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Lansdowne U12s fielded two teams ( Timberwolves & Bullsharks) in a round robin  series against Wanderers and Bective Rangers RFC on Sunday on the 4G pitch, from the kick off Lansdowne  got “stuck in “

Solid attacks from  the Lansdowne  back lines kept  the visitors on the back foot and  carries from  our forwards  ensured the momentum  was in our favour.

Setanta Kelly & Evan Hayes made significant carries against Wanderers , punching holes through the Wanderer defence in open play, while quick ruck  ball from scrum half Alex Crawley to  our speedy backs , marshalled by Teddy Corrigan ensured

Wanderers had to scramble to make last ditch tackles to keep the Lansdowne boys  in check.

Zachy Bouchery, Cathal Troy and Myles Berman continued to  make line breaks, while defensively Bobby Colbert and JJ Hamilton put in  hard tackles around the pitch to  stop Wanderers from  gaining any meaningful counter attack.

Meanwhile our Bullsharks  mirrored the same  form in their  game against Bective, Andrew McGauran in typical form, hunting down any Bective player that dared go near the ball. Jed Hickey kept the back line  structured in attack and defence even when an unfortunate ankle injury  robbed us of  Stefi Saroli’s darting speed in the backs. The boys regrouped with  Rory Jones making huge gains up the middle swim lane and   proved hard to handle, however the  Bective pack were solid and it took concerted efforts from Ben Tynan, Tadgh Noone and Josh Byrne to keep them at bay, putting in  massive effort at the rucks and open tackles.

Long  ‘looping runs’ from Fintan Lydon and determined straight running from Callum Doyle , supported by Tadgh Noone gave us  a solid attack and overall  it was great to see  all the boys implement some of the key concepts that  we have been working on over the past few weeks  in training such as pop ball, swim lane running and sharp passing.

Well done to all the boys & Coaches and thanks again to the parents for coming out in numbers to support!

Photographs courtesy of Michael O’Brien

Alex Crawley

Myles Berman supported by Sean Tierney, Ryan Molloy & Jack Moynagh

Ben Tynan

Bobby Colbert: Crunching tackle

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