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This was our first game of the season. You could easily tell, Ballincollig were vey gittery in the first quarter, with a lot of handling errors, knock ons and missed tackles. We let the opposition in for some easy scores which helped them settle in early in the game.In the second quarter we got our act together winning good line out ball, competing well at the breakdown it helped us get into their 22 and put them under pressure which resulted in a penalty which we converted. We had our spirits up and kept them under real pressure all over the pitch, but we couldn’t get in for a try before half time.
The second half kicked off and we were doing the right things but couldn’t put points on the board. Ballincollig turned over a lot of possession but Con couldn’t take advantage of it. Just before the third quarter with some quick forward play and swift movement through the backs we got over for a try but didn’t convert it. For the remainder of the game it ebbed and flowed between both ends of the pitch, both teams doing their utmost to drive the other team up the pitch. Players were at full tilt and made it very hard to make ground. A loose ball let Cork Con in for a late try and seal victory. A great start for us and a positive one. Roll on next Sunday when we take on Old Christians.
Well done lads, great performance but a lot of work still to be done.
Final score Ballincollig 8 Cork Con 24.
Fixtures Saturday 12/09/2014
U7 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U8 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U9 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U10 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U11 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U12 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U13 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U14 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U16 – Friendly v Old Christians Home Kick Off 11.30am
U18 – Friendly Castleisland HomeKick Off 11.30am
Senior Friendly – London Irish Kick Off 2.30pm
Fixtures Sunday 13/09/2015
1st XV – Sundays Well home Kick Off 2.30pm
Fixture Tuesday 15/09/2015
2nd XV Muskerry Cup Home Kick Off 6.30pm
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Ballincollig RFC would like to invite all their Senior Players, Coaching and Managing Staff of all Age Grades and their Partners to the Annual Players Award Night.
We wan to celebrate on the great success of the club in the past year.
• 1st Team promoted as champions to Division 2 of the Munster Junior League
• Ladies Team – winners of AIL Plate
• Under 18’s winners of U/18 League
A 3 course meal will be served by a caterer.
This will be followed by the Awards Ceremony.
A band will play for entertainment and DJ Conway will keep the party going until late.
Wardrobe : Black Tie & Cocktail Dresses
Tickets can be purchased for 30,-€ each or 50,-€ the pair at the Ballincollig RFC Clubhouse.
All Members, Parents of Members, Supporters and Friends of Ballincollig RFC
Our Annual Golf Classic is one of the principal methods of fund raising for the club. To continue on the great progress of the club in the past year, we need to raise funds urgently.
• 1st Team promoted as champions to Division 2 of the Munster Junior League
• Ladies Team – winners of AIL Plate
• Under 18’s winners of U/18 League
Cost of Team in Classic: € 150
Cost of Tee Box Sponsor: € 50
If you are a golfer get together with a couple of friends and have a great day out with us. If you are not a golfer, sponsor a tee box. Either way it will only cost you €50 and you will have helped the club to continue the progress it has made.
To take part contact:
John Garrett 087 2777744
John O’Callaghan 087 9083424
Tony Lancaster 087 2079906
To book a tee time, contact Linda Atkinson, Lee Valley Golf Club at 021 7331721.
We look forward to hearing from you.
There was a big shock at Musgrave Park as Douglas prevented Ballincollig from doing a Munster Junior Division Three League and Cup double as a superb second half display saw the trophy head to the “Tinny Shed” for the next twelve months.
There was a hectic finish to this game as Ballincollig pounded the Douglas line in the final minutes to snatch a victory but, Douglas’s commitment and tenacious tackling saw them hold out for a deserved victory.
It was Ballincollig playing with the aid of a strong wind opened the scoring in the fifth minute when a quick counter attack involving scrum half Padraig Flynn and full back David Lucey sent winger Andrew Caughlan racing up the wing and he outpaced the Douglas defence to score in the corner, but Kevin Doyle failed with the side line conversion attempt.
Two minutes later Douglas opened their account when Eoin Philpott kicked a penalty with a thirty five meter penalty into the wind.
Philpott was off target with another long range penalty effort minutes later but it was Ballincollig who began to dominate the exchanges especially in the scrums, while Denis Casey was winning plenty of line out ball for the Tanner Park side.
