Result Wanderers 41 (7 tries and 3 Cons.) Newbridge 15 (3 Tries)
On a beautiful sunny day for open rugby football, the Wanderers U14 side rounded off a memorable season by beating Newbridge 41-15 to capture the Leinster youth’s cup for the third time in four years.
This group of boys only 19 strong came together under the watchful guidance of the coaching team of Fosie Pala’amo, Arthur Barlow and Liam McKenna to deliver on their potential in the final against a fancied Newbridge side. The first half was a keenly contested affair with tries from Michael Carroll, Alex Murphy and Hugo McLaughlin in response to a pair from Newbridge. When they took the first score after the break only two points separated the sides with Wanderers ahead 17-15. However, the boys showed their resolve and camped in the Newbridge half for most of the remainder of the game. Further tries from Hugo, Paddy O’Brien, and Hugh O’Malley taking a lovely inside line left Newbridge reeling. It was left to Louis Perrem to outstrip the defense and dot down under the posts for the final score and cue for celebrations. Many thanks to the parents for all their support and involvement during the season. Clearly the tour to West the previous week worked and ensured a great