Under 14’s Match Reports
Wexford Wanderers RFC…0 Gorey…22
Wexford came second best to a very good Gorey side on Sat morning in Park Lane in their second friendly of the season.A lot of this squad are stepping up to the full pitch game this season and will take awhile to gain the experience necessary. Along with a good contingent of new players this squad will develop as the season progresses.Gorey displayed excellent ball retention skills which had Wexford on the back foot for most of the match. The 22-0 scoreline somewhat flatters the Gorey lads as 12 of them came in the last 5 mins.Wexford had good performances from Marco Pons,Johnny Craiciun,Simon O’Carroll,Dylan Joyce-Ahearne,Stuart Brennan and Ronan Fitzpatrick.
Team:Ronan Rea,Roger Duggan,Thorna Johnson,Johnny Craiciun,Simon O’Carroll,Mark Takas,Marco Pons ,Luke Maguire,Dylan Joyce-Ahearne,Stuart Brennan,Oisin O’Connor,Conor Wilson,Jack O’Connor,Paddy O’Connor, Ronan Fitzpatrick.Subs:Joe Doran,Dylan Lawlor
Under 14. July.01 2016
Wexford Wanderers RFC…22 Rathdrum…18
Wanderers had a home game to unbeaten Rathdrum in Park Lane on Sat. morning.They played their best rugby of the season so far and produced a tremendous performance scoring 4 tries .Having conceded an early penalty Wexford responded with a try from Johnny Craiciun and one from Marco Pons.The latter converted by Stuart Brennan.Before half time Rathdrum scored their first try of the game to bring it to 12-8 at the break.
Both sides exchanged two tries each in the second half,Wexfords being scored by Dylan Lawlor and Stephen Scallan.This was a much better display and shows the potential in this squad.
Team:Ronan Rea,Roger Duggan,Thorna Johnson,Johnny Craiciun,Keelan Conway,Mark Takas,Marco Pons ,Luke Maguire,Dylan Joyce-Ahearne,Stuart Brennan,Garry Moore,Conor Wilson,Jack O’Connor,Paddy O’Connor, Stephen Scallan.Subs:Joe Doran,Dylan Lawlor,Sean Ryan,Nial Scallan,Oisin O’Connor,Ronan Fitzpatrick,Pauric O’Leary.
Under 14 August.4th 2016
Wexford Wanderers RFC…33 Rathdrum…30
Wexford travelled to Rathdrum on Sat morning to compete against the home side with whom Wanderers had played recently in a thrilling encounter. However as Rathdrum only had 13 players this was played as a 13 aside friendly fixture.This game was equally exciting with both teams exchanging many tries . On the scoreboard for Wexford were Gary Moore, Dylan Joyce-Ahearne, Luke Maguire, Stuart Brennan and Mark Tackas.Stuart Brennan kicked four out of five conversions to record 33 points for Wexford.
Team:Ronan Rea,Niall Scallan,Keelan Conway,Mark Tackas ,Simon O’Carroll,Luke Maguire,Dylan Joyce-Ahearne (Capt.),Stuart Brennan,Garry Moore,Conor Wilson,Jack O’Connor,Paddy O’Connor, Stephen Scallan.Subs:Joe Doran,Dylan Lawlor,Pauric O’Leary, Simon Mernagh,Roger Duggan
Under 14. August.11th 2016
Wexford Wanderers RFC…19 Tullow…10
The Wexford Wanderers Under 14s overcame a much bigger Tullow side last Saturday in a cracking match, with good performances from both sides. Marco Pons opened the scoring and Stuart Brennan then converted with an excellent kick. In the second half, making his debut for the Wanderers, Colm Brown finished some good Wexford play with a try under the posts, again converted by Stuart Brennan. Tulla responded with a converted try and a penalty. Late into the second half, Wexford broke through the Tullow defence with a try from Johnny Craicun. The match ended 19-10 to Wexford. Good performances came from Gary Moore, Marco Pons and Pauric O’Leary.
Team: Ronan Rea, Roger Duggan, Keelan Conway, Johnny Craciun. Mrak Tackas, Luke Maguire, Stephen Scallan, Marco Pons, Dylan Joyce-Ahearne (Capt.), Stuart Brennan, Paddy O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, Pauric O’Leary, Conor Wilson and Gary Moore. Subs: Niall Scallan, Seán Ryan, Colm Brown, Joe Doran, Oisín O’Connor, Ronan Fitzpatrick, Shane Lawless, Damien Drennan, Dylan Lawlor
Under 14. August.22nd 2016
Wexford Wanderers…24 Arklow…14
Wanderers travelled away to Arklow on Sat. morning last with the opportunity to go top of their league if they could secure a win. This they did in fine style with tries from Marco Pons,Gary Moore and Paddy O’Connor,while Stuart Brennan added two conversions. 19-0 at half-time was a comfortable lead but the second half saw Arklow up their game and use the conditions to their advantage.They converted two tries to reduce the arrears to just five points. However a second try for Paddy O’Connor sealed the win and top spot for Wexford.
Team: Ronan Rea, Roger Duggan, Keelan Conway, Johnny Craciun. Mrak Tackas, Joe Doran, Stephen Scallan, Marco Pons, Dylan Joyce-Ahearne (Capt.), Stuart Brennan, Paddy O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, Pauric O’Leary, Conor Wilson and Gary Moore. Subs: Niall Scallan, Seán Ryan, Colm Brown , Oisín O’Connor, Ronan Fitzpatrick, Shane Lawless, Damien Drennan, Dylan Lawlor
Under 14. September.6th 2016
Wexford Wanderers RFC….36 Tullow….12
Wanderers travelled to Tullow for this South East League fixture hoping to maintain their current good form.In terrible wet and windy conditions they setteled into the task immediately.A quick ruck ball was swiftly delivered across the back line with Gary Moore on hand to run in the try in the corner.Tullow used there big pack to apply pressure from the restart and were quickly over the Wexford line.They added the conversion to take a 7-5 lead.However Wexford responded from the kick off and good work from the O’Connor cousins brought Wexford close to the Tullow line.Marco Pons crashed over to score the try.Shortly aftr Torna Johnson extended the Wexford lead with a try following a great break by Simon O’Carroll. Half-time Wexford led by 15-7
The second half was played with the conditions favouring Wexford and further tries from Marco Pons,Dylan Joyce-Ahearne and Gary Moore sealed a very polished performance by the Wanderers.Stuart Brennan was very influential at out half and also kicked three conversions.Tackle of the day was by Mark Tackas.
Team:Torna Johnson,Roger Duggan,Ronan Rea,Simon O’Carroll,Mark Tackas,Sean Ryan,Luke Maguire,Marco Pons,Dylan Joyce-Ahearne(Capt.)Stuart Brennan,Gary Moore,Joe Doran,Jack O’Connor,Pauric O’Leary,Paddy O’Connor.
Subs:Colm O’Corcora,Dylan Lawlor,Niall Scallan,Conor Wilson,Shane Lawless,Seamus