Weekend Match Reports February 16th & 17th 2019

  • February 19, 2019


Killorglin/Iveragh played Abbeyfeale RFC in a very windy conditions in Cahersiveen. Abbeyfeale kick off Killorglin/Iveragh playing in to the wind. Adam Casey caught the first kick off charged up the middle set up a ruck and with some hard rucking and fast ball true backs Noah Diosee over for Killorglin/Iveragh’s first try within 2 minutes. The conversion was a good kick by Conall Cournane but it dropped just short by a strong wind.
Abbeyfeale restarted and again the ball found Adam Casey, again a strong charge up the middle set up a ruck and again with fast hands by scrum half Roan O’Shea and quick hands by the backs saw Conall Cournane go over the whitewash for Killorglin/Iveragh’s 2nd try. Conall converted his own try to put the score at 12-0 to Killorglin/Iveragh.
Killorglin iveragh were well settled now and had control of the first half, some good runs up the wings got the ball into the middle to Adam Casey who touched down a try of his own. The try was unconverted  that saw the end of the first half. Halftime score Killorgin/Iveragh 17 Abbeyfeale 0.
Killorglin/Iveragh kicked off the 2nd half and Abbeyfeale came at them strong making some good yards with a lot of errors from Killorglin/Iveragh but a knock on from Abbeyfeale won Killorglin/Iveragh a scrum. Killorglin/Iveraghs scrum held solid and clean ball to Tom Garry who put foot to ball from inside our 22 kick to inside there 10 with Conall Cournane chasing , Conall was tackled but managed to pop the ball to Ronan O’Dowd to claim his first try of the season which was then converted by Tom Garry.
Abbeyfeale restarted and with some hard rucking and good ball carrying got Adam Casey over for his second try converted by Tom Garry. Abbeyfeale restarted again and put good pressure on us got a scrum on our our 5 yard line  to score their first try and that was the last play of the game which saw Killorglin/Iveragh claim victory and to stop Abbeyfeale unbeaten run on a score of 31 to 5.
All in all an outstanding performance by the entire team l would like to thank Abbeyfeale for the game  to Colm Conway for refereeing and to the parents for the lovely refreshments.


The U16s finish top of Group 1 in the Muster Bowl competition following a win against Newcastlewest-Estuary in Cromane on Saturday.  The visiting team playing with the aid of strong wind had the best of possession and territory for the opening fifteen minutes but the home defense remained strong and kept them scoreless.  From then on the Killorglin pack started to put some phases together and first visit to the Newcastlewest 22 led to the opening score when Conall Whelan showed good strength to score from a tapped penalty.  The second score came quickly after with JP Courtney getting in for a try after a series of pick and goes.  The backs almost added another when a promising counterattack by Joe Cronin-Langham was bundled into touch just short of the line.  Half time score 12-0.

Newcastlewest came out fighting in the second half and were rewarded with a penalty try after what was judged to be a high tackle on the Killorglin line and the home team were shown a yellow card.  Killorglin rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in at the breakdown.  Good ball retention and some strong counter-rucking, especially from Jack O’Leary, Peadar Whelan and Rudy Glinwood forced turnovers and mistakes.  James Byrne ran in for a well taken try from a turnover, and Ruari Dorrian showed his pace to win the chase from a kick ahead  to dot down for another.  Not getting much from carrying the visitors tried a couple of  kicks but Daragh Mangan dealt with these well and on each occasion ran the ball deep into the opposition half. The final score came when Conall Whelan drew the defence with some strong carrying and threw a pass out of the tackle to set up Dorrian for his second try.

Final score Killorglin 29 Newcastlewest-Estuary 7

Try scorers: Conall Whelan, JP Courtney, James Byrne, Ruari Dorrian (2).  James Byrne 2 x cons.

Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Fergal O’Shea, Darragh Mangan, Donncha Crowley, Ruari Dorrian, James Byrne (c) Aona O’Shea, Jack OLeary. Peadar Whelan, Rudy Glinwood, Cathal Daly, JP Courtney, James Prendiville, Jack O’Brien, Conall Whelan. Subs: Mike Teahan, Kevin O’Callaghan, Dylan McDonough


Killorglin/Killarney hosted Ennis Red in their 4th round game of the Munster U18.5 plate on Saturday 16th February. The home team started better and moved the ball well up the field with some good play between backs and forwards. After 10 mins Cormac Doyle took a good line and ran in a try under the posts for Killorglin’s first try. Shogie O’Sullivan converted. Ennis Red came back up the field after the kick off and it only took them 5 minutes to get in the score sheet with a penalty from 22 mts out in front of the posts. 7 – 3 to the hosts. Both teams huffed and puffed with Ennis pushing hard but Killorglin held out and got up the park to put pressure on again. They left it until the last minute of the half until Craig Mckenzie-Vass carried well and passed to Jamie O’Leary who beat the defense with good pace to score in the left corner. The conversion was on the touch line against the strong wind, the good effort from O’Sullivan went just wide. Killorglin/Killarney lead at the break 12-3.

The second half was much like the first. The home team got the first score of the half with a good penalty from Shogie O’Sullivan. Ennis took this as a wake up call and began to put pressure on the home team who defended well but the pressure finally took its toll when Gary Randles and Jack Evans were sin binned within 2 minutes of each other for repeated team infringements and Ennis got in for a try which wasn’t converted. The score was now at 15-8. Killorglin played well with ball with only 13 men and stayed in the opposition half until they were restored to 15 men. They pushed hard for a score and they got it when Adam Walsh got in for a try to cap off a fine game for the winger. Jack Evans added the 2 points and Killorglin/Killarney were winners with a score of 22 -8. Next up a trip to Muskerry next week


Killorglin traveled to Ennis for their final game of the Munster Division 1 J3 season. A do or die game for the men from puck with a playoff spot on the line. It was a very close game in which Ennis came out the 27-17 winners. Ennis scored their last try in the final minute of the game to seal the victory.


Fionan O’Sullivan x 1

Darragh O’Shea x 1


Luke O’Shea x 2


Luke O’Shea x 1