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Club Notes: Week Ending 10.11.13

5th November 2013 By Munster Rugby

Club Notes: Week Ending 10.11.13

This week’s club notes come from Clonmel, Midleton, Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne and Waterford City rugby clubs.

This week’s club notes come from Clonmel, Midleton, Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne and Waterford City rugby clubs.

Click here for Clonmel Club Notes

Click here for Cobh Club Notes

Click here for Midleton Club Notes

Click here for Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne Club Notes

Click here for Shannon Club Notes

Waterford City Club Notes

Clonmel RFC

Courtesy of:- Paul Condon, Club PRO

Munster Junior League Division 1

Following a break in games over the bank holiday weekend, action resumed in the Munster Junior League Division 1 last Sunday with the Clonmel 1 XV playing host to Cork side, Kanturk. Clonmel was going into the game on the back of a very positive start to the league campaign with three wins from three over Muskerry, Clonakility and Kilfeacle. 

In good if chilly conditions and in front of strong home support, the home side got off to a good start with an early opening try by Neville Melbourne in the first five minutes of play. Both sides then traded penalties before a Kanturk surge and try levelled the score on 8-8 on the 22 minute mark. However Clonmel responded quickly and after a period of sustained pressure by the Clonmal pack, Ronan Crosse went over the line for a try that was duly converted by Brian Lonergan. The home side led 15-8 at half time.

 However an ever determined Kanturk side came back out for the second half and proceeded to put their stamp on the game. Four additional Kanturk tries, three of which were converted all went unanswered in the second half. Despite many forays and attacks by Clonmel, no additional points were gained in the during the forty minutes and Kanturk ran out winners with a final score of 15-34.

A disappointing end to the winning streak by Clonmel, but still a 75% success rate by the home side and a good rebound will get matters back on track. Next Sunday, Clonmel hosts Old Christians in round 5.

Munster Junior 2 League:

The Clonmel 2nd XV took on Waterpark at home on Sunday last in the fourth round of the Munster Junior 2 league. Clonmel went into the game sitting on top of the five team section C of the league. The home side continued to show the form that they had displayed in the campaign to date. Conor Cooney opened proceedings with and early penalty and David Hoyne doubled the score with a well taken drop goal. A further penalty by the home side was then followed a sustained period of attack that resulted in a break by Tony Cantwell who went in under the posts for the game’s opening try, which was duly converted by Conor Cooney.   A Waterpark penalty close to half time saw Clonmel lead 16-3 at the break.

The second half saw possession swing between both sides until Conor Cooney added an additional seven points scoring a try under the posts and duly converting it. The game ended 23-3 to Clonmel and an unbeaten record of four wins from four in their section of the league.

Womens Munster League Group A:

In what was a very busy Sunday in the Clonmel club grounds, the Clonmel ladies team played host to St Senans from Shannon in their first home game of the season and only their second game in this year’s league.  After an away loss to Thurles in October, the Clonmel side was anxious to show some good form in front of the home crowd.

The visitors opened the scoring on fifteen minutes with a well worked try in the corner and led 0-5. However this seemed to act as a spur for the Clonmel side and after solid pressure and multi-phase drives, Ciara Traynor went over the line to level the score on 5-5. Senans responded and on the thirty five minute mark pulled back a try to go into half time with a five point lead.

Clonmel came back out for the second half and after more pressure from the home side Marie Kelly responded quickly to a loose ball and ran from almost half way to score under the posts, a try she duly converted herself.  A further try from the visitors pushed them into a 12-15 lead and it seemed like it wasn’t going to Clonmel’ day.

However true grit and determination oozed  from the home side and with five minutes remaining on the clock, Danni Delahunty broke through the Senans defensive to score a late try under the posts. Marie Kelly converted and Clonmel won their first game of the year 19-15. This was a fantastic result for a team that only came together in August and is very much a mix of experience and novices. Training continues on Friday nights at 7.30pm and new players are still needed! 

East Munster U18 League:

The Clonmel U18s squad travelled to Carrick on Suir on Sunday last and picked up a good win in their league campaign.
A strong territorial display and high work rate proved the winning of the game for the Clonmel side with a well blended combination of hard running lines and good handling provided Clonmel with the foundation for the 47-3 winning margin. Scores from the backs and forwards demonstrated the teams all action style.

The squad performed well and continues their league campaign next weekend against Waterford City.

