A decent win but a poor 3rd quarter. I thought the ref was poor in that period as the game levelled out, probably not coincidental.
Good to see Paddy Small get a run, Bernard Brogan may well have the same type of role Bastic had last year. We might not see much of him but he is sure to have a great influence on these young lads coming through. MDMA is looking good this year but not sure he will be a starter later in the year. He can’t last 70 at that pace anymore by the looks of things.
The biggest concern I would have is the kick out, we are well set up for the opposition’s but the rule change really levels the playing field. It’s a shame the powers that be would prefer a game of kick and catch rather than one which rewards skill and imagination