Missed tackles by Douglas was also allowing Ballincollig to get the upper hand. Kevin Doyle missed a simple penalty on the Twenty Two to extend his side’s lead.
Four minutes into injury time Ballincollig struck with their second try. It started on the halfway line with Kevin Doyle and Padraig Flynn linking up to send David Lucey on a forty meter run to score under the posts and Doyle converted for a 12-3 half time lead.
Douglas started the second half the better side and Philpott reduced the deficit with a penalty on forty eight minutes.
While Douglas were enjoying plenty of possession, their handling of the greasy ball left them down on several occasions.
With the game entering the final quarter Ronan Barry of Douglas was shown a yellow card but Ballincollig failed to capiltalise on the extra man.
If anything Douglas upped the ante and they were rewarded in the sixty fifth minute when a chip ahead by Paul Byrne saw him gather the ball to touchdown for a try and Philpott’s conversion saw Douglas take the lead 13-12.
This gave Douglas the lift they needed and when man of the match Eoin Philpott landed a drop goal from the half way line with seven minutes remaining, nothing Ballincollig could do in final minutes was going to deny Douglas victory, despite coming close to the opponents try line on numerous occasions for the remainder of the match.
The last glitch of hope was denied by the referee when David Power kicked a well judged grubber into the near corner for Andrew Caughlan (Ballincollig’s MOTM) to chase, but defender and attacker arrived at the same time and seemed to have touched down the ball at the same time and the possible try was ruled out by agreement between lines-man and referee.
Full Time Result : Douglas RFC 16 – Ballincollig RFC 12
Source : http://www.munsterrugby.ie/domestic/news/18471.php#.U2n4r_ldU0N
The 1st XV traveled to Dungarvan and had to play them in the Martin O’Sullivan Cup Semi Final on Sunday 27th April.
The Munster branch rescheduled the match for a 12.30 PM Kick Off in order to give everyone a chance to watch the Munster HEC Semi Final against Toulon.
Straight from the kick off both teams showed great intentions to win this match. But it took home side 20 minutes before they recorded the first score of the match, a try which was left unconverted.
The visitors, however, replied immediately and Denis Casey scored a well worked try just 3 minutes later.
Both gave everything to come up on top for the rest of the first half, but couldn’t generate any proper scoring chance. This left the half time score 5 point a piece.
5 minutes into the second half Ballincollig was awarded with a penalty and Richard Dineen stepped up to convert it.
But Dungarvan didn’t have to wait long to get the same chance presented and the converted penalty left the sides level on 8 points.
Ballincollig took the initiative from the restart and worked their way closer and closer to the Dungarvan try line. This great effort was finally rewarded when Francois Olivier dived over from close range. the conversion was missed, however.
The visitors kept possession from the restart intelligently and worked their way forward once again. Suddenly an opportunity opened and replacement John White made a clean break deep into the opponents 22.
The home side was caught on their back foot and the defense was in disarray at the hour mark, leading to a try scored by Richard Dineen in the far corner, due to a quick recycle of the ball and beautiful quick hands.
Dungarvan tried their best to get back into the game and was finally rewarded with a try in the 75th minute when the worked the ball out wide and caught the Ballincollig defense outnumbered.
But this was not good enough and Ballincollig kept the possession wisely for the reminder of the game in order to secure the win.
Ballincollig RFC will have to play Douglas RFC in the Final now.
However, at this moment in time it is not entirely clear when where the final will take place.
We will keep you posted on our website, Facebook and Twitter on any developments.
Full Time Result : Dungarvan RFC 13 – Ballincollig RFC 18
Ballincollig RFC had to travel to Waterford for the last installment of the Munster Junior Div. 3 League.
The home side welcomed the visitors with a very strong physicality, demonstrating huge strength in the maul of the line out as well as in the scrum.
Dungarvan made it very hard for Ballincollig to play any clean ball of a ruck or a won scrum. The home side went up to 9 – 0 in the first half as their kicker converted his kicks with confidence.
Often enough it was Ballincollig coming close to the opponent try line, but either a penalty or a handling error turned the ball over to a furiously defending home side.
