Weekend Match Reports Saturday October 26th
Our U10 navy team had 3 great matches v Killarney on Saturday. Sean, Fia, Conor, Daniel, Ultan, Caoimhe and Freya showed unbelievable ball handling and running skills in what for many was their first game of contact rugby. All showed great character and constantly looked to carry the ball. Highlights of the day were the direct running of Karen and offloading to Darragh who scored tries for fun on the wing. Well done all especially our new coach Eileen, who led the squad brilliantly.
Our U10 blue team were led by the venerable John Healy on Saturday. Pets mimic their owners, teams mimic their coach. In a typically dogged and no nonsense approach the players served up some great rugby. Caitlin, Evan, Eddie, Luke, Alek and Noah carried, passed, rucked and mauled very well. Highlights of the day were incredible yardage gained time and again by Myles. Ronan and Eugene also were on fire in the try scoring dept. Well done all.
The u12s travelled to play killarney last Saturday in a series of challenge games. This was their first outing of the year and they showed that their hard work at training is paying off. There was excellent rugby on display all day, tries were plentiful with some fantastic team play leading to scores. Special mention to Eli, Noah and Rihanna who scored their first tries. There were further excellent scores from Jack, Alex, Fia, Dylan, Aaron, Mio, Chris and Dan. There was some serious rucking and counter rucking by Evan, Mio, Luke, Leanne, Dylan and Fia. Zac, jack, Cormac and Dylan made some fantastic carries, offloading to their teammates very well when it was on. Thanks to our hosts for their hospitality and well done to all the U12s who represented the club so well.
Lack of discipline almost cost the match for the U16s against Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne in Ballydavid on Saturday. Killorglin started well and raced into a 0-12 lead with tries from Conall Whelan and then Jack O’Leary after some great interplay between back and forwards. Then Darragh Mangan was yellow carded for a high tackle and soon after Conall Whelan was given a straight red while running the ball out of his own 22. Derry O’Sullivan tacked on a try for Killorglin but the home team made use of the space out wide to bring the half time score to 14-17. On the resumption Mangan, who otherwise played very well, got a second yellow for another high tackle. James Byrne kicked a penalty and there was some great defense from the 13 men, with Byrne, Donncha Crowley, Derry O’Sullivan Ben O’Dywer, Jack O’Brien, Rudy Glinwood, and Peadar Whelan tackling and rucking hard and holding possession for long periods. Joe Cronin Langham dealt well with the home teams kicking, but Corca Dhuibhne took the lead with 2 further tries and one conversion and only a last minute score from man of the match Ruari Dorrian and conversion by James Byrne edged the result. Final Score RCD 26 Killorglin 27. Tries: Conall Whelan, Jack O’Leary, Derry O’Sullivan, Ruari Dorrian. James Byrne kicked 1 pen & 2 conversions.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Ruari Dorrian, Darragh Mangan, Donncha Crowley, Fergal O’Shea, James Byrne (C), Kealan O’Connor, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Rudy Glinwood, Jack O’Leary, JP Courtney, Derry O’Sullivan, Jack O’Brien, Conall Whelan. Subs: Kevin O’Callaghan, Ben O’Dwyer, Dylan McDonough, James Prendiville.
Killorglin played what was only their second game in the league campaign on Saturday morning vs Kanturk/Charleville in Killorglin. Killorglin started the slower if the 2 and found themselves defending their own line early on. They held out the initial push and cleared their lines. The rest of the half was spent for the majority in the away teams half of the field. Killorglin put pressure on the opposition line a number of times but were held out by Kanturk/Charleville albeit through unlawful means. The half finished with Killorglin 6-0 to the good and Kanturk/Charleville down to 14 men.