Ireland U19 secured a brilliant away win against France U19 yesterday, winning 13-10 at the FFR HQ, Marcoussis.
All thirteen of the young Irishmenâ€™s points came from full back David Oâ€™Mahony, with a try, a conversion, and two penalties, giving his team the win in the first of a double header against the young French side, with the two meeting again on Saturday.
Oâ€™Mahony opened the scoring with a penalty after twelve minutes, but France hit back twelve minutes later with a try, before landing a penalty to secure a 10-3 half time lead.
That was to be the end of the French scoring though as the Irish came firing out in the second half. First having a disallowed try before another Oâ€™Mahony penalty narrowed the deficit.
On 65 minutes Ireland U19 really cranked up the pressure, sending Oâ€™Mahony over in the corner after an interchange of passing including at least five players, including captain Paul Kiernan. With Oâ€™Mahony in fine form, he landed the conversion to give his side a three point lead at 13-10, which they held on to to secure the victory.
Full Time: Ireland U19 13-10 France U19
15 David O’Mahony (Young Munster RFC)
14 Matthew Byrne (Terenure College RFC)
13 Conor O’Brien (Clontarf FC)
12 Paul Kiernan (UCC RFC) (c)
11 Jacob Stockdale (Queen’s University RFC)
10 Jimmy O’Brien (Newbridge College)
9 Liam Free (Glamorgan Wanderers RFC, Wales)
1 Andrew Porter (UCD RFC)
2 Vincent O’Brien (Cork Constitution FC)
3 Ben Betts (Young Munster RFC)
4 Peter Claffey (NUIG RFC)
5 Sean O’Connor (Rockwell College)
6 Greg Jones (UCD RFC)
7 Conall Boomer (Cottelsoe RFC, Australia)
8 Max Deegan (St. Michael’s College)
Replacements: Neil Reilly (Clontarf FC), John Poland (PBC Cork), Michael Melia (Terenure College), Conor Kenny (Garbally College), John Molony (Clongowes Wood College), Vakhtang Abdaladze (Clontarf FC), Hugh Sloan (Queen’s University RFC), Dan Trayers (Cistercian College Roscrea), Andrew McGrath (Ballymena Academy), Jonathan Rossborough (Ballymena RFC), Joseph White (Cork Constitution FC).
15 Robin Aulas (Lyon OU, PÃ´le France)
14 Karim Qadiri (RC Massy, PÃ´le France)
13 Louis Fajfrowski (Montpellier HRC)
12 Damian Penaud (ASM Clermont Auvergne)
11 Martin Laveau (Aviron Bayonnais, PÃ´le France)
10 Romuald Seguy (USA Perpignan)
9 Antoine Dupont (Castres, PÃ´le France)
1 Quentin Walcker (USA Perpignan, PÃ´le France)
2 Yohan Beheregaray (ASM Clermont Auvergne, PÃ´le France)
3 Mickael Simutoga (ASM Clermont Auvergne, PÃ´le France)
4 Guillaume Ducat (Tarbes P, PÃ´le France)
5 ThÃ©o Hannoyer (Castres, PÃ´le France)
6 Pierre Reynaud (USA Perpignan, PÃ´le France) (c)
7 Matthieu Voisin (Racing MÃ©tro 92, PÃ´le France)
8 Anthony Jelonch (Castres, PÃ´le France)
Replacements: Pierre Dupouy (FC Auch), JudicaÃ«l Cancoriet (RC Massy, PÃ´le France), Hugo Pirlet (Stade Toulousain, PÃ´le France), Emerick Setiano (RC Toulon), Enzo Pakihivatau (Lyon OU), Jean-Baptiste Grenod (RC Toulon, PÃ´le France), Boris Palu (Racing MÃ©tro 92, PÃ´le France), Makatuki Polutele (Aviron Bayonnais), David Delarue (CA Brive), Franck Pourteau (Stade Toulousain, PÃ´le France), MaÃ«lan Rabut (RC Massy).