Enniscorthy seize their opportunities to take All Ireland crown

By Dean Goodison

Published 08/02/2016 | 10:06

Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; back three buddies, Ivan Jacob, Ross Barbour and David O' Dwyer.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; back three buddies, Ivan Jacob, Ross Barbour and David O' Dwyer.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; Ivan Jacob and capt. Killian Lett.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; Timmy Morrissey with his parents, Tim and Bridie Morrissey.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; capt. Killian Lett, president, Jim Mc Cauley and fromer president, Joe Smith.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; capt. Killian Lett.
Celebration at Enniscorthy Rugby Club after their, All Ireland Junior Cup final win; capt. Killian Lett and club president, Jim Mc Cauley.

Enniscorthy won their second All Ireland Junior Rugby Cup Final in three years when they saw off Instonians in Ashbourne on Saturday afternoon last.

Enniscorthy 23 Istonians 7

The victors put in an opportunistic display to pick off their opponents mistakes and make the most of their chances in a tight, competitive game.

The match was deadlocked after a tight 33 minutes but was lit up when David O'Dwyer made the most of a handling error, kicked three times soccer-style from his own half past the try line and touched down to give his side a 5-0 interval lead.

Another try, this time from lock Joe Bulmer in the corner, and an Ivan Poole penalty, gave Enniscorthy a 13-0 lead after 47 minutes but Instonians responded with a converted try from Fraser Wright.

The set-back didn't deter Enniscorthy who scored two tries in four minutes to wrap up the title. Greg Jacob got the first after a fumble by a Instonians defender while Ivan Jacob raced onto Killian Lett's kick to touch down after another handling error by the Belfast boys.

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