Navan 2nd XV……………………………………..30

Dundalk……………………………………………..32

In an intense battle for the Leinster North-East Area McGowan Cup Final, Navan Men’s 2nd XV faced Dundalk on a Friday evening at Skerries RFC. In a closely contested match, Navan experienced a stroke of bad luck, narrowly losing to Dundalk with a final score of 30-32. The game, which could have swung either way, unfortunately did not favor the Meath side, as they aimed to kick off 2024 with their first piece of silverware.
Navan’s Men’s 2nd XV delivered a gritty and determined performance in a game that truly could have gone either way. Tries were scored by Shane Faulkner, Gary Faulkner, and Harry Devlin. Cillian Farrell contributed with two conversions and three penalties, while Mark Farrell added a third conversion.

In this narrow defeat, Navan showcased resilience and skill throughout the match.Navan’s Men’s 2nd XV exhibited a gutsy performance, and the contest was decided by a single score margin, with a kick of the ball determining the outcome. The team can be proud of their efforts, and this performance serves as motivation heading into the rest of the season.
While the disappointment of the cup final loss lingers, Navan Men’s 2nd XV will regroup and return to competitive action in the League Metro Area Premier 2 League. They are scheduled for a home fixture against Naas on Sunday, 21st January. The experience gained from the cup final and the determination shown by the team bode well for the challenges that lie ahead in the league.
Despite the cup final loss, Navan’s Men’s 2nd XV can build on this experience and continue their pursuit of success in the upcoming league fixtures.

Navan Men’s 2nd/J1 XV Squad:
Gary Faulkner, Anthony Martinez, Andrew Kiernan, Andrew Beggy, David Brady, Ciaran O’Reilly, Shane Faulkner, Jack Dixon, Cillian Farrell, Harry Devlin, Michael Brady, William McAleese, Brian Byrne, Cormac Horan, Alex McGoey, Ian Carolan, Craig Byrne, Harry Conlon, Stuart Byrne, Mark Farrell, Ronan Walsh.

 

Men’s Under 20’s

Navan………………………………………………. 21

De La Salle Palmerston………………………. 21
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In an exciting start to the year, Navan Men’s U20s engaged in a friendly challenge against De La Salle Palmerston, resulting in a hard-fought 21-21 draw at Balreask Old, Navan,on Saturday, 6th January.
The friendly fixture proved to be a competitive encounter, showcasing the determination and skill of both teams. The game ended with honours even, reflecting the closely contested nature of the match.
Navan tries were scored by Mark Jordan, Matthew Conlon, and Matthew Clinton. Mark Russell delivered a standout performance, kicking all conversions and earning the Player of the Match title.
As the Men’s U20s regroup from the challenge match, they will turn their focus to competitive action in the Leinster JP Fanagan Premier 3 division. The team is set to compete for a play-off position, and their next fixture is scheduled for Sunday, 21st January, with a home game against Malahide.
The draw against De La Salle Palmerston sets the stage for an exciting and competitive season for Navan Men’s U20s, who will aim for success in the upcoming league fixtures.

Navan Men’s Under 20 XV Squad:
Scott Corrigan, Joe Smith, Josh Williamson, Ciaran O’Dea, Josh Green, Mark Russsell, MacDara de Paor, Shane O’Connor, Oisin Heffernan, Luke O’Reilly, Rokas Lipinskas, Jack Donnelly, Martin Kearns, Ciarmhac O’Fionnagain, Evin Harnett, Dara McHugh, Matthew Clinton, Max Shivmangal, Kallum Boules, Evan James, Jamie Callaghan, Matthew Conlon, Mark Jordan, Finn McNally, Alex Reynolds.