Resilient St Pat’s side strike late against Iona to continue undefeated AIC season

St Patrick’s overcame a 10 point deficit to claim a nail biting 19-17 victory over Iona and continue their unbeaten start to the 2021 AIC competition.

A week after Iona score two late tries to beat rivals Villanova, the tables turned on Saturday with St Pat’s forced to play catch up rugby on a boggy Curlew Park.

“It was a really good result and the boys showed plenty of resilience. Iona played really well and were threatening for most of the game, but fortunately our guys managed to stay in the fight and eventually things went our way,” Rugby Director Dan Nethery told Rugby News.