28.03.2009 J4 XV v Wanderers (A)

28/03/20093.00 p.m.Winter’s CupWanderers0 – 43St. Marys J4 XVAway

St Mary’s College J4 V Wanderers J4

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The J4’s began their cup campaign with a 1st round match against Wanderers at Merrion Road last Saturday afternoon.

Injuries and an understandable flatness following the emotional ups & downs of last week (Quarter final loss at the death = down, Grand Slam for Ireland = up, Night out in D2 = up & down) led to a scrappy first half performance, especially in the first 20 minutes where a number of tries went a begging due to knock-ons, forward passes etc.

The lads eventually found their rhythm and the tries came – scorers were wingers Nick Cunningham and Chi-Yuen Hui, centre Keith Byrne x2 and No. 8 Padraig Nestor also scoring 2. Makeshift winger (and speed bump) Tim Henderson butchered a good chance out wide late on and centre Wally Moran was unlucky to have his try disallowed after a grubber through by his ‘little’ brother Teddy. Wally looked to have got the touchdown but the ref ruled it had crossed the dead ball line.

Final score was 43-0 to Mary’s but the ‘nil’ didn’t reflect the Wanderers performance and they were probably worth couple of tries. The experimental 12 rolling substitution rule came in handy as lads dropped like flies with the hard grounds taking its toll.

We now face Monkstown in the second round on Saturday in the Club.

15. P. Whyte 14. N. Cunningham 13. K. Byrne 12. P. Moran 11. C. Hui 10. B. Moran 9. D. O’Neill 8. P. Nestor 7. T. Henderson 6. E. Moran 5. J. Doddy 4. J. Twomey 3. R. Kelly 2. A. Godfrey 1. J. Nolan