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No better way to spend Mothering Sunday than on the road with Lansdowne FC down to the very heartland of Munster Rugby.  Alan Reddan had organised a touring party to his home club of Old Crescent and when Young Munster heard there was going to be a bit of fun, they decided to join in too.  Lansdowne man Don Reddan (Alan’s dad) came down to his old haunt to support the lads also.

It was almost like a remake of the old road movie “Smokey & the Bandit” when Gus Kelly pulled off in his little sports car ahead of the coach carrying the precious cargo, and a small convoy of other cars along for the jant aswell and it only took a couple of hours to complete the trip.  No sign of Smokey bear!

The lads were like spring lambs after their forced captivity on the bus & when they got to Limerick the energy was soon let loose on their Crescent and Young Munster counterparts.  They were split into 4 seperate teams and each played a round robin of 4 games winning each game handily.  The boys are really picking up on the fast paced rugby with some very canny running lines.  Rucking is coming along very nicely and the opposition found it hard to react to Lansdowne’s speed.  Some great tries though by the opposition who decided not to let Lansdowne away home to Dublin scott free.

Once back on the road, ‘The Bandit’ aka Gus Kelly nipped off ahead of the coach and pre-ordered all the grub in the Birdhill services.  So all the lads had to do was take their seats when they arrived 20 mins later.

Our sincere thanks to Old Crescent for hosting us and putting on a nice spread afterwards and also thanks to Young Munster for coming for the added competition.

 

Hugo McGuinness in for try no.3

Harry Keller crashes through to score a try in the corner

Harry Boucher about to score against Young Munster

Jason Drought – TMO decided to allow the try

 

Winner winner chicken dinner

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