While the weather was lamentable, the atmosphere in this away trip to play Bruff RFC in Kilballyowen Park was anything but.
Perhaps it was the feel good factor of the result in the big smoke, multiple teams getting ready to do battle in the grounds or the great turnout from a set of highly enthusiastic supporters…whatever the external influences, the main drive comes from within, within the individual and within the team(s) and those supporters aforementioned bore witness to a fiercely contested fracas worthy of the also previously mentioned contest at (the other) H.Q.
With the wind swirling and the rain threatening, Bohs opened the scoring through a line drive from Martin Hourigan. Cian Hannan followed with another trademark dash for the line.
The second half saw Cormac Devitt use his pace, Ryan Angley his pace and power and Brendan Morrissey his ability to get there and spot the opportunity to score their respective five pointers.
The home team stayed in the fight for the full game and continued to battle hard.
From a red team point of view, in the face of the conditions Bohs continued to play fast direct rugby though the hands and if the players made some mistakes, they were making the correct ones.
In summary, well done lads, a good showing, a good weekend of rugby and as we look forward to the battles ahead…. Training resumes on Thursdays at 6.30pm in Annacotty.
15. Cormac Devitt, 14. Gary Slevin, 13. Cian Hannan, 12. Cillian Lacey, 11. Evan Boland, 10. Ryan Angley (Capt.), 9. Enda Collins, 1. Michael Landers, 2. Cillian O’Neill, 3. T.J. Keogh, 4. Rowan Guinan, 5. Martin Hourigan, 6. Stephen Bissette, 7. Sean O’Riordan, 8. Brendan Morrissey
Conor Forde, Eoin O’Sullivan, Jack Meegan, Oisin Connolly, Ethan Dineen, Luke O’Toole, Joshua Power, Donagh Vaughan