavanagh try following good work from Lynn Cantwell to leave the half-time score 6-5.

A Christelle Chobet try on 63 minutes proved to be the defining score as the French had enough of a cushion to withstand the late Irish charge.