23rd October 2005
Full Match Report
2005 EUROPEAN CUP GROUP 1
Constant drizzle accentuated the errors in Glasgow but didn’t prevent a bruising encounter as Karl Fitzpatrick opened the scoring when he picked up a neat inside switch to score five metre from touch and then intercepted a Scottish pass and made 60 metres before offloading to Dean Gaskell who made no mistake by scoring under the posts. Paul Handforth slotted home the conversion to give Ireland a 10-0 lead going into the interval.
The old heads of McDermott and skipper Terry O’Connor ensured the Irish remained cool under pressure and a Bill Treacy penalty extended their lead. Scotland’s persistent efforts were rewarded in the dying minutes of the game when Dave MConnell scored a fine individual try, Gareth Morton converting.
Pictured: Karl Fitzpatrick's 10th minute try opened the scoring.
Wade Liddell, Jon Steel, Mick Nanyn, Gareth Morton, Dougie Flockhart, Dave McConnell, Andrew Henderson, Ryan McDonald, Ben Fisher, Richard Fletcher, Iain Morrison, Oliver Wilkes, Iain Marsh. Subs: Danny Brough, Alex Szostak, Nick Surtees, Andy McPhail
Francis Cummins, Michael Platt, Stuart Littler, Anthony Stewart, Dean Gaskell, Karl Fitzpatrick, Martin Gambles, Terry O’Connor, Paul Handforth, Barrie McDermott, Paul McNicholas, Ged Corcoran, Simon Finnigan. Subs: Gareth Haggerty, Phil Purdue, Bill Treacy, Kevin O’Riordan