Castleis­land take Un­der 14 ti­tle from Abbeyfeale

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - SPORT -

Dan Kear­ney

UN­DER 14 WEST MUN­STER LEAGUE PHASE 2 FI­NAL

Abbeyfeale 0 Castleis­land 21

THE Castleis­land Un­der 14 team claimed the West Mun­ster League Phase 2 ti­tle with a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory over a spir­ited Abbeyfeale side at O’Dowd Park, Tralee last Tues­day evening.

The game was an en­ter­tain­ing con­test and the large vo­cal crowd was treated to some ex­cel­lent at­tack­ing rugby. The foun­da­tion for Castleis­land’s vic­tory was laid in the first half where tries from Donal Daly, Pa­trick Fitzgerald and Mark O Con­nor were all con­verted by the flaw­less Donal Daly.

Castleis­land have one game left in the sea­son when they will play the West Mun­ster Cup Fi­nal in the next few weeks. A win in this com­pe­ti­tion would mean that this tal­ented bunch of play­ers will have gone un­beaten for the sea­son.

WEST UN­DER 18 CUP

Castleis­land/Abbeyfeale 3 Tralee 0

THE only score of the game came from a penalty kick by Joseph Sheehy in the first half.

De­fences were on top for both sides, but Castleis­land / Abbeyfeale broke through in the 50th minute only for their touch­down to be dis­al­lowed. Castleis­land / Abbeyfeale had great per­for­mances from Eoghan Leahy, Jimmy Kelly, Pa­trick Leen, and Kevin Leni­han.

Castleis­land / Abbeyfeale now go for­ward to West Mun­ster Cup Fi­nal.

MUN­STER JU­NIOR LEAGUE DI­VI­SION 2

Crosshaven 61 Kil­lar­ney 24

KIL­LAR­NEY’S time in Di­vi­sion 2 of the Mun­ster Ju­nior league came to an end last week­end when a ruth­less Crosshaven out­fit ran in nine tries past the vis­i­tors. It was al­ways go­ing to be an up­hill strug­gle for the Kil­lar­ney side as Crosshaven needed a big win to se­cure the Di­vi­sion 2 ti­tle.

It was 42-10 to the home side at half­time. James All­man, Bren­dan Fuller and Brian O’Sul­li­van scored tries for Kil­lar­ney and Fuller kicked three con­ver­sions and a penalty. This re­sult will see Kil­lar­ney rel­e­gated to Di­vi­sion Three next sea­son.

WOMENS QUAL­I­FY­ING LEAGUE DI­VI­SION 1 FI­NAL

TRALEE came through an epic bat­tle with Ballincol­lig to claim the Di­vi­sion 1 League ti­tle.

The game fin­ished level at 17-17 each at the end of nor­mal time but Tralee dug deep to claim vic­tory after ex­tra time. Tralee were cap­tained by Maura Collins and had stand out per­for­mances from Siob­han Flem­ing, Riona Kennedy, Muirne Wall and Norma O’Con­nor.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ac­tion

JJ Han­ra­han started at full back for Mun­ster in their 39-22 vic­tory over South African side South­ern Kings in the Guin­ness Pro 14 League.

Han­ra­han put in an im­pres­sive per­for­mance and pro­duced a bit of magic when he set up Calvin Nash for his first Mun­ster try.

Mun­ster now lie in sec­ond place in the Pro 14 Con­fer­ence ta­ble and travel to play third placed Toy­ota Chee­tahs next Fri­day evening.

Me­abh McEl­lig­ott and Re­becca Reilly of Lis­towel ladies RFC starred for the Mun­ster Un­der 18 sev­ens side at the in­ter­provin­cial tour­na­ment in Mullingar last week­end. The two girls will take part in the next 7’s tour­na­ment this week­end in Lu­can.

Kerry had three rep­re­sen­ta­tives on the Mun­ster Un­der 18 schools team that played Canada in a friendly last Thurs­day evening in Thomond Park with Dar­ragh Fitzgerald of Rug­bai Corca Dhuib­hne, Donal Geaney of Casleis­land RFC and Conor Shee­han of Casleis­land RFC rep­re­sent­ing their prov­ince.

JJ Han­ra­han of Mun­ster is tack­led by Ruan Lerm of South­ern Kings dur­ing the Guin­ness PRO14 Round 19 match be­tween South­ern Kings and Mun­ster at Outeni­qua Park in Ge­orge, South Africa Photo by Luke Walker/Sports­file

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