Greystones are too strong for Barnhall
RUGBY LEINSTER SENIOR LEAGUE CUP
Greystones 29 Barnhall 6: Greystones got off to a good start with their first outing in the Leinster Senior League Cup, with a solid win against Barnhall.
They should have scored within a minute, when a good break by outhalf James Power from outside the visitors 22, but he was stopped just short of the line.
Three minutes later and a bursting run from halfway by new signing Stevie Meyer saw his wayward pass spoil the move, however Meyer had a fine game throught and looks like he could do well in this side.
A penalty soon after by Power opened the scoring.
Stones had all the play and on ten minutes a try from Karl Deshnu in the right hand corner con- verted by Power put them ahead by ten points.
The visitors then scored two penalties in quick succesion to go into a lead but Stones took it back within five minutes with a try from John Hannon, playing against his former club. Power was once again on target with the conversion to leave the score 17-6 at the break.
The second-half saw the home team up the play and a try from Johnny Downey converted by Power saw the lead increase.
Soon after Power had to retire with a leg injurey which saw fullback Mark Gerraghty take his place at outhalf, and within five minutes he scored a great try when taking the ball on the Barnhall twenty-two, he saw his oppo- site number give him a narrow gap and ghosted through to score under the sticks
However he narrowly missed the conversion but made amends later with a well taken penalty to further extend the lead.
With almost the last play of the game Deshnu got his second of the day when a spilled ball by the visitors inside the Greystones twenty-two was hacked on by wing Ronan O’Carroll and following up by both himself and Deshnu they beat the Barnhall cover to score close in to the posts with Gerraghty kicking the conversion to earn a well deserved win.
Next up on Wednesday evening, Greystones take on Lansdowne with a 7.30 p.m. kick-off at the RDS.