2005 IRB U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Ireland 15 Scotland 8
Ireland earned a ninth place finish in the IRB World Championships after defeating Scotland 15-8 on Sunday in Kings Park, Durban. Outstanding for Ireland was captain and full back Robert Kearney who kicked four penalties, with another penalty from Clongowes Fergus McFadden completing Ireland s scoring. Despite Scotland having the lion s share of possession, Ireland led 9-0 at half time. Scotland went in for a try in the 48th minute, when hooker Sean Crombie stormed over. Ireland s forwards exerted sustained pressure on the Scottish defence late in the game, but were unable to add to their tally. Crescent College Comprehensive s Barry O Mahony at wing forward had a fantastic game, making a try saving tackle on Scotland s winger Cammy Johnston.
Top seeds New Zealand were beaten by the host nation, South Africa, with a 20-15 win.
IRELAND U-19: (15) Robert Kearney (UCD) (Capt), (14) Eric Moloney (UCC/CIT), (13) Fergus McFadden (Clongowes), (12) Darren Cave (Sullivan Upper School), (11) Dale Black (Portadown), (10) Killian Lett (UCD), (9) Matthew D'Arcy (Dublin University), (1) Callum Black (Hartpury), (2) Gavin O'Meara (Lansdowne), (3) Kevin Griffin (Kilfeacle/Shannon), (4) David McGowan (Buccanneers), (5) Devon Toner (Lansdowne), (6) Adrian Saunderson (Ballyclare), (7) Barry O'Mahony (Crescent College Comprehensive), (8) Diarmuid Laffan (Dublin University) Replacements: (22) Robert Boles (Colstons Collegiate School), (24) Kieran Moloney (Blackrock College RFC), (25) Darren O'Reilly (Blackrock College), Daniel Dawson (Cooke) Not used: Conor Muldoon (Galwegians), Gary Walsh (UL Bohemian), Brendan Lynch (Rotherham Titans), Fergal Walsh (UCC), Greg Cooney (Old Belvedere), Peter Durcan (Roscrea), Keith Earls (St Munchin's College)
Coach: Pat Murray
Assistant Coach: Bryan Hyland
Manager: Michael Cunningham
Referee: Daniel Jabase (Argentina
Ireland U-19 Results Friday, April 1: Ireland 16 Georgia 0, Kings Park Tuesday, April 5: South Africa 32 Ireland 7, Woodburn Oval Saturday, April 9: Australia 23 Ireland 0, ABSA Stadium Wednesday, April 13: 9th-12th Place Play-Off: Ireland 31 Japan 18, Glenwood High School Sunday, April 17: 9th-10th Place Play-Off: Ireland 15 Scotland 8, King's Park