Ross rule in Roscrea
New Ross first XV made the long trip to Roscrea for the first game of the new year in Division 2A of the Leinster League.
Both teams had been out of action for three weeks and this was a tough game for both sides played out in heavy conditions.
Two tries from Paddy Delaney, on his return from injury, and one try from scoring machine David Crowdle, plus three conversions from Kevin Burke ensured a 22-3 win to consolidate their mid-table position.
New Ross are home to Garda on Sunday at Allianz Park, Southknock, and will be hoping for plenty of local support to cheer them on.