Match Reports February 10th, & 18th
Over the past 2 weekends most teams have been in action with mixed results.
U14’s – February 10, 2018
U16’s – February 18, 2018
Killorglin travelled to Listowel in the local derby game in the U16 Munster Bowl competition. Conditions were in keeping with the recent weather making it difficult for all that were playing and spectating. Credit to both teams enduring the heavy ground and prevailing wind to put on a great and sporting display of underage rugby.
Listowel pitched at top of the table, with Killorglin chasing their first competitive win of the season, lined up a clash between the two Kerry teams that didn’t disappoint.
Listowel took the early lead with a try from the front forward position and crossed the Killorglin line with a short grounding drive. The conversion attempt fell short of the posts. Handling posed difficult for both sides resulting in a number of set scrums and line outs as both teams pushed for territory.
Big carries from Adam Clarke, Conal Whelan and Cian Naylor brought the puck pack in to a central attacking position. Ethan Falvey released a quick rucked ball to fly half Shógie O’Sullivan releasing the backs with ball through the hand to Moriarty on the wing who push through to score a well-earned try for Killorglin. Killorglin converted the try trough the boot of Shógie O’Sullivan in to a head on wind. Killorglin had the advantage. On the restart Killorglin got on the front foot with strong runs from Stephen O’Sullivan setting up a good attacking platform. The home team defended superbly and showed dominance in the tight. The ‘Jack Pack’ came into its own with ground made from Jack Griffin, Jack O’Leary and Jack O’Brien bringing Killorglin in to the opposition 22, but the game was to remain static at the half time whistle. Listowel 5 Killorlin 7.
From the restart Killorglin got early territory with field position kicks from Shógie O’Sullivan and line out possession from Hooker Arron McSweeney and Conal Whelan. Killorglin with a series of pick and goes set them in central attacking position, from there Jack O’Brien picked his line and went through untouched to score a deserving try under the posts. Shógie O’Sullivan picked off the conversion to extend the Killorglin lead. The remainder of the game saw both teams edge on territory. Listowel put a forward surge that saw them breach the Killorglin defensive line and score their second try 5 mins from time. Listowel again failed to convert leaving the score at Listowel 10 Killorglin 14
The converting boot of the fly half proved the deference on the day with the two conversions separating the teams. Both teams continue on the Munster Bowl quest and may encounter each other in the business end of the season. It proved to be a great game of rugby with our entire squad playing to produce a great win for Killorglin RFC
Team: Rudy Glinwood, Aaron McSweeney, Jack O’ Leary, Jack Griffin, JP Courtney, Connall Whealan, Jack O Brien, Adam Clarke, Ethan Falvey, Shógie O’ Sullivan (C), Niall Carey, Kian Nayler, Darragh Mangan, Callum Moriarty, Sean Kissane. Reserves: Tiarnach O’ Shea, Kealan O Connor, Liam Nideger,
U18’s South Kerry – February 18, 2018
Seniors- February 18, 2018
The Seniors went on the journey to Ennis for the semi final of the Martin O’Sullivan cup. Killorglin started slowly and quickly found themselves down 14-0. Killorglin woke up and started to battle back however at the 35th minute due to injuries and a lack of subs Killorglin found themselves down to just 14 men, with no one left to come on. Killorglin put in a heroic performance and fought back to bring the score to 14-6 with 2 converted penalties from the boot of Luke O’Shea. The 14 men from Killorglin stood strong until the last 10 minutes. 3 late tries from Ennis deflated Killorglin and the scoreline finished 31-6.
Luke O’Shea x 2