Larissa Muldoon was the hero for Ireland in their 11-8 victory over world champions England in the RBS Women’s Six Nations in Ashbourne on Friday night.
Captain Niamh Briggs’ late penalty was the match-winning score, completing a fine comeback for Tom Tierney’s side as they recovered from an 8-3 half-time deficit.
Muldoon, who is from Cappry, Ballybofey, touched down in the 50th minute for the Irish try.
Nora Stapleton from Fahan was out-half, while Katie Norris, who is a native of Moville, was one of the replacements.
Jackie Shiels from Navan, Co Meath, whose mother Sarah McGinty is originally from Townawilly, Donegal Town, was also on the bench.
Twelve months ago, Muldoon was the Irish try scorer in the Ireland’s 17-10 loss against England at Twickenham.
Friday’s win means Ireland are still in with a shout of winning the Six Nations championship despite their 10-5 loss to France last month.
Tierney’s side opened their campaign with a 30-5 victory over Italy in Florence and take on Wales at St Helen’s in Swansea on Sunday week before rounding off their campaign away to Scotland.
That fixture is scheduled for the Broadwoood Stadium in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, on Sunday, March 22.
France, last year’s Grand Slam winners, are front-runners again this year and maintained their 100 per cent record on Friday night with a 28-7 win over Wales.