Underage Rugby Report Oct 13th to Oct 20th
Ballincollig 23 Midleton 17
Ballincollig under 15s continued their unbeaten run in Tanner park last Saturday by beating Midleton with a score of 23 points to 17. Ballincollig had a poor first half display with plenty of missed tackles combined with individual displays rather than a team effort which resulted in Midleton scoring 3 tries.This was really a game of 2 halves as in the second half Ballincollig tightened their defence and began to play as a team which resulted in Ballincollig scoring 4 well taken tries and overall a much improved performance. Ballincollig under 15s start their league campaign next week with a home game against Kinsale so lets hope they can maintain their unbeaten run.
Best of luck lads
Under 17 League
Ballincollig 0 Bandon 20
Ballincollig under 17s commenced their South Munster Rugby Season on last Saturday 13th October 2012 with a difficult away assignment to Bandon. Ballincollig with the aid of the breeze opened the encounter brightly and played most of the first 30 mins in their opponents half but try as they may they could not register their superiority on the score board. It was in one of those dominant spells that Ballincollig were attacking the Bandon line by flashing the ball out through their backs when the ball was intercepted and the Bandon centre ran 50 meters and registered the first try of the game for his side which was not converted. The Ballincollig Boys continued their dominance from the re-start and were holding their own with their forwards taking to their opponents but just before half time Bandon scored another break away try to leave them 10 points ahead against the run of play it would have to be said. On the resumption of the game Bandon with the aid of the breeze now used that advantage and kept the Ballincollig lads pinned back inside their 22. From a resulting line out Bandon gather the ball and with good forward play again crossed the Ballincollig line in the corner for their 3rd try. Ballincollig for all their efforts had nothing to show and were deflated at this stage and their heads dropped as well as their resistance and just before full time Bandon ran in their 4th try. The Ballincollig lads deserved much more for their efforts that the score line suggests. However there were notable good performances from Colin Casey on the wing who later filled the No. 9 position, James O’Donnell at full back, Aaron O’Flynn , Peter Kelleher, James Kelleher, Humphrey O’Mahoney, Robert O’Donoghue and Michael O’Shea.
Team: James Kelleher, Daire Buckley, Stephen Mc Grath, Humphrey O’Mahoney, Michael O’Shea, Cian Shanahan, Robert O’Donoghue, Peter Kelleher, Jack O’Sullivan, Daire Conway, Fionnán Mc Dermott, Aaron O’Flynn, Colin Casey, Shane Quinlan and James O’Donnell.Replacements: Cian O’Leary, Cormac Larkin and Dave Mc Coy.
Fixtures for Weekend 20th of October
U7 to U12 training at 10:00 sharp. New members always welcome.
Under 15 League v Kinsale home kick off 11:30
Under 17 League v Clonakilty home kick off TBC
Under 19 League Ballincollig/Muskerry v Skibbereen Muskerry kick off TBC
Club Registration & Subscription is now due and can be paid in the club hall every Saturday Morning.
Tickets for Your Club Your Country are also available and all money raised will stay within the club.
Club Shop is open every Saturday morning with a great selection of kit/casual wear/tea/coffee/snacks.
Annual Door to Door collection has commenced – all donations greatly accepted.