Pat Rickard PRO
No rugby played last week so the focus of the week from a club perspective was the visit of Wasps to Rosbrien on Friday morning last.
It was a great occasion when Eoin Reddan brought his Wasps team mates coaches and supporters to visit his first club Old Crescent RFC. A number of Old Crescent players, coaches and members were in attendance to welcome our visitors from across the water. The original plan was for the team to have a short training session at the club but due to the condition of the pitches this was not possible. Instead the visit was very much a social one with the visitors mixing with the locals with many photographs taken and autographs signed. The Wasps players in particular showed great interest in the various photographs, jerseys and other items adorning the clubhouse walls. There was a great buzz of enthusiasm around the club and hopefully the visit will help strengthen the relationship between the two clubs for the future.
This weekend weather permitting the 1st XV continue their AIL journey with a trek to West Cork on Saturday to play Clonakilty. The 2nd XV play Ennis in the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday in Ennis at 2.30pm while the under 20's are away to Clonmel on Saturday at 2.30pm.
Under age training is scheduled for Sunday but this will depend on a pitch inspection on Saturday afternoon.
Congratulations to Munster on their great victory on Saturday and we look forward with interest to the quarter final in early April.
Aidan Clifford PRO
Killorglin Rugby Club's annual Quiz night will take place in the Soda Club on Thursday February 7th at 8pm. Teams of four cost €40 and all are welcome.
Killorglin Rugby Club Senior Team travelled to Corbally, Limerick this past weekend to take on St. Mary's in the Munster Junior League Division Three. Killorglin were on a high after last week's phenomenal victory in the Cup against Kinsale, however were missing some key players this time. Full-back and goal kicker Brian Gannon, locks Cole Stephens and Colm Conway all were unavailable for the trip to Limerick and alas the winning momentum could not continue. Killorglin did however go into half time with a 10-6 lead courtesy of a penalty from stand-in goal kicker Ronan Curtayne, followed by a try by Vivian O'Callaghan which was duly converted by Curtayne. The out-half added another penalty after the break to put Killorglin 13-6 ahead, but Mary's scored a converted try to tie up the scores shortly after. The home side then kicked a drop goal to edge ahead but Killorglin and Curtayne responded with another penalty to set up a cracking finale. However the Limerick side had the last laugh with a final penalty to leave the scores at 19-16, with Killorglin picking up a losing bonus point in the process. Centres Andrew O'Reilly and Kieran Crowley, along with along with Curtayne and Tom Healy played well but special mention has to be given to stand in second row Anthony Kelliher who played out of his skin. Killorglin now look forward to a huge away cup-tie against local rivals Tralee. Considering Killorglin are competing in this competition for the first time since 1978, they hope to carry a strong support to O'Dowd Park, Ballyard, Tralee next Sunday 27th January. Kickoff for this game is 2:30pm.
Killorglin Rugby Team: - 1. Karl John Daly (Capt.), 2. Dan Flynn, 3. John 'Twin' O'Sullivan, 4. Mike Breen, 5. Anthony Kelliher, 6. Sean Joy, 7. Tom Healy, 8. Ray Kelliher, 9. David Coffey, 10. Ronan Curtayne, 11. Jody Riordan, 12. Andrew O'Reilly, 13. Kieran Crowley, 14. Vivian O'Callaghan, 15. Trevor West.
Subs:- Brendan 'Fox' O'Sullivan, Arthur Spring, Ger O'Sullivan, Enda O'Shea. Unused: Mikey Aherne and Brian Keary.
Senior Team Training takes place Every Tuesday at 7pm and Fridays at 7:30pm at the Dragon's Den All-weather pitch. All new players are welcome.
UL BOHEMIAN RFC