U13 Match report
Last Sunday our U13 team played a strong Ennis team in Tyone. It was a great morning for rugby, and the field was in fine condition. 21 Nenagh boys turned up and everyone got loads of game time. We were delighted to welcome back one of our stalwarts, Mason back from a long lay off through injury. His general awareness, quick hands and aggression on the ball, were sorely missed. One the day we were beaten by 5 tries to 3 however this was a reasonably good performance although there is room for improvement. Our tries were scored by Jack Macnamara, Jack O'Callaghan and Mason Cawley. Indeed it was Mason that supplied the final pass to Jack Mac who finished on style. As usual Jack O Callaghan, Danny and Josh Powell led the tackle count and it is in this area we need to improve most. Our scrum continues to impress, even winning a few balls against the head, although our lineout is not fully functioning. Fintan worked hard throughout the day and Josh McLoughlin carried some good ball. Cillian put in some big hits, and Robbie Dunne continues to work hard on the wing. To be fair this was a really good Ennis team, and whilst the result didn't go our way, it is to the lads credit that they never gave up. At this level a couple of handy tries either way is nothing to worry about , if anything the result shows that we are competitive with some of the best teams around. Best wishes to Ruaidhri Kelly who.is out injured at the moment. Training continues Wed night at 7pm in Tyone.
Nenagh Ormond under 9's travel to Old Crescent
On Sunday last 5th November Nenagh Ormond under 9's travelled to Old Crescent with 28 players to play Old Crescent and Young Munster. The event which was very well organised involved 14 minute a side matches with excellent rugby on display in what was very evenly matched games. Nenagh Ormond displayed some great line breaks with some excellent tries scored. We are now working on introducing scrums and line outs to our game which will put more structure into it. Out of six games played on Sunday we won three, drew one and lost two. On Friday evening next Nov 10 we travel to Cashel to play at half time during the senior game of Cashel v Nenagh. We have great numbers attending training on Sunday morning and new members are always welcome. NORFC under 9 coaches.
Under 11's in Bruff
A large bunch of Nenagh Ormond under 11's made the journey to Bruff on Sunday morning last. Bohemians were also in attendance. A lively morning's rugby took place with the Nenagh lads playing very well throughout. This was our first time playing with contested scrums and lineouts and our lads acquitted themselves very well. Catching the eye for Nenagh on the day were Donnacha O'Meara and Emmet Jones in the forwards and Daniel Connolly and Billy O'Brien in the backs.
Thanks to all the parents who travelled in support of the lads.
U18's Nenagh 24-17 Shannon/St Marys
Nenagh Under 18 squad got back to winning ways in the North Munster Conference last weekend with a fine 24-17 win over a Shannon / St Marys combination.
Updated 23:22 - 9 Nov 2017 by Colleen Mccullough
The Limerick outfit started strongly and scored a try after 3minutes but Nenagh fought back in fine fashion, gaining the upper hand in the forwards and spreading the ball wide to both wings at every opportunity. After 13 minutes, the sides were level through an excellent try from full back Kian O’Kelly and added a second after half an hour to leave the scores 12-5 at half time.
The home side used a number of substitutes throughout the game but continued to put pressure on their opponents, scoring a third try early in the second half to go into a clear lead. Shannon / St Mary’s did not capitulate however and scored another try of their own mid-way through the half, leaving the scores at 19-10 with a full 25 minutes remaining.
Nenagh’s continued dominance up front however saw them hold out for the win in comfortable enough fashion, scoring a fourth try near the end before a last-minute consolation score for the visitors at the finish.
Nenagh continue their campaign in the north Munster conference next Sunday (12th) with a tricky away tie against Old Crescent.