ENNNIS U16s showed their mettle as they outscored Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne 29-0 in the second half of their Pan Munster Phase Two clash winning the game 39-14, writes Ivan Smyth.
On what was an extremely windy day with the occasional hail shower, conditions were certainly not ideal. Ennis managed to adapt quickly and some physical carries from Caoimhin Enright and Michael Sweeney created gaps in the Dingle defense which Jacob Cassen Rennie exploited as he crashed over for Ennis’s first try.
The Kerry side struck back through their pack with some strong carries leading to a converted try. Both seams swapped scores again before half time with Nicolis Roos muscling his way over for the visitors and a quick reply from Dingle saw the half finish 14 – 10 in their favour.
Ennis started the second half just like the first with Seán Queally and Odhrán Flynn leading a very hard working pack around the field constantly stretching the Dingle defense. Roos grabbed his second try after another strong carry.
Soon after Michael Sweeney dotted down which was followed quickly by a well worked Aaron Malone try. With the Ennis bench making a telling impact the away side continued their stranglehold on the game as gaps continued to appear.
Jacob Cassen-Rennie grabbed Ennis’ fifth try with John Sweeney the last to cross the whitewash after some good work in the build up from Luke Kennedy. Odhran Flynn kicked two conversions in extremely trying conditions.
Ennis face Kilrush RFC on Sunday at 12 noon in their Round Three game.
Ennis RFC: Andrew Cahir-Whelan, Oisin O’Donoghue, Aaron Malone, Luke Kennedy, David Moses, Odhran Flynn, Sean Queally, Michael Sweeney, Conall O’Donovan, Caoimhin Enright, Cillian McInerney, Adrian Moloney, Matthew Jordan-Allen, Jacob Casson-Rennie, John Sweeney. Replacements: Cian Enright, Nicolis Roos, Diarmuid Boyle, Ben Smith, Jack Dillon, Daniel Humphries, Owen O’Gorman, Kaden Deegan-Herlihy.