Match Reports Saturday September 28, 2019

  • October 2, 2019


The U16s had a tough day at the office away to a well drilled and aggressive Castleisland side in their first competitive fixture of the season on Saturday. Killorglin’s defensive line speed and breakdown work was not at the required level and the home side were comfortable winners. Killorglin came away scoreless, getting closest when Derry O’Sullivan was hauled down within a meter of the try line following a midfield break.

To take some positives our lineout was excellent throughout, there was strong carrying from Mike Teahan, Adam Casey and the two Donnachas, while Ben ODwyer and Peadar Whelan took the fight to Castleisland at ruck time. Plenty of experience gained and things to work on for a squad with lots of potential.

Next up for the U16’s is the first round of the Pan Munster Cup on Saturday October 5th at 4:30 pm at Ballymalis
Team: Colin Griffin, Noah Diosee, Cillian Riordan, Donncha Crowley, Cathal Curran, Joe Cronin Langham, Aona OShea (c), Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Adrian Johnston, Donnachadh O’Connor, James Prendeville, Cathal Daly, Ben ODwyer, Adam Casey. Subs: Dylan McDonough, Joe Final, Derry OSullivan, Eoin Joy, Killian Spillane.


Killorglin RFC kicked off their season at home in Ballymalis in the West Munster U18.5 cup vs Castleisland on Saturday. Killorglin took the lead through a penalty converted by Jack Evans but found themselves behind shortly after when a quick tap try put the visitors in front by 2 points.

Shortly afterwards Killorglin were back in front through a try by James Byrne under the posts and converted by Jack Evans. Killorglin had another penalty shortly afterwards which Evans converted again and Killorglin led at half time by 13 – 8 after a good half of rugby from both sides.
The second half remained scoreless for a long time despite Killorglin’s best efforts. Jamie O’Leary thought he had gotten a try when Jack Evans chipped into the in goal area but the referee harshly ruled that he was ahead of the kicker. Castleisland though did get on the score sheet when they scored a try under the posts with 14 minutes to go. Luckily the kick was missed. Another couple of chances presented for both sides but the game finished a draw. Castleisland were the victors though as they scored the most tries at 2 – 1. A good start to the season from the home team who can only improve
Next up is away to Abbeyfeale in the first round of the Pan Munster Cup on Sunday 6th of October, 12 pm kickoff at Ballymalis