Scorers – Tries: J. Cronin,L. Noonan (2), R. Brady (2), Shane Mullen, S. Van Dam. Conversions: L. Noonan (6)

Squad: Dean Slattery, Michael Tobin, Shay Van Dam, Jordan Cronin, Niall Barrett, Luke Noonan, Johan Oosthuysen, Matt Caulfield, Ronan Brady, Bernard King, Eoin Breen, Shane Mullen, Ethan Mulvee, Joe Keane, Andrew O’ Keffee, Kenny Liew, Kelen McDonald.

Upcoming Fixtures:

– U14s:  At home to Carrick on Suir on Sunday, November 10th at 11am
– U16’s: Away to Waterford City on Sunday, November 10th at 11am
– U18’s  Away to Waterford City on Sunday November 10th at 11am.
– The 2nd XV are home to Dungarvan in the  South Munster Junior 2 league. Kick-off time to be confirmed.
– The Ladies XV are away to Waterford City on Sunday, November 10th. Kick-off time to be confirmed
– The 1st XV are home to Old Christians on Sunday November 10th in the fifth round of the Munster Junior League. Kick-off at 2.30pm 

Changes and updates to fixtures will be notified on the Clonmel Rugby Club Facebook Page, on twitter @ClonmelRFC and on the club website. 

Picture 1: Clonmel’s Ronan Crosse goes over the line for a try in the 1XV game v Kanurk.
Picture 2: Clonmel Conor Cooney breaks for the line to score his try in Clonmel’s defeat of Waterpark in the J2 league.
Picture 3: Clonmel’s Ciara Traynor crosses the line for her try in Sundays win over St. Senans.
Picture 4: Clonmel’s winning ladies team after Sunday’s win over St.Senans.

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Clonmel RFC women’s side

Cobh RFC

Courtesy of Liz Cotter, Club PRO

The minis where out in force this weekend – with Blitz home and away.

Our Youths had another good weekend. With the U18 beating Crosshaven 27 points to 3.
U14 beat Fermoy 20 points to 10 while our U16 game was a walk over against Midleton.
Next week: U 18 away to Sundayswell KO 12.00

Our J1s extended their unbeaten run with a 13-11 home win over Kilfeacle. Kevin Allen scored a try for the Pirates and Eoin Geary converted and Greg Higgins kicked two penalties.. Tom Doyle replied with a try for the Tipperary side and Gavin Heuston kicked two penalties.The weather provided another obstacle but the team pulled through right to the very end. Kevin Allen received Man of the Match for his great play throughout the match.

Our Ladies team who battled hard to come out with a draw in their first home game of the season against Thurles. Pirates were the first to score with a try in the corner from Suzanne Morgan who powered her way through to the try line from a penalty in the first ten minutes. Thurles scored all their tries in the first half – two breakaways on the wings and one from a penalty. But Cobh responded in the second half, retaining most of the possession, and controlling the game. A try from Libby Pearson, converted by Eilish Walsh brought it back to a three-point game. Unfortunately another try was disallowed, but the ladies persevered until the dying seconds of the game, where Thurles gave away two penalties under immense pressure, the second one kicked beautifully between the posts by Eilish Walsh. Final score 15-all. Woman of the match Tara O’Connor for her excellent support play and offensive runs!

Congratulations to the following coaches who completed the Munster Rugby Mini/Foundation Coaching Course last weekend at CSN. Mini: Chris Coady, Jason Clifford, Enda Murphy, John McCarthy, Tony Cahill and Paul Mulvihill.
Foundation: Richard Daly, Eoin MacCoitir, James Murphy, Philip Soans and Killian Tighe
Well done to all!

 

Also Club news we have an up and coming 80’s night event. Not to be missed!! Friday Night 80s @ Cobh Pirates on Friday 29th November!! Band, fancy dress, prizes for best dressed! And raffle! Please come along and support the Ladies Team & Cobh Pirates, should be a great night! Tell all your friends.

Midleton RFC

Courtesy of:- Jason Boyle, Club PRO

DLSP 13 Midleton 7 – Ulster Bank All Ireland League
A wet and windy day at Kirwan park for the fourth round of the Ulster Bank All Ireland League as DLSP host Midleton.  It will prove to be a frustrating day for the visitors as we try to get our game going but are late to get started.  DLSP get the game underway, hard to say what way the wind is blowing as its blustery and appears to be from all directions.  Midleton give a penalty and inside the first minute DLSP have a chance to put points on the board, however the penalty shot is wide.  Midleton restart and try to press an attack winning a penalty and a chance to journey to the DLSP half of the pitch and a shot is lined up however Midleton kick wide – DLSP 0 Midleton 0 with bout 8 minutes played.

