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I can learn off him: John Cooney hails Methody's kicking hero after Medallion Shield final

John Cooney (inset) has hailed Methody's kicking star Ryan Lindsay.
John Cooney (inset) has hailed Methody's kicking star Ryan Lindsay.

When you land three successful kicks in the middle of Storm Gareth, it's enough to make people sit up and take notice.

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That's what Methody's Ryan Lindsay is finding out after his heroics helped secure the Medallion Shield crown with a 17-12 win over Ballymena Academy at Kingspan Stadium.

Lindsay converted both of his side's tries and kicked over a penalty mid-way through the second half.

When compared to Ulster star John Cooney on twitter, the man himself took to social media to heap praise on the fly-half.

Particularly impressive was Lindsay's second conversion from wide on the right touchline, but his modest reaction betrayed the skill-level required.

He said: "I put in a lot of practice so it helped a lot with the kicks. I was looking to hit it slightly outside the post because there was a very strong wind coming in. I just hit it up and the wind brought in.

"The wind make a difference going against it but sometimes it helps you when it's going with you and will carry it over."

Methody, of course, are now going for a coveted double as they look to add the Schools' Cup crown on Monday when they take on Belfast rivals Campbell College.

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