Weekend Report January 14th 2017
Our u14s took on Corca Dhuibhne in Ballydavid with conditions breezy but for once bright and dry. Killorglin had the ideal start when Joe Cronin-Langham claimed the kick-off and popped to Darragh Mangan who ran the length of the touchline to score in the corner. After that things went downhill and it was all Corca Dhuibhne. Killorglin were repeatedly penalized at the breakdown, conceding possession and territory. To add to this we had a very untypical case of set piece wobbles losing two line outs and three scrums in the first half, despite being clearly dominant in the scrum. As a result that we could not get our hands on the ball. With so much possession Corca Dhuibhne, who are a nice passing team, piled on the pressure and deservedly got two tries to leave the half time score 12-5. In the second half things improved. The set piece settled and we started to play. Soon the scores were level with Mangan dotting down for his second under the posts, converted by Conor Spillane. We were still being penalized a lot and Corca Dhuibhne punished this with a penalty. 15-12. Then a really poor piece of defending saw four missed tackles and another try awarded to the home side despite claims of a foot in touch. 20-12. Strong carrying from Killorglin ended with Mangan touching down for his third try. 20-17. Killorglin were pushing for a winning score when the ball was turned over and kicked to touch to end the game. On a day when the team played well below their potential and neither the decisions nor the bounce of the ball went our way, still Killorglin were pushing for a winning score at the end and look forward to welcoming Corca Dhuibhne to Ballymalis for the return fixture.
Team: Shane O’Connor, Joe Cronin Langham, James Treacy, Daragh Mangan, Cillian Buckley, Connor Spillane, Aona O’Shea, Mike Teahan, Peadar Whelan, Cian O’Connor, JP Courtney, Conall Whelan(c), Jack O’Brien, Ben O’Dwyer, Jack O’Leary. Subs: Kevin O’Callaghan, Sean Flynn, James Prendeville
Our U16’s traveled to Skibbereen for their second game in the U16 Munster Cup. Our boys met a very big and strong Skibbereen side. Despite a one sided scoreline in favour for Skibbereen Killorglin had a strong defensive line and put in some great tackles. Unfortunately our attacking game never got going but we can take a lot from this game and move forward.
Our U16’s host Cashel on Saturday in Ballymalis at 1pm.
Our U18’s were also away from home this weekend and were hosted by Muskerry RFC. Muskerry dominated all of first half to lead at half time 17 -0 against an error prone Killorglin. However the second half was dominated by Killorglin who pounded the Muskerry line finally scoring through Eoin Doyle and converted by Jim Sugrue. Killorglin attacked from restart and awarded 2 penalties in front of posts that they ran rather than take the 3. They failed to score and instead Muskerry broke up field for a try under posts leaving final score 24-7.
Our U18’s host Dolphin this Saturday in Ballymalis at 11am
Our seniors had a bye this weekend.
They host Dungarvan this Sunday in Ballymalis at 2:30pm. This is the seniors final home league game of the year. Please come out and support the team.