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|22nd December 2018||7:46 pm||Munster 1/4 Final||2018/2019||80'|
South Munster Quarter Final.
The under 16s suffered their first major defeat at the hands of Bandon on a perfect rugby Saturday morning in Rathcooney on 22nd Dec 2018. The boys came out of the blocks charging and dominated the first 5 minutes unfortunately they couldn’t turn that dominance into a score. Bandon countered with a converted try they continued their dominance with a further 3 tries before half time one of them converted that brought the half time score to 24 nil. We were missing our two main jumpers so there was some adjusting that needed to happen and unfortunately our line out didn’t work well all day; however our scrum worked really well.
The second half got underway with Bandon’s one and only restart kick, didn’t fare any better for our boys with 3 more tries by Bandon 2 converted bringing the full time score to 41 nil. The boys managed to turn over the ball a few times and even spent some of the half near Bandon’s try line but weren’t able to convert any of that time into scores. Despite the galling defeat a few of our players received well deserved praise from not only their own coaches but also the Bandon Coaches they admired the skill and work ethic of Conor they could clearly see he was trying his best and was getting frustrated. They also praised Josh at centre and Oscar who they said was technically excellent and they were so impressed with his speed and strength. It’s tough for the boys who are putting their heart and soul into a game and it’s impossible to progress if only 4 out of 15 are tackling.
Pan Munster starting in Jan and we will face Bandon again this time in Bandon.
Upcoming fixtures: kick off times to be confirmed (they are set at 11.30 for the moment)
Date: Teams: Venue:
5th Jan Old Christians v Midleton Rathcooney
12th Jan Bandon v Old Christians Bandon
26th Jan Old Christians v Waterford City Rathcooney
2nd Feb Old Christians v Bruff Rathcooney
9th Feb Castleisland v Old Christians Castleisland
Some match pictures.