UL Bohs 3rds V Stillorgan RFC
- Published on 16 September 2012
New Season, New Management, pretty much new team.
Game 1 of probably 20+ based on previous seasons.
1.Declan Keogh 2.Matthew Simms 3.Martin Lynch 4.Will Riordan 5.Ciaran McCarthy (Stephen Warren) 6.John Dublin (Luke ???) 7.Stephen Warren (John Kenny) 8. Pat Bird (Capt) 9. Rory McCafferty 10. Daragh Nicholas 11. Ger Kissane 12. John Goggin 13. John Gleeson 14. Kevin Prendergast 15. Kevin Doody
If I’ve forgotten anyone it’s because I’m knackered!!
Stillorgan RFC on a one night tour of limerick were looking for a losener before the start of their competitive season which Ul Bohs 3rds duly obliged. Unfortunately Ul Bohs 3rds have not had a sniff of a tour in at least 2 years. The furthest we have gone is Ennis for the St Stephens day match. Our Chef d'equipe (Brendan Gill) has climbed to more glamorous surrounds of 2nds team Mgt, so his plan for the last 2 years to send us on a tour may be a pipe dream now, unless he comes back on a consultancy basis, we don’t think we could afford his hourly rate though!!!
Anyway back to the game.
It appeared from the start we may have been outclassed by Stillorgan RFC with a kit that would send any 3rds team wondering what they need to do to get a matching kit. Even the non playing tourists were kitted in #1's!!!. Although John Goggin playing in the centre was wearing Red Boots to match his attire. We always wondered what he was doing playing in the pack last year with those boots.
The game started with Stillorgan encamped on the bohs line for a 15 minute spell of phase after phase of attack. The bohs defense held up with some big hits but eventually was broken down by stillorgan sucking in players to defend and using the space created outside 7 - 0. Bohs rallied in the next 5-10 minutes of the game with Martin Lynch and Pat Bird making breaks into the oppositions 22 but the final pass wouldn’t come.
Ul Bohs coughed up too much ball at ruck time at turnovers and tried to force the pass in the tackle which resulted in knock-ons, where patience may have prevailed to keep the ball tight.
Stillorgan thrived off this and scored 2 more tries by half time living off Bohs mistakes.
The 2nd half was a different story with some simple words rallied by Peter Rolls (also Referee) and Mike Coffey on our defensive line and rucking past the ball. On these words Bohs rallied into the Stillorgan half for most of the 2nd half but proved unfruitful to capitalize on the amount of possession.
Stillorgan scored a late try in the second half from a loose ball in the tackle.
Final Score. UL Bohs 3rds 0 -28 Stillorgan RFC
A lot of positives can be taken from this game with nearly 12 new players starting in the team compared to the end of last season. Stillorgan RFC have been training since July. Their team consisted of a mixture of 2nds & a few 3rds players.
Bohs concession of only 1 try in the second half and improvement of rucking and defense and well needed game time.
UL Bohs 3rds play Old Crescent next week in the opening of the McInerney Cup.
So a bit of fine tuning for next week with Old Crescent chomping at the bit to avenge their semi-final loss to us in the Webb Cup last year.
On the sandwich front afterwards for Stillorgan Mike Coffey lost versus Peter Rolls magnificent (White Bread/Butter/Hang and Cheese). Mike travelled down from Dublin at 4.30am to get up and make sandwiches at 9am. He had a selection of brown and white sandwiches but the fillings of tuna/sweetcorn and cheese/tomato did not go down too well.
The Coffey’s will probably be having them for Sunday lunch tomorrow and quite possibly for school on Monday.
UL Bohs v Old Crescent in NM u 21 League Friday 7th Sept 2012 at Rosbrien
- Published on 10 September 2012
Our under 21’s were back in action last night Friday Sept 7th against Old Crescent in the North Munster league in Rosbrien. The pitch was in fantastic condition and the new pitch lighting was nothing short of brilliant. It was great to see many of last years squad back in action, and it was especially good to see the new members of this years squad take the field.
Senior XV Charity Cup
- Published on 02 September 2012
Womens AIL league fixtures announced
- Published on 26 August 2012
See details of the new seasons fixture list here in which our womens team headlines the article: http://www.irishrugby.ie/news/26991.php