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U16 Rugby Crosshaven vs Fermoy
Venue: Fermoy RFC
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.
RUGBY – Coláiste Muire put up great performance in O’Gorman Cup Final – Tuesday 26th February
26 February 2013
Coláiste Muire 12
Villiers, Limerick 27
Villiers of Limerick proved too strong for the Coláiste Muire boys in the O’ Gorman Cup final which took place in Clonmel today. Following a tightly contested first half, the Crosshaven boys went in losing narrowly 8-5. The Limerick side opened the second half with a quick try which were followed by two more as they piled the pressure on.
Despite this onslaught, and injuries suffered to key players, the lads fought back, pushing a good try over with ten minutes to go. More pressure from Coláiste Muire kept the Villiers side on their toes but it wasn’t to be.
Another battling performance from the lads. Great displays from Finn Foley, Brian Scriven and Jordan Fahy weren’t enough on the day.
17 January 2013
In a tightly contested affair in Myrtilleville Cross, Coláiste Muire defeated Waterford school Waterpark by the narrowest of margins. Having gotten off to a great start with a try from Evan Maverly straight from the kick off, the Crosshaven side were pegged back with a try and conversion from the Waterford side. The sides went in at half time with Waterpark in the lead 7-5.
In cold and wet conditions, the local side piled the pressure on, Colin Curran and Jeremy Rooney asking questions of the Waterpark rearguard. Counter attacks from the visitors were blocked through brave tackling from Jordan Fahy and Sam Murphy. Coláiste Muire remained in control but were failing to break through for the much-needed score.
Finally, with the clock ticking towards the final whistle, Sam Murphy put over a pressure penalty to put Crosshaven in front. The lads held out for the final minutes. The game finished Crosshaven 8, Waterpark 7 .
The final will be played next week.
Rugby: Coláiste Muire defeat local rivals
Colaiste Muire 15.. Carrigaline Community School 8
Colaiste Muire Crosshaven Rugby team defeated local rivals Carrigaline Rugby team 15-8 in a close encounter between the two teams in the O` Gorman Cup at Mytleville Cross.
After 10 minutes, Carrigaline were awarded a penalty and took the lead from Dan McCarthy’s conversion to make it 3-0. Colin Curran then scored a try from a ruck and drove passed their defense to make it 5-3 with Sam Murphy missing the conversion.
Towards the end of the half a great 1-2 passing play from Sam Murphy and Evan Maverley linked up with James Twomey to grab another try at the corner for Crosshaven to make it 10-3.
Immediate impact from Crosshaven after just a minute into the second half as Evan Maverly was like a bullet going through Carrigaline’s back line, passing it to Colin Curran on the right to score a try to make it 15-3.
A penalty was awarded to Carrigaline was then taken quickly by Kealan Daly who was at the 5 metre line tackled down then a few phases later from that play, Kealan Daly broke their back line by barging through a tight area to bring hope back for Carrigaline has he scored a try to make it 15-8 with the conversion being unsuccessful.
In the final minutes of the match, Carrigaline pressed and piled the pressure on the Crosshaven back line but couldn`t break through and always just came short of the line and then Crosshaven turned over the ball and kicked it out of play for a much needed win over their local rivals in a intense match finishing 15-8.
Boys’ Under 16 Rugby – Terrific win in terrible weather
In treacherous conditions, the Coláiste Muire boys put on an exhibition of Rugby at Myrtleville Cross today.
Rugby – Coláiste Muire stage near-miraculous comeback
October 10th 2012
Coláiste Muire under 19s staged a massive comeback narrowly being defeated by a strongly-fancied Neenagh side by 29 – 22.
The boys went in at half time well behind losing four tries to one. They went on to dominate the second half. Time was the enemy at the end as the lads pegged back the Neenagh lead.