The all-important losing bonus point meant that Lansdowne remained in 4th place in the All Ireland League and one point ahead of Young Munster, the victors on the day in what was a hard-fought win.

Incredibly, this was the fifth match in a row where the result lay in a one-point margin. Previous one-point wins on the bounce against Clontarf home (29/28), UCC away (15-14), UCC home (19-18), Terenure away (17-16) left those who travelled to Limerick hoping that this winning streak would continue even if it was to be a one-point win.

That was not to be the case as Lansdowne’s valiant efforts fell short on the opposite side of a 1-point loss where, in the last play of the game, Lansdowne were adjudged to have had a foot in touch and from the resulting line-out, the Cookies closed out the game.

Congratulations to Craig Ronaldson on his try! He expressed his delight to be back playing in top flight rugby in the AIL and he’s lost none of his guile and sharpness as his quick-tap penalty from which he scored a try demonstrated.

Next up is Ballynahinch RFC this Saturday at home.