Scores from the Bateman Cup final and last weekend’s All-Ireland League play-off matches have made the the shortlist for the April #AILTry of the Month award.
Two tries from the recent Bateman Cup decider are included, with City of Armagh captain Chris Colvin nominated for his rapid intercept effort from his own 10-metre line, while eventual winners Garryowen are represented by full-back Jamie Heuston who crossed following a crisp passing move involving Neil Cronin, Ben Healy, Jack Daly and Cian O’Shea.
Playing Bruff last Saturday, Malahide’s promotion to Division 2B was topped over by a cracking final try involving wingers Marcus McAllister and Daniel Hayes. McAllister intercepted a loose pass near halfway, darted downfield and threw a fantastic behind-the-back offload for the supporting Hayes to gather and touch down to the left of the posts.
Ireland Under-20 starlet Sean French got the nod for his superb solo score during Cork Constitution’s Division 1A semi-final win over Dublin University. Using turnover ball supplied by Brian Hayes, French showed his footballing skills, strength and speed to score from 40 metres out, evading both Micheal O’Kennedy and James Hickey along the way.
The winner of the #AILTry of the Month award receives €250 and is entered into the #AILTry of the Season award. The All-Ireland League Awards take place on Tuesday, May 7 in the Aviva Stadium.
All-Ireland League Try Of The Month – April 2019 Shortlist:
Chris Colvin (City of Armagh v Garryowen)
Sean French (Cork Constitution v Dublin University)
Daniel Hayes (Malahide v Bruff)
Jamie Heuston (Garryowen v City of Armagh)
All-Ireland League Try Of The Month – 2018/19 Winners:
October – Val McDermott (Old Crescent)
November – Luke Kingston (Highfield)
December – Michael Stronge (Ballymena)
January – Ben Burns (Old Wesley)
February – Paddy Fox (Navan)
March – Marcus O’Driscoll (St. Mary’s College)