Innisfail Leprechauns A-grade side suffer a shock defeat by Yarrabah

Abraham Waireg-Ingui (with ball) made a strong run against the Yarrabah defence in the Under 18 game. Photo: Maria Girgenti

INNISFAIL Leprechauns A-grade side suffered a shock 36 – 12 defeat at the hands of the Yarrabah Seahawks at Callendar Park last Saturday.

Innisfail try scorers: Robert Garrett, Devante Heron, and Aaron Jolly, 2 goals.

Innisfail Leprechauns A-grade Coach, Leon Hallie, conceded Yarrabah were too good for them.

“Despite having several players missing, we had a side good enough to compete for a win. In the second half, we had the chance to bring the lack of possession back in our favour and reduce the half time deficit.”

“Yarrabah’s defence was solid, and the boys were not good enough to get over the line. It is a good time for the bye, so the team can freshen up and focus on their finals charge.”

Innisfail held a 16 – 4 lead at half time and despite a strong second half comeback by Yarrabah, the Leprechauns’ Reserve Grade team hung on for a 28 – 20 victory.

The Leprechauns Under 18 side had a dominant 50 – 12 win over Yarrabah. Try scorers: Jerimiah Callope 2, Ethan Vick, Luke Magnanini, Malachi Tanner, Colby Aldridge, Matua Brown 2, and Jason Hallie.

CDRL Round 17 fixtures – August 6 – 7

A Grade

Yarrabah 36 defeated Innisfail 12. 

Atherton 46 defeated Tully 6.

Ivanhoes 32 drew with Mossman-Port Douglas 32.

Cairns Brothers 22 defeated Kangaroos 16.

Edmonton 20 defeated Mareeba 18.

Bye: Southern Suburbs

CDRL Ladder Round 17: Cairns Brothers 32, Innisfail 24, Mossman-Port Douglas 24, Yarrabah 24, Ivanhoes 21, Kangaroos 18, Southern Suburbs 18, Edmonton 17, Mareeba 12, Atherton 8, and Tully 4.

Reserve Grade

Innisfail 28 defeated Yarrabah 20.

Atherton 28 defeated Tully 14.

Ivanhoes 36 defeated Mossman-Port Douglas 26.

Kangaroos 26 drew with Cairns Brothers 26.

Edmonton 26 defeated Mareeba 18.

Under 18

Innisfail 50 defeated Yarrabah 12.

Atherton 34 defeated Tully 18.

Ivanhoes 70 defeated Mossman-Port Douglas 16.

Cairns Brothers 22 defeated Kangaroos 20.

Edmonton defeated Mareeba (forfeit).

Innisfail Leprechauns senior teams have a bye this weekend and, depending upon the current COVID-19 situation, Tully Tigers will host their final Super Saturday. starting with junior games before the senior games between Tully and Cairns Kangaroos.

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