1995/1996 Season

1st XV

Our 1st XV finished mid table in the Second Division of the Munster Junior League.

Panel: Liam Herlihy (Captain), Jim White, Brian McCarthy, Byron Power, Pat Bourke, Brian Scanlan, John Keating, Dave Lucey, Sam Lane, Declan Murphy, John O’Hara, Brendan Bourke, Mike Laffan, Kenneth McCoy, Niall O’Connor, Gearoid Carey, Mike Bourke, Dermot Nix, Don Hennessy, Paddy O’Grady, Seamus O’Flynn, Brian Murphy, Rob Cussen, Tom Kelliher, Diarmuid Cahill, Paddy Moloney, John Campbell, Tommy Carr, Mike Mortell, Joe Lee, John Barry, Vincent Sheehan, Conor Magner, Oliver Heffernan, Liam Rowsome, Mike Doody, George Magner, Pat Fitzgerald and Mike Lane.

1995-1996 Season - 1st XV

FriendlyPresentation 6 - 13 NCWKenneth McCoy try, Byron Power try, Brian Scanlan pen.
FriendlyCorrib 13 - 14 NCWPaddy O'Grady 2 tries, Jim White 2 cons.
FriendlyRichmond 29 - 3 NCWDiarmuid Cahill pen.
LeagueNCW 9 - 19 St. Mary'sBrian Scanlan 2 pens, Joe Lee drop goal.
LeagueClonmel 33 - 0 NCW
LeagueNCW 27 - 3 KilrushDermot Nix, Liam Herlihy, Pat Bourke, John Keating try each, Tom Kelliher 2 cons, Joe Lee pen.
LeagueNenagh 30 - 17 NCWKenneth McCoy 2 tries, Byron Power try, Tom Kelliher 2 con, pen.
LeagueNCW 6 - 16 BruffBrian Scanlan 2 pens.
Garryowen CupNCW 10 - 8 Waterford CityJoe Lee try, Tom Kelliher pen, con.
MJCCCNCW 22 - 17 Old ChristiansJohn Keating try, Kenneth McCoy try, Vincent Sheehan try Brian Scanlan 2 con, pen.
Garryowen CupAbbeyfeale 16 - 10 NCWJohn Keating try, Brian Scanlan pen, con.
MJCCCNCW 10 - 15 ThurlesJohn Keating try, Liam Rowsome try.
McElligott CupNCW 35 - 8 KanturkMike Laffan 2 tries, Kenneth McCoy 2 tries, Joe Lee try, Liam Rowsome try, con, Tom Kelliher pen.
Manseragh CupNCW 26 - 5 WaterparkMike Laffan 2 tries, George Magner try, Byron Power try, Diarmuid Cahill 2 con, Tom Kelliher con.
LeagueNCW 7 - 15 Waterford CityByron Power try, Diarmuid Cahill con.
LeagueNCW 13 - 5 TraleeTom Kelliher try, Joe Lee try, Diarmuid Cahill con.
LeagueClonakilty 3 - 0 NCW
LeagueNCW 7 - 5 Carrick-on-SuirMike Laffan try, Tom Kelliher con.
LeagueCastleisland 12 - 3 NCWTom Kelliher pen.
Munster Junior CupAbbeyfeale 33 - 8 NCWVincent Sheehan try, Tom Kelliher pen.
Munster PlateNCW 12 - 17 CashelKenneth McCoy 2 tries, Tom Kelliher con.


2nd XV

Our 2nd XV won the West Munster league on Sunday 17th March 1996 defeating Castleisland in the final (see match report below).

Panel: Declan Murphy (Captain), Liam Rowsome, Mike Bourke, Donagh Barrow, Mike Mortell, Damien Reidy, Brian Scanlan, Gerard Normoyle, Rob Moone, Seamus O’Flynn, Paudie Magner, Mike O’Flynn, Joe Healy, Tommy Carr, Garreth Landers, Paddy Moloney, Brendan Bourke, Mike O’Grady, Tim Healy, Noel Sugrue, John O’Donoghue, Mike Lane, John Barry, Dermot Nix, Diarmuid Geary, Kenneth McCoy, Pat McAuliffe, William O’Doherty, Paudie McCoy, James Mullins, Seamus Curtin, Kevin Lyons, John Barry, Dave O’Regan, Dave Lucey, Geroge Magner, Diarmuid Bourke, Tom Ambrose, Mike Doody, and Brian Murphy.

