Pictured: The Nenagh Ormond R.F.C. under 7’s in joyful mood after their home Blitz against U.L. Bohemians on Sunday last.
U12’s Blitz in Richmond
Last Sunday we travelled to Richmond RFC in Limerick to take part in a blitz vs the home side and Young Munster RFC. We divided into two 12 aside teams. Each team played 2 matches and we then had a game among ourselves.
It was a glorious day for rugby - Sun was shining and the ground was hard. We played really well - and our tackling has improved so much. We got off to a sluggish start but as the games wore on we got to grips with the opposition. We had a number of multiple try scorers on the day from our usual suspects incl Joshua, Mason, Danny, Aodhan, Tristan and 1 peach from the hard running William Fogarty.
Highlight of the day was a perfectly executed crunching tackle by Danny Benn on his opposite number - this was the type of tackle that inspires those around him and demonstrates once again that this is a young player with buckets of ability and potential. On the weekend that his grandfather, Seymour Kenny, reconnected with the club where he played with distinction it is fitting that Danny continues a fine family tradition.
There were a number of fine performances around the park, including Ruadhri, Darragh, Fintan. Mikey and Josh, however in all fairness everyone played their parts. We had a few injuries after the match and we send best wishes for a speedy recovery to Tristan, Cormac and Cillian.
Overall it was a fine performance from an ever improving group of players. With only 2 weeks left in the season we are in a strong position when we move to 15 aside in September. Numbers are good and we are playing good running rugby. Most importantly all our young players are really enjoying their rugby and expressing themselves on the field of play. Training continues next week and we will have our end of season day out on Sunday 9th April.
Well done to Fergal on a fine bonus point win on Saturday and best of luck over the next few weeks in the hunt for promotion to Div 1B.
Munster Junior Plate Final Thurles 21 – 5 Nenagh Ormond
Nenagh Ormond made the short journey to Thurles for the Final of the Munster Junior Plate on Sunday on somewhat of a high following the Senior team’s success the previous day gaining a bonus point win over Highfield. Spirits were good and the weather was also.
Both teams seemed to be evenly matched to begin with but the first score came after 10 minutes when John Lillis slotted over a penalty for Thurles. They went on to score a try shortly after from a mistake in our lineout. With the conversion missed, this brought to score to 8 – 0. While there were some good phases of play from both sides, the score remained the same up to the half time whistle.
The second half started off much the same with Thurles continuing to put pressure on the Nenagh line and capitalizing on our mistakes. They were awarded a penalty after 10 minute, pulling ahead to 11 – 0. However, after some well orchestrated moves by the Nenagh forwards Mike Slattery went over the line to score a badly needed try for Nenagh. The conversion was missed, leaving the score at 11 – 5. After this Thurles seemed to pull away. Aidan O’Dwyer slotted over a stylish drop goal about 30 minutes into the 2nd half extending the gap to 14 – 5. This was followed shortly by a converted try and the writing was on the wall for Nenagh.
Updated 20:58 - 27 Mar 2017 by Colleen Mccullough
Final score 21 – 5. It was a great display by a Nenagh team who haven’t had the opportunity to play very much rugby this year and being that they were up against a well drilled Thurles first XV they accounted for themselves very well. Congratulations to Thurles on their win.