Wednesday 20 September 2017

Four-try victory sees Ireland U-20s off to winning start

Ireland 34 Scotland 7

Dan Leavy, Ireland, is tackled by Andrew Cramond and James Malcolm, Scotland.
Dan Leavy, Ireland, is tackled by Andrew Cramond and James Malcolm, Scotland.
Peter Robb, Ireland, is tackled by Magnus Bradbury, Scotland.

Man-of-the-match Jack O'Donoghue touched down twice as the Ireland Under-20s powered past Scotland in their opening Six Nations match at a rain-soaked Dubarry Park.

The game was effectively over as a contest at half-time when Mike Ruddock’s side had built up a 20-0 lead.

Tries from Jack O’Donoghue and Peader Timmins and 10 points from the boot of Ross Byrne gave the home side a commanding lead and they showed little let-up after the interval.

O’Donoghue would cross for his second and Oisin Heffernan grabbed the fourth of the night as Ireland made the perfect start to the campaign.

In injury time the Scots managed to get their first score of the game with Ben Vellacott getting a consolation try and Ben Cooper adding the extras to make the final score Ireland 34 Scotland 7.

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