Wick­low U-18s go on a scor­ing spree in Wex­ford

Bray People - - Sport -

Wex­ford 5, Wick­low 55: Wick­low U-18s kicked off their South­east League cam­paign on Satur­day last with a well-earned win away to Wex­ford.

Wick­low scored nine tries and con­ceded one in a game that was well con­tested for the first three-quar­ters.

Wick­low started well and af­ter good tackling by the back row of Niall Nardy, J. Cam­bell and Lorcan Cullen, Wick­low gained pos­ses­sion and laid siege to the Wex­ford line but very good de­fend­ing by the home team kept Wick­low out and it took a great ef­fort to fi­nally break through the home de­fence by Niall Hardy to score to first of his two tries.

From the restart John Jenk­in­son made one of his many for­ays up the cen­tre and was well sup­ported by K. O’Ma­honey, Lorcan Cullen and Dar­ragh Her­aughty. In­deed it was Dar­ragh Her- aughty who scored the try of the match when he burst onto a popped pass, went be­tween the cen­tres and then rounded the full back for a great in­di­vid­ual try. Si­mon Breen con­verted.

Wick­low added two more tries in great suc­ces­sion by Niall Hardy and Si­mon Breen be­fore Wex­ford came back strongly scor­ing a try and keep­ing Wick­low penned in­side their own 22 for the last ten min­utes of the first- half. Wick­low led 24-5 at half­time.

In the sec­ond-half Wick­low scored five fur­ther tries through Shaun O’Brien, Den­nis Hig­gins, John Cam­bell, Seán Doyle and Gar­rett Kin­nane and Shaun O’Brien con­verted two and Si­mon Breen one. Over­all it was a sat­is­fac­tory per­for­mance from Wick­low but one that was marred by an an­kle in­jury to Dar­ragh Her­aughty shortly af­ter the start of the sec­ond-half; a su­perb line out jumper and play­ing bet­ter than ever this year. We wish Dar­ragh a speedy re­cov­ery. Liam Gaffney, David Acres and James Kil­gan­non all had solid games. Good per­for­mances by Kyle War­ren, Aaron Keogh, Pádraig Naughton and Jamie Clarke when they came on au­gurs well for this squad go­ing for­ward.

Next week Wick­low take on En­nis­cor­thy at home in the South­east League, kick-off 11.30 a.m.

Wick­low panel: D. Acres, S. Doyle, R. Hur­ley, L. Gaffney, J. Jenk­in­son, G. Kin­nane, N. Hardy, L. Cullen, J. Kil­gan­non, K. War­ren, D. Her­aughty, S. Breen, S. Roberts, K. O’Ma­honey, J. Clarke, J. Cam­bell, D. Hig­gins, B. Arm­strong, P. Naughton, C. But­ter­worth, E. Downes, S. O’Brien, T O’Dono­van, S. DuMoulin, J. Flood, R. Hur­ley, B. Doyle.

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