Letterkenny U16 v L'kenny Barbarians U16
By Letterkenny Rugby
An historical match of rugby featuring two U16 team's from Letterkenny RFC!
The surge of interest in Youth Rugby in Letterkenny and Donegal has meant Letterkenny RFC have had to field two teams to get all the players games for the current season.
Letterkenny 'Barbarians' took on Letterkenny U16s in a pitched battle in a league match. The Lkenny team got off to the better start with a few well worked try s but the Barbarians made them work for it. After the first first 20 minutes Letterkenny team started to settle with the forward setting up a good platform and the backs took full advantage running in5 tries and converted 4 of them.
This was to be a much closer affair with the Barbarians making a few changes which got their heads up to make much more of a game of the second half rewarding them with 3 tries but in doing so, opened up a few gaps which were not missed by the more experienced players given them 4 tries of which two were converted.
All in all a great game played in the spirit of rugby, with players playing in different position and player's putting their hand up to be starting in the first 15. A nice headache for our head coach and assistant coaches.
Final result Letterkenny U16 - 50, Letterkenny Barbarians U16 - 15
Thanks to the parents, players, referee and kitchen staff.
Next week Letterkenny U16s take on Rainey OB U16s at home - all support welcome.