Weekend Match Reports Sept 29th & 30th
The U16s were away to Kanturk in a friendly fixture on Saturday. Killorglin travelled a bit underpowered with three of our starting pack out due to illness or injury, but in the end it probably wouldn’t have mattered as Kanturk were clearly better on the day with a nice balance throughout the team and some serious pace on the wings. Although the home team was never in trouble on the scoreboard the general play throughout was very competitive and the game will provide great preparation going into the regular season. Best for Killorglin were Jack O’Brien, Rudy Glinwood, Donncha Crowley and especially James Byrne who made hit after thundering hit in defence. Ruari Dorian got Killorglin’s only try, but the backline attack looked good at times and with slightly better execution or more sympathetic interpretation from officials could easily have resulted in more scores. Credit too to the Killorglin front row for dominating scrums throughout the match. Kanturk 20 Killorglin 5.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Kealan O’Connor, Ruari Dorian, Donncha Crowley, Fergal O’Shea, James Byrne (C), Aona O’Shea, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Rudy Glinwood, James Prendiville, Dylan McDonough, Ben O’Dwyer, Jack O’Brien, Derry O’Sullivan. Subs: Kevin O’Callaghan, Cathal Daly.
Munster junior league div 3 at Ballymalis:
Killorglin 19 Dungarvan 22
Conditions were perfect in Ballymalis this past weekend, Dungarvan traveled to Killorglin for the opening game of the league. Killorglin opened the scoring with a penalty by Luke O’Shea but Dungarvan struck back with 2 tries to lead 12-3. Killorglin pegged them back with 2 further penalties from Luke O’Shea before Dungarvan got a third try just before half-time to lead 19-9.
From the restart Killorglin carried the ball to the opposition with strong running bringing play to Dungarvan 22. Luke O’Shea added a penalty before Timmy Lynch scored a try which with conversion brought the teams level. A ding dong battle took place from then to the end with both teams running and tackling strongly. In the closing minutes Dungarvan scored a penalty to take a 3 point lead they held on to take a win. Great credit to Killorglin with 5 new players making their debuts. A committed squad will work to build on this performance. Thanks must go to the referee who managed the game confidently and fairly.
Next up for the Seniors they travel to Scariff RFC next Sunday October 7th for their second league game. KO 2:30pm
Tries – Timmy Lynch (1)
Conversions – Luke O’Shea (1)
Penalties – Luke O’Shea (4)