Andrew Carey gives an account of the evening's IRFU Tag Rugby played at Garryowen FC on thursday the 28th of June. Over to you, Andrew....................
A BATTLE royal graced the centre stage of Garryowen FCâ00s main pitch
last night in a tightly fought contest that saw the â00Post Pantersâ00
and â00Average Joesâ00 share the spoils in week three of the IRFU Tag Rugby.
An early burst of form, fuelled from last weeks emphatic win, was
clawed back as â00girl tryâ00sâ00 from the Panters were nullified by a
flurry of â00mens tryâ00sâ00 scored by the â00Average Joesâ00 outfit.
At 7-2 with just six minutes on the clock, the tide turned and the
momentum was lost from the media gangs side and the Panters went in
at half time with a narrow lead after battling to regain a hold in
the game in the dying minutes of the opening half.
Status quo remained come the half way mark through the second period, but a
spirited performance from the Panters defence held out the initial
wave of attacks.
Late tries from either side meant that the final few minutes of the
match wound balance on a knife edge as the Panters fought valiantly
to keep out Average Joes attacks and hold on to their slender 12-9 lead.
However, the final attack proved costly for one and priceless for
another as Average Joes penetrated the Panters defence in the corner
to score a â00girl tryâ00 and tie the match on the referees final
whistle. Spoils shared but the Panters squad now retreat to their
training camp in the sun with a view of working on some set piece
plays and a plan to take maximum points from their next outing
against Bongo Fury.
Other results in the group saw several other tight battles play their
way through 40 minutes of intense tagging in low scoring affairs
where Emergency Crusaders took a second half â00girl try to snatch a
point from QAD sharks which firmly roots them to the bottom of the
league having now suffered two defeats on the trot.
The Dirty Dozen maintain the pressure on league leaders, â00Emergency
Crusadersâ0 as they emerged victorious from their emphatic battle with
Bongo Fury by a single try and hold on to their 100 per cent record
Emergency Crusaders will look to stretch their lead next week as they
face QAD Sharks in what should be a pretty one sided affair, where
the other games could throw up any possible result.
Quoting Shakespeare, IRFU Tag Venue Manager, Michael Coughlan said; â00Tomorrow,
Tomorrow, Tomorrow is another dayâ0.
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