Longford RFC Mini/Youth Notes 123/01/17   23/01/2017

Summary; Fixtures, Results & U15 Match Report

Mini/Youth Playing Information & Training Times

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Youth’s Fixtures 

Wednesday 25th January

St Mel’s SCT vs. St Patrick’s College, Navan (1 PM)

Sat 28th January

U13’s vs. Navan - McGowan Cup – Away

U14’s vs. Mullingar (Away)

U15’s vs. Edenderry (Home)

U16’s vs. Wexford (Away)

U18’s vs. Carlow (Away)

Youth’s Results

Longford U18 22 Tullamore 21

Match Reports

Leinster U15 League Longford U15 17 Edenderry 32

Longford suffered another defeat in the Leinster League on Saturday away to Edenderry, our “bogey” team over the past few years. While the work rate and intensity showed a vast improvement over the previous week’s performance against Dundalk, Longford were the authors of their own downfall with a number of mixed tackles and costly knock on’s when in possession. The old failing of falling asleep at a tap penalty also came back to haunt them once more with Edenderry taking a somewhat fortuitous lead after five minutes’ play. Having worked their way back into the Edenderry half Longford suffered a hammer blow with ten minutes gone when a promising move was undone as a result of an intercepted pass and the Edenderry out half ran from his own 22 for an unconverted try.

Longford then got themselves back into the game courtesy of tries from Shane Mallon and Daire McManus, the first following a series of well executed rucks from, in particular, Johnny Grier and Mark McHugh, the second after Jamie Byrne had created the opening through the Edenderry midfield. With Longford ahead by 12 – 10, and in control of the game, they were again the authors of their own misfortune when three relatively straightforward tackles were missed following a Kieran Reen kick and chase from defence allowing Edenderry to score from nothing, somewhat against the run of play.

Jamie Byrne and Daire McManus combined well again with 25 minutes gone to set up Shane Mallon for his second try of the day. Once again, however, the good work was undone when Longford were caught napping with just a minute of the first half left on the clock. Another knock on (one of many on the day) yielded possession to the home side and from the resulting scrum Edenderry set up a ruck 15 metres out. Unfortunately for Longford, while they had plenty of numbers in defence, they were all stacked on one side and Edenderry took the opportunity presented to them to score on the opposite side.

At 17 – 22 down all was still to be played for in the second period but Edenderry stretched their advantage with two unconverted tries, the first following a succession of rucks near the Longford line, the second when they won the sprint to touch down after the ball was hacked on when it was spilled in possession in the middle of the field.

Squad: Gary Kenny, Mark McHugh, Jack McManus, Ciaran Shannon, J J Jackson, Dylan Fay, Conor Cox, Ciaran McCormack, Daire McManus, Tomas McDermott, Shane Mallon, James Doyle, Jack Sullivan, Charlie Patterson, Frank Patterson, Jamie Byrne, Killian Rawle, Johnny Grier, Kieran Reee, Maks Napieralski, Joshua Gray & Seamus McKeon.

Youth’s Fixtures 

Wednesday 25th January

St Mel’s SCT vs. St Patrick’s College, Navan (1 PM)

Sat 28th January

U13’s vs. Navan - McGowan Cup – Away

U14’s vs. Mullingar (Away)

U15’s vs. Edenderry (Home)

U16’s vs. Wexford (Away)

U18’s vs. Carlow (Away)

Youth’s Results

Longford U18 22 Tullamore 21

Match Reports

Leinster U15 League Longford U15 17 Edenderry 32

Longford suffered another defeat in the Leinster League on Saturday away to Edenderry, our “bogey” team over the past few years. While the work rate and intensity showed a vast improvement over the previous week’s performance against Dundalk, Longford were the authors of their own downfall with a number of mixed tackles and costly knock on’s when in possession. The old failing of falling asleep at a tap penalty also came back to haunt them once more with Edenderry taking a somewhat fortuitous lead after five minutes’ play. Having worked their way back into the Edenderry half Longford suffered a hammer blow with ten minutes gone when a promising move was undone as a result of an intercepted pass and the Edenderry out half ran from his own 22 for an unconverted try.

Longford then got themselves back into the game courtesy of tries from Shane Mallon and Daire McManus, the first following a series of well executed rucks from, in particular, Johnny Grier and Mark McHugh, the second after Jamie Byrne had created the opening through the Edenderry midfield. With Longford ahead by 12 – 10, and in control of the game, they were again the authors of their own misfortune when three relatively straightforward tackles were missed following a Kieran Reen kick and chase from defence allowing Edenderry to score from nothing, somewhat against the run of play.

Jamie Byrne and Daire McManus combined well again with 25 minutes gone to set up Shane Mallon for his second try of the day. Once again, however, the good work was undone when Longford were caught napping with just a minute of the first half left on the clock. Another knock on (one of many on the day) yielded possession to the home side and from the resulting scrum Edenderry set up a ruck 15 metres out. Unfortunately for Longford, while they had plenty of numbers in defence, they were all stacked on one side and Edenderry took the opportunity presented to them to score on the opposite side.

At 17 – 22 down all was still to be played for in the second period but Edenderry stretched their advantage with two unconverted tries, the first following a succession of rucks near the Longford line, the second when they won the sprint to touch down after the ball was hacked on when it was spilled in possession in the middle of the field.

Squad: Gary Kenny, Mark McHugh, Jack McManus, Ciaran Shannon, J J Jackson, Dylan Fay, Conor Cox, Ciaran McCormack, Daire McManus, Tomas McDermott, Shane Mallon, James Doyle, Jack Sullivan, Charlie Patterson, Frank Patterson, Jamie Byrne, Killian Rawle, Johnny Grier, Kieran Reee, Maks Napieralski, Joshua Gray & Seamus McKeon.












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