Weekend Match Reports November 30th & December 1st

  • December 9, 2019

U8 & U10

U-8s and U-10s had their first blitz of the season when they took on Castleisland and Iveragh Eagles in Cahersiveen on Saturday morning. There were great skills on show along with some excellent defending by all the boys and girls. It was very encouraging to see our players continue to improve week to week, even though we were missing a few players due to illness and some victims of the Late Late Toy Show! Next week sees a home game against Chorca Dhuibhne. Thanks to all and to the parents and families who braved the cold and for transporting and supporting the players.


Killorglin/Iveragh v Chorca Dhuibhne
The first half started very well with some good defending however Killorglin/Iveragh gave away too many penalties and they cost them 2 trys leaving the score at half time Chorca Dhuibhne 12 Killorglin/Iveragh 0.

Chorca Dhuibhne kicked off the second half, Killorgin/Iveragh regrouped from the start with good rucking and forward ball got Jake Curran over for our first try in the corner after 2 minutes. The try was unconverted.
Killorglin/Iveragh put pressure on Chorca dhuibhne from the restart and good rucking and solid defense put Killorglin/Iveragh in a good position for our backs to go forward.  Good work on set plays should of put Mathew Spillane through for a try under the post but he was fouled by a high tackle and awarded a penalty try. The score was now 12 – 12 with 10 minutes left. Killorglin/Iveragh composed themselves and put in a great team effort by setting up good phases to get the ball out to Cian O’Brien from our 22 to score a try under the post converted by Connell. Killorglin/Iveragh showed great courage as Chorca Dhuibhne put on pressure for the last 5 minutes but Killorglin/Iveragh stood up and held out well to win the game. Final score Killorglin/Iveragh 19 Chorca Dhuibhne 12.

All the players put in first class performance a real team effort put in by all.


Tough day at the office for an Understrength U16’s team as they took on Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne back west on Saturday.  Conditions were dry but windy and we started the game playing up the hill and against the wind.  A tough and disciplined performance would be required to keep the game tight for the first half but a slow start left the visitors trailing by two tries after ten minutes and only encouraged the home side, who were playing some nice rugby.   Some good performances in defeat from Adam Casey, Ben O’Dwyer, Peadar Whelan, Aona O’Shea and Killian Spillane couldn’t hide the fact that Killorglin were well off the pace on the day.   Aona O’Shea managed to grab a consolation try in the second half for Killorglin but the result was never in doubt.  RCD 25 Killorglin 5.

Team: Eoghan Joy, Noah Diosee, Cillian Riordan, Aona OShea (c), Killian Spillane, Joe Cronin Langham, Colin Griffin, Mike Teahan, Ben O’Dwyer, Peadar Whelan, Cathal Daly, James Prendiville, Donnachadh O’Connor, Enda O’Shea, Adam Casey. Subs: Adrian Johnston, Shane Moriarty, Kevin O’Callaghan, Fergal O’Shea, Thomas Hilliard.


Killorglin traveled to Wilton to play Douglas/Carrigaline in a league match on Sunday December 1st. Any over confidence was soon dispelled with the home team scoring a converted try in first few minutes. Killorglin responded with a penalty by Luke O’Shea to narrow the gap. 10 minutes in Killorglin drove a Douglas scrum way back and from ensuing chaos Fionn O’Shea touched down near the touchline. A great conversion by Luke O’Shea saw the visitors into a short lived lead as Douglas/Carrigaline scored a penalty to level scores at 10 apiece. After 20 minutes Killorglin were awarded a try 5 metres out from which Rob Lynch barged his way over for 15 -10 lead. Tiarnan Clifford made a powerful straight burst on the half hour. Following his break, passes to right winger Darragh O’Shea saw him speed over under posts in great style. He repeated this 3 minutes later with another stunning try and from a poor start Killorglin had the bonus point fourth try. Unfortunately, this standard dropped and the only further score before half time was a penalty by home team to leave half time score at 29 -13 for Killorglin.
Ten minutes into second half a good pass by Mike Breen released Darragh O’Shea who surged forward towards the try line. A pass inside to Kevin Courtney in support saw a try under the posts with conversion by Luke O’Shea. Douglas/Carrigaline scored a try next following first Killorglin yellow card. Still with 14 players a strong phase of play by Killorglin saw Tiarnan Clifford make a burst on left wing before passing to Shane O’Neill in support for Killorglin’s 6th try. Killorglin received a further two yellow cards and Douglas/Carrigaline 1 as game became scrappy and on full time home team scored their third try to leave final score at 43 – 27 to Killorglin.