Seapoint took their first steps towards promotion to AIL Division 3 with a hard fought away victory against Derry last weekend..

In a reversal of the AIL Junior Cup fixture which saw Derry knock out Seapoint it was ‘Point’s turn to take the honours. 

The first half saw Seapoint play with the wind and both sides trading penalties to leave the score at 6-6 at half time. The home team must felt that with the wind at their backs they could take control of the game but it was Seapoint who opened the scoring after 15 minutes of the second half with well taken penalty by Seapoint’s outhalf Brian Keegan.

Again Derry responded in kind and levelled the game at 9-9. But with Seapoint’s Chris O’Brian adding a drop goal the match was heading to a tense finish.

Derry gathered themselves for a final push but when another loose ball was hacked down the field Seapoint gathered and Mick Noone crossed the line to score the decisive try of the game, seal their victory and, in the process, deny Derry even a bonus point. Another key moment in the game saw Conor Byrne make a try saving tackle when Derry had a clear 3 man overlap. The match finished 17-9 in favour of Seapoint. 

Seapoint now face Richmond at home on the 10th of April and Monivea away on the 17th of April, Monivea having beaten Richmond away. 

The team would like to thank all the supporters who made the long trek north on Saturday, almost felt like a home game with the cheering! The club would also like to thank the messages of support from within the Leinster rugby community.