Weekend Match Reports March 23rd, 2019
Our U8s traveled to play Killarney on Saturday morning. Our 10 strong team put in a great performance in all aspects of the game. The skills practiced in training were clearly evident and our boys and girls continue to improve. The tackling was excellent led by Holly, the two Darraghs and Liam; while some brilliant tries were scored from Holly, Eric, Darragh, Liam and Robbie. Well done guys. Next up Castleisland next Saturday.
We had a wonderful turnout from our U10’s on Saturday in Knockreer for some matches against our neighbours Killarney RFC. Three teams played six matches. The standard of rugby played by all was excellent – there was a big improvement in passing and rucks, fantastic team play and communication. There were numerous tries scored across all games. A great morning enjoyed by all in perfect weather conditions. Well done all!
Team 1: Daniel Coleman, Pat Costello, Charlie Foley, Daniel Malone, Daniel Teahan, Caitlin McKenna, Eddie O’Sullivan, Jack Morris, Kieran Patton & Darragh McKenna
Team 2: Caoimhe Russell, Alex Keary, Evan Keary, Mikey Hynes, Cillian McGillycuddy, Eugene Mulligan, Fia O’Gorman, Connor O’Sullivan, Sean O’Gorman & Oran Sheahan
Team 3: Isabelle O’Shea, Karen O’Connor, Connor Murphy, Cormac Sweeney, Ronán McDonnell, Adam Conway, Luke McGillycuddy, Harry O’Shea & Noah Eaton
The U12s played a strong Killarney side on Saturday morning. The squad showed great determination and fighting spirit, they finished the game very strongly, scoring some fantastic tries. Killorglin have to be commended for their discipline throughout the game. Thank you to Killarney RFC for hosting us.
After the disappointment of their Munster bowl semi final defeat the U16s were back to winning ways last Saturday away to RCD in the West Munster cup. Conditions for once were perfect for rugby and as usual these two teams served up a thrilling match full of skill and endeavour. Killorglin had the better of the opening exchanges and went 0-7 up after Derry O’Sullivan ran though the broken field for the the first try of the game. After that Corca Dhuibhne hit back with two unconverted tries courtesy of their flying back division leaving the score at half time 10-7 to the home team. After the restart Killorglin were successful in imposing their more structured game and further tries from Ruari Dorrian and O’Sullivan followed some great interplay between backs and forwards, but Corca Dhiuibhne scored again to leave it 15-17. Jack O’Brien crashed through for Killorglin’s fourth try and James Byrne added the extras to give a lead 0f 15-24, but RCD to their credit fought on to the end registering a fourth try of their own to leave the final score 20-24 in a highly entertaining game. Killorglin will face Killarney in the semi-final round.
Killorglin try scorers: Derry O’Sullivan (2), Ruari Dorrian, Jack O’Brien. James Byrne 2 cons.
Team: Joe Cronin Langham, Cathal Daly, Ruari Dorrian, Donncha Crowley, Derry OSullivan, James Byrne (c) Aona O’Shea,. Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Rudy Glinwood, Jack O’Leary, JP Courtney, James Prendiville, Jack O’Brien, Conall Whelan. Subs: Kevin O’Callaghan, Dylan McDonough.