Club News & Match Reports 03.04.23 A Winning Weekend


Munster Junior Clubs Shield – Final

Galbally/Mitchelstown 34 – 10 Dungarvan

A blustery day replaced the sunshine by the time the teams took the field in Fermoy last Sunday. The large attendance in the afternoon were glad of their jackets, and it made for an enjoyable occasion as the rain stayed away. The Waterford visitors started with intent but were overcome by a great move by the forwards which was converted to give Mitchelstown Galbally the lead after 32 minutes. John Kearn’s sweetly struck effort brought the score to 7-0 level. Dungarvan replied from the kickoff and a well struck penalty reduced the deficit to 4 points at the interval.

After the break, with the assistance of a brisk breeze, the Galty men took control, and tries from Cooke, Graham Burke, and juggernaut Davy Sheehan took the margin to eighteen points, which looked to be a winning score. In fairness the west Waterford men fought hard and were rewarded by a fine individual try and a touchline conversion kept them in touch.

However, the trusty boot of John Kearns added two more penalties which were enough to allow us to relax. Charlie McCarthy presented the shield which was won on the day, and Division two Junior league trophy to the joint captains.

The boys now face the daunting task of a quarter final away to the cup holders, Young Munster, on Easter Sunday. This will be the stiffest opposition that ‘town have had to face, but there is every hope that they can be beaten. Kick off is at 2:30 pm, and anyone travelling by car should take the Dooradoyle exit and follow the signs at the roundabout.

Under 16 development cup first round

Mitchelstown 12 – 7 Sunday’s Well

On Saturday last we welcomed Sundays Well to Currabowen for the Quarter Final of the U16 South Munster Development Cup. This was a game we were looking forward to as it had been a number of weeks since the league finished, and we were keen to get back on the pitch again. The game started with Well putting us under a lot of pressure and we defended strongly but on 15 mins they slipped through for a converted try which turned out to be their only score of the game. We then settled on playing some good passing rugby and were unlucky on a number of occasions deep in their 22. With 5 mins to go we crashed over the line from a tap and go penalty to leave us going in at the break 05-07 down. This try gave us a lot of confidence that we were more than capable of getting the result out of this game and the second half picked up where we left off which us having the majority of possession. Another try came after several controlled phases of attack with the successful conversion pushing our lead out to 7 points. Well rallied after that but we defended extremely well without giving them sight of the line and eventually ran out 12-07 winners. This was a massive win against a team playing in a higher division so it was more than satisfying for the team to win a knock-out game against a traditional heavy weight. We move into a home semi-final with the opposition and date to be confirmed.

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, Cillian Lysaght



Minis up to 12         Check on website

Boys U14      Tuesday and Thursday @ 7:00pm

Boys U16      Tuesday and Thursday @ 7:00 pm

Adults            Wednesday and Friday @ 7:00pm in Galbally

Girls                Check with Marie Meade

Thanks to all players, coaches, parents, and officers for giving their time, and especially to Harry Kinsella for his tireless work to keep the pavilion and pitches in great shape. Don’t forget the lotto on Sunday.



LOTTO JACKPOT €1,200.00 not won.

Next draw will be on Sunday April 16th at 9:00pm in Jackie O’Brien’s Bar, Lower Cork Street at 9pm. One lucky winner could collect €1,400 to prepare for the Easter festivities.

Tickets are available in all associated business premises in Mitchelstown, and from the club web site. An annual ticket for all draws for a year is an ideal present for only €50. For lucky dip winners, please check the website for a full listing, where annual tickets can be purchased, in addition to single or multi draw. Call Owen Dawson 087 8112991 for details. Last week’s numbers were 3, 10, 20 and 23. For full details, please go to the club website.