WHEN they launched on this site to much fanfare back in June last year, there was much curiosity as to how Railway Union's women's team would fare.
Certainly, ears were pricked when they won the Leinster Women's Open Blitz in their first outing, winning all their games and conceding no points.
Now, with their league games completed and a final awaiting, we can report that they have fared very well.
Railway Union Women's 1st XV are the only side in Ireland, men's or women's, with a perfect record. They have gone through their entire season to date unbeaten in all competitions, have obtained maximum bonus points and, amazingly, have yet to concede a score.
"One of the key differences", said director of women's rugby Shirley Corcoran, "is that we've received absolute full support and we have been fully integrated into the club.
"We feel part of the club and are given opportunities to develop and to contribute."