Date Sat Feb 23rd, 2013
Venue Barnhall RFC, Leixlip.
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 27 v Barnhall RFC 25
The Buccaneers U16s recorded their first win in province Leinster when they overcame Barnhall RFC by the narrowest of margins. As is their trademark the young Buccs refused to win easy and traded their usual quota of brilliantly executed scores with sloppy defensive errors to deliver an exciting performance on the well manicured lawns of the Leixlip venue.
To the backdrop of the falling snow the Barnhall side kicked off and dictated the early phases of the match moving the ball wide and testing the fringe ruck defence of the visitors. This quickly led to the concession of an early converted try and the Buccs were in familar territory having conceded the games first points. To their credit they faught back to record a very important long range penalty by Captain Carty which settled his team to the task at hand. This was quickly followed by a spectacular try by Murray who finished off a sequence of rucks by the fowards, quick hands by the backs and a perfectly timed scoring pass by centre Cooper.
Alas Barnhall easily regained the initiative with a penalty and when the the Buccs failed to deal with the restart the Barnhall attacked the fringes of the ruck again to great effect to record another try. The Buccs were not found wanting as they again retrieved the lead when a judicious chip by Carty was gathered by Ryan at full tilt to storm over for the maximum seven points. Barnhall were not going to lay down either and added a further penalty as the game neared it's defining moment.
The game ebbed and flowed as both teams probed each other for any potential weakness. A blatent knock-on by a Buccs player was not blown by the referree and while all other players ignored the time honoured tradition 'play the whistle' Ryan seized the initiative. Two well judged grubber kicks later Ryan grounded the ball for the defining try and victory for his delighted teammates.
Barnhall finished the game stronger to record yet another deserved try and while they may rue the referee's decision would not begrudge the Buccs their moment in the snow. Best for the Buccs were Jamie o'Keefe, Ross Cooper, David Jacob and Ian Connor.
THE SQUAD Conor Murray, Conor Kelly, Brian Daly, Ryan Jinks, Brian Finlay, Luke Carty, Patrick Browne, Jake Berry, Conor Cleary, Jack Ryan, Tristram Ryan, Paul Daly, Kieran Rigney, Ian Connor, William O'Meara, Jamie O'Keefe, Fergus Groehendijk, Ziggy Zygimantas, David Jacob.
Date Sat Feb 9th, 2013
Venue Dubarry Park, Athlone.
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 10 v Mullingar 15
Buccaneers finally got back to playing some matchs after a long weather enforced break from matchs. The match was played in 3 periods. Mullingar seemed to handle the lay off better than Buccaneers, as their bigger pack benefited from the soft conditions.
Buccaneers conceded an early try, but bounced back well, to put some pressure back on the visitors. Buccaneers dominated the latter of the first period, but failed to yield any points for their efforts. It was always going to be a scrappy affair for Buccaneers, with the coachs trying out some new combinations and positions.
Once again Buccaneers started the second period slowly and allowed Mullingar in for a soft try, but as is always the case with this particular Buccaneers squad, they fought back and their never say die attitude kept the visitors at bay for the rest of the second period.
In the third period both teams threw caution to the wind and started playing better rugby. Buccaneers got caught out wde and Mullingar duly exploited that overlap for a try. But Buccaneers came back strongly and Tristram Ryan burst over for a try, which Luke Carty converted. Buccaneers went on the attack again, but the final whistle came just too soon for Buccaneers to pull this game back from the brink.
Conor Kelly was immense in defence for Buccaneers, newly converted back row,Tristram Ryan was involved in everything, Ian Connor made a huge impact off the bench, and in the backs Jamie O'Keefe, and Colin Kenny stood out on a day where the backs had to libve off scraps as a result of the excellent work at the breakdown by Mullingar.
Buccaneers Squad: Conor Kelly, Brian Daly, Neal O'Kane. Ryan Jinks, Michael Burnell, Tristram Ryan, Keiran Rigney, William O'Meara, Patrick Browne, Luke Carty (Captain), Colin Kenny, Jason Wentzal, Jamie O'Keefe,Paul Daly, Manni Kanimin, Ian Cpnnor, Jake Berry, Ziggy Katkauskas, Fergius Groenhendik.
Date Sat Jan 12th, 2013
Venue Dubarry Park, Athlone.
