Seniors beat neighbours to reach Cup final
Our Senior squad traveled the short distance to Ballymalis in Listry last Sunday, to take on Killorglin in the semi final of the Martin O’Sullivan Cup. Conditions were absolutely perfect for the epic encounter that ensued, with Killorglin steaming ahead in the opening exchanges scoring a penalty and a try within the first ten minutes of play.
Our lads responded with a very well worked try coming from Aaron Jones on the left wing, leaving a difficult conversion for outhalf Paudie Sheahan, which went left and wide. Just before half time, Killorglin scored another try, however we were awarded a penalty try following some serious pressure on the home side’s line. Killarney’s Paudie Sheahan cooly slotted some hard won penalties home to bring the scores even with a few minutes to go.
The pack was outstanding in the scrum and when Killarney were awarded a penalty at the death, with the scores 18 points each, Killarney opted for the scrum. Capping off a cracking individual display throughout the match, Colin O’Sullivan crossed the line for the winner.
The final score was 18-23 to Killarney and the crowd witnesses a cracker of a match from Ger Moynihan’s charges. Colin O’Sullivan and J.P. Kissane really stood out, as did Paudie Sheahan and the whole team played cracking rugby. The final has been fixed for the 26th of February with venue to be confirmed.
Next up, the lads take on Douglas-Carrigaline in the next round of the Munster Junior League. Kick off is 2pm next Sunday and the match takes place at Aghadoe. All welcome to come along and cheer on the lads!
See below for some shots from the big match. Photos courtesy of Christine Houlihan Tydings and Liam Murphy.