In the second half Ballincollig was awarded with some kick-able penalties; unfortunately both just trailed wide to either side of the posts.
Late in the second half it was Podge Flynn who showed vision and spotted an opportunity on the wing and fired a skipping pass to Andy Coughlan. He still had some footwork to do, but great strength from his legs and upper body helped him over the whitewash, scoring the defining try in the corner. The following conversion was missed, however. This try secured the losing bonus point for the traveling side.
The team had to anxiously wait for the confirmation from the Munster Branch whether or not they have won the league.
The confirmation came eventually and Ballincollig RFC were promoted into the Munster Junior Division 2 as League Champions for the first time in the history of the club.
Full Time Result : Dungarvan RFC 9 – Ballincollig RFC 5
This is a first for the 1st XV Senior Team to win a league in the club history.
Dear Ballincollig RFC Friends and Supporters,
The Club has organized a 53 Seater Bus to bring the 1st XV Ballincollig RFC to the away match again Carrick-on-Suir RFC.
This allows us to bring up to about 25 supporters, willing to travel with the team, with us and save back home again.
The Bus will leave at Ballincollig RFC on Sunday, 16th March, at 10.30 AM (Kick off : 02.30 PM) and we expect to be back at the club by 9 PM the latest.
Supporters who chose to jump on the team bus are asked to contribute 10,- € towards the cost of the bus.
(Please text to 0879590623 if you want to join the team on the bus.)
Ballincollig was host to the Claire side Scariff RFC on Sunday 09.02.2014.
The visitors traveled far only to see their highest defeat in this season yet.
Brian O’Mahony got the opening score after just 3 minutes while the conversion was missed.
Kevin Doyle went over for the second try of the match just 7 minutes later and missed his own conversion.
Another 4 minute later we saw another very good interplay among the backs which saw Dave Power going over for his first try of the match, Kevin Doyle converting this time around.
Ballincollig was penalized for being offside just in front of the posts and in their 22, Scariff took the chance and converted the resulting kick after 18 minutes of play.
The scrum was dominated by Ballincollig RFC, as was the lineout in fact. The home side once again drove over the ball in a scrum and Denis Casey had a clear line break from the a ruck and going over for his try in the 21st minute.
Ballincollig RFC kept on being the dominating side and again it was the backs department who showed lovely hands, seeing Dave Power going over for his second try under the up-rights, Kevin Doyle once again added the extras.
Just 3 minutes later we saw Danny Gleeson going over the white wash with strength and 2 defenders hanging off him, while Kevin Doyle added the extras once again.
Our captain Shane Kavanagh scored the 7th try just on the brink of half time, with Kevin Doyle converting again. This left the team on 43 – 3 in favor for the home side.
The second half was a bit slower in the end, lots of knock-ons, forward passes and penalties interrupted the play on numerous occasions and disrupted an until then flowing game. It was after 13 minutes into the second half when Dave Power tapped a quick penalty at the opposition 5 meter line, spotted a gap in the defense and made it count for his 3rd try of the match.
Another well executed lineout got a rolling maul going which was driven over the line and Danny Gleeson grounding the ball for his second try in the 59th minute.
It took the hosts another ten minutes, but then we saw another beautiful interplay among the backs in narrow space, while Richard Dineen saw the better of the defenders in the 70th minute and going over for a 58 -3 score line.
Denis Casey competed legally in an opposition ruck at center field and kicking the ball free far behind the attackers, David Lucey and Andy Coughlan were chasing the ball while beating 2 defenders in speed, kicking it forward twice, right underneath the posts, when Dave Lucey picked it up and dived it over for the 11th try of the match. Kevin Doyle converted yet again when the referee blew the final whistle.
Full Time Result : Ballincollig RFC 65 – Scariff 3
Next up is Dungarvan, and Ballincollig has to travel to the Waterford side in search to continue the unbeaten run and to strengthen their position for promotion into Division, and therefore to win the League.
Ballincollig RFC will host an “old style Chicken Supper 80’s/90’s Night” on Saturday 18th January.
A DJ will play your favorites from the 80’s & 90’s from 9 PM until late.
Fancy Dress is optional, but the best costumes will win spot prizes.
There will also be a raffle with various sot prizes.
Everyone is welcome to join a fun night out.