CITY of ARMAGH'S YOUTH 06-01-2018


City of Armagh youth rugby teams got back into action on Saturday. With 3 league fixtures postponed in December due to the weather the youth teams were eager for some competitive rugby.

U18s: The U18s maintained their unbeaten run in competitive rugby this season when they put away Randalstown in a league fixture 48-12. The U18s scored 8 tries with Shay O’Brien getting 2 tries, Adam Magowan scoring 4 with Ryan Morton and Dan Reynolds getting 1 each. 4 of the tries were converted.

U16s: The U16s also remain top of their league as they beat Randalstown U16s 51-10 in their league fixture. The U16s scored 9 tries with Cathal Devlin getting a brace, Philip Nichol, James Agnew, William Coleman, James Crummie, Sean Hannaway, Adam Wilson and RJ McCall all getting on the score sheet. Jack Fox converting 3 of the 9 tries.

U14s: With Randalstown U14 not fielding this season, Armagh U14s had a friendly v Lurgan U14s. The U14s used 28 players in this fixtures and scored 13 tries winning 65-12. Prolific try scorer Lee Nesbitt scored 6 of the tries with the remainder coming from Michael Burnett, Sammy Hamilton, Daniel McGuckin, Jamie Marshall and Davyd Wilson. Special mention to Jack Rolston who also nearly scored in his first game of rugby for the U14s.

Like the U16s the U14s will now have 7 league games in a row (up to March) when the league outcome will be concluded.

Next weeks U14 and U16s fixtures v Malone are now away in Malone (Saturday 13 January). The U18s fixture v Malone however will be played on 17th Feb in advance of the 1XV Ulster Bank All Ireland League game v Malone at the palace grounds. It is hoped all of the youth players and supporters will be back in time to provide additional support to the 1XV who are playing Cork Con in the All Ireland semi-final being staged at the Palace grounds.

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