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Fergus Sings The Blues

Dooley On Scoresheet For Leinster; Izuchukwu makes Debut For Ulster

Both were part of wins for their provinces.

It's been a proud 24 hours for rugby in Offaly.

Following on from Jack Regan's performance for The Highlanders this morning, two more men from the faithful county made an impact this evening. 

Birr prop Peter Dooley had an up and down night in the scrum but he left his mark on the scoresheet when he powered over the line after a lovely offload from hooker James Tracey five metres out. 

That got Leinster back on track after they found themselves nine points behind after 22 minutes. 

They went on to win the game 35-29 away to the Dragons, securing a bonus point in the process. 

At the same time in Scotland, 21 year-old Cormac Izuchukwu waited for 58 minutes to make his debut for Ulster. 

Nine months after making the move to the northern province, the former Tullamore underage GAA star got his chance, replacing centurion Kieran Treadwell. 

Five minutes after being introduced, the 6ft 7in lock was part of a maul which powered over the Glasgow line and extend Ulster's lead to 13 points. 

A late try from the Scottish side couldn't stop the Ulstermen from recording a crucial away win and keep pace with Leinster in Conference A of the PRO 14. 

 

 

 

 

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