Enniscorthy seize their opportunities to take All Ireland crown
Published 08/02/2016 | 10:06
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.