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Malone
Blackrock College
R Cambell (2), M Cartmill, J Pentland, P Cooper, A Bryans (3)
Tries
H Godson-Treacy, P Cowhey, D Hanney, Unknown
R Cambell (7)
Conversions
P Quirk
Sat 17 Feb 14:30 - IRFU Ulster Bank League - Division 2A Full time

Malone impress at home against Blackrock

Spectators were treated to another impressive performance of running rugby from this talented Malone Side.

Match report by George Millar

Spectators were treated to another impressive performance of running rugby from this talented Malone 1st xv squad as they stretched their lead to 12 points over second place Highfield on Saturday at Gibson Park. Visitors Blackrock College find themselves positioned in the bottom four as they fight for every point to retain their place in Div 2A.

As a contest this game was over in the first 15 minutes. Blackrock had exerted the early pressure but once this Malone team made the break through in their first attack with a try from winger Rory Campbell followed by another from Michael Cartmill with both converted by Campbell it was a case of how quickly would they continue to force the pace and secure the bonus point. When backs coach Josh Pentland added the third followed by a second for Rory Campbell the bonus point had been secured inside 25 minutes. Malone full back Jack Owens was replaced by Andy Bryans as a precaution following a knock to the knee. Impressive Ulster Academy prop Peter Cooper added to his scoring record this season touching down for the 5th try with Campbell converting two to put Malone 33 – 0 up at half time.

Malone made a number of changes with Graham Curtis replacing Connor Spence, Lee Barlow replacing Ben Halliday and Ryan Clarke replacing Joe Dunleavy. Blackrock were first out of the blocks scoring a try to reduce the Malone lead to 33 – 5. Despite missing a penalty opportunity Malone replacement Andy Bryans took centre stage scoring a quick fire hat trick of tries in 15 mins with Campbell converting all three. Blackrock did add a second try during this period with Malone increasing their lead to 54 – 10 with 15 mins left. Malone had made further changes with Dave Cave replacing Dan Kerr, Stuart Doddington replacing James McAllister and Connor Spence replacing Josh Pentland. Blackrock did not give up and scored two further tries to secure a valuable losing bonus point for scoring four tries to leave the final score 54 – 22 in favour of the league leaders.

This win was built on a totally dominant display by the Malone pack in the first half to provide the opportunities for this talented Malone backline. One very interested spectator was former Ireland player David Curtis who was over to see his son Graham coming on to play in the second half. Once again winger Rory Campbell had an outstanding game scoring two tries and converting seven to finish with 24 points. Such is the depth in the squad with players pushing and challenging for a starting place another example was Andy Bryans coming off the bench to score three tries.

Malone team : 1. Ben Halliday, 2. Danny Kerr, 3. Peter Cooper, 4. James McAllister, 5. Michael Shiels, 6. Dave Cave, 7. Ross Todd (Captain), 8. Joe Dunleavy, 9. Connor Spence, 10. Callum Smith, 11. Michael Cartmill, 12. Nathan Brown, 13. Josh Pentland, 14. Rory Campbell, 15. Jack Owens, 16. Lee Barlow, 17. Ryan Clarke, 18. Stuart Doddington, 19. Graham Curtis, 20. Andy Bryans. Neil Alcorn was a late cry off due to illness and was replaced by Stuart Doddington.

With four rounds left in the UBL and a crucial game away to Galwegians on the 3rd March coaches Paddy Armstrong, Josh Pentland, Mark Taylor and Chris Henry will ensure the team continue to focus on one game at a time before they complete their fixtures with home games against Cashel and Nenagh Ormond and Highfield away.

Malone 1st xv have a rearranged Ulster Premiership game a way to Ballymena on Thursday night at Eaton Park with a 7.45PM kick off.

Davy Heron and his second team were delighted to get a run out away to Ballymena seconds in the 2nd xv league winning 43 – 0 . Malone points scorers were Jonny Ogilby 2 x tries, Daniel Henry, Connor Kelly, Callum Jeffrey, Davy Irvine and Ryan Spence 1 x try each with Bruce Duff kicking 4 x conversions.

Malone team: 1. Ricky Greenwood 9Captain), 2. Connor Kelly, 3. Philip Eadie, 4. Tiarnan Dillon, 5. Aaron McKecknie, 6. Daniel Henry, 7. Tom Dullage, 8. Jonny Ogilby, 9. Callum Jeffrey, 10. Bruce Duff, 11. Jamie Ashenhurst, 12. Davy Irvine, 13. Ryan Spence, 14. Jack McMurtry, 15. Jack Knox.

Malone seconds begin their defence of the McCrea Cup with a home quarter final against Academy on Saturday the 24th February with a 2.30PM kick off at Gibson Park.
All support will be welcome.

