Clonmel 2nd XV took on Waterford City at home on Saturday evening last in the latest round of the Munster Junior 2 league. As he did in the previous encounter against Dungarvan, Darren Cass opened proceedings with an early try following a great run down the line. Further tries from Cormac Rea, Darren Cass and Christopher Brown followed during the 80 minutes with Dylan Cadogan and Christopher Brown combining to slot over the five conversions . The final score of 35-12 maintains Clonmel’s top of the league position.
Women’s Munster League Group A:
Sunday last saw Clonmel Ladies play host to rivals Dungarvan. On a cold afternoon, a diminished Clonmel side lined opposite their opponents. Clonmel were under immediate pressure with Dungarvan hitting the line with all they had. It wasn’t long before Dungarvan went 10-0 up. Due to a head injury and no available subs on the day,Clonmel played ahead a player short. It was during this period that the Clonmel ladies dug deep and lifted their game in response. After numerous waves of attack and of being stopped short, Lisa Corcoran made a fine dash for the line and showed her speed which was no match for the visitors. Half time came, 10-5 to the visitors.
Clonmel ran back out on the pitch with numerous girls leaving their injuries aside and pulled through to show their true grit and determination. There was dogged defence from both sides and both teams seemed evenly matched for a long spell. A yellow card saw Clonmel short a player again and despite Catherine Hogan using her body to hold up the ball, the ref awarded Dungarvan their third try which they duly converted.
Clonmel never dropped their heads and kept fighting but the lack of subs and a lot of injured bodies allowed Dungarvan slip in for their fourth try. Final score 22-5 which didn’t truly reflect the game.
Clonmel rugby club would like to wish Leah Coyne all the luck in the world as she leaves us to embark on a new career in Kent. A long serving member of both the underage and ladies teams, she will be sorely missed both on and off the pitch!
Congrats to Ameeleigh Murphy Crowe who played with Munster at the weekend. We hope to see her alongside Niamh Briggs when Munster take on Ulster in Clonmel on December 8th during the InterPros.
The U18s were beaten 7-8 at home last Friday to Galbally. The U14s lost 32-28 to Dungarvan.
The 1st XV are at home to Tralee on Sunday December 1st in the next round of the Munster Junior League. Kick-off at 2.30pm