Month: March 2013


U16 Rugby Crosshaven vs Fermoy

Venue: Fermoy RFC

Time: 1:30

Date: 07-Mar-2013

The game kicked off at 1:30, in terrible conditions. The rain was pouring down and the wind was blowing a gale, with conditions underfoot very slippery and a few puddles appearing on the field before kick-off. You could tell from the start that it would be a forwards game

Even though the skies were dull Crosshaven started brightly and were camped inside the Fermoy half for the opening 10 minutes. The lads were inching their way towards the Fermoy line when a handling error let the opposition off the hook.

Five minutes passed before Crosshaven were back in the Fermoy 22, this time determined to make amends for their previous error. After five minutes of all forward play, Martin Condon bulldozed his way over the line for the games first try. It was a great team effort that included smart play and perseverance. Kieran Lyons added the conversion to put the lads 7-0 up after 20 minutes.

The lads were on the front foot straight from the restart, the forwards again forcing the yards. The backs were doing extremely well when called upon, with horrible ball handling conditions, they made few, if any mistakes and spread the play beautifully.

When Shane Bushe got the ball on the Fermoy 22, you could see the determination in his eyes and a little jink got him to within a yard of the line. Quick ruck play from Jason Fehily, Jake Lane and Darragh Kiely created the space for Condon to score his second try. Again Kieran Lyons added the extra 2 points with the boot leaving Crosshaven 14-0 up at the break. There were big first half performances by Martin Condon, Shane Bushe and Jake Lane.

Crosshaven weren’t satisfied with the score and came out all guns blazing at the start of the second half. Within 5 minutes thye were over again, this time Steven Dolan with the try for Crosser. 19-0 the lads lead.

From then on Fermoy started to grow into it, forcing Crosshaven to make the tackles. After 10 minutes of disciplined, smart defending Crosshaven were beaten on the wing and Fermoy were in for a try. 19-5.

With just minutes remaining Kieran Lyons got the ball on the Fermoy 22 and with a beautiful cross field kick delivered the ball straight into the arms of Fergal Conway who gracefully rounded the Fermoy winger and touched down in  the corner.

The game finished 24-5, a deserving win for Crosshaven in awful conditions. It was a great team performance, but a special mention has to be made to the younger lads like Fergal Conway, Stephen Dolan and Conor Peche who played their hearts out. A well-deserved ‘Care Free’ in the dressing room rounded off a good days work for the lads.

By Stephen Curran

Coláiste Muire Golfers narrowly miss out on All-Ireland success

Three Coláiste Muire represented Munster in Belfast at Balmoral Golf Club on the 24th of April in the All-Ireland Schools’ golf competition. Four teams from the provinces took part. In poor conditions, Coláiste Muire, lead by Fionn Murphy produced great scores. Despite their efforts, the were pipped to first place by a single stroke. A great performance.
Previous round
After winning the South Munster qualifier in Macroom th Junior Golf team travelled down to Cahir Park Golf Club in Tipperary where they met the two qualifiers from North Munster and Bishopstown the second qualifier from South Munster. It was a misty day on the course which made conditions a bit tougher and the scores on the course would not be as low as expected.

The competitors were also joined by some wildlife with a fox joining the players on the 7th tee box for most of the day.

Play was moving swiftly on and so were the competitors. Good scores had come in and by the time Crosshaven came in Bishopstown were in the lead. Killian Murphy came in with a very solid score and Joshua Hogan was yet to come in. Tensions were high and there were many nervous looks on peoples faces around the 18th green. Joshua sunk a bogey putt on the last hole which in the end was vital to the Crosshaven team as they went on to win the competition by two shots much to the delight of the team and also their teacher Ger Fitzgibbon.

Transition Year Play – Great success

March 15, 2013

Transition Year Play, “Cinderella” was performed on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st March and Friday 22nd March at 7.30 p.m.

Three sell-out audiences were treated to a an very entertaining evening.