Ireland in the Five Nations of 1994


Simon Geoghegan
By Gary Watton
April 15 2013

An unlikely victory at Twickenham was the only major crumb of comfort for Ireland in another misfiring campaign. A draw against Scotland was the only point that the men in green could seize from the Scots in this depressing decade of under-achievement. If you wish to see who played for Ireland's opponenets, then kindly take yourself off to www.espnscrum.com and consult there.

FRANCE 35 IRELAND 15; 15th January; at Parc des Princes

15 O'Shea

14 Wallace

13 Cunningham

12 Danaher

11 Geoghegan

10 Elwood [5 penalties]

9 Bradley (c)

8 O'Connell

7 Robinson

6 Francis

5 Johns

4 Galwey

3 Clohessy

2 Kingston

1 Popplewell

Typically, Ireland trailed only 16-12 at the halfway point, before they wilted against a team that scored four tries.

IRELAND 15 WALES 17; 5th February; at Lansdowne Road

15 O'Shea

14 Wallace

13 McCall

12 Danaher

11 Geoghegan

10 Elwood [5 penalties]

9 Bradley (c)

8 Johns

7 McBride

6 Robinson

5 Francis

4 Galwey

3 Clohessy

2 Kingston

1 Popplewell

The only try came in the first half from Neil Jenkins, whose match haul of 17 points eclipsed the 15 from Eric Elwood.

ENGLAND 12 IRELAND 13; 19th February; at Twickenham

15 O'Shea

14 Wallace

13 Field

12 Danaher

11 Geoghegan [TRY]

10 Elwood [2 penalties, conversion]

9 Bradley (c)

8 Johns

7 McBride

6 Robinson

5 Francis

4 Galwey

3 Clohessy

2 Kingston

1 Popplewell

Jon Callard kicked two penalties in each half, but Simon Geoghegan's great first half try proved the decisive moment.

IRELAND 6 SCOTLAND 6; 5th March; at Lansdowne Road

15 O'Shea

14 Wallace

13 Field

12 Danaher

11 Geoghegan

10 Elwood [2 penalties]

9 Bradley (c)

8 Johns

7 McBride

6 Robinson

5 Francis

4 Galwey

3 Clohessy

2 Kingston

1 Popplewell

In a wind-ruined encounter, Eric Elwood and Gavin Hastings traded four penalties. Ireland had led 3-0 at half time.

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