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  U19: Leinster League, 16/10/10

Kilkenny 41-19 Newbridge 


Kilkenny started brightly against a lively Newbridge team on fine Saturday morning in Foulkstown.Kilkenny have been in good form after their big win last week against a weak Arklow side.

They did not have to wait long for their first opportunity, after 5 mins they won a lineout with an accurate throw from Dermot Cadigan 30 ms out Kilkenny took it cleanly and  lock Micheal Dunne charged upfield to the line where he unloaded to Shane Brennan to score their first try. 5-0

This was followed shortly after by a breakaway try from the impressive Paddy Hoy who scored under the posts. 12-0

Kilkenny were enjoying a good spell, their forwards lead by Emmet lynch and Adam Nolan were dominant and again provided scrum half Aaron Mcgrath with good possession which he used to good effect. In the 18th min. Kilkenny were back on the score sheet, the ever threatening Shane Brennan turned a promising Newbridge attack round and broke from ½ way. Newbridge recovered to tackle but he slipped the ball to Ultan Moran in support who scored his first of the season.

Keiran Mcmullan then crossed the line after an excellent back move involving Hogan and Mullins and it looked like a rout was on the cards. 22-0

Newbridge got one back with a  quick tap from a penalty, they scored under the posts.22-7   ½ time

Newbridge came out in the 2nd half  much more determined and dominated the first 10 mins. of the new half. They were rewarded with a try in the corner after some fine running by their backs, 22-12.

Kilkenny spent the next few minutes. nervously trying to regain control and did so with style, McMullan got his second and David Mullins scored a well deserved try after an excellent game at full back both trys involved Denis Hogan and Shane Brennan in the set up. 34-12

McMullan got his 3rd after some good work at the breakdown by Brian Howe who stamped his authority on the game in the second ½,   41-12

Newbridge rounded off the scoring with a well worked back move 41-19.

Kilkenny seem to be improving with every match and while with the ball they are impressive they need to improve their work rate, rucking and at the breakdown.

Team; Hugh O'Brien , Brian Howe, Darren Bawle, Dermot Caddigan, Paddy Hoy, Micheal Dunne, Shane Brennan, Ultan Moran, Paddy Hoy, Emmet Lynch, Adam Nolan, Aaron McGrath, Denis Hogan, Kieran McMullan, Cian oMahony, Eddie Oaks.

Dave Hogan, 16/10/10