Ryan triplets drive Munchin's
St Munchin's 12
ArdScoil Ris 6
Published 24/02/2012 | 05:00
The Ryan triplets -- Evan, Gavin and Darren -- were part of a powerful St Munchin's forward unit who paved the way for this hard-earned success at Clifford Park.
Munchin's dominated in the line-out for the entire match and this came to their rescue close to the finish. Ardscoil had a throw-in on their opponents' five-metre line with two minutes left, but the chance was lost when the victors gained possession and lifted the siege.
Fittingly, the Munchin's pack scored both of their tries, with Matthew McSweeney getting in for the first inside three minutes.
The strong and swirling wind played havoc with the game, as Ardscoil failed to get inside their opponents' '22' throughout the entire first half.
Munchin's scored their second try after 52 minutes, Evan Ryan touching down after an initial break from Shane Airey, who landed the conversion from the touchline.
Ardscoil's only reply came from Robbie Burke, who converted two penalties.
St Munchin's - C O'Donnell (J Clancy 65); E O'Keeffe, D Goggin, T O'Neill, D Morrissey; S Airey, B Nugent; E Kelly, L O'Halloran (D Montgomery 66), E Ryan (D O'Byrne 45) ; G Ryan, M McSweeney; G Powell, D Ryan, L Nicholas.
ArdScoil Ris -- R McKenna; R Deegan, A O'Byrne, D Kelly, C Ryan; R Burke, J Murray (C Noonan 45); T Cusack (L Guinane 63), D O'Shea (C Flanagan 63), C Glynn; P Obande, P Kearns; C Irwin, D O'Halloran, C Power.
Ref -- K Barry