U16 Match Report V Fethard RFC Feb 25th

Match Report U16 V Fethard RFC Feb 25th

On Saturday last we travelled to Fethard to take on the local team in the hugely impressive 4G pitch in the ¼ final of the Munster Bowl competition. This was a game we were very much looking forward to and had concentrated the last number of week’s preparation towards. We started brightly and opened the scoring after 5 minutes we got on the scoreboard with a penalty. Fethard struck back quite quickly with 2 tries in quick succession to highlight the quality they have in their team. The rest of the half was a very even affair with us held up short of their try line on the stroke of halftime leaving us going in at the break 10-03 down. A very quick start to the second half had us camped on their try line for a number of minutes after being held up over the line twice. Our persistence paid off when we crashed over to bring the scoreline to 10-08. The game played out in a very even manner but unfortunately conceded a breakaway try with 4 minutes remaining to leave us down 17-08 and time quickly ran out on us. This was a very hard working performance against most likely the best team in the competition and to have come so close was a disappointment for the boys but the improvement this year meant our season has been a huge success. We still have a cup competition to play for and so will look forward to that.

Team from: Carlos O’Grady, Liam O’Donnell, Dan Turley, Eoin Lynch, Darragh Casey, Cian O’Donnell, Lorcan Murray, Gearoid Desmond, Jayden Lynch, Aidan O’Mahony, Sean Gorry, Eoghan Kelly, Jack Kelly, Jack Kearney, James Kennedy, Will Murphy, Ben Cooke.