UL BOHS REACH FINAL
- Published on 20 October 2012
UL Bohs bounce back to reach final of Munster Senior Cup.
Our "Seniors" clinched victory in the last minute of play against Young Munster RFC, by virtue of a converted try.
Young Munster, playing with a slight breeze,in the first half, went on the attack from the begining, and were awarded a penalty in 7th minute which was converted. Score 0-3.
They continued to press forward, and except for a few brief skirmishes into thr YM half, they kept us pinned down. In the 18th minute, YM scored another penalty. Score 0-6. Within five minutes they scored a try, to leave the score 0-11.
Ben Martin was injured early in the half, and eventually had to be replaced. Tim Rafferty went to 10, while Derek Farrell went to 9. The YM pressure was relentless, but we managed to hold out until half time.
In the second half, we increased the intensity, and we were going forward, with great purpose, and penalties in the 4th and 5th minutes by Darragh Frawley changed the scoreline to 6-11. The following 20 minutes passed with no side able to build phases to their play. Plenty of stoppages, and each scrum seemed to take forever. However, in the 77th minute, we were awarded a penalty, 45metres out, and Darragh's kick rebounded off the upright, and was cleared to touch, inside their "22". We won the lineout, but were driven back, until Rob Buckley, who came on for Derek Farrell, linked with Darren Moroney, and he used his strenght and pace to run 30 metres to touch down. The score was now 11-11 with the conversion to come. Darragh stepped up, and made the most perfect strike to split the posts, from near the touchline. Score 13-11.
The final whistle blew within a minute, and we were in the Cup final, which is down for the 24th Nov in Cork.
Congratulations to the players, who performed so well under pressure, and to the coaching team who have prepared them.
2nd's narrow loss v garryowen rfc
- Published on 15 October 2012
Our 2nd xv went down narrowly to Garryowen in the 2nd's League tonight.
Playing against a strong breeze in the first half, we went into an early lead, with a great penalty by Darragh Frawley. However, for the rest of the first half we defended well, but the pressure told, and we conceded a converted try in the 12th minute, a penalty in the 20th minute, and a further converted try in the 32nd minute, to leave the score 17-3 to Garryowen. our only reply was a further penalty by Darragh Frawley, to bring the score at the interval to 17-6.
In the second half, with wind at our backs, we were able to dictate play, and a great break by Finbar Ryan brought play to the Garryowen line, and Brian Walsh crashed over the line, for a fine try, which was converted by Darragh Frawley. Score 17-13.
We continued to press forward, and we were awarded a penalty in the 56th minute, and Darragh narrowed the deficit to a point.
A further attack brought us to the Garryowen 22, and when it looked like we might score, we were dealt a blow when Garryowen intercepted a pass to run all the way to score in the corner. