Match Reports October 28th 2017
The under 14s played Tralee in an exciting West Munster League clash at Ballymalis on Saturday with some great skills and enthusiasm on display from both teams. Two tries from Derry O’ Sullivan put Killorglin into a 12-0 lead by halftime, quickly extended to 17-0 after the restart. Then Tralee scored twice to bring it to 17-12. Game on, but Killorglin responded well with two more tries from O’Sullivan, whose powerful running was too much for the Tralee defence. Donncha Crowley sealed the victory with a try under the posts after a well worked back line attack. The highlights of this display were the pressure applied in the tackle, in rucking and in the scrum. There were good performances in particular from Joe Cronin Langham at full back and in the pack from Peadar Whelan and Enda OShea who really put themselves about in tackle and breakdown. Final score 36-12. Killorglin try scorers Derry O’Sullivan (5) and Donncha Crowley. Shane O’Connor kicked 3 conversions.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Fergal OShea, Aona O’Shea©, Donncha Crowley, Finnegan O’Sullivan, Shane O’Connor, Colin Griffin, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Cian O’Connor, Cathal Daly, James Prendeville, Ben O’Dwyer, Tom Garry, Derry O’Sullivan Subs:, Adrian Johnston, Tom McIntyre, Enda O’Shea, Dylan McDonough, Kevin O’Callaghan, Cillian Riordan, Fionn Sheahan
Killorglin hosted Killarney in the second round of the U16 Munster Conference 2 competition. It was a game played in true Rugby Spirit that saw Killarney come out the winners. Everyone played well, good positive rugby, evenly matched up front resulting in no score in the first half. Killorglin defended very well and in attack, kicked in behind Killarney turning their defense and gaining territory. Killorglin’s only score came from the boot of their Captain, Shógie O’ Sullivan after being awarded a penalty. Killarney broke the dead lock midway through the second half with a pick and drive beside the posts, easily converted. Full time score Killorglin RFC 3 – 7 Killarney RFC.
The U16’s next match is next Saturday November 4th away to Castleisland.
Team: Liam Nidegger, Aaron McSweeney, Jack O’ Leary, Conall Whelan, John P Courtney, Jack O’ Brien, Stephen O’ Sullivan, Cian Naylor, Callum Moriarty, Tiarnach O’ Shea, Sean Kissane, Darragh Mangan, Niall Carey, Shógie O’ Sullivan (Capt 3), Ethan Falvey, Jack Griffin, Adam Clarke, Kealan O’ Connor, Rudy Thomas Glenwood.