12 Dec, 17:21
Munster Rugby recently held a Clare Schools U16 blitz at Ennis in Lees Road, Co. Clare.
These competitions began last October when sides were divided on a regional basis into four groups and the top sides qualified for a second phase from which the top two sides in each section qualified for the Quarter finals.
The knock out stages of both competitions were keenly contested and in some cases “rules of the day” had to be applied to decide the winners as there were no free weekends to have replays.
The Under 17 Final which kicks off at 2.00. is between Shannon and Waterpark. The squads for the game are:-
Shannon: Craig Power; Patrick Murphy, Ronan Hunt, Shane Houlihan, Ryan Tsang; James Clancy, Alan Casey; Tom Cusack, Kevin Dillon, Ronan McKenna; Mike Foley, Liam Cronin; Tim Sheahan, Patrick Kearns (Capt), Conor Glynn, Robert Whyte, Evan Tierney, Coarie O’Keeffe, Edward Timmins, Danny O’Shaughnessy, Andrew Cusack, Scott Cusack, Conor Burns.
Waterpark: Ryan McKenna; Ben O’Keeffe, Aodhagan Hendry, Tom McCarthy, Michael Duggan; Tom O’Hare, Dylan McGrath; Adam Walsh, Darren Coady, Keith Doherty; Niall O’Neill, Darragh Power; Peter Traynor, Jack O’Donoghue, Kelani Moore, Eoin Collins, Eoghan O’Meara, Conal Dodd, Conor McBride, Conor Queally, Gareth Molloy, Jamie Daly.
Referee: James Hayes (M.A.R).
The Under 19 Final which kicks off at 4.00. is between Crosshaven and Waterpark. The squads for the game are:-
Crosshaven: Craig Fleming; Andrew Thomas, Kieran Doran, Darren O’Keeffe, Dean Crowley; Conor Lyden, Dylan Fitzgerald; Thomas O’Donovan (capt), Gary Fitzgibbon, Mike McIntyre; Daire Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Brennan,; Ryan Kiely, Eoin O’Donnell, Darren O’Shea, Darren Power, Ryan Ashman, Daniel Kirby, Brendan Scully, Killian O’Keeffe, Rob Keeley, Richy Harrington, Richy Roberts.
Waterpark: Emmet O’Shea; Conal McIntyre, Ben Cunningham, Ian Kenny, David Fitzgerald; Tom Kiersey, Conor Molloy; Shane Power, Greg Staff (Capt), Stephen Geraghty; Damien O’Dwyer, Andrew Moore; David O’Donoghue, Robbie Cotter, Henry Travers, Jeff Power, Ben cross, Joe Foley, Kevin Curran, Luke Maher.
NOTE: Number 13 for Waterpark will have KC on the back of his jersey. This is in memory of their lost teammate Kevin Conway (1992-2010).
Referee: Andy Costelloe (M.A.R.).
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 19 League:
Quarter Finals: Highfield 15, Thomond 19;
Shannon-St. Mary’s 26, Clonmel 8;
Waterpark 35, Nenagh Ormond 20;
Kilfeacle 17, Crosshaven 22;
Semi Finals: Shannon-St. Mary’s 3, Waterpark 3 (Waterpark advanced after an appeal).
Crosshaven 6, Thomond 3;
Avonmore Milk Munster Under 17 League:
Quarter Finals: Abbeyfeale 3, Shannon 31;
Sunday’s Well 22, Bruff 12;
Kilfeacle 3, Old Crescent 5;
Waterpark 24, Kanturk 10;
Semi Finals: Old Crescent 8, Shannon 13;
Waterpark 8, Sunday’s Well 8; (Waterpark qualify on first try rule