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Thursday 19 January 2017

Fleming penalty the difference as Castletroy edge out Glenstal


Published 06/02/2013 | 04:00

Goalkicking was difficult in this clash at Annacotty with a strong crossfield wind and torrential showers making life difficult.

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Despite the conditions, though, both sides coped well and the difference between them at the final whistle was the only successful kick at goal – a penalty for Castletroy after 25 minutes by Conor Fleming.

Both sides registered tries by their No 8s, both had a player sin-binned in the second half and both missed good opportunities.

After several drives Castletroy finally had a try when David Rowsome squeezed in at the corner in the last play of the first half.

Glenstal were rewarded for a plucky display when the outstanding George O'Hara raced in after persistent pressure.

Castletroy College – O Kelly; S Hogan, R McDonnell, C Carroll, S McBrearty; J Heuston, C Fleming; J Conway, M O'Mara, C Myers; E Slattery, E Hourigan; L Ridder (K Davern), N O'Shea, D Rowsome.

Glenstal Abbey – K Glynn (R Johnston); S O'Sullivan, C Gavin, T Costigan, G Daly; J Stafford, C Hogan; L Lynch, J Williams, D Quane; T Broderick, A Donohue; W Murray, J Enright (D Halpenny), G O'Hara.

REF – D Sheehan (MAR)

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