|Greystones 23 – Corinthians 40|
|Ulster Bank League Division 2A
Greystones 23 – Corinthians 40
Played: Saturday 18th February 2012
Venue: Dr. Hickey Park
Tries: Ronan Carroll (1)
Conor Clery (1)
Penalties: Andrew Kealy (3)
Saturday 18th Feb was Ladies Day in Greystones and a sellout lunch brought lots of glitz and sparkle from over 200 ladies in attendance.
On the pitch Greystones flattered to provide some glitz with a second minute try by wing Ronan Carroll but thereafter on a difficult afternoon for the home side, most of the glamour was provided by the visitors from Galway.
A final score of 23 – 40 in favor of Corinthians saw Greystones out scored by six tries two. Corinthians answered Greystones early score in the fifteenth minute with a driving maul pushed over the line and touched down by flanker Sean Gerrity. Stones responded with an Andrew Kealy penalty but Corinthians crossed the line a second time with impressive centre and captain Finn Gormley. Both tries were converted by out-half Mick O’Flynn leaving the score 10 -14 at half time.
A strong cross field wind favored neither side so there was no advantage to be taken in the second half. Corinthians wasted no time in pressing their advantage and a strike against the head five meters from the Greystones line saw the ball played to winger Eoghan Daly to score in the right hand corner. Andrew Kealy kept the home side in touch with another penalty but a charge down and intercept saw prop Finley Beahlam score under the posts to bring the score to 13 – 26 on 53 minutes and secure the try bonus for Corinthians. Another Kealy penalty closed the gap once again before Finn Gormley crossed for his second converted try.
A late rally by Greystones was rewarded with a try from centre Conor Clery three minutes from time and with Greystones pushing for a score to bring the losing bonus point Corinthians forced a turnover in the centre of the field followed by a run in try by substitute prop James Burton.
Greystones play City of Derry away in two weeks desperate to get their promotion push back on track after successive defeats.
15 James Power
16 Burschi Wojnar