Leinster Senior Seconds – Premier Division Semi Final
House 2nds 20 vs Castle 2nds 19
This was a fantastic match played in tremendous spirit. It could have gone either way: 3 minutes left, Brian Mollen (Castle) 10 yards out, almost certain to score; a last gasp hand trip by Michael O’Leary (House) saved the day. It was that close. I sympathise with Sam Colgan and his Castle squad. They have given so much to rugby this year. No one would have begrudged them this victory.
Roghan McMahon and his House squad showed great character in coming back from both 7-16 and 17-19 score lines late in the game – the lead had changed 5 times.
We wish them well in the final against Clongowes next Thursday.
I thank our coaches Mr Savage (Castle), Mr Daly, Luke Fitzpatrick, Mark Roche and Colton Cariaga (all House) for their preparation of their respective squads. I also thank referee John Flynn (class of 2009) who did a fantastic job