Tallaght 1st R.F.C. 3

Pen: Rob Hudson

Coolmine R.F.C. 23

John Madden Plate Final
Malahide RFC

Tallaght took on Division Six side Coolmine on a Thursday evening in the final of the John Madden Plate in Malahide.

Coolmine scored an early try and then kicked a penalty to take a 10-0 lead. Rob Hudson kicked a penalty to make it 10-3 at half time. Tallaght started the second half well but couldn’t convert that possession into points and Coolmine kicked two further penalties to increase their lead to 16-3. They then finished the game as they started it by scoring a converted try to make the final score 23-3.

Head coach Tom Leigh was disappointed with the scoreline but proud of his team’s performance. “We were up against a Division six team today and we were missing a number of key men. We struggled at the set-piece and this meant we couldn’t get our game going. But the lads never stopped fighting so I can’t fault the effort. While it’s disappointing to finish on a defeat, I want to thank all the players on both the firsts and seconds team who came out to play this season.”


Tallaght 1sts

15. Simon Collie
14. Aaron Shanahan
13. Ciaran Rudd
12. Daryl Keogh
11. Karl Segrave
10. David Clarke
9. Rob Hudson

1. Alan Sower
2. Andrew Grace
3. Andy Caswell
4. Joe Ivers
5. Mark Keogh
6. Kevin Quinn
7. Daniel Pomares
8. Jack Russell (Captain)


16. Aaron Morgan
17. Simon Gaskell
18. Stephen Heaney
19. Gavin McKeon
20. Alan Moore
21. Ciaran Stewart
22. Andy Rudd


Report: Jim O’Connor
Photos: Anne Kavanagh