Competition U 16 Division 1 League
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 17 v Corinthians 18
When the dust settled on this Division 1 League fixture in Dubarry Park the Buccs U 16 squad will look at this match with very mixed feelings. While the barest minimum seperated two fine sides on the scoreboard it will be the Buccs who will feel that they had underperformed most on the day and in particular in the third quarter of the game.
The game started in very competive mode as the large contingent of spectators were treated to a very physical opening quarter which was mostly dominated by a rampant Buccs side that continously drove at the Corinthians defensive line. To their credit the visiting team restricted the Buccs to a lone penalty by Carty and indeed began to probe the Buccs midfield for any potential weaknesses they could exploit. The midfield wall of Carty, Cooper and Ryan soon persuaded the opposition to attack the wider spaces through judicious kicking and wider running options.
This tactical awareness drew dividends as the visitors scored a fine try as the ball was moved through fast hands to the corner. A more maturing Buccs side were not phased by this setback and set about their business with a fine ofensive onslaught which saw wave after wave attack on the opposition line. The reward inevitably came for Cooper whose converted try completed what must have been a double digit recyling phase by a determined Buccs team.
As you would have expected the Buccs to build on this dominant phase they immediately surrendered the initiative to Corinthians by alligning incorrectly at kickoff time and the visitors responded with another three points to bring the score to 10-8. Another worrying feature for the home side was the very loose kicking which continually surrendered possession to a very effective counter attacking side. However, as the whistle blew for half time, it was the Corinthians who were more than happy to seek water, regroup tactically and come to terms with the ferocity of the Buccs offensve unit.
The restart saw the begining of the decisive quarter of the match as the Buccs again did not deal with the kickoff, kicked continously to the opposition and abandoned the very effective ball in hand approach of the first half. Corinthians were also astute tactically by introducing the rolling maul to add even more dominance to their lineout. As both the maul and the scoreboard ticked over the Buccs entered the final quarter trailing 18-10 and the Corinthians were already past Loughrea on the way home.
The final quarter saw a complete change of fortunes for the Buccs as they clearly decided that this game was not going to turn into a big defeat. A significant cameo role by substitute Colin Kenny was the catalyst for this change as the Buccs returned to the ball in hand approach and the Corinthians were again subjected to wave after wave of Buccs attacking options. The inevitable penalty was conceded by a tired defence and the alert Carty secured a valuable seven points with a quick tap penalty and a left chest high handoff of the last defender.
The Corinthian's were now clearly rattled and had to endure a very anxious last few minutes as the Buccs tried and tried to rescue the game that had slipped away from them. The Corinthians scrum half was visibly relieved to kick the ball over the stand at the final whistle as the Cup holders had won by a single point.
While Corinthians deserved their victory on the day due to far more positive ball in hand approach to the game the Buccs can be very proud of their performance and that they have served notice of their intent for the rest of the season. The performances of Conor Cleary, Ryan Jinks, Brian Finlay and Jake Berry were most notable in a dominant pack particularly after the early departure of talisman Sean Hassett.
As on all occassions a special thanks to referee Pauric McGowan, Photographer Roy Finlay and to the parents and families who supplied and helped the refreshments in the club dressing rooms after the match.
The Squad : Conor Murray, Manny Kanimon, Jason Wentzel, Tristram Ryan, Ross Cooper, Paul Daly, Luke Carty, Patrick Browne, Conor Kelly, Jake Berry, Neil O'Kane, Ryan Jinks, Brian Finlay, Conor Cleary, Sean Hassett, Jamie O'Keefe, Brian Daly, David Deehan, Ziggy Katkauskas and Colin Kenny.
Date Sat Jan 5th, 2013
Venue Dubarry Park, Athlone.
Competition U 16 Division 1 League
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 17 v Creggs 10
Buccaneers started off the new year with a well deserved win against Creggs under the Dubarry Park lights. As has been a consistent problem with this Buccaneers squad poor starts to matchs leave them with a lot of hard work to do in the later stages of the games. Ill discipline by Buccaneers gave Creggs an easy 3 points to start the game off.
That was quickly followed by some sloppy and poor attacking by Buccaneers which resulted in a turnover, which Creggs punished by scoring a try from their own half. Things were not looking good for Buccaneers, but they knuckled down, and got back to basics. A more direct and aggressive approach by Buccaneers started to reap benefits. Buccaneers got on top of Creggs, and with Sean Hassett and the rest of the pack running hard, and getting over the gainline every time, this provided the go forward ball and platform for the rest of the game.
