Weekend Match Reports December 1st and 2nd 2018
Killorglin/lveragh played Castleisland RFC in Iveragh Eagles home ground in Cahersiveen. Killorglin/Iveragh started strong with good running and rucking but Castleisland got over for the first try and converted it. Killorglin/Iveragh regrouped and with some hard deffending on their own line Killorglin/Iveragh turned over the ball and Conall Cournane ran the length of the field to score our first try under the posts which was converted by Colin Griffin. Castleisland came back strong, Killorglin/Iveragh defended well with hard rucking; however, too many penalties saw Micheal Sullivan go to the sin bin for 5 minutes. Killorglin/Iveragh pickup the pace, and good passing left Adam Casey in for a try just before half time, the conversion was unsuccessful.
Killorglin/Iveragh kicked off the 2nd half, Castleisland came at them strong, good defense and rucking from Killorglin/Iveragh kept Castleisland out for the first ten to fifteen minutes, however Castleisland found a hole and got over in the corner for a try that was not converted to level the game. Killorglin/Iveragh made some changes and played a kicking game which saw some good plays and put good pressure on Castleisland down in there half which eventually got Adam Casey over for his second try, which was converted by Callum O’Sullivan. The kick off was the last play which saw Killorglin/Iveragh claim the win 19 to 12
It was a very exciting game a lot of players played exceptionally well. Thank you to Castleisland for a nail biting game and also Iveragh Eagles for the food and refreshments afterwards.
The U16s played Kanturk in Ballymalis on Saturday. Despite missing key players to injury Killorglin played well in an entertaining game which remained scoreless well into the first half. Kanturk then kicked a penalty and added a try before half time to leave it 0-8 at the break. The Killorglin defense was holding up well, especially Donncha Crowley and Darragh Mangan in the centre, we had lots of possession, and there was strong individual carrying from Jack’O’Brien, Conall Whelan, Dylan McDonough Jack O’Leary and Mike Teahan, but with so many playing out of the position the support play and decision making was not what it needed to be. Shane O’Connor kicked a penalty to bring the score to 3 – 8. Killorglin went chasing the try that would win the game, but it was Kanturk who got the final decisive points with a second unconverted try. Killorglin 3 Kanturk 13.
Team: Ruari Dorrian, Cathal Daly, Darragh Mangan, Donncha Crowley, Fergal O’Shea, Shane O’Connor, Joe Cronin Langham, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Rudy Glinwood, JP Courtney, Jack O’Leary, James Prendiville, Jack O’Brien, Conall Whelan (C). Subs: Kevin O’Callaghan, Dylan McDonough
Killorglin traveled to West Limerick to play top of the table Newcastlewest on Saturday. the home team got off the mark after 10 minutes with a try under the posts after a break through the middle. the game had started at a fast pace and the Kerry men knew they were in a game.
Killorglin made attempts to get back in the game but twice Newcastlewest turned over the ball and moved the ball to the opposite side and finished try’s very well to take a big lead. 21-0 to the home side. Killorglin pushed hard for a score and after some repeated penalties inside the opposition 22 they opted to kick a penalty but Evans was very unlucky to push it wide.
Killorglin started the second half very well and kept hold of the ball to put Newcastlewest under pressure but they were up to the defensive challenge. Killorglin finally broke through when scrum half Jack Evans picked at the ruck and drove over from close range. Unfortunately it was the only score they could muster despite some excellent play and some heroic defense when Newcastle west camped on their line close to the end. Newcastlewest managed one more try at the death which left the score at the end 28-5. The scoreline was hard on Killorglin who fought heroically as a team and were unlucky not to get another couple of scores.
Munster Junior League Div 3 Killorglin 27 Corca Dhuibhne 17
A very competitive game in blustery, difficult conditions. Killorglin started with the aid of the wind with a try through Tom Healy. Corca Dhuibhne took the initiative from the restart to level scores at 5 all. Donough McGillycuddy restored Killorglin’s lead before half time with a good try on the right that was converted by Luke O’Shea. Half time score 12-5.
Corca Dhuibhne found territory in the second half and following several phases of attack were awarded a penalty try. The game continued with Killorglin attacking and Corca Dhuibhne defending heroically. Finally Killorglin managed to break the deadlock when Luke O’Shea scored a penalty to budge Killorglin 15-12 in front. Killorglin built on the lead by pressing hard in attack and scored 2 more tries through Rob Lynch with one converted by Luke O’Shea. Corca Dhuibhne scored a final try in the last play of the game to leave the final score 27-17