Weekend Match Reports November 25th & 26th 2017
The under 14s were away to table toppers Castleisland on Saturday and as is often the case over there had a very tough day at the office. Castleisland were on top throughout and ran out comfortable winners. There were some big displays in defense from our players, with Cian O’Connor, James Prendeville, Peadar Whelan, Colin Griffin and Donncha Crowley all battling hard. Killorglin’s only try came in the second half when a turnover ball was spread quickly to Crowley who broke a number of tackles to touch down under the posts. Shane O’Connor converted.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Finnegan OSullivan, Aona O’Shea©, Donncha Crowley, Cillian Buckley, Shane O’Connor, Colin Griffin, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Cian OConnor, Dylan McDonough, Cathal Daly, James Prendeville, Tom Garry, Ben O’Dwyer, Subs: Kevin OCallaghan, Tom McIntyre, Enda OShea, Joe ONeill
Our U16’s travelled on Sunday to Abbeyfeale the final score, 41-19 to a strong well drilled Abbeyfeale side. damage was done in 1st half when Abbeyfeale went 26-0 up playing down the hill. Killorglin pulled 2 tries back either side of half time to make it 26-12 but that’s the closest the teams came as Abbeyfeale pulled away 41-19 winners.
Try scorers Callum Moriarty, Conal Whelan, Adam Clarke, 2 Conversions from Shogie O’Sullivan
Munster under 18s conference 2
Castleisland / Abbeyfeale 36 South Kerry 5.
Not a good day for South Kerry who gave up tries either side of half time that took the game away from them. South Kerry finished strongly however and should have scored at the end knocking on over the line. Try scored for South Kerry by Darragh Fitzgerald
Killorglin seniors welcomed Ennis RFC to Ballymalis for what was a very physical affair. Killorglin drew first blood in the opening minutes with a well converted penalty from the boot of Dave Coffey. The game opened up then with both teams showcasing some great attacking play. Ennis earned a penalty of their own and looked to tie the game but the kick went wide. Killorglin still lead 3-0. Ennis threaten the Killorglin line with a line out 5 meters from the try line. Cian Foley who was excellent all day robed the ball and regained possession for Killorglin.
Ennis were finally rewarded with their first score of the game after a well executed scrum inside the Killorglin 22. A good drive from the scrum saw Ennis crash over the line and a difficult conversion sailed bewteen the posts to bring the score to Ennis 7 Killorglin 3. The score remained this way at half-time.
The second half saw Ennis pressure Killorglin but they couldn’t seem to get past a a strong Killorglin defense. Killorglin pushed Ennis deep into their own territory with a well executed kick which gave Ennis a line out 5 meters from there own try line. Again Cian Foley stole the ball and Killorglin executed the maul well. Through a good pick and drive attack Killorglins Timmy Lynch drive over the line right under the posts. Dave Coffey added the spares to being the scoreline to 10-7 to Killorglin. The game turned against Killorglin then. They conceded many penalties and Ennis opted to kick for the posts in 2 occasions one kick went wide and the other dropped just short keeping Killorglin in the game. With 8 minutes left to go in the game Tony Lynch was shown yellow for an illegal challenge. With some great work in the line out from Mike Daly and some indiscipline Ennis, Killorglin looked home free when late drama ensued. In the last play of the game Timmy Lynch was shown yellow for a late tackle and Ennis had enough time to execute a line out from the ensuing penalty. However a crooked through from the Ennis hooker was all that Killorglin needed to see the gamer over the line, the final whistle blew and celebrations ensued.
Next up the Seniors travel to Fethard next weekend for a top of the table clash.
Dave Coffey x 1
Dave Coffey x 1