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Thirds 53 – Oughterard 0


Match Result

  • Result: Galwegians Thirds 53 - Oughterad 0
  • Venue: Crowley Park on Sun Nov 13th 2011
  • Competition: Connacht J2 League

Match Report

Galwegians Third XV put on a fine performance in front of a “packed house” on the top pitch in Crowley park to take their first win of this year’s campaign. Oughterard had ex-Ireland international Jack Clarke playing 10, yet home 10 Eoin O'Mahony put in a fine 3rd's debut at 10 in the youth vrs experience battle.

Wegians faced by a stiff breeze, played into Flannery’s in the first half. Two quick tries from Colin Staunton on the wing settled the early nerves. Both tries were converted by Eoin O’Mahony to add to flannery’s collection of balls. Breeze or no breeze wegians spend the majority of the first half in the oppositions 22 and their dominance paid off with a hat trick try from Staunton and two from O’Mahony for a 29-0 half time lead.

The half backs of Jack O’Connell (recently plucked from the U21s) and Eoin O’Mahony (recently plucked from a 2 year retirement) linked up well and kept the pressure on Oughterard with quick ball and well placed kicks. Both men ran in tries in the second half for their efforts. The home team were served well by Nick and Marty in the forwards with some excellent carry's. Rob McClelland felt he had got his name on the score sheet only to realise he grounded the ball 5m too early. To one man misfortune is another man gain and Spesh wasted little time in making the 5m carry over the line. Wegians ended the day with a try from Kerins under the posts.

Overall it was a great team effort and the work from training clearly is starting to pay off. Next up Ballinasloe (a) Fri night, surely back to back wins is not too much to ask is it???

Thanks to Nic, Pat, Adrienne, Tanya and Sean for sorting the food out which fed the 2nds and both away teams also.

The man of the match went to Eoin O’Mahony for controlling the game throughout just to ensure he got the award scored 3 tries and 4 conversions.

The toilet seat was signed this week by Dan Ryan who was 1st and 2nd choice for the award. Dan sealed his fate when he too mistook the 5m line for the try line and as only Dan can rolled the ball back and forth in what only he explain his reasons. He also somehow did not see the 6ft 3in Eoin in front of him during one play and put the both of them flat out on the ground. Doh!

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