Donegal RFC U-15s had a great win on the road on Saturday, defeating Cavan side Virginia to reach the Ulster semi-final
Donegal made the two-hour trip to Virgina last Saturday morning. The weather was seasonably cool but dry; perfect conditions for rugby.
Donegal started well probing the Virginia defence for ten minutes before Tom O’Grady got over in the corner for a try. Conor Conneely duly converted from a very difficult angle. Donegal continued to press the Virginia defence and were rewarded when winger Cormac Donnelly scored a try in the corner after fifteen minutes of play. Virginia responded with a try from their number 4. They continued to test the Donegal defence but were repelled time after time. Donegal now moved up a gear and took full advantage of playing down hill for the remainder of the first half. They were rewarded with another try in the corner scored by the elusive Alex Boyd. Forward Luke Foy crashed over the line at the posts making Conor Conneely’s conversion an easy enough task.
Half time score Virginia 5 points Donegal 24 points.
Virgina put it up to Donegal from the start of the second half scoring a well worked try. This try was scored by replacement number 17 and was duly converted by their number 10. It was sixteen minutes into the second half before Donegal registered their next try when centre Jack Sweeney powered through the Virginia defence to score under the posts. Conor Conneely duly converted. Tom O’Grady finished off Donegal’s tally with another try in the corner.
The score line does not accurately portray this game. This was a very entertaining game of rugby played in good spirit and great credit goes to both sets of players for giving 100 percent on the field of play. Well-done lads. Donegal’s reward for the win is a home quarterfinal in the Ulster Cup against our neighbours Letterkenny RFC at the Holmses next Saturday morning at 11 am. Please come along and support.