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Senior Match Report

Mark Stewart13 Nov 2023 - 22:15
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Waterpark RFC 24 - Cobh Pirates 31

Waterpark 24 - Cobh Pirates 31

Waterpark travelled to Cobh yesterday to face Cobh Pirates in their second away match of the season. A tough game against a very well-organised Cobh side.

Waterpark opened the scoring, putting 3 points on the board after as many minutes. However, the home team quickly responded with a try and a conversion - which Waterpark met with another 3 points. The action that followed was a back-and-forth contest with some great rugby on display from both sides. Each team responding to the other's scores to keep it closely contested.

With the score at 15-9 in favour of the home side, Willie Walsh gave Waterpark a 1-point lead with a well-executed try following a break from the backline. But Cobh upped the pressure late in the first half to cross the line and make it 20-16 going into the break.

The intensity of the second half mirrored that of the first with both teams piling on the pressure. Waterpark maintained their momentum, adding points through a penalty and holding pace with Pirates to keep the score tight at 23-19.

However, Pirates started to pull ahead, adding a try and a penalty late in the game. And despite another try by Willie Walsh in the game's final moments, the match ended 31-24 in favour of the home team.

A strong display from both teams. Waterpark showed great resilience and kept battling away to narrow the score gap repeatedly. Also great to see five U20s players coming through the ranks into the senior squad - great experience for the lads who will only learn from games like this.

Thanks to Cobh Pirates for hosting us, and for the hospitality. Best of luck for the rest of the campaign.

Willie Walsh - 2 x Tries, 4 x Pens, 1 x Conversion

Waterpark Squad
15. Gary Walsh
14. Sean O'Regan
13. Patrick Kiersey
12. Ryan Jackson
11. Cormac Kinsella
10. William Walsh
9. Geoff Deegan
1. Tom Lynch
2. Charlie Caffrey
3. Brandon Vosloo
4. Liam Roche
5. Jack Molloy
6. Tommy Hogan
7. Gregory Staff
8. Mark Wallis
16. Tommy Cuddihy
17. Jacques Wegewarth
18. Stephen Heffernan
19. Niall Vogelaar
20. Callum Dooley Cullinane
21. Michael Leeson
22. John Pearson

Match Day Management
Jerry Miller
Alex Miller
Rossa Williams

Team Physio
Aine Morrissey

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