Weekend Match Reports January 19th & 20th 2019
The U8’s traveled to Castleisland for a blitz with the host club and Killarney. We had 2 teams taking part and both teams did really well scoring some great tries. Our boys and girls continue to improve with tackling and passing getting better every week. Well done to all and thanks to the parents who came to support and Castleisland for all the lovely treats after.
Our U10’s Navy team had two games yesterday in Castleisland as part of the West Munster Blitz. Captains Karen & Daniel M led their teams well with Karen getting two great tries against a strong Killarney side. Fair play to Jack & Darragh who joined Killorglin from Killarney RFC for this game and played so well for us.
The team kicked up a gear against Castleisland with some brilliant tackles from Daniel M & Noah and scores from Caitlin, Ronán & Charlie. Eddie was unlucky to just miss a try having been brought down at the touch line. Great team support from Jack, Daniel C, Evan & Luke. Well done all!
Navy Team: Karen O’Connor, Caitlin McKenna, Jack Morris, Charlie Foley, Evan Keary, Noah Eaton, Daniel Malone, Daniel Coleman, Luke McGillycuddy, Ronán McDonnell, Eddie O’Sullivan
Team blue performed very well in Castleisland last Saturday. Nearly all the players scored a try. Caoimhe linked very well in the centre and was very unselfish in her work. Harry, Patrick, Cormac, Eugene, Mikey, both Conors, Sean, Daniel and Myles all touched down. Isabelle got try of the season when she beat 7 defenders in a 30 metre run to the line. Overall this was a great team performance with rucking, tackling and passing all improving throughout the day.
Pan Munster u16 Bowl
Thriller at Ballymallis finished 24 all. This means both teams remain undefeated.
The game featured a strong Killorglin pack trying to out muscle a young smaller team from the West who sought to move the ball wide at every opportunity. RCD started stronger and a back strike move sent Donnachadh Brosnan over for a try. Killorglin fought back to maul over from a lineout with JP Courtney touching down. Killorglin were now dominant but smart play from Odhran Slattery led to an intercept and he offloaded to Jimí Fenton to score under the posts. Half time saw RCD leading the home team 14 10.
Killorglin started the second half very well and benefited from forward dominance to tries through Donnacha Crowley and Conall Whelan to take the lead for the first time. RCD struck back after a quick penalty which saw flying winger Daithí Baker touch down. Killorglin took the lead through Jack O’Leary with 5 minutes remaining.
However a great counter attack by Cathal Galvin supported by Josh Brennan led to a penalty on the 15m which Jimí Fenton converted to level the scores.
The last few minutes were frenetic with both teams turning over the ball as play swept from end to end.
Neither team deserved to lose and the contest served as a great advertisement for Kerry Rugby.
Best for the home team we’re Donnacha Crowley,Jack O’Leary Aoona O’Shea and Conall Whelan while Mikey Devine, Robbie Sheehy & Seamus Greaney impressed for the visitors
Tries JP Courtney, Donnacha Crowley, Conall Whelan and Jack O’Leary
Conversions: Shane O’Connor x 2
Tries: Donnachadh Brosnan, Jimí Fenton and Daithí Baker
Conversions: Jimí Fenton x 3
Penalties: Jimí Fenton x 1
(Report from RCD)
Killorglin Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Ruari Dorrian, Darragh Mangan, Donncha Crowley, Derry OSullivan, Shane O’Connor, Aona O’Shea , Jack OLeary. Peadar Whelan, Rudy Glinwood, Cathal Daly, JP Courtney, James Prendiville, Jack O’Brien, Conall Whelan (C). Subs: Dylan McDonough, Fergal O’Shea
Killorglin/Killarney U18’s traveled to Musgrave park to play Sunday’s well on Saturday to try and build on last week’s win and they started off well when Jack Coffey intercepted a pass inside the opposition 22 and raced under the posts. Jack Evans converted for a 7 nil lead. Sunday’s well struck back straight away and it was 7-7 after 5 minutes.