Buccaneers momentum then carried them over for 3 unanswered scores by second row Ryan Jinks, and centres Tristram Ryan and Ross Cooper. Buccaneers finished out this game strongly defending their own line for the last five minutes, to hold out for the win.
This game showed a level of maturity and responsibility by players on the pitch which will hopefully propel them forward.
Excellent kicking by outhalf Luke Carty, and winger Paul Daly ensured that the game was not played in the Buccaneers half, and the elimination of handling errors and loose passes in the backline were positives. Strong defence in the centre, and improved work at the breakdown by the forwards were also key elements of the performance, and as always the tone was laid down by the work rate and tenacity of the two props Conor Kelly and Neal O'Kane, who's big break down the middle of the pitch made the second try.
With a bit more work on the training pitch , and a better return from the lineout this Buccaneers team can raise their game to the level required to compete as they head into the business half of the season.
Squad: Conor Kelly, Jake Berry, Neal O'Kane, Conor Cleary, Ryan Jinks, Brian Finley, Sean Hassett, William O'Meara, Patrick Browne, Luke Carty ( Captain), Ross Cooper, Tristram Ryan, Keiran Rigney, Paul Daly, Conor Murray, Brian Daly, Michael Burnell, Zygimantas Katkauskas.
Date Sun Dec 2nd , 2012
Venue Crowley Park, Glenina, Galway.
Competition U 16 Division 1 League
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 6 v Galwegians 30
A wet Crowley Park, greeted the arrival of Buccaneers Under 16s for their league clash with hosts and league leaders Galwegians, on Sunday last. The hugh substitute bench afforded Galwegians would be the envy of most clubs as Buccs had only two seats on the bench to warm, due to a depleted travelling compliment. The visiting team presented Galwegians with some early Christmas cheer, as they conceded a penalty and two tries with some weak defensive efforts, making the game one of catch up for the visitors.
But this Buccs side is made of sterner stuff and began to get across the gain line on a regular basis throught the powerful running of Ross Cooper, George O’Hara and the two Conor’s, messer’s Kelly and Cleary. While Buccs scorned a penalty opportunity in front of the sticks by poor decision making, the constant pressure did remind the home side how much the Buccs had improved since their early season encounter. The clever probing by the halves Patrick Browne and Luke Carty kept the Buccs moving forward and a penalty by Carty was the sole reward for this sustained pressure. Alas, this period of dominance was broken by the concession of another soft try, just before the referee called time on the the first half proceedings.
The second half followed the trend of the first half with a notable increase in the intensity of the Buccs rucking performance, as the Galwegians were unable to establish any consistant platform on which to test the Buccs defensive line. The first up tacking of Manny Kannimon, Jamie O’Keefe and Paul Daly kept the opposition pinned in their own half and the Buccs benefited to the tune of another penalty by Carty. The achilles heel of this side again surfaced as the Buccs had to face another conversation attempt due to very poor defence technique employed by a tired Buccs defence. As the full time whistle blew the young Buccs will wonder how there was such difference in the final scoreline while reflecting proudly on a very gutsy performance.
As on all ocassions, a special thanks to our Photographer Susan Carty, and our drivers on the day Joe Browne, Brian Moore, Seamus Ryan and Grainne Deehan.
Buccaneers: Conor Kelly, Conor Cleary, Ryan Jinks, Jack Ryan, Ross Cooper, Patrick Browne, Luke Carty, Kieran Rigney, Paul Daly, George O Hara, Brian Daly, Ian Connor, Jamie O'Keefe, David Deehan, Neal O'Kane, Michael Burnell, Emmanuel Kanimon.
Date Wed 28th of Nov, 2012
Competition Connacht Junior League Final
Scoreline Marist College 15 Sligo Grammer 12
In what is becoming a regular rivalry Sligo Grammar and Marist College served up an enthralling afternoons rugby in Ballyhaunis. Despite an intense first half full of incident and quality rugby the score remained 0-0. Marist College opened the brighter taking play deep into Grammar territory. They retained the ball impressively for a number of phases but could not eke out the first score. Just before half time Sligo Grammar were denied at the line following a sweeping attack from halfway involving backs and forwards alike.
