Nth. Ireland v England
Northern Ireland met England in their annual competition for the
Friendly Cup at The Reading Rooms, Bangor on 22nd-23rd January.
The English team established a narrow 13-11 lead after the first day,
and thereafter had things almost all their own way in the final matches,
retaining the trophy with a 33-15 result. The English Junior squad
were also successful in their parallel competition for the Kingsman
Cup, emerging with a 19-5 victory.
The teams were :
NI : Tony Buttimer, Davy Pogue, Paddy
Donnelly, Davy Elliott, Tony Shields, John McIntyre, Freddie Cahoon,
England : Gary Rogers, Phillip Welham, Darren Kell,
Stephen Crosland, Peter Shelley, Bill Andress, David Nichols, Paul
NI : R. Latimer, Joe Buttimer, Keith McCready, M.
England : Matthew Sutton, Jimmy Chambers, Martin Shutt,