Weekend Match Reports November 11th & 12th 2017

  • November 14, 2017

It was a busy weekend for Killorglin RFC with most teams in action.


The under 14s were away to Abbeyfeale on Sunday.  The contest was fairly even in the first half with Killorglin trailing 17 – 14 at the break. After the restart Derry O’Sullivan completed his hat trick to put Killorglin in front 17-19, but a much bigger and more organised Abbeyfeale side kept asking questions of our defense and eventually the dam burst.  They scored four tries without reply in a ten minute period to seal the result. To their credit the Killorglin team finished strongly with a try from Donncha Crowley, and could possibly have had more with better use of possession. There were eye catching performances in particular from half backs Colin Griffin and Shane O’Connor, while Ben O’Dwyer was lively in the pack.  Final score 43-26. Killorglin try scorers Derry O’Sullivan (3) and Donncha Crowley. Shane O’Connor kicked 3 conversions including one excellent effort from the touchline.

Next U14 fixture is home to Killarney on Sunday

Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Fergal OShea, Aona O’Shea©, Donncha Crowley, Cillian Riordan, Shane O’Connor, Colin Griffin, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Adrian Johnston, Cathal Daly, James Prendeville, Ben O’Dwyer, Tom Garry, Derry O’Sullivan Subs:, Tom McIntyre, Enda O’Shea, Dylan McDonough, Kevin O’Callaghan, Cillian Buckley, Fionn Sheahan


Our U16’s played a very strong Tralee side in wet and windy conditions. Tralee started strong with a early try. However after that Killorglin’s defense became more organised making it harder for Tralee to break through. Killorglin built the phases well with strong performance from some of the newest members of the team. Killorglin asked a lot of questions on the Tralee defense during the last 20 minutes but Tralee kept coming up with answers. Great improvement from the squad was pleasing to the management but unfortunately for the lads from puck the game ended 29-0 in favour of Tralee.


Munster under 18s conference 2 South Kerry 23 Charleville 0

Conditions windy and wet. South Kerry started well and were 11 points ahead in first fifteen minutes. Charleville came back into the game and there were no more scores until last ten minutes when South Kerry scored two tries to pull away. Great performance by the home team who made their forward power count combined with good tackling and sound defensive play. Try scorers were Jack Hallissey, Aaron Houlihan and Darragh Fitzgerald with 2 penalties and one conversion by an excellent Jack Evans


Killorglin welcomed Tralee to Ballymalis for the quarter final of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup on Sunday. Tralee started the stronger side pinning Killorglin into their own end but a strong and well organized defense kept them out. Some Tralee indiscipline lead to a Killorlgin penalty. From the resulting line out Killorglin scored their opening try of the game. A great carry from Tommy Moriarty and quick hands from captain Tony Lynch who got the ball to Mike Daly and Cathal Doyle who found Mikey Houlihan on the wing who did very well to evade tackles and use his speed to touch down his first try in a Killorglin Senior jersey. The conversion went just wide. From the restart Killlorglin looked threatening again. Cian Foley stole the ball in a line out, Killorglin swung the ball to the opposite wing and John Michael Cronin O’Reilly did well to break through the line, he found Cathal Doyle outside of him and Cathal turns on the jets to touch down Killorglin’s second try. Luke O’Shea made no mistake with the conversion 12-0 to Killorglin. Tralee got on the board just before half with a well converted penalty. Halftime score read Killorglin 12 Tralee 3. Killorglin made a great start to the second half with 2 tries in quick succession. The first was a great kick an chase from Cathal Doyle and John Michael Cronin O’Reilly who gained massive meters. Rob Lynch did the honors and crashed over for Killorglins 3 try. A short time later Rob’s big brother Tony found space on the right wing and touched down just near the sideline. Luke O’Shea was on form and he converted both. After this the tides started to turn, Tralee started to apply pressure and were soon rewarded with a converted try putting the scoreline at Killorglin 26- Tralee 10. 2 more tries followed for Tralee (1 converted) and the scoreline read 26-22 to 5 minutes to go. Again Tralee came knocking but an absolute savage turnover from Killorglin’s Andrew O’Reilly earned Killorglin a penalty, the clock had run out, Luke O’Shea kicked the ball into touch…. game over. A highly entertaining match between 2 talents sides.
Killorglin advance to the Semi final of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup, next up they will play the winners of Chorca Dhuibhne v Ennis.
Mikey Houlihan
Cathal Doyle
Rob Lynch
Tony Lynch (c)
Luke O’Shea x 3
A big thank you to everyone who came out to support the teams over the weekend through the wind, rain and cold.