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U19: SEL 09/10/10

Kilkenny 69-05 Arklow

Kilkenny traveled to Arklow yesterday to take on the home side in their second u-19 South East match of the year. This was a stronger Kilkenny side than the one that started the season, 2 weeks ago, with a promising, albeit losing performance against much stronger oponents, Carlow.

From the start Kilkenny were takng no prisoners and within minutes crossed for their first try, a back move that saw in form winger Cian O'Mahony cross the line for the first of his 3 trys. Before Arklow could regroup impressive returnee Kieran McMullan punished Arklow for sloppy handling for the second try. O'Mahony got his second when he intercepted an Arklow attack and outpaced the defence to score under the post.19-0

The hard working Eddie Oaks got himself on the sheet, scoring in the corner followed by converted trys from Emmet Lynch and the always dangerious Shane Brennan. 1/2 time 38-0

Kilkenny resumed where they left off in the 2nd half when chief playmaker Denis Hogan and back row flier Hugh O'Brien got in on the scoring act 50-0

Kilkenny then scored 2 great tries in succession, the first started by a quick 22" by out half Denis Hogan, the ball went through the hands of Ultan Moran, Emmet Lynch, David Mullins, Cian O'Mahony before Kieran McMullan was on hand to score his second, This was followed by a try from a lineout dished off the top by Brennan for Moran to gallop 80 metress and offload for O'Brien to score.

Cian O'Mahony rounded off Kilkenny's scoring with his 3rd.  69-0
Hogan had a good kicking day converting 7/11.

Kilkenny had good performers all over the field, their front row of Bawle, Cadigan and Boye were dominant. and scrum half  Aaron McGrath showing what he could do with good ball from scrums and lineouts, on a day when subs Alex Stanley and particularly Adam Nolan impressed off the bench.

Coaches Alan O'Brien, Mick O'Dwyer and Roger Thomas will be hoping for more of the same in the next match which is in the Leinster League at home next Sat 16th  Vs Newbridge at 11am

Darren Bawle,Dermot Cadigan,Paddy Boye,Micheal Dunne,Shane Brennan, Hugh O'Brien, Ultan Moran, Emmet Lynch, Aaron McGrath, Denis Hogan, Kieran McMullan, Cian O'Mahony, Edward Oakes, David Mullins, Paddy Butler, Alex Stanley, Adam Nolan.

Dave Hogan, 9th October 2010