WATCH: Old Crescent hooker ‘outdoes Tadhg Furlong’ in sensational AIL play

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WATCH: Old Crescent hooker ‘outdoes Tadhg Furlong’ in sensational AIL play

Old Crescent's Cathal O'Reilly, centre, speaks to his team mates

MOVE over Tadhg Furlong!

A Limerick front row forward has outdone Leinster, Ireland and Lions prop Furlong  with his own piece of individual brilliance in an All-Ireland League Division 2A fixture on Saturday last.

Leinster prop Furlong had rightly won rave reviews for his contribution to one of his side’s eight tries in their 52-3 demolition of Wasps in the Heineken Champions Cup at the RDS on Friday night last.

Furlong took the ball at outside centre following a Sexton wrap-around. He then throws a dummy, puts on some footwork and then offloads to James Lowe who streaks into space before finding Jack McGrath who skates over for the five-pointer.

Not-to-be-outdone less than 24 hours later, Old Crescent hooker Cathal O’Reilly was producing his own piece of magical front-rower play in the Rosbrien side’s AIL Division 2A clash with Dolphin at Musgrave Park.

O’Reilly gathers possession on the half way line, throws a dummy, before carrying the ball inside the Dolphin and finally sending a delightfully-placed grubber kick through for the in-form Val McDermott to finish.

However, not even O’Reilly’s magnificent contribution could prevent Old Crescent from suffering a 26-21 defeat to their Munster rivals.