Underage Rugby Report Oct 27th to Nov 3rd

Under 8s

Ballincollig v Dunmanway

The U8s embarked on their first away trip of the season on Saturday, traveling to Dunmanway, where they faced a very strong opposition.  Dunmanway put the points on the scoreboard early on and Ballincollig struggled to break through their resilient defence. However, it wasn’t long before the visitors replied with a great try from Darragh.  With Dunmanway continuing to run in the tries, Ballincollig regrouped in the final break and showing some great team spirit, came out fighting.  With the traveling support getting behind the lads, the team worked hard in the final minutes and were rewarded when Sean got into the corner for a try on the final whistle.  They displayed some great passing, runs and tackles and showed just how much they are improving every week. Well done lads.

Under 9s

Ballincoillig v Highfield

Ballincollig under 9s went to Highfield and had a good outing. We learned a few bits from our day out. Against much stronger opposition there were great performances from Ronan Power, Rory Kiely, Diarmuid Ward and Dean Carey, Eoin O Brien & Connor Dodd also did very well. Well done lads

Under 10s

Ballincollig v Dunmanway

Dunmanway were first to score from a quick break after some very good rucking. From the tip off Dunmanway managed to turn over the ball with some very aggressive rucking and scored again with a very swift break and three passes to cross for another score. Ballincollig again tipped off and a quick pass to the short side gave Darragh O’Mahony the opportunity to break the through the line and using his pace managed to jink his way to the line to score.  After hard, aggressive tackling by Ben and Conor, Michael Twomey picked up the loose ball and headed off on a wide run and scored in the corner. Ballincollig took the lead from another turn-over, after the ball was ripped from Dunmanway by David O’Sullivan, who managed to set the ball up for Darragh Keohane to pick out a pass which again led to another score. Dunmanway scored on the stroke of half-time. Despite the best efforts of the Ballincollig defence Dunmanway managed to score from a quick breakaway on the left wing. From the tip off, Michael O’Mahony took the ball into contact and supported by Melanie Kavanagh managed to drive Dunmanway back towards their own line, then with quick hands managed to spread the play wide through five sets of hands releasing Michael Twomey to score in the corner. Dunmanway replied with another quick breakaway try, to level the scores again. Ballincollig again took the lead after David ripped the ball from the hands of an advancing Dunmanway player, passed the ball to Ben who broke through the first tackle with some great rucking from Michael and Louis presented the ball to Jonah who quickly passed to Darragh to cross for the lead yet again. Dunmanway tried to break through the Ballincollig line on several occasions, but with some outstanding tackling & rucking Ballincollig managed to keep them out. With Conor, Ben, Louis, the 3 Michaels, Hugh, Melanie, David and both Darraghs making tackles and Jonah and Jacob breaking up loose play Ballincollig managed to prevent Dunmanway from scoring again. Well done lads

Under 11s

Ballincollig v Highfield

Ballincollig U11s traveled to Highfield to compete in a blitz. Other teams competing were Bantry, Dunmanway and the hosts Highfield. Ballincollig won their first two games against Bantry and Dunmanway and drew in a highly competitive final game against the hosts. Again you did your club and yourselves proud. Well done to all the Ballincollig players. Well done lads

Under 12s

Ballincollig v Dunmanway

Ballincollig travelled in strength to Dunmanway on what was a glorious morning for a game. Boosted by the return of players that missed last week, the Ballincollig lads were eager to make an impression. Our lads had to again, like last week play 2 separate squads against a Dunmanway squad who turned up short on numbers. For their part, the Dunmanway lads were very strong in the tackle and carried well. They exerted pressure on our boys from the start and our inability to tackle with conviction led to some soft tries for the home team. Talent will always shine through and once our lads woke up our ability to spread the ball to the speedy backs, led to some fine tries. The second half saw Ballincollig being much more aggressive in the tackle area. Good team play and player support led to a few more Ballincollig tries. Even though our lads won comfortably, they will, I’m sure be nursing some of the hits received from a strong and physical Dunmanway outfit. Well done lads

Under 15s

Ballincollig 17  Dunmanway 12

Ballincollig under 15s added another win to their league campaign with an away win to Dunmanway last Saturday by beating Dunmanway with a score of 17 points to 12 points. Ballincollig should have won this game by a bigger margin as they played the better rugby in both halves but were 12 points down at half time by giving away 2 easy intercept tries and because they could not convert their high possession advantage into scores. In the second half Ballincollig kept the ball tight and played around the fringes with only releasing the ball wide when the space was available and this led to 3 well taken tries and the win. Again this was a great squad performances as there was a few players who did not play last week but grabbed their opportunity this week with great performances and proves what a strong squad Ballincollig have this year. Next week the 15s are playing our neighbours Highfield at Tanner Park which is always an entertaining game and all support is welcome. Well done Lads

Fixtures weekend 3rd November

Under 7 to under 12 training at Tanner Park 10:00 sharp

Under 12s Sunday 4th November Pan Munster Venue and Time TBC

Under 13s Training Tanner Park 11:30 on the pitch sharp


Under 15 League Ballincollig v Highfield @ Tanner Park kick off 11:30

Big support needed to roar our boys home and continue their unbeaten run this season

Under 17 League Ballincollig V Bantry home Tanner Park kick off TBC

Under 19 League Ballincollig/Muskerry v Cork Constitution away Temple Hill kick off TBC