The game is restarted and DLSP are quickly back in the Midleton half pressing their attack and are soon rewarded with their second scoring opportunity from a penalty against Midleton for not rolling away.  This one is in front of the posts and is over for 3 points.  With 10 minutes played its DLSP 03 Midleton 0.

Straight from the restart the home team are attacking again and manage to break through and make a run for the line – the Midleton defence get back in time to defend and hold DLSP eventually winning a scrum for a knock on.  The Midleton scrum is good and a penalty results. Fly Half Christian Walker’s kick does not find touch as the wind plays havoc with any attempt at precision from the boot.  It will be a feature of todays encounter that the margin for error and territory in the game will come down to the bounce of the ball, unfortunately the bounce was not with us a lot of the time.

Midleton win the ball back and this time Christian’s kick finds touch close to the DLSP 22.  DLSP win the lineout though and a box kick with about 14 minutes played sees play back down the field for another lineout. Midleton win this lineout and go to the maul.  In the attack though Midleton give a penalty for holding on and the initiative is back with DLSP and play is back to the halfway line for a DLSP throw. DLSP pile on the pressure, they can sense something is going to come their way and their efforts are rewarded with the first try of the afternoon in the corner.   The conversion is not there and the score stands at DLSP 8 Midleton 0. 

Midleton need to start building pressure and need to get a score on the board to settle the team. Midleton restart but are immediately under pressure again.  DLSP, without a win the completion thus far, are hungry for their first home win and it shows.  Midleton knock on and it’s a scrum to DLSP.  Midleton get the ball and try to go forward but lose the ball in open play.  DLSP attack again, kicking forward and chasing to get their second try.  The ball goes dead t and Midleton get a chance to clear their lines.  There is about 30 minutes played and Midleton start to attack again – there is now more urgency about the Midleton effort as they look to press forward, winning a penalty that takes play to close to the DLSP line.  DLSP are defending hard and Midleton win the Scrum.  Infringements on the scrum by DLSP eventually lead to the referee declaring a penalty try to Midleton, Chris easily converts and with about 35 minutes played its DLSP 8 Midleton 7. 

Better play now by Midleton and they attack again however a penalty is given away..  DLSP gather and attack, a missed tackle sees DLSP running again to the line.  DLSP kick and chase, Midleton full back Diarmuid O’Sullivan gets there first, gathers and clears to the 10 meter line.  DLSP take it and run at the Midleton defence again.  This passage of play is intense and on the Midleton line, ruck after ruck from DLSP but Midleton discipline holds and they defend strongly to thwart DLSP efforts.  Its Halftime, score is DLSP 8 Midleton 7.

Midleton start the second half and as the weather worsens it does not look good for the visitors.  DLSP kick back to the Midleton half, and Midleton look to run the ball, DLSP stand firm though and the resulting play leads to a Midleton lineout on their own 10m line, but we lose it.  DLSP attack but knock on and it’s a scrum to Midleton. Midleton look to get out of their own half and again some great defending see the lines cleared and play taken back down to the DLSP 10m line.  In this second half this will be one of the few journeys the Midleton men will make this close to the DLSP line though.  The lineout is crooked and it’s a scrum to Midleton and another attack is mounted.  A Midleton knock on results and DLSP have a scrum on their own 10m.  There is a period of heavy rain now and its bitterly cold with about 15 minutes of the second half played.  Midleton give a penalty away in the scrum and DLSP have a chance to clear but don’t find touch. 
Midleton attack and are rewarded with a scrum but lose the ball in the resulting attack.  DLSP mount a great run that results with Midleton defending on their line.  Fighting hard to keep DLSP out their efforts are rewarded with a penalty with about 20 minutes played and Midleton clear to their 10m line.  Another lineout lost, and a Midleton injury sees play temporally stopped.  Play restarts with a DLSP scrum and Midleton are defending again, winning the penalty with about 15 minutes to go. 

Christian kicks but does not find touch and Midleton are defending again knocking on around half way for a DLSP scrum.  DLSP win a penalty and kick for a lineout just inside halfway. The lineout is judged to be not straight and Midleton get the scrum.  Midleton lose the ball, and DLSP mount a quick attack driving towards the Midleton line.

