AIL 1B: Malone 12 Shannon 15

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Malone lose narrowly to Shannon 12-15 in AIL1B

On Saturday afternoon Shannon, who had made the long trip from Limerick, played Malone in an AIL1B fixture at Gibson Park. I covered the first half of this game.

Playing with a strong, cold wind, Malone quickly established themselves in Shannon’s ‘22’ and scored, wide on the right, through Stewart McKendrick, converted by Callum Smith, to take a 7-0 lead.

Stewart McKendrick scores Malone’s opening try

John’O’Sullivan responded for Shannon with a well struck penalty goal, into the wind to reduce Malone’s lead to 7-3.

Pressure again told for Malone and Aaron Sexton scored an unconverted try for a 12-3 lead, which Malone took into halftime.

Shannon clear their lines

Playing with the wind, Jordan Prenderville scored an unconverted try for Shannon and the heartbreak was complete for Malone when they conceded a penalty try in the closing minutes to give Shannon a 15-12 victory and Malone, yet another narrow defeat.

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