Ireland claimed their second win in a row with a 35-12 victory over Wales with flanker Claire Molloy once again inspiring her team with a superb performance which included a brace of tries.
Her two tries capped another brilliant performance, full of turnovers and outstanding defence and without her it might have been a different story for a Welsh side who failed to take numerous chances when they were in possession.
Wales started brightly with Elinor Snowsill showing great control at 10 and finding her side plenty of territory with some excellent pinpoint kicking. But the visitors were guilty of too many handling errors and they gave Ireland time to recover and build into the game.
Wales will be kicking themselves when they watch the videos of all of the chances they blew - they had so many opportunities and these will make frustrating replays but they have positives too. Snowsill was in fine form and the entire Welsh backrow impressed again. A bit more cutting edge close to the line and this could have been a very different game.
IRELAND WOMEN: Kim Flood (Railway Union/Leinster); Megan Williams (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Katie Fitzhenry (Blackrock/Leinster), Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Claire McLaughlin (Cooke/Ulster); Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/Leinster); Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/Leinster), Ciara O'Connor (Galwegians/Connacht), Leah Lyons (Highfield/Munster), Orla Fitzsimons (St. Mary's/Leinster), Nichola Fryday (Tullamore/Connacht), Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians/Munster) (capt), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary's/Leinster).
WALES WOMEN: Lisa Neumann (Scarlets); Hannah Bluck (Cardiff Blues), Kerin Lake (Ospreys), Rebecca de Filippo (Dragons), Jess Kavanagh-Williams (RGC); Elinor Snowsill (Dragons), Rhiannon Parker (Cardiff Blues); Caryl Thomas (Scarlets), Carys Phillips (Ospreys) (capt), Amy Evans (Ospreys), Siwan Lillicrap (Ospreys), Mel Clay (Ospreys), Alisha Butchers (Scarlets), Beth Lewis (Scarlets), Sioned Harries (Scarlets).
Replacements: Kelsey Jones (Ospreys), Cara Hope (Ospreys), Meg York (Dragons), Natalia John (Ospreys), Nia Elen Davies (Scarlets), Jade Knight (Scarlets), Robyn Wilkins (Ospreys), Hannah Jones (Scarlets).
Referee: Sara Cox (England)