Tralee U17s were
given a privilege normally reserved for professional rugby when they played
Castleisland under lights on Thursday night. It was a perfect night for rugby, crisp and dry, as Tralee
proved too strong for the home side. All
of the squad of 23 got to play and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Tralee put
some good phases together and scored some good tries. Casltleisland got back into the game towards
the end of the first half and early in the second half helped by a strong
scrum. Unfortunately they ran out of
steam towards the end and conceded a number of soft scores to Tralee.
Tralee rucked well throughout
providing quick ball for their backs at every opportunity. Mark Walsh and Sean O’Neill were to the fore
in the tackle count and Luke Mullaly had a great game coming forward from full
back.. Richard Hayman was master of the
air in the lineout. Owen McGovern just
coming back from illness had a strong game in the loose drawing in defenders
and creating space for his team.
Next up for
Tralee is their final West Munster league pool
game against Listowel on Saturday.
McGovern, Kevin Harty, Ross Coffey, Jeff Boyle, Eoin Holly, Edward Nolan,
Richard Hayman, Luke Gleasure, Eoin Herlihy, Micheál Maher, Hassan Ali, Mark
Walsh, Niall Riaz, Paddy O’Callaghan, Darragh O’Neill, Cian Stuart, Shane
O’Sullivan, Eoghan Courtney, Jack Barry, Alan Boyle, Michael Healy, Fearghal
O'Nualláin, Luke Mullaly