Carrick U14 squad secures Ulster Youth Cup at Kingspan

Carrick U14s lifted the Ulster Youth Cup at Kingspan Stadium.  INCT 18-690-CON
Carrick U14s lifted the Ulster Youth Cup at Kingspan Stadium. INCT 18-690-CON

Carrick Rugby Club U14s Youth squad have been crowned Under 14s Ulster Youth champions, beating Armagh 31-5 in a competitive and hard fought final.

The match was played in cold, wet and windy conditions but this did not stop Carrick from playing a fast and expansive brand of rugby which saw them scoring three times in the first period of play with tries from Welsh ‘wizard’ Ben Burke and team captain Ciaran Wilson (2).

The Carrick pack led by Jack Cooper was dominant in both lineouts and scrums and aggressive defensive work from Cooper, Hamilton, Willis and Semple stopped the majority of Armagh’s attacking attempts throughout the game.

Playing against the wind in the second half Carrick continued to dominant both possession and territory adding two more well deserved tries from back row colleagues Lee McMaw and Jack Cooper.

This young side finish the season not only as Ulster Cup winners but also as joint winners of the Premier Youth U14s League 2014-15.