Grammar began the second half the brighter and were rewarded when winger Cian Doyle finished an excellent attack in the corner. This seemed to spark Marist into life and they almost immediately burst up field and scored a scrappy try through Ciaran Rigney. The force was very much with Marist now and they went for the jugular launching attack after attack at the Grammar line. Sean Hassett touched down by the post following excellent team attack from the Athlone school. Soon after substitute Cory Reid scored in the corner following more incessant attack from a determined Marist.
Sligo were not finished though and began to throw caution to the wind attacking wide at every opportunity and showing the true potential of a talented backline. Indeed they had the final say as impressive winger Doyle cut back across field bobbing and weaving between Marist defenders before releasing flanker PJ Ford who finished excellently in the right hand corner. He also converted from the touchline. Unfortunately for Ford his conversion was the final act of a pulsating game and Marist College ran out 15-12 winners.
Date Sun Nov 25th, 2012
Venue Dubarry Park, Athlone
Competition U 16 Division 1 League
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 0 v Sligo R F C 29
Buccaneers U16s came unstuck in their second league fixture.Buccaneers came into this game on a confidence high after their last performance this squad failed to achieve the same heights.
A promising start by Buccaneers failed to reap any benefits, and then a lapse in concentration let Sligo in for their first try.
The rest of the first half saw Buccaneers chase their tail, and give Sligo too much respect, allowing them to touchdown twice more in the half. A better start to the second half saw Buccaneers put up more of a fight , but with a raft of changes leading to some dis-organisation in the Buccaneers ranks, Sligo crossed the line twice more in the closing minutes.
Buccaneers were best served by an excellent performance by William O'Meara on the openside, who proved a thorn in Sligo's side all day, Neal O'Kane, David Deehan and Kealan Cunningham also made their presence felt when they got on the field.
Ultimately, Buccaneers never gave themselves a chance on the day through poor execution of the basics, and failure to provide a solid platform up front.
Special thanks to our whistle blower, Charles Cooper, who stepped in at the very last minute. Our Photographer Ted Carty, and especially to Diarmuid Sloane and the ladies, who prepared the excellent after match refreshments for all.
Buccaneers: Conor Kelly, Jake Berry, Conor Cleary, Ryan Jinks, Jack Ryan, Sean Hassett, William O'Meara, Ross Cooper, Patrick Browne, Luke Carty, Keiran Rigney, Tristram Ryan, Paul Daly, Jamie O'Keefe, Conor Murray, David Deehan, Neal O'Kane, Michael Brunnell, Conor Duignan, Kealan Cunningham, Jason Wentzel, Emmanuel Kanimon.
Date Sat Nov 10th 2012
Venue Castle Grounds, Monivea
Competition Connacht U 16 Division 1 League Fixture
Scoreline Buccaneer's 32 v Monivea R F C 17
A beautiful day in Castle Grounds in Monivea saw a benchmark set for this exciting Buccaneers team, as they recorded their first victory of the season, in the U 16 Connacht Division 1 league fixture. The home side were warm favorites to exact revenge for last season's cup quarter final exit at the hands of the Buccs but the final scoreline of 32-17 was no more than the away side deserved on the day.
The trend of the match was defined early as the rampant Buccs recycled phase after phase of possession as Hassett, Kelly, Cleary, Berry, Daly and Jinks regularly crossed the opposition gain line. The dextrous hands of Rigney and Ryan ensured the ball was spread to the wings with great effect and it seemed only a question of time before a try was registered on the scoreboard. Alas, it was the direct running of the Monivea halves allied to poor defensive work by the Buccs defence which saw Monivea take a suprise lead.
The Buccs however continued to dominate possession and were soon rewarded by a penalty by Tristram Ryan following great ground work by Jack Ryan and Willie O'Meara who must have had his finest hour in a Buccaneer's jersey. Two more tries were traded by Buccs and Monivea, the pick of which was that by Murray, as Carty broke the gain line at pace to float an exquisite spin pass into the hands of the delighted try scorer. As the match approached half time, it became increaingly apparent that the defensive efforts of Wentzel, Murray, Finlay and the rest of the Buccs were begining to close off opportunities for a game Monivea offensive line.
The second half saw the Buccs come into their own as the offensive probing of Carty, Browne, Daly, Kanimon and Murray, by both hand and boot, saw the game swing deservedly to the more dominant team. Further scores by Murray, Wentzel, O'Meara, Deehan and 2 conversions by Carty led to joyous scenes at the final whistle as players, parents and coaches celebrated a much needed victory.
