Dungarvan Top of the Table!
After a two week break Dungarvan were back at home yesterday to take on table toppers Kanturk. Dungarvan played against a strong wind in the first half and were pinned in their 22 early in the game, however some great defensive work led to a turnover which was pounced on and a quick offload sent Lar Houlihan on a long run to the try line for a seven pointer. Dungarvan followed this up quickly with another great score from Maurice Daly after some good phase play. As conditions played their part and a dogged Kanturk got stuck in, the game became a battle with both teams having to put a serious amount of work into defence, but as Kanturk tried to exit their 22, great work from Dec Fennell on the deck earned a penalty in front of the sticks. Hickey knocked it over and Dungarvan were 17 nil up. Kanturk had the lions share of possession now but great defence from Dungarvan denied them a try but leaked two penalties. 17-6 at HT.
Dungarvan came out of the blocks and fought down field from the kickoff with Yogi having the final say of the move, Dungarvan now led 22-6. It came down to defence for the lads in blue for the last 20 minutes. After a bruising second half Dungarvan came out on top 22 points to 16. Dungarvan now sit top of the table. Next up is an away trip to Fermoy on Sunday. A big thanks all our supporters, great to see such a big crowd in Ballyrandle on a cold Sunday afternoon. Allez les Blues!
MATCH DAY SQUAD: Daniel Slevin, Seamus Keating, Oran Keevers, Maurice Daly, Shane Norris, David Hickey, Jack McGrath, Jimmy Fraher, Daragh O’Keeffe, Michael O’Donnell, Edward O’Neill, Declan Fennell, Lawrence Houlihan, Michael Daly, Martin Houlihan, Cillian Corkery, Adam Power, Michael Phelan, Dean O’Brien, Andrew Carey.
Under 18’s take on Carrick-on-Suir
Our U18’s took on our old friends Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday in their 3rd league match led by captain Tomas Flavin.
A tightly fought match between both sides but unfortunately Carrick proved too strong in the end which resulted in a win for Carrick. Dungarvan tries scored by Ronan Bohane, Alan Shaw Hamilton and Tomas Flavin. Our focus now turns to an away match to Waterford City on November 16th.
MATCH DAY SQUAD: Peter Finnegan, Eoin Flynn, David Hickey, Allen Shaw Hamilton, David Kiely, Ronan Bohane, Eoin Buenaventura, Paudric Dee, Tadhg Coyne, Dylan O’Connor, Ronan Foley, Philip Coleman, Louis Campbell, Conor Mullany, Thomas Flavin, Cian Keith, William Beresford, Sean Dunford, Luke Power.
Big Blitz at Ballyrandle.
We hosted a Mini’s Blitz on Sunday for visiting clubs from Tipperary and Limerick, our visitors hailed from Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, Galbally and Clanwilliam. Over 200 children aged from 5-12 enjoyed 30+ games of rugby in a friendly non-competitive atmosphere – having great fun and getting very muddy to boot. The Blitz ran very smoothly as usual thanks to the preparation and planning by the Dungarvan Coaches ably led by Simon Stanley. Following the matches players and their families were treated to teas, coffees and assorted goodies. Thanks to all the parents who contributed to the feast and especially to the catering team led by Donna Dalton and Therese Casey.
Minis Training for boys & girls aged 6 to 12, Saturday mornings 10.30am to 12pm | New members most welcome!
U14 & U16’s train on Saturday mornings from 11am to 12.15pm and on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
U18s train on Wednesday evenings at 7pm and Friday evenings at 6 30pm. New Players are most welcome.
WOMEN’S RUGBY: Training on Thursdays at 7.30pm. For more information please contact Alex Brown on 086 380 5209. Beginners more than welcome! Under 18’s welcome!
Saturday 9th November: Munster Clubs U16 Conference 6| Dungarvan v Cobh Pirates | K/O 12noon
Sunday 10th November: Munster Junior League Division 2| Fermoy v Dungarvan | K/O 2.30pm