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U18 - Match centre

Letterkenny
City of Derry RFC
Tries
M Gallagher, D Gill, S Straw, M Grant, A Pollock, B Blackman, D McDermott, C Mullin
Conversions
M Grant (4)
Sat 29 Sep 10:30 - League Full time

City of Derry RFC U18 vs Letterkenny Match Report

Vistors Derry keep Letterkenny off the scoreboard

Letterkenny RFC 0 - 48 City of Derry RFC
This week again the U18's had an early kick off being facilitated by Letterkenny. We knew this would not be an easy match against our rivals, no match ever is.
After a short, sharp warm up, the U18's took to the pitch with determination and focus. From the first whistle the young Derry side took control of the match. The first half saw a total of six tries with Mark Grant converting four. Scorers included Max Gallagher, Dara Gill, Mark Grant, Sean Straw, Bradley Blackman and man of the match Adam Pollock.
In the first half, it was clear to see Adam Pollock was giving a man of the match performance scoring a try, carrying the ball twelve times and making countless tackles. The first half saw plenty of action including great running lines from the likes of Max Gallgaher and Roberty Roarty, with nomination for team try of the season.
From defending on their own line, Derry where able to win a scrum which lead to a back move freeing Mark Grant through the heart of the Letterkenny defence, running 90m to score under the posts.
Little had to be said to the men from the maiden city at half time as captain Conor Mullin took control pointing out the errors and how to fix them, showing great maturity and knowledge of the game. At half time, CDRFC were able to make three changes, showing the strength and depth within the squad. Coming on at half time was Daire McDermott, Corey Doherty, Luke Gallagher, Ruairi Harkin and Emmet Murray.
It was not long before the changes had an influence on the game as Daire McDermott crossed for Derry's seventh try. 13mins into the second half, Derry scored their final try after a great solo run from captain Conor Mullin fending off numerous players and showing great pace to score in the right hand corner. Unfortunately, shortly after this try the Letterkenny side suffered a few injuries causing the match to be called up early, finishing 48-0 to the men in green and black.
From the sidelines, it is clear to see the improvement within the squad from week to week. There are many positives to take from the performance but the young men from Judges Road know that it's only round 1 in the league meaning there is a long road to go. Training continues this Monday at the Craig Thompson Stadium, Judges Road at 1900.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

10:00
Try Max Gallagher scores for City of Derry RFC
11:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
20:00
Try Dara Gill scores for City of Derry RFC
21:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
25:00
Try Sean Straw scores for City of Derry RFC
26:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
30:00
Try Mark Grant scores for City of Derry RFC
32:00
Try Adam Pollock scores for City of Derry RFC
38:00
Try Bradley Blackman scores for City of Derry RFC
39:00
Conversion Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
55:00
Try Daire McDermott scores for City of Derry RFC
62:00
Try Conor Mullin scores for City of Derry RFC

Highlights

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62:00 Try 0 - 48
Conor Mullin scores for City of Derry RFC
55:00 Try 0 - 43
Daire McDermott scores for City of Derry RFC
End of period 1
39:00 Conversion 0 - 38
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
38:00 Try 0 - 36
Bradley Blackman scores for City of Derry RFC
32:00 Try 0 - 31
Adam Pollock scores for City of Derry RFC
30:00 Try 0 - 26
Mark Grant scores for City of Derry RFC
26:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
25:00 Try 0 - 19
Sean Straw scores for City of Derry RFC
21:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
20:00 Try 0 - 12
Dara Gill scores for City of Derry RFC
11:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Mark Grant kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
10:00 Try 0 - 5
Max Gallagher scores for City of Derry RFC
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As it happened

  • Letterkenny
  • City of Derry RFC
  • 0
  • Max Gallagher Try 10:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 11:00'
  • Dara Gill Try 20:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 21:00'
  • Sean Straw Try 25:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 26:00'
  • Mark Grant Try 30:00'
  • Adam Pollock Try 32:00'
  • Bradley Blackman Try 38:00'
  • Mark Grant Conversion 39:00'
  • Daire McDermott Try 55:00'
  • Conor Mullin Try 62:00'

Team selection

MacCafferty, Oisin MacCafferty, Oisin
Roarty, Robert Roarty, Robert
Blackman, Bradley Blackman, Bradley
Grant, Mark Grant, Mark
Gallagher, Max Gallagher, Max
Straw, Sean Straw, Sean
Coyle, Eoin Coyle, Eoin
Mullin, Conor Mullin, Conor
Lamberton, Adam Lamberton, Adam
Gill, Dara Gill, Dara
McColgan, Cein McColgan, Cein
Cooke, Cormac Cooke, Cormac
Broadbent, Lee Broadbent, Lee
Pollock, Adam Pollock, Adam
Cullen, Adam Cullen, Adam

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