Abbey CBS 32 Roscrea 0
On Thursday October 13. the Abbey U16 rugby team beat Roscrea in Collegelands. It proved to be an easy game for the Abbey winning easily in the end.
The first try for the Abbey came after ten minutes, which John Kearns failed to convert. Shortly afterwards John made amends when he converted a Darren McGrath try. At the break the Abbey led 17-0 following the third try by Bryan McLoughlin.
The second half brought no change with the Abbey well on top. The Abbey ran in three further tries from Darren McGrath, Darragh Crowe and Liam O’Dwyer.
Darragh Crowe, Darren McGrath, Ciarán Kearns and Sean Meagher played well for the Abbey.
Abbey CBS: Sam Dawson, Tadhg O’Dwyer, Frank Ryan, Cormac O’Flaherty, Evan Leahy, Sean Daly, Bryan McLoughlin, Sean Meagher, Conor Ryan, John Kearns, Darren McGrath, Darragh Crowe, Liam O’Dwyer, Alex Charles, Ryan McGrath.
Replacements: Luke Ashmore, Paul Ryan, Andrew Cummins, Niall Leahy, Thomas Ivory. Cian Ryan, Paddy Donovan.
O’Brien Cup Senior Rugby
Abbey CBS 38 Carrigaline 7
On Thursday October 13 the Abbey CBS Senior team travelled to Cork to meet Carrigaline C.S in the first match of the competition, and came away with a good victory.
The Abbey kicked off and Sean Kiely converted an early penalty. The Abbey were on top in this half, the highlight being an extraordinary try scored by David Farrell. At the break the Abbey were leading 18-0. Cillian Ryan got another try early in the second half, and further tries from Brendan Quinlan, Emmet Fitzpatrick and John Richardson put the game out of Carrigaline’s reach. Oisin O’Meara made a significant contribution to this victory. The Carrigaline school was well served by Jack Murphy, Kevin Kavanagh, James Healy and Peter Barry. Owen O’Donnell had Carrigaline’s try, which was converted, just before the final whistle.
Abbey CBS: Pat Corcoran (Kilfeacle), David Farrell (Kilfeacle), Brendan Quinlan (Clanwilliam), James Gubbins (Clanwilliam), Tom O’Dwyer (Bruff), Cormac O’Donoghue (Kilfeacle), John Richardson (Kilfeacle), Oisin O’Meara (Kilfeacle), Jake O’Halloran (Kilfeacle), Sean Kiely (Kilfeacle), Eamon O’Carroll (Clanwilliam), Cillian Ryan (Kilfeacle), Luke Hoban, Fiontán Ó’Murchú (Kilfeacle), Emmet Fitzpatrick (Clanwilliam).
Substitutes: B. Leahy, K. Ryan, C. Barry, J.McLoughlin, R. O’Donoghue.
Abbey CBS 46 Waterpark College 3
The Abbey played its second O’Brien Cup game last Tuesday against Waterpark College and secured their second victory in the competition.
The Abbey began in great style with Brendan Quinlan running in an early try which Sean Kiely converted. Sean then increased the lead with a penalty. Tom Kiersey replied with a penalty for Waterpark. Neil Costigan added another try which was converted by Sean Kiely. Sean converted another penalty before the break. Waterpark had a penalty chance which Tom Kiersey failed to convert, before he was yellow carded. The Abbey were ahead 20-3 at half time.
In the second half further tries from Emmet Fitzpatrick, Fiontán Ó’Murchú, Luke Hoban and Sean Kiely ensured a fine victory for the Abbey in this one sided encounter.
Abbey CBS: Pat Corcoran (Kilfeacle),David Farrell (Kilfeacle), Brendan Quinlan (Clanwilliam), Tom O’Dwyer (Bruff), Neil Costigan (Clanwilliam), John Richardson (Kilfeacle), Cormac O’Donoghue (Kilfeacle), Oisin O’Meara (Kilfeacle), Jake O’Halloran (Kilfeacle), Sean Kiely (Kilfeacle), Fiontán Ó’Murchú (Kilfeacle), Cillian Ryan (Kilfeacle), Luke Hoban (Clanwilliam),K. Ryan (Clanwilliam), Emmet Fitzpatrick (Clanwilliam).
Substitutes: Chris Barry, Seamus Kinane, Ryan O’Donoghue.