Winters Cup Final – Old Wesley 22 Terenure 3
The 4ths made it 4 cup final wins out of 4 for Old Wesley when they beat Terenure in the final of the Winters Cup.
Played in perfect conditions on the all weather pitch at Donnybrook both teams showed willingness to run the ball from the start of the match. Terenure opened the scoring with a penalty kick after 15 minutes but Old Wesley soon responded. David Flower looked to be in for a try but was denied by the touchline. However Mark Toal Lennon made up for it a minute later when he found a huge gap in the opposition centre to stroll in under the posts for a try. Terenure responded putting big pressure on the Wesley line however the defence stood firm and the score did not change. Then just on the half time mark the ball was swung out wide resulting in Flower, this time, sprinting in for a try. Andrew Handcock again converted to make it 14-3 for Old Wesley at half time.
With Old Wesley’s confidence now on a high they continued the second half where they left off continuing to ask questions of the opposition defence. As the game entered its final quarter Michael Glynn danced his way in for a third try and the game was now out of sight for Terenure. Handcock converted a late penalty from point blank range to leave the final score 22-3 for Old Wesley.
And so ends a very successful season for Old Wesley at junior rugby level. The 4ths won the league and cup double gaining promotion to Metro League Division 5 for next season, the 3rds won the league also gaining promotion to Division 3 and the Under 20s won the Purcell Cup. Congratulations to all on a fine season