Connacht Academy player Colm Reilly celebrates with his teammates and talks about what coach Noel McNamara had said to him before he came on in the u20’s match Wales on Friday in Colwyn Bay.
Reilly who attended Garbally college in Ballinasloe was not originally in the 23 until an injury to Craig Casey in the warm-up and he didn’t let his chance go waste. The sub-scrum-half made a huge impact off the bench, scoring a decisive try for his side to help them claim the U20 Six Nations Championship and Grand Slam.
Ireland had trailed 10-7 at the break and were still trailing 14-17 before Reilly’s Try, they ended up getting a converted try before the end of the match to win 26-17.
Talking about what the coaches said before he entered the field he told Irish Rugby cameras “Bring energy and take the tempo up, luckily there was a gap and I took it”
Hopefully, this is the start for great things the first year academy player and that he will soon be showing off his skills for the Connacht senior team at The Sportsground.