Kilkenny continued their winning ways at the Allianz Park in New Ross on Sunday afternoon, overcoming the hosts 18-10 in a bruising encounter – all out war we were told after the game by one rugby fan.
The win cements Kilkenny’s second place in the South East League J1 A section, Enniscorthy with a game in hand as their proposed fixture with Carlow had fallen through by Friday. With a game in hand, Enniscorthy and Kilkenny are level on points but the Wexford men clear on points difference and having the head-to-head advantage over Kilkenny.
In the earlier kick off, New Ross seconds caused something of an upset in getting the better of Kilkenny 15-14.
@kenmcguire at least you've avoided the pain anyway 😜 all out war in both games!
For Tullow, however, it was three losses from three, going down by a single point loss to Wexford Wanderers at Park Lane. The Division 2B side ran out 20-19 winners against Tullow who kick off their Leinster League Division 1B campaign at home next weekend against North Kildare.
With 17 tries conceded in three games and remaining without a win in the South East League, the 2012/13 winners have some work to do.
The Carlow Coyotes got their Womens AIL campaign off to a flying start, shutting out Clondalkin to claim a 36-0 win.
With Carlow Coyote’s AIL campaign off and running and the Leinster League getting underway for Kilkenny, Carlow and Tullow this coming weekend, we’ll be previewing the league season ahead for each of the clubs and getting a feel for their preparation for the new season here on the Fanzone and on The Way It Is over the course of the week.