Minis Blitz, Senior win on the road, 6 Nations raffle and U18’s & U16’s in crackers
Killarney RFC 29 - Rugbai Corca Dhuibhne 32
Killarney led at the break following a try from Kieran O’ Connor brilliantly crafted by Alan Murphy. Thomas McCloskey added another before Corcha Dhuibhne replied with a second try.
The visitors powered ahead in the second half but had to withstand a ferocious Killarney rally which yielded two tries from Dylan McCarthy and Alan Harte, One of which was converted by Kieran O’ Connor. Corca Dhuibhne just about deserved their victory in a sporting epic encounter. Best for Killarney were Alan Lynch, Alan Harte and Thomas McCloskey. Next weekend we are due to replay our voided fixture against Abbeyfeale/Castleisland.
Douglas had the luxury of a strong bench, and the game ebbed and flowed without any scores by either side, both sizing up the other. Douglas pressed and brought on a couple of big guns, and finally scored out wide ,in the 45th minute. Score 10-7 to Douglas. Killarney knew that they needed to score next, however Krystian Komosa was correctly binned for a high tackle – things were looking ominous. With a scrum on Killarneys 22` to Douglas they scored from a set play under the posts, leaving the score 17-7 with about 12 minutes on the clock. In spite of being a man down, Killarney rallied & raised their game and again Evan Smith scored out wide for his fourth try in three games, unfortunately the try was not converted, score 17-12 to Douglas. with 10 minutes remaining an uncharacteristic, high tackle saw Capatin Richard Wallace binned, Douglas must have felt that, they could hang on with time almost up, Krystian Komosa made amends for his earlier binning, and took a strong outside line, to score about ten metres in from touch, unfortunately the conversion was missed, leaving the final score 17 -17. Killarney now have played three games on the road, and have accrued 6 points out of a possible 12, hopefully enough to see a playoff place with two games in hand. Next weekend is a free weekend for a much desreved break. Training as usual on Thursday.