FriendlyRichmond 3 - 13 NCWMike Bourke try, Brian Scanlan 2 pen, con.
FriendlyNCW 6 - 11 St Mary'sLiam Rowsome pen, Donagh Barrow pen.
FriendlyNCW 34 - 8 RevenueKenneth McCoy 2 tries, Declan Murphy try, Tommy Carr try, Seamus Curtin try, Diarmuid Cahill 2 con.
LeagueNCW 30 - 12 AbbeyfealeDeclan Murphy 2 tries, Byron Power try, Ken McCoy try, Donagh Barrow 2 con, pen, Liam Rowsome pen.
LeagueKillarney 10 - 5 NCWMike Mortell try.
FriendlyNenagh 32 - 19 NCWPaudie McCoy try, Mike O'Flynn try, Declan Murphy try, Brian Kelliher 2 con.
LeagueNCW 12 - 10 CastleislandSeamus Curtin try, Sam Lane try, William O'Doherty con.
LeagueAbbeyfeale 39 - 14 NCWSam Lane 2 tries, William O'Dohert con, Donagh Barrow con.
LeagueNCW 13 - 10 KillarneyMike Lane try, William O'Doherty 2 pen, con.
FriendlyNCW 20 - 17 Young MunsterRob Moone try, Mike Bourke try, Brian Scanlan 2 pen, 2 con.
FriendlyClonakilty 10 - 5 NCWMike Bourke try.
FriendlyYoung Munster 17 - 12 NCWMike Bourke try, Rob Moone try, Donagh Barrow con.
Galwey Foley CupTralee 11 - 20 NCWKenneth McCoy try, Donagh Barrow try, Tim Healy try, Brian Scanlan pen, con.
West Munster CupAbbeyfeale 10 - 18 NCWJames Mullins try, Niall O'Connor try, Brian Scanlan 2 pen, con.
Galwey Foley Cup FinalNCW 0 - 5 Abbeyfeale
West Munster League FinalCastleisland 14 - 20 NCWBrian Murphy try, Dave Lucey, Brian Scanlan 2 pens, 2 cons.


West Munster League Final – Sunday, 17th March 1996 – Match Report

Castleisland                   14
Newcastle West           20
This game was played in Castleisland in perfect conditions. The home team won the toss and played with the advantage of a slight breeze and the strong sun. Brian Scanlan opened the scoring with a well-taken penalty after 15 minutes. Castleisland replied with two late penalties to put them 6 – 3 ahead at half time.

Brian leveled with another penalty early in the second half. Our front row of Sam Lane, Rob Moone and Tim Healy had their opposite numbers under a lot of pressure. Castleisland regained the lead against the run of play with a try to put them 11 – 6 ahead. Brian Murphy scored a try in the corner, which Brian Scanlan converted with 20 minutes remaining. Castleisland went ahead 14 – 13 with another penalty five minutes from time. However, deep in injury time, Newcastle West were awarded a penalty near half way which they decided to run. After a number of phases the ball came to Dave Lucey, who scored in the corner. Brian Scanlan converted with the last kick of the game to leave the final score 14 – 20.
There were great scenes of joy when our captain Declan Murphy was presented with the Mike Galwey Shield for the West Munster League.

Team: Mike Lane, Donagh Barrow, Mike Doody, John Barry, Brian Murphy, Brian Scanlan, Dave Lucey, Sam Lane, Rob Moone, Tim Healy, Brendan Bourke, Paddy Moloney, Declan Murphy (capt), Garreth Landers, Kevin Lyons. Subs: Mike Bourke, Seamus Curtin, Seamus O’Flynn, Paudie McCoy and Paudie Magner.