The Junior Cup: – Newcastle West 13 – 24 Young Munster

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Updated: February 17, 2015
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NewcastleWest v Young Munster in The Junior Cup

At the Young Munster city grounds Newcastle West RFC featured in one of the most action packed events of the season.
In front of a crowd of over 600 the NewcastleWest side encountered a side that brought with them chapters of AIL experience from this years AIL Division 1A.

The opening 20 minutes while scoreless was a display of significant skill by both sides.
Newcastlewest assisted by the breeze were very much stride for stride with the city pack.
The opening score came from a good backs move and the full back touched down .The conversion was missed to leave a score line of 5 – 0 to Young Munster.

NewcastleWest kicked off and after numerous attempts substitute JamesKelly gave NewcastleWest their opening score subsequently converted by captain Sean Herlihy.

The intervening minutes leading to half time saw the NCW side failing to take advantage of their possession and territory with no further scores from either side the half time score was NewcastleWest 7 Young Munster 5

The game resumed with the breeze assisting the city side but NewcastleWest quickly resumed their attacking skills culminating in a penalty being awarded in front of the posts duly converted by Sean Herilhy.
After more pressure from the NCW pack a further penalty was conceded by Young Munster bringing the scoreline to NewcastleWest 13 Young Munster 5

The final quarter of this city and county encounter saw the city side produce their AIL class thew were rewarded with a 5 metre scrum that led them to a penalty try after one of the NewcastleWest forwards was deemed to have kicked the ball out of the scrum this saw NewcastleWest granted a yellow card with a close score of NewcastleWest 13 Young Munster 12 .

This gave the Young Munster side the front foot and they duly maintained their constant attacking position leading to their Tongalese International player kolio Hifo scoring the deciding try, converted successfully,
leaving the score NewcastleWest 13 Young Munster 19

Newcastlewest kicked off and were awarded a penalty 35 yards out which was tapped and this move broke down where the Young Munster winger scored in the corner the conversion was missed and the referee’s whistle led to a Young Munster victory.
NewcastleWest 13 Young Munster 24

NewcastleWest gave another great display of rugby and playing well for the side were Tommy Kelliher , Sean Neville, Conor Whelan , Michael Culhane , James Corbett and David Foley

NewcastleWest take on Muskerry in the Junior League in Muskerry on Sunday 22-Feb next.

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