Monday 22 January 2018

ail at a glance

Star turn

Darragh Fitzpatrick (Blackrock)

THERE was plenty at stake at Stradbrook on Saturday as Blackrock beat Old Belvedere to give themselves a relegation lifeline, and it was out-half Fitzpatrick who stepped up to the plate, scoring 13 of his side's 18 points in a virtuoso display.

One to watch

Luke Marshall (Ballymena)

The Ulster centre has had limited opportunities at senior level, but he gave a reminder of his talents on Friday by scoring a try in his club's draw with Ballynahinch. The former Ireland U-20 has hands to die for and the physical presence to impose himself, but he needs a break for his province to make the grade.

8 League leaders St Mary's unbeaten record stretches back to October -- their win over Garryowen was their eighth on the trot.

Irish Independent

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