Garryowen 8pts – Trinity 14pts – November 1st 2014.

Trinity achieved their biggest win of the season with an impressive performance and result against high flying Garryowen in Limerick on Saturday.

Trinity played into the wind and rain in the first half dominating possession and position on the field. The worrying thing for the students was their dominance was not being reflected on the scoreboard. They took only a 3pt lead into the second half. They had created several scoring opportunities, but did not finish. At times the rugby the students played was like they were oblivious to the wet and miserable conditions. They moved the ball at every opportunity which seemed to surprise the home team. Up front the forwards dominated at scrum time and won several penalties and turnovers in the set piece.

In the second half Garryowen had their purple patch straight away and after a few minutes scored a try from in close after several phases. Trinity, however, came back and the home team never really threatened again. In the end the home team looked shattered from defending for most of the game. From a ruck Trinity broke blindside for scrum half Angus Lloyd to put wing Tim Maupin in for a well taken try. With the wind at their backs Trinity played for position and from these positions Limerick native out half Jack McDermott coolly kicked two penalties to put the game out of reach of the Munster outfit.

Trinity host another famous Limerick club next Saturday (November 8th) Shannon in College Park NOTE: kick off time is 2pm because of the Ireland V South Africa game at 5pm.

15 Conor Kearns, 14 Tim Maupin, 13 Paddy Lavelle,12 Seb Fromm, 11 Jack Fitzpatrick, 10 Jack McDermott, 9 Angus lloyd, 1 George Walsh,
2 Richard Halpin Paddy Finlay 60),3 Andy Keating (Tom Collis 40),4 Jack Burke, 5 Raef Tyrell, 6 Pierce Dargan, 7 Brian Du Toit,8 Nick McCarthy (Tom Ryan 50).

Trinity U20s lost their first game of the season 25-8 against well drilled Leinster champions Terenure. This was a disappointing result for the mainly freshman Trinity Team. Hopefully, the students will return to form next week V UCD on Sunday in Belfield at 2.30pm.


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