Newcastle West RFC News 25-Feb-2015

Updated: February 26, 2015

Courtesy of:- Club Coaches/Management per team

Munster Junior League Div 1
Muskerry 7 – 18 Newcastle West

A good win in very poor conditions in Cork. Our tries were scored by James Kelly and Ronan Mulchahy and Sean Herlihy chipping in with 2 conversions and a penalty.

Upcoming Fixtures
Newcastle West take on Galbally in the Junior League in Cullinagh on Sunday March 15th @ 2.30pm. This is our final game of the season

Youth Fixtures
U14 Conference Final Newcastle West/Estuary v Ennis, Thomond Park (Back Pitch) , 28/02/2015, 11:30
U16 Pan Munster Newcastle West/Estuary v Ennis, Cullinagh, 01/03/2015, 11:30

Under 13′s
Newcastle West 19-5 Bruff

On Sunday morning last our under under 13s played host to Bruff in a challenge match. It was a dirty morning with the conditions not lending themselves to flowing rugby. But despite the weather both teams tried to throw the ball around with some success.

Bruff took and early lead, exploiting some poor tackling from Newcastle West. But minutes later, following a dominant scrum and some great work at the breakdown, David Walsh crashed over to level up proceedings. Aaron Heffernan added the extras to give us the lead. It looked like we would take our advantage into the break but Bruff stuck in the corner on the stroke of half time to leave us with a 10-7 deficit.

The lead changes continued after the break when Mike Cremin showed off his soccer skills to kick on a loose ball and dive on the ball over the line. Bruff were next to cross the white wash to leave the score at 15-12 with the game entering the closing stages. Throughout the game, the team never panicked and stuck to the game plan. And it produced the result as Bobby Donovan picked around the edge of a ruck and went over for the go ahead score. Kevin O’Connell slotted the conversion to give us a four point lead that we held to see out the game.

Training continues every Wednesday and Friday night at 6:30 in Killeline

Squad: Evan Sheehan, Aaron Rothwell, Darragh Lyons, Andrew Mortell, Daniel Donovan, Aaron Heffernan, Kevin O’Connell, Chris O’Riordan, Oliver Flanagan, David Walsh, E’ouenn Ferron, Bobby Donovan, Bryan Mortell, Todd Donovan, Mike Cremin

Newcastle West 21-3 Garyowen
This was an excellent game of rugby, played in very difficult conditions.It was our visitors who started brightly and within five minutes had three points on the board, from a penalty on the 22.It was to be their only score in the game, as ferocious tackling from the home team,constantly drove them backwards time after time. NCW started to get to grips with the game and scored a deserved try, with five minutes left in the half, Tom Murphy going over beside the posts, after excellent work from Alan Mcgrath and Jack Grimes.Alan Mcgrath added the extra’s. Garyowen started the second half determined to peg us back, but again brilliant work by our pack, kept them well away from our line.

Our second try,midway through the half, was very nearly a carbon copy of the first, Tom Murphy again going over, from a move off a scrum, converted by Alan. Our third try, came most deservedly from our forwards, when Daniel Collins crashed over from five meters, with Alan again converting.

This was an excellent team performance, all the hard work in training paid off. Our forwards in particular gave Garyowen a torrid time and never let them settle. For me, our man of the match was Peter Moore, who carried, drove, and tackled himself to a standstill. A mention must also be given to our opponents Garyowen, the scoreline did not reflect fairly on the effort they put in, and the sporting and gracious manner they displayed after the game was an example to all.

We lined out as follows: Kevin Sheahan, Peter Moore, Chris Walsh, Daniel Collins, Aidan Shanahan, Diarmuid O’Flynn, Jack Corkery, David Massy, Jack Grimes, Alan McGrath, Eoghan Heffernan, Tom Murphy, Robert O’Grady, Daniel Normoyle, Lucas Costelloe, Darren Curtis, Keith Begley, Keiran Carmody, David McDaid, Jamie Mullane, Killian O’Donnell, Sean Bourke.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to our team-mate Killian Collins. Training as normal Tuesday and Thursday.

Pay a visit to our Kilelline Shop
Please consider purchasing adult club merchandise and wear your club colours when cheering on your son(s) on match day. Special offers on; – Adult Hoodies and polo shirts. Pay a visit on Sunday’s or order in advance by ringing either Eoin Cahill (085 1651763) or Pat Daly (087 2421682) after 6:30 pm or call up to coaches at any of weekday (Tue-Fri) youth training nights.

Club raffle 
The draw took place last night. Winners published Next week 

There was 1 winner of the February 20th Lotto draw which took place in The Bridge Bar
The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 15 and. 30

Full details Next week.

The next draw takes place on Friday 27th February in Ned Lynch’s Bar. Your continued support for the weekly draw is greatly appreciated.

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