Tallaght 2nd 12 St. Mary’s College 15

Aaron Morgan

Tallaght R.F.C. 2nds 12

Tries: Aaron Morgan 2
Con: Daryl Keogh

St. Mary’s College R.F.C. 15

Metro League Division 11
Tymon Park
07/10/2017

Tallaght’s 2nd team hosted St. Mary’s in their first league game of the season. The first wasn’t great for Tallaght as they struggled to find much rhythm. Marys scored two tries and converted one of them to lead 12-0 at halftime. Marys kicked a penalty which increased their lead to 15-0 but then Tallaght fought back when number eight Aaron Morgan broke through for a try that was converted by Daryl Keogh to make it 15-7. Then Morgan forced his way over again, bringing to back to 15-12. Tallaght were dominating now and had their chances to snatch a victory but they couldn’t take them and Marys held on for the win.

Tallaght Director of rugby Luke Tyrrell was pleased with his team’s comeback. “We started a little slowly and gave Marys too big a lead. But we played a lot better in the second half and could have won it with a little more luck at the end. We need to learn to produce that type of rugby from the start. However there was a lot to be positive about and it was great to see former players like Derek Bruke and Dave Kelly back playing again.”

 

Man of the match: Aaron Morgan

 

Tallaght ‘B’

15. John Burke
14. John Cowan
13. Daryl Keogh
12. Stephen Heaney
11. Tony O’Loughlin
10. Morgan Farrell
9. David Molloy

1. Andrew Grace
2. Stephen Kelly
3. Tony McManus
4. Ed O’Brien
5. Derek Burke 
6. Dave Kelly
7. Arran O’Loughlin
8. Aaron Morgan

Replacements:

16. Brian Tyrrell
17. Alan Sower
18. Gary Turner
19. Andrew Caswell
20. Andrew Rudd
21. Brian Tyrrell
22. Joe Ivers

 

Photos: Joe Ivers

 

Daryl Keogh

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