11.10.2008 J5 XV v Tallaght (H)

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St Mary’s College J5 V Tallaght J5
08                                         31
Templeville Road

A highly motivated and well organized Tallaght side proved too strong for Mossy’s Mob on Saturday afternoon at a Sunny Templeville. Tallaght brought a large crowd of supporters and a large pack which laid the foundations for the win.

Mary’s battled gamely and tried to play enterprising rugby in the good conditions. However the high risk strategy and some poor defending led to a string of soft tries in the first half and Mary’s went down to 14 just before half time when Red Ross was binned by an over zealous ref.

It was always going to be tough chasing the game in the second half, but Mary’s responded with commitment and passion. Led by Mossy, who is fresh from his pre-season training camp in Australia, Colm, Anto and the evergreen Alan Kibble, Mary’s persistence culminated in a fine try from Andrew Fitzpatrick.

The diligent ref however punished Mary’s loose discipline and the resultant pressure led to two kicks and another try.

The team can be proud of the character and resilience they showed in a far more competitive second half, and with the continued commitment and large turn out to training, this team will begin to punch above their weight in the J4 league.

Ian Murray

15 Andy Fitzpatrick (Fitzy), 14 Adrian Malone, 13 Colm Mitchell, 12 Shane Levins, 11 Matt Boland, 10 Terence Liston, 9 Mark Delany, 8 Eamonn Walsh, 7 Ross Martin, 6 Maurice (Mossy) Davin (Captain), 5 Colum O’Keeffe, 4 Anthony O’Hanlon, 3 Alan Germaine, 2 Alan Kibble, 1 Ross Kelly.

Subs: Dennis O’Sullivan, David Browne, Stephen Dromey, Simone Maraschi, Caolan Reid and Stephen Cushen.