As on all occassions a special thanks to our hosts Monivea, our very vocal supporters who travelled in such numbers and to our resident photographer, Roy Finlay.
THE SQUAD Conor Murray, Jason Wentzel, Conor Kelly, Brian Daly, Ryan Jinks, Brian Finlay, Luke Carty, Patrick Browne, Jake Berry, Conor Cleary, Jack Ryan, David Deehan, Tristram Ryan, Paul Daly, Manny Kanimon, Sean Hassett, Kieran Rigney & Willie O'Meara.
Date Sat Oct 28th 2012
Venue Dubarry Park, Athlone
Competition U 16 Friendly
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 14 v Creggs R F C 18
On a lovely day for rugby in Dubarry Park, Buccaneers Under 16s entertained Creggs in a competitive and entertaining game of rugby.
Creggs raced into the lead early on with a drop goal, quickly followed by a penalty. Buccaneers worked tirelessly in defence, and kept Creggs out, until shortly before half time, when Creggs got in for a try out wide, which they converted.
Early in the second half, Buccaneers piled on the pressure, and Neal O’Kane saw a gap in the Creggs fringe defence and got over the line for a well taken try from close range, which Ross Cooper converted.
Creggs responded by scoring another try whilst buccs were down a man through injury, but this Buccs team responded in their usual spirit, and upped the tempo and work rate. This resulted in Ross Cooper touching down for a well worked try, which he converted himself.
Buccs kept up the pace and intensity for the last five minutes camped in the Creggs half trying to get the winning score, but through great defence on Creggs part and some poor decision making Buccs failed to get over the line.
Close but no cigar! And while Creggs ran out victorious, rugby was the real winner on the day.
Best for Buccs were Neal O’Kane, Jake Berry, Patrick Browne and Conor Murray.
Buccaneers Squad: Conor Kelly, Jake Berry, Neal O’Kane, Conor Cleary, William O’Meara, Jack Ryan, Ryan Jinks, Patrick Browne, Luke Carty, Ross Cooper, Jamie O’Keefe, Jason Wentzal, Conor Murray
Date Sat Oct 20th 2012
Venue Dubarry, Park, Athlone
Competition U 17 Development League South
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 5 v Ballinasloe U 17's 32
A beautiful sunny October morning in Dubarry Park, saw the commencement of the Division 2 South Development league match between Buccaneer’s U16’s and Ballinasloe U 17’s.
Ballinasloe galloped into an early lead with some fine unanswered tries as the younger Buccs tried to come to terms with the physical challenges posed by a more mature and physical Ballinasloe side. The home side began to gain more frequent possession as the game approached half time led by a defiant pack who refused to be intimidated by the task that lay ahead of them. Surges by Neil O’Kane, debutant Jack Ryan, Conor Kelly and the rest of the vanguard saw Ballinasloe relieved to hear the half time whistle with their goal line still intact.
The second half resumed with the Buccs aided by the blinding sun, defending with some resolution as the tackles missed in the first half became a thing of the past. The defensive line functioned far more effectively as Patrick Browne, Jason Weitzel. Fergal Groehendijik and the returning Conor Murray felled all before them.
While Ballinasloe did add another score to their tally the biggest cheer of the day was reserved for a wonderful team try scored by Ryan Jinks. This was no little reward for a game Buccs side whose coaches will be more than happy with their team’s endeavour on a difficult day.
As with all occasions, a special thanks to our whistle blower Padraic McGowan, photographer Roy Finlay, the Buccs background team and to our guests Ballinasloe.
The Squad Jake Berry, Jamie O’Keefe, Luke Carty, Conor Cleary, Conor Murray, Tristram Ryan, Sean Hassett, Neil O’Kane, Brian Daly, Brian Finlay, Jack Ryan, Kieran Rigney, Jason Wentzel, Fergal Groehendijk, Patrick Browne, Ryan Jinks and Conor Kelly.
Date Sat Oct 6th 2012
Venue Castle Grounds, Monivea
Competition U 16s Friendly
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 19 v Monivea 29
Perfect conditions for a rugby match led to a highly entertaining and tough U-16 game at the Castle Grounds in Monivea. Buccaneers started the game at a ferocious pace, receiving the kick off and working their way down to the Monivea 22, but all their good work was undone by a sloppy turnover which was punished by Monivea who broke down the field for a try after 3 minutes. Monivea with more matches under their belt at this early stage of the season, looked sharper and more clinical, and continued to punish Buccs for any mistake they made.
