Ard Na Cregg Final

November 7, 2018

The game kicked off at 5.30pm with Corinthians playing into a strong wind for the first half of a game that was to prove to be a 9 try scoring blitz for them. The opening score of the game came on the 14th minute when Niall O’ Shea got over for a try which went unconverted but was swiftly followed 3 minutes later by a try from Rory Dunleavy which was converted by Barry O’ Dea. On the 28th minute Kevin O’ Flynn got over for what was to be the 1st of his 3 tries on the day in which he played his last match for Corinthians. This try was successfully converted leaving the score at 19 – 0. Just minutes later a great off load by Barney Lally to Gareth O’ Sullivan led to Corinthians 4th try which took the score to 24 – 0 when the conversion was missed. On the approach to half time Kevin O’ Flynn got over for his 2nd try of the game and Corinthians 5th which wasn’t converted. Galwegians got their only score of the day a few minutes later at the end of the 1st half when they got a try which was duly converted leaving the score at 29 – 7. 5 minutes into the second half saw O’ Flynn completing his hat trick which Barry O’ Dea converted leaving the score then at 36 – 7. Galwegians stepped up their game at this point and managed to contain Corinthians for the next 25 minute until Niall O’ Shea went over for his second try bringing the score to 41 – 7. Minutes later Sean Ruaine got the 8th Corinthian try of the day with the conversion by O’ Dea bring the score to 48 – 7. The final score and 9th Corinthian try of the day came just before the final whistle and was to be the second try for Gareth O’ Sullivan. This completes the season for Corinthians thirds and adds to the trophy cabinet after the presentation of the Ard na Cregg trophy by the secretary of the Connacht branch Patrick Piggott to captain Ian Hutchinson.