Roscommon Community College 13 Presentation College Headford 7

Roscommon Community College attained a maiden victory in their first ever Connacht Junior Development Cup match on Wednesday January 22 in Creggs. Aided by a mild first half breeze RCC dominated field position and were wide with an early Sam Polak penalty. A neat chip from out half Michael O’Brien found wing Craig Tarmey shortly afterwords and play was brought right to the Pres line. Mark Tarmey went over on the blindside for the opening try which went unconverted. Pres responded before half time when a bullocking run from the right wing resulted in a try which was brilliantly converted by the outhalf . The score at half time was 7-5 to Pres and with the wind at their backs, expectations were high of dominating the second half. Pres began the second half on fire and a number of forward drives brought them all the way to the RCC line. Resolute defence enabled RCC to lift the siege and a further missed penalty by Pres left the score at 7-5 with ten minutes to play. A final surge by RCC led by Adam Finnerty and Danny Arnold yielded a penalty in centrefield about25 metres out. Sam Polak kept his nerve to split the posts and put RCC into an 8-7 lead. Another turnover by Pres in injury time led to RCC countering and Derek Doyle put Darragh Mullen into the corner for a try. The conversion was missed but it was academic in any event as the referee blew for full time. RCC’s next game is in Creggs next week with HRC Mountbellew the opponents.


RCC: Jason Mannion, Craig Tarmey, Darragh Mullen, Aidan Devine, Mark Clogher, Michael O’Brien, Michael Egan, Colm Maye, Adam Finnerty, Adam Leonard, Derek Doyle, Mark Tarmey, Sam Polak, Danny Arnold, Shane Donaghue

Subs: Shane Wrightson, JohnWhewall, Oisin Keenen, Oisin Campbell, Kieran Ward



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