On arrival at Galwegians last Saturday, the Under 10 squad was confronted with extraordinarily harsh natural and infrastructural conditions. Nevertheless, a superb performance form the Lions side â€“ the squad was large enough to establish two teams on the day (Lions and Tigers) â€“ ensued that at half time they lead to a well worked try from Mark Keegan. Excessive and illegal use of the hand-off resulted in an early sin binning for a member of the Lions side. Numerically weakened and continuing to pay little or no heed to the refereeâ€™s warnings about the ongoing use off hand-offs, Galwegians scored an equalizer.
Eventually, Galwegians strength in numbers materialised when they touched down for a winning score. Poor concentration levels among a number of Lions players contributed to the manner of this generally undeserved two tries to one defeat.
Overall, in what were probably unplayable conditions, this was a superb team performance.
Well done to all of the Lions.