St Marys 12
The U14’s played a very well drilled Enniscorthy Team who started the better scoring within the opening exchanges. It was 19-0 before the home side sprang in to life in the second half and they worked hard to stay in the fight till the final whistle. However, Enniscorthy’s first half lead proved challenging and difficult to come back from with the game ending 31-12 to the visitors. The girls now go on to the Div 4 Quarter-finals in a few weeks.
De La Marys 05
Last Saturday the De La Mary’s U16 girls headed down the N7 to play the Roscrea Ravens on a very wet, windy day. Buoyed by the performances of Big Joe and the Irish team the night before in Marseille, DLM started the match with some strong attacking phases and given the conditions, some excellent handling and where only kept off the score board by some resolute defending by the Ravens. In a tightly fought first half Roscrea adapted to the wild country conditions better and led 7-0 at the turnaround.
The second half was another closely fought affair with both teams playing some adventurous rugby but with the wind at the their backs Roscrea extended their lead with two quick tries to make it 17-0. But this DLM team are made of stern suff and came storming back and forcing Roscrea to concede a plethora of penalties. A few quick taps later and DLM were over and on the board, 17-05. The match continued to be nip-and-tuck all the way but as a muddy, sticky, sodden pitch began to take it’s toll on the DLM girls, the Ravens managed to get one final score to make it 22-05.
The score most certainly doesn’t tell the story of a match that really could have gone either way. It was very evenly fought and there really was very little between the two teams. On another day, (preferably a dry and sunny one) the score could easily have been reversed.
St Marys (Combined) 52
The U18’s travelled to Tullow and had a game where their connections really started to work. Super win on the road for them with a 52-12 victory. Well done to all the clubs involved with the combined team (Coolmine, DLSP and Seapoint).