Coleraine 34 Tuam 6
Coleraine move on to the next round of the All-Ireland Junior Cup after a convincing win over Connacht side Tuam on Saturday. With only seven minutes on the clock Coleraine charged deep into the Tuam 22, recycled the ball across the back line allowing Nial Irwin to score in the corner. David Andrews kicked the conversion.
After 23 minutes following a period of intense pressure on the Coleraine defence Tuam crossed the line. The try was not allowed due to a knock on. The continued pressure paid off with a penalty being awarded three minutes later. Killian McDonagh kicked three points from 30 metres. The final fifteen minutes of the half saw three scoring opportunities, all penalties. Andrews scored first for Coleraine with a clean shot from 35 metres. Tuam had two goes at goal arising from penalty, the first went wide and short, the second bang on target, again from McDonagh.
Coleraine 10 Tuam 6. (H/T)
Coleraine started the second half strong and within three minutes they won a penalty which Andrews converted for three points. Tuam attacked from the restart and were awarded a penalty for a high tackle but the attempt was short and off target. Twelve minutes into the half Coleraine’s David Ferguson took possession on the Tuam 22 and made a break through the defence and scored beside the posts. Andrews converted, bringing the score to 20-6. From a Coleraine throw in, in the Tuam 22, Andrews scooped up a bouncing pass and crashed through the defence to score under the posts and converted.
In the final moments of the game Nigel Hall cut a great angle through the defence to score the final try. Andrews converted bringing the final score to Coleraine 34 Tuam 6.
The Tuam pack had a fantastic game dominating the scrums and putting the Coleraine pack under huge pressure throughout the game.
Tuam 1st XV who played travelled to Coleraine to play the home side in the AIB All Ireland Junior Cup last week end, loosing 34 – 6.
Front ( L to R ): Alan Tierney, Robbie Kavanagh, Pa Cunningham, Gearoid Connolly, Robbie Lee (Capt.), Barry Ruane, Brian Ruane, Eanne Hegerty, Owen Lydon.
Back: Stephen Kavanagh, Nicky Brady, Rory Cosgrove, Stephen Burke, Dave Burke, Eoin Cosgrove, Shane O’Neill, Killian Mc DonaGH, Conor Hurst, Paul Canavan.