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Saturday 21 September 2019

Easy for Enniscorthy

Edenderry no match for Div 1 rivals

Andrew Owen, manager of the Bank of Ireland, presenting a Rhino Towns Cup match ball to Enniscorthy captain Killian Lett as club president Jim McCauley looks on
Andrew Owen, manager of the Bank of Ireland, presenting a Rhino Towns Cup match ball to Enniscorthy captain Killian Lett as club president Jim McCauley looks on

Enniscorthy recorded a fine win on Sunday in Edenderry in the first round of the Provincial Towns Cup.

Edenderry 3 Enniscorthy 36

They did most of the damage in the first-half when playing into the wind, scoring three fine tries. Edenderry scored first with a penalty kick after five minutes, but from then on the Enniscorthy pack got on top.

Flanker Tom Ryan, who had an impressive game, scored a try from turnover ball after 15 minutes, while right wing Ivan Jacob grabbed the first of his three tries in the corner five minutes later.

Jacob again scored soon after on the opposite wing after some great running by left wing Hughie O'Neill. Out-half Ivan Poole converted all three tries from difficult angles to leave the visitors 24-3 ahead at half-time.

Playing with the wind in the second-half, No. 8 Timmy Morrissey scored an excellent try when he was up in support of a brilliant back move down the left flank. Poole again converted.

Jacob scored his third try with a fine individual effort with 15 minutes remaining. Edenderry, who won their league 2B last weekend, never gave up and scored a fine try late in the game.

The visitors' pack was dominant throughout the match with some fine performances from Tom Ryan and Timmy Morrissey in particular. The backs were always a threat and really should have scored more tries. Both wings, Jacob and O'Neill, put in impressive displays.

Enniscorthy have been drawn to meet Ashbourne in the second round of the cup and will be at home. They resume their League campaign on Sunday with an away fixture against Suttonians.

Team: James Doyle, Davy Murphy, Paddy Waters, Seán Wall, Tomás Stamp, Ronnie White, Tom Ryan, Timmy Morrissey, Evan Lett, Ivan Poole, Ivan Jacob, Daniel Pim, Killian Lett (capt.), Hughie O'Neill, Ross Barbour. Subs. - Alan Jacob for White (HT), Jack Kelly for Poole (60), Shane McGuire for Pim (60), Angelo Todisco for Morrissey (65), Robbie O'Connor for Waters (70).

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