28.11.2008 J4 XV v Emerald Warriors (H)

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St Mary’s College J4 V Emerald Warriors
87                            00

 On a bitterly cold Friday night the J4’s entertained the Emerald Warriors under lights in Templeville, it was a top of the table vs. bottom clash and ended up being pretty one sided with Mary’s further extending their unbeaten run.

With a much changed side due to injuries and unavailability the first 15 minutes were tough with Mary’s not seeing much of the ball as the side got to know each other and rarely getting out of their half.

It didn’t take long though for Mary’s to kick into gear and secure some possession, once this happened it was only a matter of time till Mary’s scored as they looked ever dangerous. A try came which then opened up the floodgates and saw Mary’s score 15 tries unanswered, unfortunately due to the nature of the game it was a messy affair with not a great deal of structure. It did provide some great tries though with some lovely interplay between backs and forwards with Darragh O Neil touching down and the Moran brothers Eamon and Paul scoring unfortunately our captain Ted deserted us for this match so couldn’t complete the Moran hatrick!

Twomey our normal 2nd row was playing on the wing and scored 2 tries, Andy McCarthy scored a hatrick with Nick Cunningham, Bredon Shortt and Richie Pyne all getting braces.  And yes those mathematicians out there would recognise that 15 tries means only 6 were kicked! Not the best kicking ratio, of course if Eamon hadn’t missed 2 kicks in front of the posts then it would have pushed the ratio above the 50% mark, but alas the pressure was too much for the young man!

The game was stopped short by about 10 minutes as the bar and the warm showers were calling, ending the game at 87-0.

Tim Henderson