Malone 3rds made the long journey to the North West coming away from the Craig Thompson stadium with a 33 – 10 win over City of Derry seconds. The win moved them back to the top of Ulster Rugby provincial League 2 with leaders Rainey OB seconds losing 35 – 19 away to Grosvenor seconds. Rainey are still well placed to win the league. They have two games in hand and are four points behind Malone 3rds.
Malone 4ths drew 5 – 5 away to Ophir 1st xv to remain in 5th place in Provincial league 4.

Cheers
George
I

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – December: Old Hales RFC

Key moments

9:00
Try Rory Cambell scores for Malone
10:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
11:00
Try Michael Cartmill scores for Malone
11:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
19:00
Try Josh Pentland scores for Malone
20:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
27:00
Try Rory Cambell scores for Malone
28:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
32:00
Try Peter Cooper scores for Malone
42:00
Try Hugo Godson-Treacy scores for Blackrock College
55:00
Try Andy Bryans scores for Malone
56:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
60:00
Try Patrick Cowhey scores for Blackrock College
63:00
Try Andy Bryans scores for Malone
64:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
70:00
Try Andy Bryans scores for Malone
71:00
Conversion Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
74:00
Try Dylan Hanney scores for Blackrock College
75:00
Conversion Peter Quirk kicks a conversion for Blackrock College
76:00
Try Try for Blackrock College

Highlights

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76:00 Try 54 - 22
Try for Blackrock College
75:00 Conversion 54 - 17
Peter Quirk kicks a conversion for Blackrock College
74:00 Try 54 - 15
Dylan Hanney scores for Blackrock College
71:00 Conversion 54 - 10
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
70:00 Try 52 - 10
Andy Bryans scores for Malone
64:00 Conversion 47 - 10
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
63:00 Try 45 - 10
Andy Bryans scores for Malone
60:00 Try 40 - 10
Patrick Cowhey scores for Blackrock College
56:00 Conversion 40 - 5
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
55:00 Try 38 - 5
Andy Bryans scores for Malone
47:00 Missed Penalty
Penalty missed for Malone
42:00 Try 33 - 5
Hugo Godson-Treacy scores for Blackrock College
End of period 1
32:00 Try 33 - 0
Peter Cooper scores for Malone
28:00 Conversion 28 - 0
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
27:00 Try 26 - 0
Rory Cambell scores for Malone
20:00 Conversion 21 - 0
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
19:00 Try 19 - 0
Josh Pentland scores for Malone
11:00 Try 12 - 0
Michael Cartmill scores for Malone
11:00 Conversion 14 - 0
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
10:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Rory Cambell kicks a conversion for Malone
9:00 Try 5 - 0
Rory Cambell scores for Malone
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As it happened

  • Malone
  • Blackrock College
  • 0
  • Rory Cambell Try 9:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 10:00'
  • Michael Cartmill Try 11:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 11:00'
  • Josh Pentland Try 19:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 20:00'
  • Rory Cambell Try 27:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 28:00'
  • Peter Cooper Try 32:00'
  • Hugo Godson-Treacy Try 42:00'
  • Andy Bryans Try 55:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 56:00'
  • Patrick Cowhey Try 60:00'
  • Andy Bryans Try 63:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 64:00'
  • Andy Bryans Try 70:00'
  • Rory Cambell Conversion 71:00'
  • Dylan Hanney Try 74:00'
  • Peter Quirk Conversion 75:00'
  • Try 76:00'

Team selection

Blackrock College
  • 1. Paul McSweeney
  • 2. Dylan Hanney
  • 3. Daryl Charmant-Dunne
  • 4. Eoin Fanning
  • 5. Hugh Doyle
  • 6. Gary Fenn
  • 7. Alan Francis
  • 8. Peter McCauge
  • 9. Jack O’Carroll
  • 10. Peter Quirk
  • 11. Shane Brennan
  • 12. Ben Mahon
  • 13. Hugo Godson-Treacy
  • 14. Mark Predergast
  • 15. Patrick Cowhey
  • 16. Mikey Carroll
  • 17. Mark O’Brien
  • 18. Michael Carroll
  • 19. Job Langbroek
  • 20. Michael O’Leary

League round up

Other Division 2A results

Galway Corinthians
22
31
Highfield
Greystones
10
25
Nenagh Ormond
26
39
City of Armagh
Queens University
28
32
Galwegians

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Malone 18 75
2. Highfield 18 67
3. City of Armagh 18 49
4. Nenagh Ormond 18 49
5. Cashel 18 49
6. Queens University 17 42
7. Blackrock College 18 35

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