Wednesday 20 March 2019

Garden players shine

Leinster u-19 rugby: Leinster 31 Connacht 7

Connacht proved no match for Leinster U-19's and their band of Co. Wicklow men as the eastern province triumphed 7-31 in Galway on Saturday.

Six men from the Garden County made the squad for the Interprovincial Championship as Leinster raided Connacht and returned home with five tries and five points for their efforts.

Max O'Reilly of St. Gerard's started as full-back with Wicklow RFC's Mark Nicholson handed the number two shirt.

Harry Noonan (Greystones RFC), Rory Wilson (St. Gerard's), Paddy McKenzie (Wicklow RFC) and Michael O'Gara (Presentation College Bray) all began the match on the substitutes bench.

Leinster always looked in control of affairs at the Connacht venue and they were good value for their victory.

The Wicklow men will be hoping to feature for their provincial side yet again on Saturday afternoon as Leinster tackle the men of Munster - who bested Ulster at the weekend - as the sides meet in Energia Park at 3pm.

Bray People