The Colts U16 girls traveled to a wet and blustery Ballinasloe. The conditions in the first half were poor but both teams served up some excellent displays of pick and go forward rugby with massive carries, hits and turnovers By half time the game was still in a no score stalemate time with the Colts missing the chance to go in at the break ahead when a penalty rebounded off the crossbar and was kicked to touch. The second half started at the same relentless pace, but Ballinasloe capitalised with a try when the ball popped out the side of the scrum. The Colts defended valiantly for phase after phase and made some promising line breaks, but the Ballinasloe defensive line was hard to breach. The opposition then went on to score two tries one converted and one not. The game came to an end with a score line of 17-0 to Ballinasloe, which did not reflect the game at all. The girls left it all on the pitch. Thanks to all the supporters who braved the elements and to Ballinasloe RFC for their hospitality.
Game was cancelled as Westport were unable to field a team
A rearranged game onto Sunday had the rematch for the U14 against Oughterard one of the stronger teams in the division. Oughterard started very strongly and were 19-0 up at half time. Second half brought a change as the Colts tightened the defensive line and started to push back at Oughterard. This was a great performance again and although they didn’t quite manage the win they deserved it was still a great performance
Final score Oughterard 19 – 14 Colts
Corrib started very strongly. Half time Corrib 18 – Colts 5
Second half Colts were tenacious in defense and clinical in attack to come out winners. Every player had an excellent game.
Final Score Corrib 18 – Colts 19