Our seniors were due to host Abbeyfeale RFC in the Munster Junior Plate on Sunday, however the weather once again played havoc, with Storm Gertrude causing havoc and ensuring that the game had to be postponed. Last weekend, our seniors continued their Munster Junior League campaign, last Sunday with a short road trip to Ballymalis to take on Killorglin. This Kerry Derby would be a first for both teams – a first derby at Killorglin’s new home ground in Listry. Conditions were favourable for a game of rugby and the home team worked well to delivfer a try early on. Full back Paudie Sheahan kept us in the match with penalties. A second try was scored in the second half, allowing the home side win this local derby on a scoreline of 12 points to 9. Paudie Sheahan scored all of our points from the boot.
Yesterday, the U14’s hosted Abbeyfeale RFC in a thriller of a match at Aghadoe. The match finished on a final score 24/17 in favour of the visitors. Killarney are still 2nd on the table with a game in hand and will surely now make the play off stages with three games to go. This has been a fantastic season under the stewardship of Seamus Grealy and John O’Connell and this team have some exciting times ahead.
KRFC U14’s who took on Abbeyfeale RFC last Saturday at Aghadoe
Last weekend, the U14’s took a trip to North Kerry to take on Listowel Rfc last Saturday. A fantastic game of rugby ensued, with the visitors winning on a score of 17-7. Tries came from Liam Randles, Mark Sheehan and Craig McKenzie Vass with a conversion from Cian Murphy. Listowel were physically the bigger team but the work rate from the Killarney boys was evident. Backs and forwards gelled and the defence was exceptional. Every player including the subs played positive, tough rugby on a wet heavy pitch. Thanks to Listowel Rfc for hosting us.
Our minis were due to host our round of the West Munster Blitz in the next few weeks. Very unfavourable weather over the past two months has meant that the pitches in Aghadoe remain waterlogged. We have decided to move out our Blitz until March, in the hope that weather will improve and we can showcase Aghadoe to the visiting clubs. We have been using the Astroturf pitch at Fossa as well as the gym at St. Brendans for the past few months, however we are chomping at the bit to get to train and play on grass, as soon as possible. Thanks to Fossa Astroturf and St. Brendan’s College for their huge support to date. We will update all parents as to the plan for the next few weeks once confirmed. Any questions, contact Mini Co-Ordinator Liam Murphy on 087-4145662