Gaels make Parkfield Road their home ground
Rugby Gaels 1-8 (11 points)
Sons of Erin (Northampton) 3-6 (15 points)
Rugby Gaels first game at Newbold Rugby Club ended in a narrow 4 point defeat to Sons of Erin in an entertaining encounter.
When Owen Batchelor scored a goal Rugby were on top, however when a fortuitous shot from distance evaded Joe O’Brien in the Rugby goal it meant that both sides went in at the break 1 goal and 4 points each.
The game changed early in the second half when Sons of Erin scored a goal from a penalty. The Gaels responded with scores from the excellent Ben O’Riordan and captain Lewis Fairgrieves to narrow the gap to 1 point with time running out.
However the Northamptonshire side broke forward and scored their third goal right on the final whistle.
Rugby Gaels scorers: Alex Baalham Donaldson 0-4, Owen Batchelor 1-0, Lewis Fairgrieves 0-2, Ben O’Riordan 0-1, Connor Shaw 0-1.