Letterkenny Rugby clinch the league against Monaghan Rugby: History Made

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Letterkenny’s victory yesterday against Monaghan created history for the club. Letterkenny clinched the league in the last match of the season with a fantastic display in the Dave Gallaher Park. The Lettermen men had to dig deep against strong opposition. Lettermen started the stronger putting points on the board from the boot of Brian Peoples just two minutes into the game, Peoples Kicked another penalty moments later following a penalty for poor discipline from Monaghan at the breakdown. Monaghan came back at Letterkenny moments later by kicking a penalty of their own to make it 6-3 on the scoreboard.

Letterkenny then upped the tempo in the pack and Mark Scott scored a try from a very dominant scrum five meters from the Monaghan Line. Brian Peoples kicked the conversion. Monaghan came back immediately from the restart and scored a try just before the half to leave the the score 13-10 at the break. Following the break Letterkenny came out and played their best half of rugby this season. The Letterkenny men smothered everything Monaghan threw at them, Letterkenny’s scrum was on the front foot with Mark Scott as ever in dominant form making break after break, Philip Robinson and Damien Williamson provided good distribution from the halfback position. Mark Scott was the scorer of the next try when he broke from outside the Monaghan 22 and scored in the corner. Letterkenny then dominated in every aspect of game the game. The backs began running the ball more fluidly with John Anthony McFadden making break after break from every area of the park. The last try was scored by Vice-captain Rory McGonagle following a great break from Brian Peoples who passed to Liam McGlynn who off loaded to McGonagle who just had to touch the ball down on the line. This was the last play of the season and capped off the most successful season in the clubs history. Letterkenny will play in Qualifying 2 next season.

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