Ireland
Ireland in the Five Nations of 1970
By Gary Watton
March 30 2013


Tom Kiernan

This is a look back in time to when a try was merely awarded three points! If you wish to see who played for the opposition, go to http://www.espnscrum.com and look there.

FRANCE 8 IRELAND 0; 24th January; at the Stade de Colombes

15 Kiernan (c)

14 Duggan

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson

11 Brown

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Goodall

7 Slattery

6 Lamont

5 McBride

4 Molloy

3 O'Callaghan

2 Kenendy

1 Millar

A try from left wing Jean Sillieres, converted by Lucien Paries proved decisive. The latter also converted a drop goal.

ENGLAND 9 IRELAND 3; 14th February; at Twickenham

15 Kiernan (c) [penalty]

14 Duggan

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson

11 O'Reilly

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Goodall

7 Slattery

6 Lamont

5 McBride

4 Molloy

3 O'Callaghan

2 Kenendy

1 Millar

Having trailed at half time, England took both points courtesy of a pair of drop goals from Bob Hiller and a try from Ian Shackleton.

IRELAND 16 SCOTLAND 11; 28th February; at Lansdowne Road

15 Kiernan (c) [2 conversions]

14 Duggan

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson [TRY]

11 Brown [TRY]

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Goodall [TRY]

7 Slattery

6 Lamont

5 McBride

4 Molloy [TRY]

3 O'Callaghan

2 Kennedy

1 Millar

Future BBC rugby correspondents Chris Rea and Ian Robertson both played for the visitors. Ireland led 10-3 at half time.

IRELAND 14 WALES 0; 14th March; at Lansdowne Road

15 Kiernan (c) [drop goal, penalty, conversion]

14 Duggan [TRY]

13 Bresnihan

12 Gibson

11 Brown

10 McGann

9 Young

8 Goodall [TRY]

7 Slattery

6 Lamont

5 McBride

4 Molloy

3 O'Callaghan

2 Kennedy

1 Millar

Ulster's Ken Goodall scored his second try in consecutive home matches as Ireland convincingly beat a strong Welsh team.