Our first team take on Thomond in Rd 9 of the ail, this is our only Limerick derby game that we have so if you haven’t got the see the lads this year so far this is a great opportunity to get out and support the boys kick off is Friday evening 8.00 under lights. Thomond lost narrowly last weekend but have some quality players and will be looking to take the local scalp.
The comittee have organised music in the bar after so come along bring some friends and enjoy the evening.
Our 2nds take on Thomond also on Saturday k.o. 2.30 in the seconds league.
Our 2nds travelled to Cork on Sunday last to play Sunday’s Well in the league, in what was a very entertaining game the Well came out on top on a scoreline of 29-24, we managed to pick up 2 losing bonus points, with try’s from Shea Dunworth Eoin Quinn Mark o Connell and Liam Barrett with 2 converts from Mark o Connell we trailed 14-12 at time but never gave up and were rewarded with 2 second half try’s.
Team. Bradley Riordan John Sheehan Conor Barret Kevin Treacy Joe Barry Tadgh o Dwyer Jack o Malley Liam Barrett Tommy Carroll Mark o Connell Jamie Carey Robbie Finn Eoin Quinn Shea Dunworth Marcus Mulvihill
Team management on the day
Ger Collins, Kieran o Callaghan
Great credit must also go Eamonn Cooke and Mr President for making the calls and getting teams out.
pictured below Liam Barrett one of try scorers on Sunday.
Our 1sts travelled to a wild and windy Malahide on Saturday in what were probably the worst conditions we played this year, we travelled minus a number of players from our game versus Omagh the previous week, we kicked off into a gale and had to spend a lot of time in our half but managed to restrict Malahide to 9 pts from 3 pens, we ourselves managed some time in the opposition half and after some excellent retention Davy o Grady ran a great line to go in under the posts Kevin McManus added the extras and it was 9-7. Malahide added another pen before h/t to go 12-7, the second half saw us take the game to Malahide and after an excellent snipe from Danny Jackson ran in under the posts Kevin added the extras and we led 14-12. This turned out to be our last score and though our scrum was dominant and our lineout was functioning well we did not seem to get the reward from it. Malahide themselves hit a purple patch in the last 15 and were rewarded with a try after a number of pick and drives on our line they led by 5 with 10 to go and although we had opportunities ourselves to score we were penalised in front of their posts with time nearly up. The game ended 19-14 and we had to settle for a bonus point.
I sure management will be happy with areas of the game and will disappointed with other aspects, but thy don’t have much time to dwell as we entertain our neighbours Thomond on Friday night next at Kilballyowen.
pitcured below the o Grady brothers Jack and Davy
1 Paddy Cleary
2 Johnny Cleary (capt)
3 Kieth Laffen
4 Neilus Keogh
5 Tom o Dwyer
6 Taylor Jones
7 Eamon Costelloe
8 Mike Cooke
9 Daniel Jackson
10 Davy o Grady
11 Liam Treacy
12 Cian Tierney
13 Jack o Grady
14 Cian Clifford
15 Kevin McManus
16 Rob Coates
17 Liam o Dwyer
18 Brian Bulfin
19 Jack o Grady
20 Eric Finn
Joe Schmidt will be in Dunnes Stores Childers Road, Limerick this coming Monday 10th December from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm for a special signing of the children’s book, The Dolls Complaints. The book is exclusively stocked by Dunnes Stores in all its retail stores and online. Its priced at €8 and all proceeds go to Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial support to critically ill children.
Your help and support would be gratefully appreciated.
Our 20s travelled to Cork to play Dolphin on Saturday looking to back up their win over Old Cresent last time out. Maybe it was due to not having a game for a few weeks but we had a sluggish start but went at half time 10-5 ahead, the second half was a lot better and adding a further 19 points to have a comfortable 29-5 win. Try scorers Darragh o Connell 2 Dylan o Leary Michael o Donovan Jason Fitzgibbon try apiece, Dean o Shea convert Tadgh Leddin convert.
We wish Craig Ryan a speedy recovery after picking up an injury in yesterday’s game.
15 Dean o Shea 14 Shea Dunworth 13 Michael o Grady 12 John Bulfin 11 Jason Fitzgibbon 10 Tadgh Leddin 9 Martin Carew 8 Dylan o Leary 7 Liam Cunningham 6 Stephen Dunworth 5 Craig Ryan 4 Donnacha McCarthy (capt) 3 Conor Barrett 2 Michael o Donovan 1 James Hanly.
16 John Sheehan 17 Bradley Riordan 18 Paul Treacy 19 Sam Abbey 20 Darragh o Connell 21 William Johnson 22 Jamie Carey.