Seconds bonus point win in Munster Seconds League

November 7, 2018

Young Munster 2nd XV recorded our seventh league win in a row against UL Bohemians last Sunday at home in Tom Clifford Park. We started very brightly and scored out first try after 15 minutes through fullback Declan Bannon who cut through the UL Bohs defence to score a great individual try. Brian Haugh added the extras to put us 7-0 in front. Brian then added a penalty to leave us 10-0 up after 20 minutes. We scored our second try after 28 minutes through Shane O’Leary after a great carry i to the UL Bohs 22from Jake Considine.

We started the second half as we finished the first and scored our third try through Mark Mulvaney after a great move involving Declan Brown and Darragh Hannon. Brian Haugh kicked the difficult conversion from the touch line to leave us 22-0 up after 52 minutes.

UL Bohs did come back at us and it was only by good defence from Darragh Long and Evan Culhane that we prevented a certain try. This seemed to spur us on and we got the bonus point try after 68 minutes through Andrew Carey after great hands by all the backs.

Andrew Carey finished off with the best try of the day 8minutes later from a move that started inside our own 22. We worked the ball up the field through different carries by both the backs and forwards to leave Andrew with the easy run in for our fifth and final try to leave the score32-0. 

Final score: Young Munster 32-0 UL Bohs

Both the management and the players were delighted to see Aidan McMenamin back on the field of play for his first game of the season after his long term injury that kept him out of action for most of last season,and also big thanks to Derek McMahon for turning up at short notice and he gave a very good account of himself when introduced in the second half. Next up for the seconds is the Munster Junior Cup and this year we start with an away fixture v Cobh. We would like to wish coaches Gearoid Prendergast and Mark Hayes the very best of luck in the Cup.