Grammar Victorious over Bish

Schools Cup Rugby by T.J Ford

Sligo Grammar took on the Bish from Galway on the 23rd of January in the opening match of pool 2. The game was played in Sligo Grammar School at 1 o’clock.

Bish were the first to get the scoring underway with their centre, Malcolm Hanley bursting through a strong Grammar defence to score under the posts. The try was converted and Bish took a 7-0 lead after 5 minutes.

Grammar were the next to score with a brilliant run from centre Ryan Feehily setting up Peter Oloyede in the corner for Grammars first points. The try was unconverted.

Grammar didn’t stop there and showed hunger to score, they did when David Brady broke the line and offloaded to Cian Doyle who touched down in the corner moments before half-time. The try was unconverted

The Bish then showed good attacking play in the beginning of the second half but were unable to penetrate Grammars defence. Grammar received a penalty for double movement and were able to clear their lines.

Grammar scored once again when a beautiful cross field kick bounced into the arms of flanker T.J Ford, he ran in from the 22 to score a magnificently worked try in the corner which he also converted.

However when a controversial decision from the referee resulted in a yellow card to main man Ryan Feehily, Grammar had to show patience and composure to not let Bish through.

Show patience they did with an interception from substitute Niall Gray on Bishes 22 resulted Grammar getting the bonus point. The try was converted. To make it 24-5

Bish got the last say as several “pick and drive” phases got them to 24-10, they then converted to make the final score 24-12 in favour of Grammar.

 

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