Despite dominating the match in terms of both possession and field position the J1s lost most disappointingly 20 – 17 away to Lansdowne.
We started very well and sustained pressure resulted in a try for Ben Watson, which he also converted. A try from Séan Healy, through the combined efforts of a dominant pack, left the score at 12-3 but following a penalty and a converted try just before the half Lansdowne led 13-12 at the break.
The pack continued their dominance after the break, one rolling maul marched Lansdowne backwards over 20 metres, and sure enough our third try, and Séan’s second, stemmed from another maul.
Unfortunately a converted try late in the game swung the match in Lansdowne’s favour.
On any other day that would have been a comfortable win for St Mary’s.