1997/1998 Season

1st XV

In the 1997/1998 season our Junior team finished mid-table in Division 3 of the Munster Junior League.

Two of our former under-age players represented Ireland in 1997/98:

  • - Conor Fitzgerald of The Square won an Under 19 World Cup with Ireland when they defeated France in the final. The team included Brian O’Driscoll, Donnacha O’Callaghan and Paddy Wallace.
  •  - Padraig Fitzgerald of Cullinagh played with the Irish Youths team.

Our successful club lottery also began on 21st August, 1997 and has been the mainstay of club finances ever since.

Panel: Dermot Nix (captain), Adrian Insley, Mike Doore, Rob Moone, Pat Bourke, Mike Mortell, Derek Johnson, Dave Lucey, Paddy Murphy, John Campbell, Kevin Lyons, Mike Laffan, Conor Magner, Declan Murphy, Paddy O’Grady, John McManus, Mike Lane, Barry Madden, Geroge Magner, Byron Power, John Keating, Mike Scanlan, Kevin O’Brien, Diarmuid Cahill, Tom Kelliher, Brendan Burke, Vincent O’Doherty, Seamus Harrold, Mike Scanlan, Donal Normoyle, Mike Doody, Jim White, Emmett Condon, Oliver Heffernan, Tom Ambrose, Mike Browne, Donagh Barrow.

1997-1998 Season - 1st XV

Competition
Score
Scorers
FriendlyNCW 7 - 0 CastleislandMike Laffan try, Derek Johnson con.
Transfield CupNCW 10 - 13 Young MunsterJohn Keating try, John McManus try.
FriendlySt. Marys 25 - 10 NCWMike Scanlan try, con, pen.
FriendlyNCW 0 - 5 Kilfeacle
LeagueNCW 10 - 6 MuskerryConor Magner try, John McManus con, John Keating pen.
LeagueNewport 17 - 10 NCWVincent O'Doherty try, Byron Power try.
LeagueNCW 66 - 7 BallincolligTries: Paddy O'Grady (3), John Keating (2), Mike Laffan, Dermot Nix, Adrian Insley, Brendan Burke. Tom Kelliher 9 cons, pen.
LeagueKanturk 10 - 32 NCWJohn Keating 2 tries, 3 con, Mike Laffan try, Kevin O'Brien try, Tom Kelliher 2 pens.
LeagueNCW 6 - 12 CrosshavenTom Kelliher 2 pen.
Garryowen CupNCW 17 - 15 CashelDeclan Murphy try, John Keating 4 pen.
LeagueNCW 5 - 6 GalballyKevin O'Brien try.
FriendlyCharleville 8 - 35 NCWMike Doody 2 tries, Kevin Lyons try, Byron Power try, Adrian Insley try, John Keating 5 con.
MJCCCNCW 3 - 5 KinsaleJohn Keatind pen.
LeagueCharleville 10 - 23 NCWJohn Keating 2 try, 2 con, 3 pen.
LeaguePresentation 6 - 15 NCWDeclan Murphy try, Adrian Insley try, John Keating pen, con.
LeagueCarrick-on-Suir 30 - 19 NCWJ Keating try, 2 con, Declan Murphy try, Kevin Lyons try.
FriendlyNCW 34 - 0 St. SenansMike Doody 2 tries, Jim White try, George Magner try, Dave Lucey try, Mike Scanlan 2 con.
Manseragh CupNCW 17 - 20 CashelSam Lane 2 tries, Tom Kelliher try, John Keating con.
Munster Junior CupNCW 24 - 43 BohemiansKevin Lyons try, Byron Power try, Mike Laffan try John Keating 3 pen.
Munster Junior PlateNCW 0 - 11 Thomond
LeagueNCW 15 - 26 DouglasJohn Keating try, con, pen, Conor Magner try.