One score decides dour contest as Kilfeacle slip up

Galbally 3

Galbally 3

Kilfeacle and District 0

In a game reminiscent of an old junior league tie, a penalty settled this contest. One glance at the league table before this game showed that Galbally had an unblemished home record in the league and Kilfeacle were unbeaten in the league, something had to give as all things inevitably come to an end. To say the weather was inclement and that some vital injuries were to play a part in the result would be true but to say that this was the deciding factor in the result would be verbose. Both teams played in the same conditions and there should be enough talent and skill within the squad to overcome injuries. No, this is definitely the one that every tackle had to count, every decision vital and one mistake would win it or lose it depending on the colour of the jersey that hung over your heart on the day.

The inclement conditions made it a dour affair but to their credit both sides approached the game in a good frame of mind and displayed plenty of endeavour. The driving rain, gusting wind, bitter cold and slippery playing surface meant that what had been built up to be an intriguing contest ended up being a damage limitations exercise. With the team best able to minimise their errors and cope with the weather conditions best, the ones that would win on the day.

On this day that team was deservedly Galbally who were relentless in the breakdown areas and shaded the battle up front where this game was won and lost. There was a litany of slips, falls, struggling in the treacherous conditions and fighting to keep warm and that was on the side lines amongst the brave supporters! On the pitch the story was the same with missed tackles, lost footing, knock ons, dropped balls, missed penalties, not finding touch, not finding the man, etc…. The only highlight of the day was the fact that Craig Airey was able to convert one penalty which suceeded in winning the game.

Our next game is in the league at home against local rivals Clanwilliam on Sunday 25 at 2.30pm. This promises to be a very lively affair, with Clanwilliam needing to secure some points and Kilfeacle needing to bounce back from this defeat.

Kilfeacle Juveniles in action over the weekend. 
Kilfeacle U17 lost 27-10 away to Nenagh. Declan Farrell from No.8 and Dillon McGrath scored tries for Kilfeacle in a battling defensive performance against a physically stronger team.

Kilfeacle U15 beat Nenagh to move to the top of their section of the league and remain unbeaten. An outstanding defensive performance from Maurice O’Sullivan at fullback laid the foundation for the victory, three times he performed try saving tackles to save certain scores. Two tries from Mikey Lonergan at No. 8, and one try each from emergency prop Brian O’Connor and Dillon Quirke sealed the win.

Kilfeacle U13 continued their unbeaten run in their league with a hard fought 20-19 win over Nenagh at home in The Hill.

Juvenile Training continues.

Both mini and youth Rugby training continues at Morrissey Park (The Hill), in Kilfeacle every Friday at 19.00hrs.

Deepest Sympathy

Everyone involved with Kilfeacle and District RFC would like to convey their deepest sympathy to the Hadnett family from Limerick Junction on the loss of Christy Hadnett. The Hadnetts have had a long association with the club since its foundation and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this sad time. May he rest in peace.