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Late try gets Ormond a Bonus Point in defeat

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 12:49pm
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Late try gets Ormond a Bonus Point in defeat

John Healy crossed for a late try to earn Nenagh a try-bonus point. PHOTO: BRIDGET DELANEY

Late try gets Ormond a Bonus Point in defeat

John Healy crossed for a late try to earn Nenagh a try-bonus point. PHOTO: BRIDGET DELANEY

Highfield 40

Nenagh Ormond 22

 

By Brian Geraghty in Cork

 

Nenagh Ormond made the journey south to Cork on Saturday to take on Highfield in Round 11 of the All Ireland League.

Highfield are leading the way in the division, regularly posting big scores on opponents, and barring any major slip-up, look to be heading for promotion at the end of the competition.

Their line-up features, among others, former Munster tight-head prop Timmy Ryan who is player-coach of the side and flanker Miah Cronin who is a brother of current Munster prop James Cronin.

Nenagh, on the other hand, have had mixed fortunes but showed some signs last week against Galwegians that they might be back on track in their bid to maintain their Division 2A status. In such circumstances, any league points gained by Nenagh would be a positive outcome as Highfield are a very well-organised, competitive side who are clearly intent on gaining promotion.

Nenagh’s pack was unchanged but there was a rejigging of the back line due to Stephen Carey’s injury sustained against Galwegians. Darragh Flannery got his first start on the left-wing and Pete Coman moved to midfield to partner Paddy Scully with Killian Gleeson starting at full-back.

 

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