Weekend Match Reports – January 29th & 30th 2022
Our U14’s took the short journey to Aghadoe to take on a the table topping Killarney Red. Killarney came out the victors but the Killorglin boys played very well and showed massive improvement from their last outing against Killarney Red. The final scoreline was 22-7. Dylan O’Connor was the scorer of the team’s try and it was converted by Chris Kelliher. The team dedicated their try to the late Paudie Clifford who was buried the same day.
Next up for the U14’s is a meeting with RCD at home in Ballymalis on Saturday February 5th. Kick off is at 11am.
Chris Kelliher x 1
In perfect conditions in Ballymallis, Killorglin/Iveragh took on Garryowen on Saturday. The home side got off to a bright start, some good rucking by Paddy Tangney lead to the ball being spread by the backs to Dan Kelliher on the wing who beat 2 players to get over for our first try
We were rewarded with a 2nd try that came off a good scrum, two good carries from Michael O’Sullivan and Callum O’Sullivan saw the ball come out to Conall Cournane who touched down under the posts and converted to leave the scoreline at 12 – 0. Garryown hit back with a try in the corner to leave it 12 – 7 at half time
Killorglin/Iveragh started the second half strong and with good carries from Blake Jackson, Jacob Brown saw Dan Kelliher go over for his second try which was converted by Conall Cournane. Our defence held up well under pressure, keeping Garryown out and winning a penalty from the line-out. Killorglin/Iveragh then won another penalty which was converted by Conall Cournane
Garryown scored a try in the dying seconds to leave the full time score 22 – 14
Next up for the Under 16’s is Nenagh Ormond on Saturday February 5th at 12.30 in Ballymalis
Killorglin/Castleisland took on UL Bohs in their third game in the U18.5 Pan Munster Plate. The home team started with only 15 players so a little bit of luck was needed to keep all 15 fit for the game and it didn’t come as they lost Conor O’Dowd after only 10 minutes with a shoulder injury. UL Bohs were already up by 7 at this stage. Killorglin kicked into gear though and tied the game before half time through a Donnacha Crowley try and a conversion from Tom Garry. The home team then took the lead with a big kick from the 10 meter line through Tom Garry. Bohs took the lead again with an unconverted try and led by 2. Another fine penalty from Tom brought the lead back to Killorglin/Castleisland to lead by 1. Ul Bohs had one more attack left and with the home team now down to 13 men they managed one more try to lead by 4. Killorglin/Castleisland replied with one more penalty but ran out of time and were very unlucky to just lose by one point. a very spirited effort from everyone involved.
Next up for the U18.5’s is a trip to Mallow on Sunday February 6th.
Killorglin travelled to Corca Dhuibhne for first round game in Munster Junior Cup. The game was played in showery conditions with a very strong wind that Corca Dhuibhne played with in first half. Killorglin had a good amount of ball and scored a superb try from a set piece move with Jamie O’Leary outpacing the defence. Corca Dhuibhne fought their way into the game and scored 3 penalties by half time to lead 9-5 at the break.
The second half saw the first score go to Corca Dhuibhne with a well struck penalty. From the restart Killorglin were awarded a penalty that was kicked into the home 22. From the lineout Killorglin had a succession of strong carries that saw Timmy Lynch score on left hand side. The conversion by Luke O’Shea left the score tied up at 12 all. Killorglin dominated territory then and while a penalty kick by Luke O’Shea went wide, when Corca Dhuibhne tried to run it out the ball was turned over and ultimately resulted in a Killorglin try scored by Luke O’Shea. With the conversion missed it was just a 5 point game until a great movement ended in a try scored by Seamus Doyle.
Killorglin played strong to the end and had two more opportunities but no score resulted leaving final score at 22-12 to Killorglin and a second round match v Kinsale on February 13th. In the meantime there is an important league game at home v Ennis and call for all supporters to be the 16th man next Sunday February 6th at 2:30pm in Ballymalis.