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Fantastic match ends in a draw between Wicklow and Tullow

Big game for under-14s against Tullamore in two weeks

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The Wicklow under-14 team who drew with Tullow last weekend.

The Wicklow under-14 team who drew with Tullow last weekend.

The Wicklow under-14 team who drew with Tullow last weekend.

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Wicklow RFC’s under-14s played in a fantastic match against a very strong Tullow side last weekend and the teams could not be separated at the end with a 10-all draw a fair result.

Both sides played some great rugby, but the big and physical Tullow side scored first with some strong running from their backs and forwards.

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Wicklow struck straight back with scrum-half Morgan Durston taking a clever quick lineout. The ball was recycled well out wide and David Johnston drew the final tackle to put flying John Murray away in the corner.

The first half finished all square and both sides changed ends with a firm eye on the win.

Tullow started strong but were stopped several times by a dogged wicklow defence with Ronan O’Shea, James McDonagh Colclough Byrne and Damien Makombora to the fore.

Both teams were still inseparable until well into the second half when Wicklow spread the ball wide and Dan McConnell got on the end of a great passing move to score a great try out wide again.

The home side looked like they may have done enough but Tullow were not ready to concede, and they battled hard to get into the Wicklow half to eventually score a well-taken try leaving the score 10-all with very little left on the clock.

Wicklow had one last attempt to steal the win but were unable to breach a tough Tullow defence.

A draw was probably the fairest result, but the Wicklow boys were fantastic to a man.

They are now looking forward to their next game at home to Tullamore in two weeks’ time.

Wicklow: Matthew Mooney, Matthew Nestor, Felix Rothschild, Ryan Uhlemann, Daniel Clarke, William Mullally, Damian Makombora, Toby Keating (capt), James McDonagh, Joseph Cooney, Ewan Meyer, Ronan O’Shea, Morgan Durston, Daniel Flemming, Dylan Vickers, Dan McConnell, David Johnston, John Murray, Colclough Byrne, Oscar Dunne, William Roberts.


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