Underage Rugby Report Nov 16th to Nov 23rd 2014
Ballincollig U8s entertained Muskerry on Saturday and a very competitive match kept the large crowd entertained. It was evident that our lads are improving, and with each week their confidence to get on the ball is resulting in the coaches having to work on their ability to share the ball with their own team mates. Well done lads keep up the good work
The U10s played Muskerry at home we had a big turnout and we were able to field two teams .We had Zak Davis, David Hurley, Jamie Dineen, Daniel Keating, Matthew Hopkins, Robert Dennehy, Eoghan O’Brien, Cathal O’Donoghue, Sean Mishke, Ronan Power, Dean Carey, Evan McArdle, Colin Mullally, Connor Morey, David Fahy, Ben o Connor and Rory Kiely. The lads played really well with everybody rucking and tackling really well. Well done lads
Perfect rugby playing conditions welcomed Muskerry to Tanner Park. Played in 3 15 minute periods Ballincollig got off to a slow start allowing Muskerry a 2 try lead but scored before the end to narrow the gap to 1. The next period saw great line breaks by Ballincollig but the strong rucking Muskerry pack gave them plenty of possession and out scored Ballincollig again by 2 tries to 1. Ballincollig’s rucking greatly improved in the final period which finished 1 try each. All the team improved as the game went on with special mention for the ferocious tackling of Cathal McDermott and Shane Buckley.
Ballincollig U13s hosted Mallow at Tanner Park on Saturday. In a close game that could have gone either way Mallow edged out the home team on this occasion to win by 10 points to 5. Mallow took the lead with a well worked try and then against the run of play got a second try. Both conversations were missed however and when Ballincollig got a deserved try of their own there was only 5 points in it. Mallow held out however to win the game. Ballincollig will look forward to the next encounter with them.
Ballincollig 32 pts Old Christians 0
Ballincollig U18s continued on their winning ways when they hosted Old Christians at Tanner Park on Sat. They began the game with intent and within 10 minutes they registered 17 points the first try within 4 minutes when Shane Quinlan gathered the ball outside the 22 and proved unstoppable as he glided under the posts for the opening score which Cameron Lucey converted. Cameron himself added another try on the 7th minute which he again converted and before the break Mickey O’Shea scored a try after an excellent maul which begun on the 22 when Fionnán Mc Dermott secured the lineout and the pack did the rest. On the resumption more pain was to follow for the visitors as Cameron Lucey proved the thorn in the side when he scored his second try. Ballincollig emptied their bench but were still a potent force and when Peter Kelleher crossed the whitewash the game was over. The Ballincollig Boys showed great pitch awareness and managed the game extremely well and Brian Verling at scrum half gave go forward ball to his forwards and backs alike which the opposition had no answer for. It was a very polished performance and the best of the season so far but Ballincollig’s league game against Bandon away in 2 weeks will provide a much stiffer test as both sides are locked on 6 points. The forwards Peter Kelleher, Dylan Desmond, Peaches Kelleher, Mickey O’Shea, Humphrey O’Mahony, Cian Shanahan, Robert O’Donoghue, Fionnán Mc Dermott, Robert Nyhan, Cian O’Leary, Daire Buckley and Stephen Mc Grath put in a huge shift and the backs Brian Verling, Aaron O’Flynn, Cameron Lucey, Aaron Mc Namara, James O’Donnell, jack O’Sullivan, Shane Quinlan, Cameron Thornton, Colin Casey, Daire Conway had the measure of the opposition all day with some very slick passing and interchanging. The boys have a well deserved rest on next weekend having already played games so far. Well done lads for a gritty and powerful performance.
Fixtures Weekend 19/11/2013
U7 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U8 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U9 – v Highfield Tanner Park kick off 10am
U10 – Training 10am Tanner Park
U11 – v Midleton away meeting 9:45am travelling by car
U12 – v Highfield Tanner Park kick off 10am
U13 – Training 11:30am
U14 – v Crosshaven league Tanner Park kick off 11:30am
U16 – Training Tanner Park 11:30
U18 – Training Tanner Park 11:30
- Ballincollig RFC Youths Quiz November 30th €40 per table all welcome great prizes and spots on the night.
- Please return any tickets & monies for the IRFU Your Club Your Country Draw to Tim Murphy.
- All player registrations & subscriptions are now OVERDUE these can be paid in the club house on Saturday morning.
- Club shop open every Saturday morning 9.45am