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Mens Thirds 59 – Claremorris 19

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Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians Thirds 59 - Claremorris 19
  • Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Sep 19th 2021
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Match Report

It was very much a case of start as you mean to go on for the men’s thirds, as a comfortable victory over Claremorris cemented a place in the final of the J2 Cup final. A solid start was the foundation for success, with ‘Wegians having two tries on the board before the match was a quarter of the way through.

Eire McCarthy and Dave Gallagher both crossed the whitewash in the early stages to put the hosts 12-0 to the good. Tighearnan O Frighil was the man tasked with conversions, and he stood up to the challenge, knocking over seven from nine in a competent display with the boot.

By half-time, the score was 31-0, and the game was good as done. Captain Dinny Mulvey crossed for the third, with the bonus also secured before the break prior to McCarthy’s second. The half-time team talk obviously involved some mention of ruthlessness, with Neill Walsh making an instant impact on the scoreboard a minute into the second half.

Prop Dylan Donohue also scored a few minutes later, before a response from Claremorris ensured it wasn’t to be a whitewash. But Galwegians would have the final say, with Shane O’Connor grabbing his second. Dave Gallagher and Larry Corcoran added further gloss, as ‘Wegians ran away with it in a successful day at the office.

Players

Shane O’Connor, Eire McCarthy, Paul Colleran, Larry Corcoran, Alex Micu, Tighearnán Ó Frighil, Tony Kelly, Dylan Donohue, Gary Carroll, Jack Haugh, Jamie Lynch, Dinny Mulvey (captain), Eoin Gannon, Neill Walsh, Dave Gallagher. Subs: Jimmy Hill, Darragh Gannon, Matthew Joyce, Bawney Hayes, Johnny Derrick, Jack Birtwhistle Fergal Burke, Mark Kavanagh.

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