Killarney U14 Rugby team had a very hard-fought 24 to 15 win over Abbeyfeale on Sunday last. Abbeyfeale were the stronger team throughout the first half and when into the interval 10 points ahead.
Killarney faced a real battle starting the second half and showed real determination scoring their first try early in the half. It was Killarney running play resulted in tries that were competently converted by out half Harry Kelly. All forwards tackled and rucked with the strength required to stem the Abbeyfeale attack, with standout play by No 8 Rean Colleran.
Killarney had to rely on the last line of defence in full back Hugh Walsh who cut through the Abbeyfeale defence to score the best try of the day. With tries from Sean Guerin, Jack Kennelly and second half sub Josh Coffey the pressure from Abbeyfeale never abated until the final whistle.
The winner on the day was without question the sportsmanship demonstrated by all players of both teams, this was the overriding sentiment of the spectators, coaches and match officials.