Downing leads Edenderry's team effort
Roscrea 5 Edenderry 26
Edenderry U-16s travelled to Roscrea for this Leinster League match and emerged victorious in a fine team display.
The visitors played against the wind and up the hill in the first half but still led by 7-5. They capitalised on having the elements in their favour after the break and ran out convincing winners.
Edenderry started very well attacking from the off and were camped in the Roscrea 22 for the first ten minutes and were very unlucky not to score. Roscrea then dominated the next part of the match and only for some great defensive work they would have scored.
After good work by the Roscrea pack they were awarded a try in the corner, to leave the score 5-0.
However, Edenderry came storming back and following a break by Graham Gorman he fed Jack Downing who charged over for a try which was converted by Sean Tyrrell to leave the score 5-7.
Roscrea came back at Edenderry now but some great defensive work by the whole team held them out to half-time.
With the wind behind them in the second half, Edenderry attacked from the off. Lorcan O'Neill chipped the ball over the top for Andrew Murray to chase. He kicked the ball on and scored in the corner. Sean Tyrrell again converted to make it 14-5. Roscrea attacked again but again superb defence and a turnover led to Jack Downing scoring in the corner. Again Sean Tyrrell converted a difficult kick to make it 21-5.
Roscrea came back at Edenderry again but the defence held out and again Edenderry benefited when Sean Kavanagh jinked and sidestepped his way to score a great try near the corner.
It was a great display from the whole Edenderry team with Geraghty, Gorman, Tyrrell, Kavanagh and man of the match Jack Downing impressing.
Edenderry - J Leddin; C Mulligan, G Gorman, E Holohan, O Waters; J Geraghty, D Lowry; J Downing, C O'Neill, S Kavanagh, B Heavy, P Butler, L O'Reilly, A Murray, S Tyrrell. Sub: D Mills.