Rugby : U20s vs Garryowen
Match Type: U20 Donal Walsh Trophy
Date & Time: November 10th 2018, 2:30 pm
Score: 10 vs 3
Match Report: Match Report for u20’s Vs. Garryowen It was a physical and hard game for Neil Lucey and Jason Wycherley’s men against Garryowen in Limerick on Saturday. The first half was an even sided affair despite some great work from Captain Fantastic Adam McAuliffe and his pack. Captain Fantastic showed us yet again why he holds the armband by knocking on a certain try for the second time in two games after being gifted an easy line break. Big Money Monahan struggled from the tee early on and was unlucky to hit the post with his first attempt. The first half remained scoreless much to the disappointment of “16th Man” Ronan Barry who’s grounding on the try line was harshly viewed as a knock-on. The front five were kept busy in the scrums all day, much to the delight of Man of the Match “Big” Conor Burke and the front five who tore into the opposition scrum like kebabs on a Thursday night out. The second half opened as the first closed with scrumhalf “Super” Colin Sisk and his backline trying to make space in attack with Magic Mitch and Dave “The Hand” O’Sullivan probing with constant pressure. Lofty was great in attack using his chiselled physique to barrel defender after defender and was unlucky to have an injury end his game. The College’s efforts were justly rewarded when Fitzy the Spud used his Sonny Bill-esque handling skills to offload to Finn Carey on the wing who touched down with the game’s first try and Big Money Mono went to the bank this time with his kicking to make it 7-0. Garryowen came straight back with constant pressure but were kept at bay by the defence of Ronan Barry and the turnover machine that is Harry Jephson. A penalty in front of the posts was easy takings for Big Money Mono who took the three points as easy as skipping Friday morning lectures. It remained 10-0 up until the very end where the College gave away a breakdown penalty in the final moments which Garryowen took to give themselves the smart play of a losing bonus point and the game concluded at 10-3. Manager Tommy Holohan’s side remained undefeated in the Donal Walsh and look forward to building on the game with their next match against Cork Con in Templehill on the 21st.