Energia All Ireland League Division 1B
St. Mary’s College RFC v Highfield
Saturday 11th November 2023
Game Five of the Energia All Ireland League Division 1B, and the second game of the second block of AIL Fixtures, see St. Mary’s welcome Highfield to Templeville Road for a clash between the top two sides in the division.
Last season in the head-to-head, it was two wins for Highfield. In the last five games between both teams Highfield have won on each occasion.
So far this season, Highfield have beaten Garryowen, Blackrock and Buccaneers but lost to UCC last Saturday.
Meanwhile St. Mary’s College have won all four AIL games to date with bonus point wins over Buccaneers, Old Wesley, UCC and Naas.
Both sides play exciting rugby and so Saturday’s clash between them will likely prove to be both a competitive and entertaining match.
GAME STATS TO DATE:
AIL Div 1B
St. Mary’s – WWWW
Highfield – WWWL
R1: St. Mary’s 41-25 Buccaneers; Highfield 20-10 Garryowen;
R2: Old Wesley 22-38 St. Mary’s; Blackrock 21-24 Highfield;
R3: St. Mary’s 31-25 UCC; Highfield 36-19 Buccaneers;
R4: Naas 14-25 St. Mary’s; UCC 23-19 Highfield;
Sat 02 Nov 2019: St. Mary’s 11-16 Highfield – Templeville Road
Sat 02 Oct 2021: Highfield 21-17 St. Mary’s – Woodleigh Park
Sat 09 Apr 2022: St. Mary’s 24-28 Highfield – Templeville Road
Sat 07 Jan 2023 – St. Mary’s 14-34 Highfield – Templeville Road
Sat 14 Jan 2023 – Highfield 30-14 St. Mary’s – Woodleigh Park
St. Mary’s College:
Points: Mick O’Gara 42, Daniel Sancery 25, Jamie Harding 20, Leandro Ramirez, Ronan Watters & Conor Dean 10, Michael McCormack, Ben Taylor, Ethan Baxter & Conor Hayes 5;
Tries: Daniel Sancery 5; Jamie Harding 4; Leandro Ramirez, Ronan Watters & Conor Dean 2 each; Michael McCormack, Ben Taylor, Ethan Baxter & Conor Hayes 1;
Points: Shane O’Riordan 34;
Tries: Travis Coomey 3, Dave O’Sullivan & Jamie Shanahan 2 each