|9th March 2019||12:30 pm||80'|
Old Christians 0 Douglas/Carrigaline 5
Quarter final of Munster Development Cup
Super tough day at the office. The boys were knocked out of the development cup by a mere 5 points on Saturday the 9th of March by Douglas/Carrigaline. It was a perfect day for playing rugby with a light wind and relatively clear skies, however the game wasn’t perfect the ref at the end told me that the game was very tight and they were both committing the same mistakes.
There were a total of 3 yellow cards, 1 near the end of the first half when Douglas/Carrigaline’s number 10 was sent off for a high tackle, deep into the second half our very own Connor Drummy was sent off for a high tackle, the final sending off was again Douglas/Carrigaline for another high tackle. While Connor was off the ref blew for a high tackle by Oscar, the ref said it was an accidental high tackle so it would just be a penalty. Neither team made the most of the extra man advantage.The first half ended nil all.
The second half continued on in the same vein, as the first with both sides having possession and not being able to turn it into a score. Then giving penalties away near the opposition try line. Douglas/Carrigaline finally broke through to score an unconverted try.
Old Christians despite their efforts weren’t able to convert the time spent in the opposition half into a score and the score line remained 0-5, knocking Old Christians out of the cup.
The boys played their hearts out and tried their best. They were unlucky during the season with injuries and struggling with numbers, so I for one, am super proud of their efforts this year, how far they got and how well they played often with only 15 players.
The final score was Old Christians 0 – 5 Douglas/Carrigaline.
- we might also be in another cup and in with a chance to bring home some well deserved silverware
- we are also hoping to have a few friendlies to round out our season, before the majority of the team moves up to under 18.5.
Some match pictures………………..
1. Oscar gets the game started.
2. John kicking to touch.
3. Akram gathers and prepares to go.
4. Lewis turning over another lineout.
5. Emmet clearing his lines.
6. Denzel goes in for the tackle.
7. Akram and Cathal tried to stop the try.
8. Alex tries to break through supported by Connor.
9. Matthew trying to break through with Connor in support.
10. Late penalty to Old Christians