Weekend Match Reports Saturday January 18th 2020
Pan Munster U16 Killorglin 14 Old Crescent/UL Bohemian 34
The final score line flatters the visitors as this was a closely contested match and one of the best performances Killorglin U16’s have put together this year. Old Crescent and UL Bohs are two senior city clubs and they arrived in Cromane on Saturday morning with big numbers, Paul O’Connell’s brother on the coaching ticket and a team-sheet littered with the names of Limerick’s traditional schools rugby strongholds. The game took place in absolutely perfect conditions and remained scoreless for the first 20 minutes with good play from both sides and no-one taking a backward step. Killorglin had a clear upper hand in the set piece with both scrum and lineout going well, but the visitors seemed to edge the breakdown and had a lot of success in drawing penalties and slowing Killorglin ball. The tight defense from Killorglin was solid but OC/UL Bohs broke the deadlock by scoring two tries wide in the corner before Killorglin wing Derry O’Sullivan broke from his own half to score under the posts leaving the score 7-12 at half time. On resumption OC/UL Bohs extended their lead with a penalty and a further try before O’Sullivan was put through for his second leaving the score at 14 – 20 with 7 minutes to go. The visitors had been making good use of their bench throughout and the home team suffered a couple of injuries. The pressure eventually told with Killorglin becoming a little ragged and in-disciplined in the final few minutes, losing a man to the sin bin and allowing the visitors to tack on a couple of soft tries. Nevertheless a high quality match and a lot of good rugby played by both teams.
Killorglin Scorers: Derry O’Sullivan 2 tries, Joe Cronin Langham 2 conversions.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Noah Diosee, Donncha Crowley, Aona OShea (c), Derry O’Sullivan, Tom Garry, Killian Spillane, Mike Teahan, Ben O’Dwyer, Peadar Whelan, Cathal Daly, James Prendiville, Donnachadh O’Connor, Enda O’Shea, Adam Casey. Subs: Shane Moriarty, Adrian Johnston, Kevin O’Callaghan, Dylan McDonough, Joe Final, Colin Griffin, Cillian Riordan, Eoghan Joy, Thomas Hilliard.