Corrib 12 OLBC 23

Corribs second fixture of the season was a trip to "HQ" to take on Our Lady's Boys Club. OLBC showed more composure and focus at the set-piece they took their opportunities when they came and that was the difference between the sides.  Despite the result there were some very encouraging moments. Brian Audley has continued to mingle out in the backs and that is where he could be left if he continues to finish tries with the style he did on Sunday after some quick thinking by Martin Lee. James Gavin finished off some great hands, like a good Wide-Receiver, by slicing through the Boys Club backline and left the Chicago Bears rueing the missed opportunity of picking up a valuable free agent while Jimmy was on a recent sojourn in the American Mid-West – Connacht J1 1, NFL 0 is now the consensus. The back-line performed well and worked hard in defence with Stephen Conlisk to the fore. A patched together pack, driven on by Brian McDonogh, Richie Molloy and Damien Walsh on his debut, did well under the circumstances but everyone will need to work harder in getting to the breakdown to both secure our own ball and put pressure on the opposition. Corrib have already reached a crucial time in our season if we are to consolidate a place in division 1 in the up-coming campaign. Numbers need to be upped in training and Sunday was a prime example of that. Our set-piece looked like it had a bunch of lads who didn't even know each other….which in playing terms was pretty much what it was. The newer guys have given two solid displays which is a great starting point for the next month of training before the kick-off of the League proper. But that's all it is. Training continues this Wednesday at half-seven which we confirm is open to accredited media.

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