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3rd XV - Match centre

Ballyshannon
City of Derry RFC
Tries
K O’Connor (2), S Beattie (3), A Renaud (2), D Mullan (2), A Kyle
Conversions
D Mullan (6)
Sat 29 Sep 14:30 - League Full time

City of Derry RFC 3rd XV vs Ballyshannon Match Report

10 try Derry hammer Ballyshannon

Ballyshannon RFC 5 - 60 City of Derry RFC
The mighty threes were once again on the road on Saturday when they travelled to Ballyshannon for their fixture in the Regional West Competition. After failing to field the previous week, Shannon's struggles continued when they were only able to field 14 players against a young and hungry Derry side.
Derry opened the scoring in the first 5 minutes when Kevin O'Connor crossed over, with the try converted by Daragh Mullan. Derry maintained this pressure with Shane Beattie scoring minutes later. The forwards carried well in the middle of the pitch, creating space for the deadly backline to finish. In particular, debutant Alexandre Landreau showed some French flair stepping his way around the defence, finishing 2 tries in similar fashion within the first 40 minutes.
A penalty allowed Shannon to apply some pressure of their own in the Derry 22 but a miss pass was read perfectly by Daragh Mullan, who plucked it from the air and ran 85 meters to score.
HT score 36-0 to Derry.
The second half saw some changes to the Derry team as they emptied the bench but their dominance continued.
A fantastic line break from Daragh Mullan running from deep put Kevin O'Connor in for his 2nd try of the day. The Derry backline continued their dominance with Shane Beattie adding to his tally and complete his first senior hat-trick, with Daragh Mullan crossing again.
To Ballyshannon's credit they never gave up, despite offers from the referee, they were determined to see out 80 minutes and play for pride. Their defence improved in the 2nd half, forcing Derry to work harder for their scores. They came agonisingly close to scoring before being turned over on the Derry line, but their determination eventually paid off when a penalty gave them a line out 5 metres out and allowed their captain to break off and force his way over from close range, getting the blues on the scoreboard.
Despite the disappointment of conceding a try, the mighty 3's will be happy with such a dominant display and will hope to carry this momentum to their first home game of the season next week against old rivals Inishowen.
Trys- K O'connor x2, A Landreau x2, S Beattie x3, D Mullan x2, A Kyle.
Conv- D Mullan 5/10

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

5:00
Try Kevin O’Connor scores for City of Derry RFC
6:00
Conversion Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
9:00
Try Shane Beattie scores for City of Derry RFC
10:00
Conversion Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
10:00
Conversion Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
21:00
Try Alexandre Renaud scores for City of Derry RFC
31:00
Try Alexandre Renaud scores for City of Derry RFC
36:00
Try Darragh Mullan scores for City of Derry RFC
37:00
Conversion Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
46:00
Try Kevin O’Connor scores for City of Derry RFC
49:00
Try Shane Beattie scores for City of Derry RFC
50:00
Conversion Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
58:00
Try Darragh Mullan scores for City of Derry RFC
69:00
Try Adam Kyle scores for City of Derry RFC
70:00
Conversion Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
74:00
Try Shane Beattie scores for City of Derry RFC

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3rd XV vs Ballyshannon
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3rd XV vs Ballyshannon

Highlights

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74:00 Try 0 - 62
Shane Beattie scores for City of Derry RFC
70:00 Conversion 0 - 57
Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
69:00 Try 0 - 55
Adam Kyle scores for City of Derry RFC
58:00 Try 0 - 50
Darragh Mullan scores for City of Derry RFC
50:00 Conversion 0 - 45
Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
49:00 Try 0 - 43
Shane Beattie scores for City of Derry RFC
46:00 Try 0 - 38
Kevin O’Connor scores for City of Derry RFC
End of period 1
37:00 Conversion 0 - 33
Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
36:00 Try 0 - 31
Darragh Mullan scores for City of Derry RFC
31:00 Try 0 - 26
Alexandre Renaud scores for City of Derry RFC
21:00 Try 0 - 21
Alexandre Renaud scores for City of Derry RFC
10:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
10:00 Conversion 0 - 16
Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
9:00 Try 0 - 12
Shane Beattie scores for City of Derry RFC
6:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Darragh Mullan kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Kevin O’Connor scores for City of Derry RFC
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As it happened

  • Ballyshannon
  • City of Derry RFC
  • 0
  • Kevin O’Connor Try 5:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Conversion 6:00'
  • Shane Beattie Try 9:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Conversion 10:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Conversion 10:00'
  • Alexandre Renaud Try 21:00'
  • Alexandre Renaud Try 31:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Try 36:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Conversion 37:00'
  • Kevin O’Connor Try 46:00'
  • Shane Beattie Try 49:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Conversion 50:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Try 58:00'
  • Adam Kyle Try 69:00'
  • Darragh Mullan Conversion 70:00'
  • Shane Beattie Try 74:00'

Team selection

Norris, Ciaran Norris, Ciaran
Smyth, Mark Smyth, Mark
Beattie, Shane Beattie, Shane
Renaud, Alexandre Renaud, Alexandre
Mullan, Darragh Mullan, Darragh
Kyle, Adam Kyle, Adam
Walker, Daire Walker, Daire
Green, Jonathon Green, Jonathon
Burns, Danny Burns, Danny
Ward, John Ward, John
McWhirter, Gary McWhirter, Gary
McCollum, Lowry McCollum, Lowry
Murphy, Brendan Murphy, Brendan
O’Connor, Kevin O’Connor, Kevin
McIvor, Aaron McIvor, Aaron

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