Good fun, good play & hard tackles were the order of the day when Letterkenny u14s traveled to Inishowen for the 1st league game of the season.
From the kick-off the Inishowen lads took off like the Japanese in Shizuoka Stadium and were 10 meters from the try line inside the 1st minute of the game. But a stealthy chase from No10 Emmett McGettigan nailed the Inishowen runner with a text book tackle leaving the player isolated.
This allowed Letterkenny to quickly re-cover the ball and go on the counter attack.
That was just the wake up call that our boys needed and they realized the league had begun! From there they knuckled down and began to control the game.
Our boys moved the ball from one side of the pitch to the other on the attack and they were rewarded in the 7th minute of play with the 1st try of the season going to Kilo, who was playing his 1st Rugby game. A further 3 trys from Rory and Jack secured a decent lead going in at half time.
The start of the 2nd half caught Inishowen napping which allowed another newcomer, Lewis, to go over for a try within the 1st minute which was duly converted by Charlie Robinson.
However, it is unwise to become complacent against any Inishowen side. A lack of focus and communication crept into the Letterkenny and Inishowen were quick to capitalise with a try and conversion of their own.
Similar to kickoff, that was the "KITA" our boys needed and swiftly took control of the game again to come away with a convincing win.
Thanks to Inishowen who were excellent hosts as usual, and still managed to feed and water the visiting teams with a skeleton crew while the rest are off galavanting in Japan!
Top Tackler: Rory O'Brien
Strongest Line Break: Kilo
Best Communicator: Jack Bond
Man of the Match: Emmett McGettigan
NEXT GAME: Home, 05/Oct, South Donegal