Pictured: Our U8's who played a blitz on Sunday
Senior Seconds League: UL Bohs 20 – 7 NORFC
Nenagh seconds had their first outing of the season against UL Bohs in Limerick on Sunday. Nenagh won the toss and played against a strong wind. We were well in the game at half time with the score 8 – 0 to the visitors.
Within 5 minutes of the restart, Nenagh’s Kevin O’Gorman scored a try that was nicely converted by Jack Molamphy. Unfortunately the game was over for Nenagh with 30 minutes remaining on the clock when we were reduced to 13 after 2 players were injured in contest. UL Bohs took full advantage and scored 2 try's in this period.
NORFC gave a good account of themselves and did great work on the field. We were due to play Shannon next Sunday in Limerick however this game is now to be rescheduled.
With more players coming available in the coming weeks, this side will continue to improve. Man of the Match was given to Andrew Hodgins who gave a fine display in tackling.
Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7.30pm
Under 15 League: NORFC V St.Senans
Nenagh Ormond U15s welcomed St. Senan’s to Lisatunny last Sunday morning. Despite the wet weather conditions, Nenagh got off to a great start with two early tries from Adam Cleere and Liam Cooney and one conversion from James Finn. Nenagh then pressed their advantage with Dan Needham and Andrew Ferris linking well to get the ball to Aaron Delahunty to score. Nenagh kept the pressure on and were ten metres out when John Brislane spotted a gap and burst through and over the try line. Finn again converted both tries.
Nenagh looked to be out of sight when a great break from Josh Moloney took him all the way to the try line and a short time later a beautiful offload from Adam Steed put Dan Needham over. These tries were converted by Delahunty and Needham respectively.
However, all credit must go to St. Senan’s who did not let Nenagh have it all their own way. Their first try came after some hard work got them a foothold in the Nenagh 22 where they won a scrum. Their Number 8 picked and showed great strength to power over the line. They stuck at their task and soon stretched the Nenagh defence, creating an overlap which allowed them to score again out wide. Both tries were converted.
The Nenagh lads then regrouped and were determined to finish with a score. The forwards secured the ball in the middle of the pitch before flashing it wide where the backs made ground. Number 8 Eoghan Tighe was there in support and showed good pace to race to the line for the final try of the match which was converted by Needham.
This was another good win for our Under 15s whose hard work in training is beginning to bear fruit on the pitch. Well done to newcomers Conor Kirby and Sean Crowe who acquitted themselves very well in their first game for Nenagh Ormond.
Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7pm in Tyone.
Team: Adam Cleere, Liam Cooney, Daniel Needham, Aaron Delahunty, Andrew Ferris, James Finn, Adam Steed, Jack Gleeson, Sean Fitzgerald, Paddy Ryan, Josh Moloney, Darragh Tucker, John Brislane, Evan Rainsford, Eoghan Tighe. Reps: Joshua Delaney, Kieran Tinkler, Thinus Lombard, Conor Kirby, Sean Crowe.
U14’s Training Match: NORFC V Ballina/Killaloe
Nenagh Ormond u14’s played a training match versus Ballina/Killaloe on Sunday in Tyone. Conditions were blustery with showers but it was worthwhile exercise to get the boys on the paddock again. A game of 3 x 15 minute thirds was played. Nenagh stated well and Joe Shanahan got an early try, converted by Joseph Gleeson. Joseph Coffey added a second towards the end of the first third. There was some great running by Alex Maloney and Alex Morrissey and some good poaching by Joe Shanahan. Best of all was the clear improvement in tacking and some good breaks by the opposition were snuffed out by excellent covering tackles by Tadhg O’Brien and Joseph Coffey. There were further tries from Alex Maloney (scored 2), Alex Morrissey and Nathan Ryan who stormed up the middle of the field to get his third try in three games.
Jack Powell got his first try after an excellent move. Jack’s grandfather Charlie was a past captain of the club and it was great to see the next generation still involved. Tadhg O’Brien got his second try in two games and Joseph Gleeson kicked 4 conversions in all. Ballina Killaloe scored three good tries.
Special mention to Jack O’Flaherty who volunteered to play with Ballina when they got an injury and he nearly broke through for a try in one good run against his teammates. We are still looking for players to add to the squad so if you are born in 2004 and want to give it a go, all new players are welcome to training every Wednesday from 7- 8.15 sharp in Tyone. We have a tough league match next Sunday against Old Crescent, venue tbc but it is a home fixture.
Team: Mateli Halmagne, Jack Powell, Paddy Griffen, Nathan Ryan, Tadhg O’Brien, Jack O’Flaherty, Sam O’Brien, Joe Shanahan, Shane Stanley, Joseph Gleeson, Alex Morrissey, Alex Maloney, Sean O’Callaghan, Sean Moylan, Joseph Coffey and Ronan Shinnors.
Updated 19:43 - 2 Oct 2017 by Colleen Mccullough
The first U8 blitz went off very well on Sunday with lots of our U8’s in action.
A special thanks to Mike, Helen, Claire Martin Donie and the parents who helped in the kitchen and car park.