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Under 18.5's - Match centre

Roscrea/Birr Rebels RFC
Cill Dara RFC
Sun 18 Feb 12:00 - Cup Full time

Under 18.5’s beat Roscrea-Birr 53 - 8

Cill Dara 18s through to second round of the cup with win against Roscrea-Birr.


Cill Dara eased into the second round of the D’Arcy cup with a comfortable win against Division 2 side Roscrea-Birr in Roscrea on Sunday. Two divisions separate these teams and the score reflected that in the end. Cill Dara started the scoring with a Ryan Curran penalty after 3 minutes. Reece Delaney got the first try of the game after 10 minutes which was converted by Ryan Curran to make it 10 nil. Cill Dara dominated possession and territory but a series of handling errors prevented them adding to the score until just before half-time when Adam Meehan got his try after a good backs move. Two minutes later a turn-over by Christopher Walsh out wide released Ryan Curran down the wing to score in the corner. In between Roscrea got their only score of the half with a well taken penalty

Half Time: Roscrea-Birr 3 Cill Dara 20

Cill Dara upped the tempo in the second half and a tiring Roscrea team were not able to keep the pace. Michael John Prendergast got the first of his two tries three minutes after the restart. That was followed by Cian Buckley’s well taken effort in the corner nine minutes later. After 17 minutes Tadhg Murtagh spotted a gap in mid-field and rounded the full back with pace to score under the posts. Michael John and Ryan Curran got their second tries to bring the score above 50 points before the Roscrea pack got a try for their efforts with the last play of the game. Overall a satisfactory result after a 6 week lay-off. Next up is the second last league game of the year away to Kilkenny next Sunday.

Full Time: Roscrea-Birr 8 Cill Dara 53

Team: Cian Buckley, Bryan Mulcahy, Adam Meehan, Ryan Curran, Christopher Walsh, Tadhg Murtagh, David Vaughan, Sam Downey, Matthew Conway, Rory Mahon, Jake Conway, Cody O’Reilly , Ross Dooley, Reece Delaney, Michael John Prendergast. Replacements: Darragh Whelan, Kyle Walsh, Ben Savage, Sean Conway, Taran Clifford-Broughal, Rory Conway.

Scorers: Try: Michael John Prendergastx2, Ryan Curranx2, Tadhg Murtagh, Adam Meehan, Cian Buckley, Reece Delaney, Conv: Ryan Curranx5 Penalty: Ryan Curran.

Roscrea-Birr: Eoghan Fox, Simba Havitite, Alistair Robson, Dennis Hennessy, Ciaran Finlay, Conor O’Meara, Odhran Dooley, Lorcan O’Meara, David Dollard, Dylan Carroll, Kieran Riley, Robert Dooley, Dylan Hanniffy, Eoghan Kelly, Willie Abott

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