30.01.2010 J2 XV v Lansdowne (H)

30/01/20102.30pmLeagueSt. Marys J2 XV19 – 18LansdowneHome

St Mary’s J2 19 Lansdowne 18

The J2’s scraped home against Lansdowne on Saturday. Missing some key players we still dominated the game but could not score despite spending long periods in their territory with excellent rucking and phase play continually breaking down at the key moment. Leading 19 – 13 with five minutes remaining, we were camped in the Lansdowne 22 but turned over the ball again and their outhalf sliced his clearance but it incredibly went into the hands of their winger who took off up the pitch and they ended up scoring with their only attack of the half. They missed the conversion but some serious ill discipline of the verbal variety gifted them a penalty on our 22 which their outhalf missed with the last kick of the game. Relieved but frustrated and angry we left the pitch to find out the firsts lost. A day best forgotten. Good hustle by Rob Ryan in his first game back playing second row for 60 minutes and Steve Walsh (usually a centre) who played 7 for 20 minutes.

Stephen Shirley

15. James Dunne 14. Richie Kilcoyne 13. G Crawford 12. J Verdon 11. B Cahill 10. J Connolly 9. E Mucker 1. O Mucker 2. B Moran 3. M Houlihan (capt) 4. B Short 5. R Ryan 6. J Foley 8. L Burke 7. B Brophy

Subs: J Ardagh, S Walsh, P Barrett, A Shirley – all used.