2002/2003 Season

Season Summary

The 2002/2003 season was a very successful one for our Under-age section – the Under 12 team won the Brian Fitzgerald trophy, the Under 16 team won the Munster final and the Under 20 team reached the All Ireland final before losing to Blackrock in the final. Juiors.

1st XV

The Junior team played in Division 3 of the Munster Junior League and finished in the lower half of the table.

Squad: Adrian Insley (captain), Darren Hayes, Brendan Flynn, Vincent O’Doherty, John Keating, Aidan Kelly, Paudie Dowling, Eoin Cahill, Barry Madden, George Magner, Enda Moynihan, Rob Moone, John Campbell, Karl Hayes, Trevor Sexton, Conor Magner, Philip Wrenn, Kevin Lyons, Richard Wall, Brian Murphy, Gary Kelly, Kieran O’Connell, Brian Devine, Byron Power, Derek Johnson, Oliver Heffernan, Richard Langford, Dave Curtin, Brian Quirke, Eoin O’Sullivan, Donagh O’Sullivan, Dermot Nix, Anthony O’Connor, Padraig Fitzgerald, Gerry Martin, Brendan Burke.


Transfield CupNCW 3 - 9 PresentationJ Keating pen.
O'Connor CupNCW 14 - 13 AbbeyfealeP Dowling try, B Devine try, B Flynn 2 con.
MJCCCNCW 18 - 17 NewportA Insley try, A Kelly try, J Keating 2 pen, con.
MJCCCPresentation 17 - 6 NCWJ Keating 2 pen.
LeagueNCW 21 - 18 DungarvanA Insley 2 try, B Flynn try, con, P Dowling 2 con.
FriendlyNCW 18 - 13 BruffD Johnson try, B Power try, J Keating 2 pen, con.
LeagueNewport 17 -13 NCWA Insley try, J Keating 2 pen, con.
LeagueNCW 13 - 10 MallowA Insley try, J Keating 2 pen, con.
LeagueNCW 0 - 19 Charleville
LeagueNCW 29 - 14 KilrushTries: J Keating (2), O Heffernan, S Lane, K O'Connell. Cons: J Keating (2)
LeagueNCW 0 - 8 Galbally
LeagueNCW 27 - 19 KillarneyD Johnson, K O'Connell, P Wrenn, A Kelly try each, J Keating 2 con, pen.
LeagueAbbeyfeale 34 - 3 NCWJ Keating pen.
LeagueDunmanway 10 - 13 NCWD Johnson try, K O'Connell try, J Keating pen.


Our U16 team were team were West Munster and Munster League champions, defeating Ballincollig in the Munster final in Ballincollig by 10 – 8. Kevin Larkin scored the Newcastle West try, with Conor Whelan converting and adding a penalty. They were defeated by Malone from Belfast in the All Ireland semi final by 19 – 0.

The panel for these games was James Ambrose (captain), Conor Whelan, Stephen O’Brien, Declan Enright, Thomas Adams, Sean Herlihy, eamon Lane, Darragh O’Brien, edward Ruttle, Christopher Berkery, Kevin Larkin, Sean Hanlon, sean Guinane, Kevin Long, Colm Goode, Liam Cremin, Padraig Devine, Ciaran Collins, Brendan O’Sullivan, James O’Keeffe, Padraig Mulcahy, TJ Relihan, Keith Madigan.