JCT 37 Ardscoil Ris 17
Newbridge College Junior A’s hosted Ardscoil Ris of Limerick in a friendly fixture last Wednesday.
Newbridge were the slower of the two teams out of the blocks conceding an early try in the corner. This score really gave Newbridge the wakeup call they needed as they went straight down the pitch and won a penalty which Luke Morris slotted from 35 meters. Newbridge went on to score 5 un-answered tries converting 4 of them. Ardscoil scored 2 late tries and 1 conversion to leave the final score at 36 – 17. It was an extremely good team performance with individuals also demonstrating real skill and aggression. Individuals that stood out were Cian Murphy, Daithi Murphy, Patrick Ryan and Ben Howlett. Try scores were Cian Murphy (3) and Daithi Murphy (2)
Other Results: SCT 27 Ardscoil Ris 5; Inter A 19 Kings Hospital 48; Inter B 25 Kings Hospital 25; Eller Black&White 17 Eller White 10; Eller Blitz v Roscrea: Won 2, Drew 2, Lost 5.
Our two second year teams played challenge games away to Loreto Foxrock yesterday afternoon. This was the first time these provisional squads had played together and there are still many changes to be made before teams are picked. The A squad played first.
They played well and improved as the match progressed getting to know new positions and new players. Well done to Aimee Mc Grath who scored for Newbridge. The home team scored in the second half of the game to make it a 1-all draw. Promising performance all round. Teams will be finally selected in the next two weeks before the league campaign starts.