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St Paul’s snatch win in first ever match

Published 23/12/2008

St. Paul’s of Kilrea, a school traditionally associated with Gaelic football and Hurling took part in their first game of competitive rugby last week against local boys, Dunluce School at Ballymoney RFC.

The game was organised by Youth Development Officer for the area, Scott Nelson, and Benjy Van der Byl refereed.

There was a great display of sportsmanship shown by both sides and all taking part really enjoyed the day’s proceedings.

After just ten minutes, the Dunluce boys went 12-0 up, but once St. Paul’s settled into the game and got to grips with the tackling involved in rugby they began to make their mark.

They fought back with two excellent scores, bringing the half-time score to 12-10.

The game was extremely tight in the second half, but it was St Paul’s who broke away with just 3 minutes to go and put another score on the board.

Even with Dunluce camped on St. Pauls’ line, they were unable to fight back and an ecstatic St. Paul’s team held on for an historic win.

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