23.01.2010 J2 XV v Old Belvedere (A)

23/01/20102.30pmLeagueOld Belvedere5 – 12St. Marys J2 XVAway

Old Belvedere J2 – 5 St. Mary’s J2 – 12

The season so far has proved to be a disjointed and frustrating affair due to the bad weather and also the withdrawal of Terenure and Greystones mid season. We got the show back on the road with a good win over Old Belvedere on Saturday. It was a fine day and both teams were determined to move the ball wide at every opportunity which resulted in a great if surprisingly low scoring game. Jason Verdon marked his comeback from a prolonged absence due to broken ribs with a typical bull dozing run through a clatter of defenders to score under the posts in the first half. We came close on numerous other occasions but failed to capitalise until the second half when James Dunne scored and converted the match winning try from full back. Special mention to second half substitute Jeff Foley who had an excellent game in the loose.

Stephen Shirley

15. James Dunne 14. Barry Cahill 13. Alan Shirley. 12 Jason Verdon. 11. Richie Kilcoyne 10. Joey Connolly 9. Eoin McCormack 8. Louis Burke 7. Killian Lannon 6 Brian Brophy 5. G McInerney 4. B Shortt 3. M Houlihan (Capt) 2. B Moran 1. O McCormack

Subs: Jeff Foley, Graham Crawford, P Barrett, Jack Ardagh, Jack Buggy. All subs were used.