Buccaneers attacked with width and purpose but too often forced the last pass, spurning a number of good try scoring chances. Monivea scored their second try, through a missed tackle in the middle of the field, undoing all Buccs good work in their much improved defensive effort. Monivea then pounced again and punished another missed tackle for their third try after 25 minutes.
At this stage, it looked ominous for Buccs, but this spirited bunch of players dug deep. They increased the intensity and effort of their defensive play and work at the breakdown. Allied with an expansive exciting attacking style, Buccs got Monivea on the back foot. The continued pressure and an increased tempo caused problems for the Monivea defence.
They continued in the same vein at the start of the second half and huge pressure on the Monivea line resulted in a blocked down kick in the in goal area by Luke Carty which he managed to touch down. Due reward for the Buccs improved effort.
Things were looking up for Buccs now, but a missed tackle from the ensuing restart let Monivea in for a fourth easy try. However, Buccs responded in fine fashion, by working their way up the pitch going from side to side, in great team effort with forwards and backs all involved in fantastic passage of play which resulted in the livewire centre Jamie McBride touching down over the line for a try which Tristram Ryan duly converted.
With Buccaneers down to 14 players, and with the numerical superiority Monivea got over for another try, but this bunch of young Buccs refused to lie down and attacked with aplomb and Ryan finished off a fine attacking move for a try, which he also converted.
Overall, this was a massive improvement from Buccs’ previous outing. The front row of Jake Berry, Adam McKnight and Neal O'Kane set a solid platform up front, with a massive effort at the breakdown by second rows Michael Burnell and Conor Cleary who was like a young Richie McCaw with the amount of ball he poached on the ground. The backrow trio of Hassett, Jinks and Finlay caused havoc around the pitch with strong ball carrying throughout the match, giving go forward ball, and ball retention at the breakdown facilitating the exciting attacking play of the Buccs backline.
Half backs Browne and Carty controlled the tempo of the game, and provided great attacking ball for the centre partnership of Ryan and McBride, and the explosive pace of wingers Jason Wentzel and Manny Kanimon.
With a bit of focus and work on their defence on the training pitch , this Buccaneers team have huge potential.
A special thanks to all the parents who drove and to Roy Finlay for doing the photography.
Date Sat Sept 29th 2012
Venue Dubarry Park, Athlone
Competition U 16s Friendly
Scoreline Buccaneer's U 16's 12 v Galwegians 35
The first match of the season was played against a formidable Galwegian’s team in Dubarry Park last Saturday. The home team powered into action in swash buckling fashion reminiscent of their march to the Cup semi-final last season. Wave after wave of early attacks were repulsed by the Galwegian’s rear guard who also successfully counter attacked to score the first try of the match. This pattern was to repeat itself throughout the match as the Glaswegians team proved to be more adept at making use of the possession that came their way.
The home side will be disappointed that their contribution to the score board was restricted to two fine efforts by Ryan Jinks and Tristram Ryan, particularly when many overlap situations were spurned, by poor communication rather than by poor execution. However, Abba and his management team will be delighted with the application and work rate of the squad on their first outing. The foward momentum of Messrs’ Hassett, Deehan, O'Meara, Daly and co. allied to the more dextrous footwork and pace of Carty, O'Keefe and Rigney did not go unnoticed by the larger than usual band of spectators.
The Post match delivery by your coaching team was most apt with regard to how your season must progress … "Let the work continue!" See you all Wednesday night on the paddock.
As always with every occassion a special thanks to Galwegians, our referee Tom O'Reilly, Photographers Ted Carty & Jim Rigney and all others who participated on the day.
A speedy recovery is wished to all players who picked up injuries during the match.
The Squad : Jake Berry, Patrick Browne, Michael Burnell, Luke Carty, Conor Cleary, Ian Connor, Brian Daly, Paul Daly, David Deehan, Robert Dunne, Fergal Groehendijik, Sean Hassett, Ryan Jinks, Emmanuel Kanimon, Conor Kelly, Jamie O’Keefe, Adam McKnight, Neill O’Kane, William O’Meara, Kieran Rigney, Tristram Ryan and Jason Wentzel