Wanderers RFC vs U23's

October 11, 2013
Score: 19 - 21

Match Report


IMG_0678The NUIM Barnhall’s Development Team who now go 3 from 3 in the Leinster Metro League Div 5 with an away win to Wanderers last Friday night under lights in Lansdowne Road.

Some great forward play from the start, with a number of wonderful line breaks which lead to the Blue Bulls building a 9 nil lead after 20 minutes with 3 successful penalty kicks from fullback Karl Stewart.

Wanderers came back with some good back play which lead to a converted try after 25 mins with their centre scoring under the posts after some weak defence from NUIM Barnhall.

The Blue Bulls came back well with again with some forward dominance in open play with the 2nd row & back row showing a great willingness to carry ball. After some great yards gained through the pack the ball was moved to the wing where winger Conor Smith showed great skill in touching down in the corner to make it 14-7 to the visitors.

Again Wanderers came back and after some good pressure were able to score through the backs in the corner & draw level at 14-14 after a great conversion by the Home side out half.

NUIM Barnhall’s dominance upfront again made inroads and after a quick penalty tap was taken close to the Wanderers line, number 7 Greg Daly secured another try for NUIM Barnhall with Karl Stewart kicking the extras to leave the halftime score 21-14 to the visitors.

The 2nd half brought a change with Wanderers gaining the upper hand & after sustained pressure they scored an unconverted try in the corner after some decent back play with 25 mins remaining to make it 21-19. The artificial pitch was taking it’s toll on the NUIM Barnhalll team, loosing 2 props, Michael Bannon (back) & Peter Colgan (knee) by halftime & flanker Greg Daly (hamstring) & scrumhalf Marc Mullally (groin strain) by the 60th minute. Some resolute defensive work from all the NUIM Barnhall players where great commitment was shown by all lead to keeping Wanderers scoreless for the remainder of the match & left the final score 21-19 at the whistle. Next up for the Blue Bulls is an away match to UCD next Friday 18th October.

Player Positions for NUIM Barnhall RFC

15.      Karl Stewart

14.      Daire McBride

13.      Alan Dardis

12.      Gerard O’Reilly

11.      Conor Smith

10.      Stephen Connaughton

9.        Marc Mullally

1.        Micheal Bannon

2.        Shane O’Gorman

3.        Martin Furey

4.        Matthew Crehan

5.        Andrew McIntyre

6.        James White

7.        Gregory Daly

8.        Jeremiah Nolan

Substitute Positions

16.      Jake Harries

17.      Peter Colgan

18.      Nour hafdioui

19.      Paddy troy

20.      Martin Dwyer