Weekend Match Reports February 5th & 6th 2022
Killorglin started very brightly, they played against a strong wind scoring 2 tries in the first half. RCD also scored two tries and converted them to lead at half time 14-10.
The wind pick up in the second half which was no advantage to Killorglin and played havoc with the game plan. RCD took advantage of a Killorglin kick that went deep into RCD territory and managed to break through the Killorglin line and go the length of the fiel to score. The try was unconverted. Killorglin pushed hard for another score but it wasn’t meant to be. The final score was 19-10 in favour of the visitors from the west. All the Killorglin players played very well against the league toppers.
Killorglin’s two tries were scored by James Leslie
On a windy day in Ballymallis Killorglin/Iveragh got off to a good start with a try after 7 minutes scored by Michael o Sullivan converted by Conall Cournane. Nenagh hit back with 2 tries leaving it 12 to 7 at half time.
We started the second half strong and were rewarded with a penalty of a line out which was scored by Conall Cournane. Nenagh broke from halfway and got over in the corner to leave it 17 to 10. KI pressured hard for the last five minutes but the Nenagh defence held up well.
The game finished Killorglin/Iveragh 10 Nenagh Ormond 17
Th1 U81.5 travelled to Mallow on a wet and windy Sunday. It wasn’t to be there day, Mallow ran out the winners 15-0.
Killorglin hosted Ennis in second game of phase two of Junior league. Weather having been dreadful before game dried up thought windy. Killorglin played against wind in first half and were on defensive for first 10 minutes. Resolute defending and strong carries saw Killorglin get up the pitch. Mike Breen caught ball at back of lineout near Ennis line that started strong phases of attack including great burst by Declan Floyd. Ultimately Rob Lynch crashed over to right of posts and with conversion by Luke O’Shea home side went 7 points up. Killorglin continued to play well. Another penalty was kicked for the corner by Luke O’Shea. From the lineout Killorglin set up a strong maul that ended with Fionan O’Sullivan touching down in the corner. Though Killorglin continued to press, it was Ennis who got the only further score of the half with a penalty to leave score at 12-3 at the break.
Killorglin started brightly in second half with very strong defence pushing Ennis back. All through the game Killorglin had huge domination at scrum time which brought rewards. Luke O’Shea kicked a penalty to extend the lead by 3. The decisive score came from another lineout maul driven from the 22. Following a few recycles, Cormac Doyle got hands on the ball and carried the last few yards for a great score. Killorglin had several attacks but failed to cross the line. In the closing minutes an attack by Ennis was turned over expertly at the breakdown by Andrew O’Reilly. Quick hands away on the short side saw Cian Foley run directly before short pass to Seamus Doyle on the burst who surged clear along the touchline to cross the line and touchdown under the posts. The conversion by Luke O’Shea left final score at 27-3.
An outstanding team display in which the huge impact of players off the bench sustained the performance level.
A very welcome bonus point win sees us climb the table. On to second round of Junior Cup away v Kinsale next Sunday.
Luke O’Shea x 1
Luke O’Shea x 2