Weekend Match Reports November 11th & 12th 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