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Point a bonus from Ormond's Queen's visit

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 1:27pm
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Point a bonus from Ormond's Queen's visit

John O'Flaherty was among the try scorers for Nenagh Ormond against Queen's. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Point a bonus from Ormond's Queen's visit

John O'Flaherty was among the try scorers for Nenagh Ormond against Queen's. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Queens University 41

Nenagh Ormond 22

 

Nenagh Ormond may have fallen to their tenth defeat of the Ulster Bank League campaign at Queens University on Saturday but they did earn another crucial bonus-point in their attempts to avoid the relegation playoffs come the end of the season.

It appears to be a straight shootout between Ormond and Blackrock College to avoid finishing second bottom in Division 2A and going into the playoffs with the second, third and fourth placed teams in division 2B.

While Nenagh fell to a nineteen point loss, they did score four tries in the process to claim a crucial bonus-point to edge two points ahead of Blackrock, whom they meet in the penultimate game of the season in Dublin.

They started very well in Belfast with the pack dominating the early stages but they failed to turn that into scores with their back line play scuppering them on many occasions, including handing an intercept try which got the home side up and running and they never looked back from there.

Nenagh managed three first half tries from Kevin O’Flaherty and the O’Gorman brothers, Kevin & Ger. O’Flaherty crossed for his second try late in the game to secure something from the long trip North.

 

Nenagh Ormond: Dave McDermott; Ger O’Gorman, Patrick Scully, Willie Coffey, Colm Moylan; Alex Ropeti, Nicky Irwin; Fergal Brislane, John Healy, Aidan Doyle; Kevin O’Gorman, Kevin O’Flaherty; Jake O’Kelly, Evan Murphy, John O’Flaherty.

Reps: Cathal Ryan, Johnny Hayes, Eamon Healy, Stephen Carey, Gary Kavanagh.

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