Seconds through to semi-final of Transfield Cup

November 7, 2018


St. Mary’s put us under pressure from the very start andonly good defence by Declan Bannon, MarkMulvaney and more stopped St Mary’s fromgoing in front. We settled into our own game and got the first score of thegame after a great back line move resulted in Declan Brown scoring under the posts. Brian Haugh added the extras to put us 7-0 up after 18 minutes.


Young Munster increased our lead after 24 minutess whenMary’s went offside at a ruck, and Brian Haugh kicked the resulting penalty from 30 metres out to put us 10-0 infront.

Mary’s came straight back at us and got a deserved scorewhen their number 8 drove over the line from a five metre scrum, to leave thehalf time score 10-5 in our favour.


Some strong words at half time by our coaches GearoidPrendergast and Mark Hayes resulted in us starting the second half  onthe front foot, and it came as no surprise when we scored our second trythrough Craig O’Hanlon with a great individual try. Declan Bannon kicked the extras to put us ahead 17-5 after 49minutes.


We scored again after 57 minutes with our third try through OwenTarrant after great inter play between GerO’Flaherty and Jake Considine to open up the Mary’s defence for Owen to score inthe corner, to put us 22-5 ahead.


Our fourth try came after 70 minutes again through CraigO’Hanlon with a great outside break totouch down near the posts. Declan Bannon added the conversion to leave the score at 29 -5 ahead with 10 minutesleft on the clock. Mary’s came back at us and scored their second try in the78th minute through their number 9 and their outhalf added the easy conversionto leave the final score 29-12.


This was just the type of game we need before our trip toCork Cons next Sunday in the next round of the Junior Cup. We wish St Mary’sthe best of luck for the rest of the season.


Final score: St. Mary’s 12 – 29 Young Munster