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9 years 2 weeks ago #338

Good start for the Schools side, Munster up next at home...

Irish Times wrote: [glow=red,2,300]Egan guides Connacht home[/glow]


Thu, Sep 08, 2011

UNDER-18 SCHOOLS INTERPROS: Connacht 11 Ulster 8: CONNACHT SCORED a narrow victory over Ulster in yesterday’s Schools Interpro Under-18 clash in at Stevenson Park, with winger Colm Egan scoring all of their points.

Two 50-metre penalties and a try, all in the first half, from the Sligo Grammar prospect, guided the westerners to a narrow success.

Ben Carty kicked ahead for Egan to win the race and touch down in the left corner on 19 minutes.

Connacht had secondrow Shane Boyle sin binned on 25 minutes, but rather than take advantage, Ulster conceded again, Egan’s second penalty sending the visitors in with an 11-0 interval advantage.

Ulster fullback Rob Haldane was off target with a couple of penalty attempts, but they did get themselves back in the game in the 46th minute when Justin Rea and Mark Best combined to send winger Neil Burns in for an unconverted try.

Connacht had a second player, outhalf Carty, sent to the bin for 10 minutes, but again the home side struggled to break down their stubborn opponents.

Justin Rea added a penalty, but Connacht defended superbly in the final 15 minutes to hold on and shade a tight contest.

ULSTER: R Haldane; N Burns, J McClure, N Brown, D Busby; J Rea, C Wright; M Hoey, A Kerr, S McBrien, J Darling, J Cooke, B Alexander, D Marshall, P Anderson. Replacements: M Montgomery for Kerr, J Craig for McBrien, R Kane for Hoey, D Dass for Anderson, P Weir for Wright, A Wright for Rea, M Best for Brown.

CONNACHT: R Pepperhobs; C Egan, A McAleer, M Melotte, C Langan; B Carty, E Gavin; J Walsh, S Flannagan, S Mehagueria, S Boyle, D O’Dowd-Hill, E Connell, R Mooney, S O’Brien. Replacements: J O’Hehir for Mooney, C Gaffney for Carty.

Referee: N Correll.

© 2011 The Irish Times

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9 years 2 weeks ago #348

Brilliant stuff! :)

The underage provincial teams are really coming through these days. Can't wait to see the impact on our playing resources at a higher level.


A Connacht is not just for the Xmas Inter-Pros...
A Connacht is for Life

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9 years 2 weeks ago #356

Two 50meter kicks under18....impressive.  Great win

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9 years 2 weeks ago #365

Well done guys, things looking good for the future.

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9 years 2 weeks ago #391

Great result

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9 years 2 weeks ago #396

Thats what we need ...Our own homegrown Stars....Keep it up lads

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