13.02.2010 J4 XV v Tallaght (A)

13/02/20102.00pmLeagueTallaght7 – 8St. Marys J4 XVAway

The J4’s played near-neighbours Tallaght in Kiltipper last Saturday. Conditions were good but like the Ireland v France game later that day, it was a match and a performance best forgotten.

A bright start, with an improvised drop-goal from Teddy, was marked by periods of sustained pressure in the Tallaght 22 with unforced errors preventing Mary’s from extending the lead.

A good break from left wing Chi-Yuen and a quick recycle, led to Teddy picking and crashing over for a try and an 8-0 halftime lead.

The second half performance deteriorated with both sides receiving a yellow card each. Approaching full time, Tallaght pounced on a dropped ball in midfield to run in under the posts and make the score 8-7 but, as in the rest of the match, were unable to create any scoring opportunities to threaten the Mary’s win.

Better performances will be needed as the top 2 of Belvo and Coolmine both visit Templeville Road in the next 2 weeks.

Gavin Rafferty

15. Paul Whyte 14. David Carpenter 13. Bartley Walsh 12. Richie Pyne 11. Chi-Yuen Hui 10. Teddy Moran 9. Ross Wynne (c) 8. Andy McCarthy 7. Tim Henderson 6. Seb Conway 5. Kenny McArdle 4. Joe Doddy 3. Ross Kelly 2. Eamon Moran 1. Alan Godfrey