Match Report – Munster Junior Cup RD 3 – Ballincollig RFC vs. Bandon RFC

Ballincollig RFC advances into the next Round of the Munster Junior Cup!

Ballincollig progressed to Round 4 of the Munster Junior Cup after a hard fought 20-12 win over Bandon at Tanner Park on Sunday. Ballincollig opened the scoring after a brilliant break from full back Kev Ryan, who chipped the ball ahead for Andy Coughlan to chase it and touch it down just over the try line, with Kev Ryan, converting. Bandon fought back hard and a defensive lapse allowed them in a for a try under the posts to leave the scores at 7-7 at halftime. A great individual try from Dave Power mid way through the second half put Ballincollig 12-7 in front but it was a lead they could not hold with Bandon scoring 5 minutes before full time to draw the game at 12 points each.

In extra time Ballincollig lifted their performance considerably and a penalty from Denis Galvin and a late unconverted try of Rob Foolkes gave Ballinollig RFC a 20-12 win after an intense 100 minutes of Rugby.

The victory has now set up a 4th Round meeting with local rivals and Division 2 league leaders Muskerry in Tanner Park on January 27th.