Our first team secured a stunning win on the road against table toppers City of Armagh to close the gap at the top of AIL Div2B to just one point. Tries from Paudie Geoghegan and Jack Keating together with a conversion and two penalties by Killian Marmion left the score at 12 – 18 in Greystones favour. A last minute fourth penalty of the afternoon allowed Armagh secure a losing bonus point to stay one clear at the top of the table. While tries win games a rock solid defence secures the result and this was true 15 man (or 20 man) performance with heroic defending in the second half keeping the home team out
There is still a lot of rugby to be played but this win puts us back in the hunt for the one automatic promotion place at the end of the season. Next up on Friday evening Feb 10th is the visit of Skerries RFC. Mark the date and make sure you are there to lend support to our push for promotion
Full AIL Tables can be viewed here: http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/ulsterbankleagueandcup/tables.php
Elsewhere it was a weekend to forget with defeats in both cup competitions for the seconds and thirds along with defeats for the u20’s and Womens team.
The seconds went down 3 – 36 at home to Terenure in the Met Cup while the thirds suffered a heavy defeat to Old Belvedere in the Winters cup. The u20’s and Womens both visited Barnhall on Sunday each coming away on the wrong side of the scoreline, the 20’s going down 31-3.