The next period of play is intense and seems to never leave the Midleton 22. Midleton are defending hard, the ball is turned over more than once by both sides and all Midleton attempts to get out of their 22 are failing but they are defending like nobody’s business.  The ay the game is going, Its obvious now that whoever scores next will surely seal the win.  David Lee makes his first return of the season as hooker for Midleton with about 10 minutes to go.  DLSP win the ball and attack again.  All this pressure inside the Midleton 22 eventually pays off and DLSP are rewarded with a try.  The conversion is missed so the score stands at DLSP 13 Midleton 7.

Midleton try to mount an attack from the restart, DLSP kick the ball back to the Midleton half, and the ball looks to going to touch, but typical for the how the day has gone for Midleton the bounce is back inside and catches Midleton Fullback O’Sullivan wrong footed and forces a knock on around the 10m line towards the centre of the pitch.  Scrum to DLSP and Midleton are anxious now to hold onto the losing bonus point.  DLSP attack but knock on and Midleton try to garner something. Midleton push forward and there is lineout to DLSP.  They then win a penalty and kick to inside the Midleton 22.  The resulting play leads to a Midleton scrum close to their own line and this looks to be the last play of the game nothing comes from it and the Referee blows for fulltime. 

The Midleton defence on the day was excellent and certainly responsible for ensuring at least the losing bonus point.  DLSP wanted the win more it seemed and fought hard for it.  Midleton had to defend constantly in the game and the team can be proud of how they were able to hold out DLSP to come away with something from the encounter.
Midleton’s next game is on the 23rd November at home to Richmond.

In other news

Midleton Minis hosted a blitz this Saturday for U7, U8, U10 and U12 with visiting teams from Douglas, Christians and Ballincollig for a busy day at Townspark!  Well done to all team, and the moms lead by Ailish Boyle for organising food for the masses! The U12s did especially well winning all but one game (that being a draw) – certainly something for the seniors in this mix somewhere in the future – a good testament to their coaches (Jim & Brian) and the coaches at all levels. 
U14’s were victorious again and the U16’s game was abandoned as the Referee went off injured. 

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Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne

Courtesy of:- Shane O’Rourke, Club Director of Rugby

D’éirí thar cionn le Mini Blitz Rubaí Chorca Dhuibhne a tionóladh ar an gCarraig le déanaí agus chuaigh foirne fé 8, 10 & 12 ó Lios Tuathail, Trá Lí agus Corca Dhuibhne chun páirce, in aineoinn na droch aimsire. Bhí imirt don scoth le feiscint ag gach aon leibhéal agus bhí ana lá ag gach éinne a bhí i láthair. Míle buíochas leis na tuismitheoirí go léir a thug leo ceapairí, cístí, anraith agus eile agus gach éinne a thug a gcabhair ar an lá.

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RCD Fé 12: Ar chúl, ó chlé: Cathal O Beaglaoich, Naoise Mac Gearailt, Fionn Candrall, Cathal O Muircheartaigh, Dara O Beaglaoich, Aodhán Mac Gearailt, Trealbhach Mac Muiris. Chun tosaigh ó chlé: Josh O Cinnéide, Patrick Kearney, Colm O hEartáin, Adam O’Connor agus Stiúrthóir Rugbaí RCD, Shane O Ruairc.

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Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne, fé 10. Ar chúl ó chlé: Jack Curran, Finn Davis, Oran Slattery, Tadhg O Beaglaoich, Antaine O Séaghdha. Chun tosaigh, ó chlé: Dáithí Báicéar, Mikey Devine, Jimí O Finneachta, Rónán O Beaglaoich.

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 Cuid de imreoirí Rugbaí Chorca Dhuibhne fé 8, roimh dul chun páirce.

The u14’s entertained Killarney last Saturday, in tough conditions both teams battled hard and played some great rugby. Unfortunately Killarney were just a bit too strong, running out 26-22 winners on the day.

The u16’s beat Iveragh Eagles 38-10 the previous week, Sean Long, Nathan Flannery, Max Kennedy, Shane O’Conner and Donal Hannifin all scored tries for Corca Dhuibhne. The lads face Killorglin on Saturday the 9th in Carraig.

The senior team continued their unbeaten run in all competitions with a convincing 24-5 win over Iveragh Eagles in Cahersiveen on Sunday. In terrible conditions tries from Ciaran O Coileain, Micheal Breathnach, Sean Conner and Shane Griffin as well as two Griffin conversions saw the lads take maximum points once again. The lads now face Listowel next Sunday in Carraig at 2.30.

