Weekend Match Reports November 18th and 19th 2017
Killorglin welcomed Kenmare, Killarney and Listowel RFC to Ballymalis on Saturday for a blitz. U8’s U10’s and U12’s were well represented by the 4 clubs and there wad some fantastic rugby on display. We were privileged to witness positive phases of play, proper tackling, great line outs, scrums & attacking/defensive lines throughout all of the ages. It was inspiring & a sure sign of things to come in rugby in Kerry. It was fantastic to see up to 7 games being played in Ballymalis at the same time. We are so proud of all of our Killorglin RFC Warriors & we thank all of our visiting teams and looking forward to seeing you all again! A big thank you as well too all the parents and volunteers who made this day so successful.
The u 12s divided up into 2 even teams for the Killorglin home blitz. Team A played 3 matches in total. Playing Kenmare first, followed by Listowel and finally Killarney. They played outstanding rugby throughout, scoring tries through Jack, Callum, Fia, Paddy, Mathew, Adam, Sean and Dan. There were great runs by Rowan, Dara and Eli. Passing was excellent throughout the team with one particular offload by Dara being very memorable. Tackling was excellent during all the games, Callum and Fia turning over the ball on a number of occasions through great choke tackles. Our ruckng was very good on the day with Conan and Mathew particularly strong in this area.
The U12’s B team had great success at the home blitz with plenty of try’s scored and great open play. The first game was against Listowel who gave us some strong opposition there were some hard won rucks and mauls and great defensive kicks. The second game was against Killarney who’s team was not as strong and saw plenty of try’s scored. The last Match was against Kenmare and both teams were evenly matched, it was great to play Kenmare after not meeting them last season. Thanks to all the players, parents and coaches
The under 14s had a real physical battle against Killarney at Ballymalis on Sunday morning. To take the positives the rucking was good and the home team looked strong with the ball in hand, with both backs and forwards consistently breaking the gain line. Unfortunately some of the tackling was poor and couldn’t contain Killarney who pulled away in the second half to win comfortably. Killorglin scored 3 tries through Cillian Buckley, Ben O’Dwyer and our man of the match Donncha Crowley.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Finnegan OSullivan, Aona O’Shea©, Donncha Crowley, Cillian Buckley, Shane O’Connor, Colin Griffin, Kevin OCallaghan, Peadar Whelan, Cian OConnor, Cathal Daly, James Prendeville, Ben O’Dwyer, Enda OShea, Derry O’Sullivan. Subs: Adrian Johnston, Tom McIntyre, Tom Garry, Dylan McDonough, Fergal OShea, Joe ONeill, Fionn Sheahan