The Enniskillen Royal Grammar School girls rugby team tasted success at MU Barnhall RFC as they lifted the Plate trophy against Newbridge of Leinster.

The girl's side played three group games before going into the Plate final in a tournament filled with the Schools' Cup winners and runners-up from across the four Provinces at Senior and Junior levels playing off for the Irish National Championships.

The ERGS side faced a tough test in Group One competing with three provincial winners.

In game one, they played Convent School of Roscommon and conceded two early tries to go 14-0 down, before trading scores to make it 21-7.

However, the ERGS side was not to be deterred as they scored three unanswered tries to storm in front.

Leah Irwin grabbed her second of the game before two more from Anna Wilson as Irwin converted all four tries to seal an impressive 28-21 comeback win.

It was another slow start in game two against Colaiste Muire of Ennis, as they went 5-0 down.

Irwin and Wilson came to the rescue again to put ERGS 10-5 ahead only to come under serious pressure in the final few moments.

As the Ennis side got over the try line, Amanda Farrell made a last-ditch challenge to stop the ball from going down as her side held on to the win.

ERGS found themselves 19-0 down to Wicklow school Dominican Convent in their third and final group game.

They came out of the blocks quickly in the second half as Irwin and Wilson got over the line and were followed by another try from Alex Boyd to make it 19-17.

Although Dominican Convent would get a late try to run out 24-19 winners.

For the first time on the day, ERGs scored first as they faced off with Newbridge in the Plate final as Wilson helped herself to another try.

Their opponents came back into it to go in level, at halftime, with the score 5-5.

However, a flowing passing move allowed Amy Meeke to get over the line to make it 10-5.

Wilson found another try late on, with Irwin converting to run out 19-5 winners as co-captains Aimee Ross and Olivia Black hoisted the Plate trophy to avenge missing out in last year’s final.