Killarney RFC Club News: 04th October 2015
Our seniors squad faced their first outing in the Munster Junior League, with a trip away to Corcha Dhuibhne last Sunday. Conditions were excellent for the match and a good crowd turned up to ensure there was a good atmosphere for the opening league match. Killarney started poorly in the first half but really turned up the intensity in the second half. However the home side scored an intercept try to win the match against the run of play, where Killarney were attacking the Corcha Dhuibhne line. The game finished on a scoreline of 21 points to 15 for the home side. Brian Lynch and Brian Sullivan were the try scorers on the day, while Michael Sheahan kicked a penalty and a converstion. Next up we have a visit from Bantry Bay, at Aghadoe on the 18th of October. Lets support the lads at the first Munster League game at Aghadoe! Kick off is 2:30pm.
Killarney RFC U16’s:
Killarney U16s travelled to Listowel for their third league game of the season, Again given the very young age and inexperience of Killarneys team and the vast difference of the hosts physicality, this was always going to be a difficult task, Listowel scored early and often. However Killarney put Conor Sheahan into space and scored late in the first half to give a score of 27 – 7 at the break. After the restart, Killarneys concentration was blurred and again Listowel scored out wide. Once again Killarney replied with a fantastic opportunistic try again by Conor Sheahan. Late in the second half Sean Cahill was desperately unlucky knocking on – on the tryline. Listowel were convincing winners however building on last week Killarneys defence & tackling was much improved, and in spite of the score line, but only for a few unforced errors by the guests this would have been much closer.
Killarney RFC U14’s:
Killarney RFC U14’s travelled to a Tralee on Saturday for the second league game of the season. Killarney won on a scoreline of 34 to 31. The forwards were immense throughout the match. The back line showed fleet footwork and the ball handling was something all the coaches were proud to see. Diarmuid Cahill contributed with two tries with some excellent running, Brendan O’Donoghue scored a try on his second outing after stepping up from the u12 last year. Matt McAulliffe was strong at the loosehead position and nearly got a try but was held up at the last second. Craig McKenzie Vass was really powerful and showed courage throughout and scored a try also. Mark Sheehan showed his versatility playing well in both the forwards and the backs. Evan Mannix was strong in the tackle, Daniel Carroll showed that he was well able to step up to U14 level. Sam Casey at No 8 showed skill and ferocity in tackling. Jack O’Connell played well at scrum half and controlled the flow of ball back to outhalf while Cian Murphy got a try and two conversions. The centre pairing of Damien Switzer (one try) and Donnacha Greally showed excellent footwork, evasion and vision and their darting runs caused trouble for the opposition. On both wings Colin O’ Sullivan and James Kennelly showed good control and Peter Walsh at fullback was like a young Rob Kearney under the high ball. The subs Aidan Keane. Josh Campbell. Sean Hickey. Padraig Talbot. Sean O Sullivan all came on throughout the second half and showed the strength of the team with everyone giving 100%.
Your Club, Your Country:
The IRFU and Ulster Bank are delighted to announce that the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw is back again this season – and this year the prizes are better than ever! Last year the initiative raised over half a million euro for the club game throughout Ireland. Getting involved could not be easier. All of the prizes are provided by the IRFU and their family of partners, leaving the club free to sell up to a maximum of 1000 IRFU Grand Draw tickets and retain 100% of the amount from those sales to support our club activities during the season. Having made a huge investment in a completely new facility in Aghadoe this is an opportunity for Killarney RFC members and supporters to help raise much needed funds to continue your club’s development. With the funds raised through this draw to be allocated to the installation of lights for training.
Ticket are available from any club member or Ger Moynihan on 0871240365