12.01.2013 J5 XV v Emerald Warriors (A)

12/01/20132:30pmLeagueEmerald Warriors56 – 10St. Marys J5 XVAway

15 brave men took to the field for the J5’s first game of 2013. Many just back after the Christmas break. This game also featured the much anticipated seasonal re-appearance of J4B/J5 Manager Mossy.

The opening exchanges were very tight, with both teams exchanging penalty kicks early on. Walsh was successful with his effort from the boot for the Mary’s men. As the half wore on Emerald went over for a few scores to lead into the break.

Unfortunately Emerald Warriors had the better start to the second half and went over for a few more tries during the half. As the half wore on, the St Mary’s men battled back. They dominated the final stages of the game. Skipper Lloyd went over for a try which Walsh converted. Despite sustained pressure in their half late on that was to prove to be the only try St Mary’s would get.

The J5 League schedule takes a break this week. Next up in two weeks time will be a very tough derby match against the neighbours Terenure at home.