Weekend Match Reports December 2nd & 3rd 2017
The U12’s traveled to Killarney for a friendly on Saturday, although our traveling squad was only 15 players we were able field 2 teams of 10 aside with players from from our hosts.The first games was full of good scores from both teams with Killorglin just ahead at full time, the wide pitch gave plenty of space to pass the ball. The second game was played on a long pitch which made for a more running game which Killarney came out on top. Thanks to Killarney RFC for hosting our matches and to all the players and parents and coaches who made it to Killarney on Saturday after the late late Toy Show.
It was Killorglin v Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne in the west Munster U14s league at Ballymalis on Saturday. These teams know each other well and always produce an entertaining contest. On this occasion the visitors showed better discipline and ball retention and came away with the win on a scoreline of 19 – 38. For Killorglin Mike Teahan caught the eye with some strong carries and Aona O Shea played well in the centre. Killorglin scored three tries through Derry OSullivan (2) and Shane O Connor. O Connor landed two conversions.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Killian Riordan, Aona O’Shea©, Donncha Crowley, Cillian Buckley, Shane O’Connor, Colin Griffin, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Cian OConnor, Cathal Daly, James Prendeville, Enda OShea, Ben O’Dwyer, Derry OSullivan. Subs: Adrian Johnston, Tom McIntyre, Fionn Sheahan.
Munster under 18s conference 2 South Kerry 17 Tralee 15.
Tralee took the lead with a penalty. South Kerry responded with a try from Cormac Doyle converted by Jack Evans. Tralee then scored a try from a quick penalty to lead 8-7 at half time. South Kerry scored two tries through Jack Sheehy and Eoin O’Suilleabhain next to lead 17-8. Tralee scored a 7 pointer to narrow the gap to 2. Though Tralee piled on the pressure stout defense particularly by the back row left South Kerry narrow winners. Thanks to Corca Dhuibhne for hosting a thrilling match so well.
The Seniors went on the long journey to Fethard for a top of the table clash. Unfortunately the men from Puck came home empty handed losing to a strong Fethard side 22-13. Fethard raced out in front with 3 tries in the first half, Killorglin looked threatening but couldn’t break through a strong Fethard defense. Killorglin got on the board at the stroke of half-time from a converted penalty from the reliable boot of Luke O’Shea. The second half saw improvement from Killorglin. 10 minutes in to the second half a great drive from Timmy Lynch and Neil O’Shea got Killorglin close to the Fethard line. Cian Foley who was excellent all day did the honours of touching the ball down over the line. The conversion went wide to leave the scoreline at 17-8. Killorglin threatened the Fethard line on numerous occasions but couldn’t finish. The final nail in the coffin came when Fethard scored the bonus point try they had been looking for. The conversion went wide. Killorglin were down but not out and in the last play of the game saw Tommy Moriarty crash over the line on the far right wing. Unfortunately that left O’Shea with a difficult conversion that dropped short. Final score Fethard 22 Killorglin 13
Cian Foley x 1
Tommy Moriarty x 1
Luke O’Shea x 1