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Ormond earn badly needed win

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 11:08am
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Ormond earn badly needed win

Evan Murphy gives a pass to John Healy against Galwegians. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Ormond earn badly needed win

Evan Murphy gives a pass to John Healy against Galwegians. Photograph: Bridget Delaney

Nenagh Ormond 38

Galwegians 17


By Enda Treacy in New Ormond Park


Nenagh Ormond produced the perfect performance to throw off the shackles and go some way to putting their early season woes behind them, with a thumping six try win against Galwegians in the Ulster Bank League last Saturday afternoon.

With nothing less than a win an acceptable outcome in the lead up to this game, the pressure was well and truly on Ormond to produce a result, as a loss here would have left Nenagh further behind the pack while also being dragged into a basement battle with their opponents on the day.

But they certainly pulled a big performance out of the hat on Saturday, and a very rounded one at that, as they completely outplayed their western opponents, dominating the set piece while also running in six tries which will have proven to be a real tonic to the Ormond die-hards looking on, who have been starved of this kind of performance in recent months.

Led by a fantastic performance by scrum-half Nicky Irwin, and a very good shift from the Nenagh pack, Ormond set about their task immediately.

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Man of the Match: Nicky Irwin (Nenagh Ormond)

Scorers - Nenagh Ormond: Tries: Irwin (2), Ropeti, G O’Gorman, Scully, Hayes. Cons: Ropeti (4)

Galwegians: Tries: Faulkner, Murphy. Cons: Clarke (2). Pens: Clarke


TEAMS - Nenagh Ormond: Peter Coman; Gerard O’Gorman, Patrick Scully, Stephen Carey, Killian Gleeson; Alex Ropeti, Nicky Irwin; Fergal Brislane, John Healy, John Coffey; Kevin O’Gorman, Kevin O’Flaherty; John O’Flaherty, Evan Murphy, John Hayes.

Reps: Niall O’Gorman for Coffey (70); Cian Comerford for K O’Gorman (70); Carlo Mengechello for Carey (72); Aidan Doyle for Murphy (77); Andrew Hodgins for J O’Flaherty (77).

Galwegians: Rory Gaffney; Ewan Strang, Brian Murphy, Tommy Downes, Danny Faulkner; Dave Clarke, Barry Lee; Conor Kyne, Cathal Reilly, Fiachra Finnegan; Michael O’Donnell, Anthony Ryan; Kieran Downey, Paul Hackett, Matthew Towey.

Reps: Abdullah Abayoni for Downey (HT); Kieran Downey for O’Donnell (52); Adi Donovon for Strang (60).

Referee: Brian MacNiece

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