 

Shannon RFC

Courtesy of:- Siofra Scanlan, Club PRO

A narrow loss against Buccaneers last week in Athlone but a solid performance. Well done to our 2nds on their win over Bruff and also to our U14s teams. This weekend sees the always anticipated local AIL derby with our Senior XV playing UL Bohs in Coonagh on Saturday at 2.30pm. As always we would like to see as many people as possible come out and support the lads.

Events & News

HEINEKEN CUP TICKETS MUNSTER V PERPIGNAN DECEMBER 8TH

Shannon RFC have Heineken Cup match tickets for sale for the Munster V Perpignan game on December 8th. We are offering anyone who purchases a ticket a free pint, hot whiskey/hot port, tea/coffee or soft drink on producing your Shannon RFC Match ticket AFTER the game and ONLY at the bar in the Shannon RFC Clubhouse. Should anyone wish to purchase tickets please contact Tadhg Crowe on 0876524958 or secretary@shannonrfc.com. Cat A, Cat B and Terrace tickets available. 

PREMATCH LUNCH

There will be a PreMatch lunch held in Shannon RFC Clubhouse on Saturday 9th November at 12.30pm before the AIL Match Shannon V UL Bohs at Coonagh. Tickets are priced Adults €20, OAP/UNWAGED €15 (tickets include lunch and match entry).Bookings should be confirmed no later than Thursday, 7th November 5pm, to Denis O’Driscoll, on 086-8377263 or email infoshannonrfc@gmail.com

PRESIDENTS WALK

Many thanks to all who turned up for the walk this year. The conditions were not great but we all soldiered on in true Shannon spirit and all present completed the 5k. We would like to say a special thanks to the Mayor of Limerick, who came to the clubhouse to open the proceedings. We would like to also say a big thanks to all the people involved in helping out on the day. Volunteers, Stewards, face painter, barstaff and Dj Eoin. Can anyone who has a  sponsorship card to hand in please contact any of the Committee Members to do so. All contact details are on the website

SHANNON RFC CLUBHOUSE, YOUR LOCAL FOR MATCHES

Shannon RFC Clubhouse will be open on Saturday 9th November for the Rugby World League 2013 match, Ireland v Australia.

WHY NOT STOP IN BEFORE THE MATCH AND SEE THE NEW LOOK CLUBHOUSE. FULL BAR AVAILABLE AND NOW ALSO SERVING HEINEKEN BEER ON TAP. DOORS OPEN EARLY WITH KICK OFF AT 20.00PM IN THOMOND PARK. 

SHANNON RFC APP

The info is in and we have officially reached 4,756 people, 515 have downloaded the app and we have a following in 60 countries all over the world. Please feel free to share the link with anyone who may be interested. We would love some feedback from all of you who are following us on the app so feel free to email me directly at siofrascanlan@gmail.com

If you still have not downloaded yet here is the link. http://clubapplive.com/shannonrfc

Get Your Name Out There 

Do you want to get your company name more widely known? Why not advertise in the Shannon RFC annual Calendar. Ad space is available for the 2014 calendar. Anyone who wishes to place an ad please contact John Leahy on 086 2562730 or at chairman@shannonrfc.com

SHANNON RFC SCRAP METAL CHALLENGE SUNDAY

Shannon RFC in association with United Metals hosted a Scrap Metal day on Sunday 20th October in Coonagh from 11am to 6pm. All at Shannon RFC would like to thank everyone who contributed to this event. You have raised some very important funds for the club and it is much appreciated. A special mention to Morgan who organised this event. Their will be a scrap metal skip on an ongoing bases in Coonagh on Sunday mornings. Your ongoing contributions are appreciated.

YOUR CLUB, YOUR COUNTRY IRFU DRAW 2013

Tickets are available for the 2013, Your Club Your Country IRFU Grand Draw. The tickets are €10 each. The Prizes are amazing and it is a great way to support your club. Tickets are available from any Shannon Committee member. All contact details for committee members can be found on http://www.shannonrfc.com/contact.htm

For a full list of prizes please see the IRFU website at http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/your_club_your_country.php

John Langford "Welcome" Evening

Most of you will know or know of John Langford and his association as a player with Shannon, Garryowen, Munster and Australia!! John will be back for a brief visit in Limerick on Friday 15th November. We will be hosting an evening in The Office bar on that night. So why not come along, share some stories and help us to welcome him back. All welcome to The Office bar from 9pm onwards. 

