Great season opener for Dungarvan U14’s!
Our U14 team got their season off to a flying start in the East Munster league with a 31-17 victory on Sunday against Carrick-on-Suir. Many of the players were playing in their first league game at this level, so mistakes were expected, but, handling errors were few and far between. Our forwards, led by Richie, seemed to be able to get over the gainline with each carry and were solid in the set piece. Our backs, marshalled by scrum half Peter, were causing problems for the Carrick defence from the very start. Carrick began the game by forcing their way into our 22, but our boys tackled relentlessly, eventually they turned the ball over and worked their way into the Carrick half. Peter got his hands on the ball, and snipped through to score the first try of the game. Carrick struck back to score minutes later but our backs started to find holes in the Carrick defence and great support play from John saw him zigzag his way in and score under the posts. Charlie was next to get his name on the score sheet with a wonderful run, scoring his first try for Dungarvan. Mark, who had been a thorn in Carrick’s side all morning was rewarded soon after with a try of his own. Concentration started to wane as Carrick struck back to score 2 tries. Dungarvan had the last word though as Charlie ran 50 metres to score his second, and the last try of the game. This was a great performance from all the boys, but, with another game next week at home against Waterpark there is no time to relax. A special word of thanks to our travelling support, who made their presence felt from the sidelines throughout.
U14 SQUAD: Patrick McGrath, Oisin McCusker, John Power, Mark Power, Charlie Ferguson, Eoin Flavin, Peter Phelan, Michael Byrne, Oisin Nicell, Sam Murphy-Lucas, Joey Riordan, Michael Horgan, Charlie Ahern, Calum Donnellan, Richard Whelan, Feidhlim Walsh, Rory Finnegan, Nathan Walsh, Brendan O’Brien-Mernin, Leonid Kondakof, Alexander Lubek, Jack Commins.
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 26th October: Munster Club U18 League Conference 6 | Dungarvan v Youghal | K/O 12 noon
Sunday 27th October: Youths U14 East Munster League | Dungarvan v Waterpark | K/O 11am
Sunday 27th October: Munster Clubs U16 Conference 6| Fermoy v Dungarvan | K/O 11am