Weekend Match Reports March 2nd, 2019

  • March 4, 2019


A controlled and physical performance at Ballymalis in dreadful weather conditions saw the U16’s progress to the next round in the Munster Bowl knockout stages.  Killorglin dominated possession in the first half and playing in to strong winds crossed for tries from Conall Whelan and Jack O’Leary.  In the second half the home team lost their way a little in terms of concentration and discipline, but finished strongly with a try from Joe Cronin Langham, converted by James Byrne.  The U16s now face Fermoy in a semi-final at a neutral venue.

Final score Killorglin 17,  Muskerry 0.  Try scorers: Conall Whelan, Jack O’Leary, Joe Cronin Langham.  James Byrne 1 con.

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


Midleton came to Killorglin with Killorglin/Killarney needing a win to qualify for the quarter finals and an issue with IRFU cards meant the travelling team had to concede.

Killorglin kicked off with the breeze and set up camp for 8 minutes in the Midleton half. Midleton however struck from a scrum inside their own half. Poor tackling allowed them run the length of the field and score under the posts.
it was one of the only mistakes the home side made and put enough pressure on the travelling team to get three kickable penalties. Two were converted by Jack Evans and the score at half time was 6-7.
Midleton started better in the second half and got a try after 5 minutes when picking and driving close to the ruck. That killed off Killorglin’s chance but they kept pushing for a score but Midleton defended well and held them out. They then used the wind to their advantage and moved down the pitch to score two tries, one coming from a lucky bounce to allow them to touch down in the right hand side. Killorglin/Killarney did get the try that they deserved through Cormac Doyle which put a fairer score on the board. A good performance against the team qualified in first place in the group.