Fethard U15s were beaten in the East Munster Cup final on Sunday morning last by a much bigger Dungarvan side. To be fair to this Fethard team, they played their hearts out and if it was not for so many refereeing decisions going against them, it could have been a very different story. Fethard started very well against a strong wind with some great runs by Gearóid Fahey and Joe Noonan keeping Dungarvan pinned in their 22.
Dungarvan eventually got into the Fethard half and were awarded a penalty which they converted. Dungarvan applied more pressure and after some good forward play crashed over for a try. Fethard held out well until half time with a strong wind behind them they were still well in this game.
In the second half some great kicks by Gary Kavanagh and Killian O’Dwyer kept the opposition in their own 22 but Dungarvan dealt with the pressure very well. The Fethard forwards performed well with Ross McCormack dominating lineouts and setting up some great rolling mauls. Griffin Ivors, Bill Phelan, Mark Collins, Michael Gaynor, Tim Daly, Richard Holohan and Andrew Phelan all hard fine games but it was to be Dungarvan’s day and we congratulate them on their victory. Our thanks also to Carrick-on-Suir for the use of their facilities.