New England Free Jacks vs Leinster A: Cara Cup 2019

The sixth and final match of the Cara Cup has the Free Jacks facing Leinster A on Sunday 14th April, 5.00 pm at Harvard Mignone Field, Boston MA. The match should be a sell out with 100 tickets remaining yesterday.

In the first match, the Connacht Eagles defeated the New England Free Jacks 38-7. The second had the Connacht Eagles beating the Ulster Ravens 44-21. In the third match, the New England Free Jacks lost to Ulster A 43-15.

The 4th match featured the New England Free Jacks vs Munster A on Saturday, April 6 at the Irish Cultural Centre GAA Field in Canton, MA. The Free Jacks played a competitive match losing 38-19 to Munster A.

The fifth match featured Irish Provincial A-sides, Leinster defeating Munster 53-49 on Wednesday 10th April at Union Point Sports Complex, South Weymouth MA.

Following the Cara Cup, the New England Free Jacks will host the Toronto Arrows on May 18 at 1 pm ET at the Union Point Sports Complex in South Weymouth, MA. They play Lansdowne on June 1 at 4 pm ET at the Irish Cultural Centre, in Canton, MA and conclude their Spring exhibition season on June 15 at 1 pm against Old Glory DC at Union Point Sports Complex.

Match Comments

New England Free Jacks Head Coach Josh Smith has made two changes in his starters with Quentin Newcomber at tighthead prop and Timothee Guillimin making his debut with the team at inside center. Devin Ibanez and Adnan Kawuma join the roster in the reserves.

The Cara Cup has been an excellent competition had has provided the opportunity to access Free Jacks players as they move forward.

Leinster A  jumped out to a first-half lead against Munster A this past Wednesday and saw Munster stage a comeback. Leinster will look for a fast start again, while the Free Jacks will need to defend and use tactical kicking to spend as much time in the Leinster territory as they can.

The Leinster A squad has not been announced, so both their roster against Munster A and their extended squad are listed below.

Squads with Player Article Links

New England Free Jacks: 1 Simon Courcoul 2 Steve Hinshaw 3 Quentin NewcomerJackson Thiebes 5 Ronan McCuskerOwen Hundt 7 Jon Kokinda 8 Conor Kindregan 9 Oliver Engelhart 10 Tadhg Leader (C) 11 Steve Dazzo 12 Timothée Guillimin  13 Ahmad Harajly 14 Peceli Rinakama 15 Danny Collins 16 David McKenna 17 Diego Maquieira 18 Kyle Ciquera 19 Pago Haini 20 Devin Ibanez 21 Erik Thompson  22 Adnan Kawuma 23 Christian Adams

Leinster A (Squad vs Munster A): 1. Vakh Abdaladze 2. Ronan Kelleher 3. Jack Aungier 4. Gerard Hill 5. Ryan Baird 6. Dan Sheehan 7. Mark Flemming 8. Ruadhan Byron 9. Paddy Patterson 10. Con Kelly 11. Rob Russell 12. Gavin Mullin 13. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Aaron O’Sullivan 15. Jack Kelly 16 Giuseppe Coyne 17 Roman Salanoa 18 Shane Murphy 19 James Tarrant 20 Brian O’Donnell 21 Max O’Reilly

Leinster A Extended Squad: Vakh Abdaladze (Clontarf FC), Jack Aungier (Terenure College RFC), Ryan Baird (DUFC), Ruadhan Byron (Clontarf FC), Giuseppe Coyne (DUFC), Oisín Dowling (Lansdowne FC), Mark Flemming (UCD), Gerard Hill (Old Belvedere RFC), Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne FC), Conor Kelly (Clontarf FC), Jack Kelly (DUFC), Gavin Mullin (UCD), Shane Murphy (UCD), Jimmy O’Brien (UCD), Brian O’Donnell (Lansdowne FC), Max O’Reilly (DUFC), Aaron O’Sullivan (UCD), Paddy Patterson (UCD), Rob Russell (DUFC), Roman Salanoa (Old Belvedere RFC), Dan Sheehan (DUFC), James Tarrant (UCD)

(All times EST)

Free Jacks 7-38 Connacht EaglesRecap, Preview
Saturday 16th March
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Connacht Eagles 44-21 Ulster ARecap, Preview
Wednesday 20th March, 7.00pm
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Free Jacks 15-43 Ulster A Recap, Preview
Sunday 24th March, 6.30pm
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Free Jacks 19-38 Munster A Recap, Preview
Saturday 6th April, 4.00pm (10 pm Irish time)
Irish Cultural Centre, Canton MA

Munster A 49-53 Leinster A Recap, Preview
Wednesday 10th April, 7.00pm (1 am Irish time)
Union Point Sports Complex, Weymouth MA

Free Jacks v Leinster A – Recap, Preview
Sunday 14th April, 5.00pm
Harvard Mignone Field, Boston MA

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