A crisp autumn morning provided perfect playing conditions for Coolmine U15s league qualifying match against Ashbourne RFC.
Coolmine started well, but were off the pace compared to their opponents who scored a try after the first 10mins. Following an excellently taken conversion the game was at 7-0. Coolmine soon responded and after some great forwards play scored a try, but narrowly missed a difficult conversion to leave the game at 7-5 at the end of the first half.
The game proved to be of 2 halves. The second half started with a well taken try by Coolmine which included forwards and backs combining together to score. This was soon improved upon as the scrum proved dominant, creating the set piece for the backs to score off some excellent passing and direct running. Ashbourne never let up and continued to defend their lines right up to full time. The final score Coolmine 34- Ashbourne 7