A Great Gift for All

With the seasonal preparations starting all around why not give someone near or far the gift of a Shannon RFC membership. A great gift for any occasion with the added bonus of supporting your local club. Packages, including family membership, are available. Should you wish to find out more information or purchase membership please contact Barry McConkey at honsec@shannonrfc.com

Mass For Deceased Members And Players 

There will be a mass held in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 17th November  at 11.00am for the past players of the Shannon 1938/39/40 teams. Also the Annual Mass for all deceased members will take place in the Shannon RFC Clubhouse on Friday 29th November at 8.00pm. The attendance of all members is appreciated.

PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY THROUGH COONAGH

We would ask everyone to please take care, slow down and observe the speed limit through Coonagh Village on the way to and from the matches and training.

YOUR CLUB, YOUR THOUGHTS

We always like to hear from our members near and far. If you have a story, any interesting historical information or an article about the club that you would like to share we would love to hear it.Any submissions for consideration can be sent to siofrascanlan@gmail.com

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Saturday 9th November 

AIL~ Seniors~ Shannon V UL Bohs, Coonagh, 2.30pm 

Gleeson League~3rds~Shannon V Bruff, Coonagh 1pm

Sunday 3rd November

MSSL ~2nds~ Shannon v Nenagh Ormond, Coonagh, 2.30pm

Thought Of The Week

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will"

Waterford City RFC

Courtesy of: Damien Kennedy, Club PRO

City move up to 4th in Division 2 after big win

Waterford City 17  Castleisland 03

City entertained Castleisland in Kilbarry last Sunday and straight from the off both sides looked to assert their dominance with hard running rugby. City struck first when the Trevor Griffin broke through and off loaded to Simon O Hara to take play deep into the Castleisland 22 where the defending side were forced into conceding a penalty and John Flynn stepped up to convert and lead 3-0. Castleisland worked hard their way back down the field and forced a penalty of their own which was converted to level the game. Some fantastic defence by City kept Castleisland at bay when they were hammering away at the City tryline and a turnover  inches from our line relieved heavy pressure. Both sides had a penalty kick missed just before half time .City came out in the 2nd half with far more urgency behind them and they kept finding holes in the opposition defence and City were awarded 2 more kicks at goal but both went narrowly wide. This half was to be all City though as the pace became quicker with returning scrum half Barry Quilty and Outhalf Fintin Purcell controlling their team well and Castleisland were beginning to show cracks .On 54mins Cian Foskin burst through and left the defence in his wake to score a superb individual try which was coverted to put City 10-3 ahead. More and more City kept plugging away and 10 mins later some good interplay between forwards and backs saw Tom Bowes cross the line for City’s 2nd try which was again converted by John Flynn and City were now 17-3 ahead. The game was held up for a serious injury to a Castleisland player but thankfully the injury wasn’t as serious as 1st taught. City kept Castleisland pinned back in their own half for the remainder of the game  to leave the result in City’s favour and make it 3 wins from 4. Attention now turns to Thurles away next week
2nds put in dominant display to get League back on track

Waterford City 17 Dungarvan 0

Our J2 side put in a strong display Friday night at home to Dungarvan but will feel they left more than a few tries behind them through handling errors . John Doran opened the scoring in the 1st half with a strong run that saw him crash through 2 tacklers, captain Darren Walsh converted  to put City 7-0 up. In the 2nd half Sean Stafford jinked through the Dungarvan defence the score and put City 12-0 up. On the final play Eamon O Keffee  picked up a loose ball to crash over the line and see City claim the win but unfortunately miss out on the bonus point. Alex Crowley put in a man of the match performance with his work rate, Liam McCarthy was rock solid at scrum half and young Micheal Hayes gave a good performance at full back, the lads now switch attention to their upcoming home game against Cashel.
Hard luck to our ladies who had a tough day away to Dungarvan on Sunday, most of these women have only began rugby this year and despite the result the girls shouldn’t be disheartened .

The Hartery and O Neill family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to Waterford City Rugby Club and its members for the support they have given to the families of Andrew in the past few weeks. Andy was a regular on the clubs first underage squad and received the under age player of the year in 1988. Having moved away for a number of years, he always kept in contact with the club. Also, a special thanks to those who performed the guard of honour and for placing the Waterford city flag on one of their past players. Ar deis de go raibh a Anam. The senior team  would like to dedicate today’s win to Andy and his family.

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Waterford City v Castleisland squad

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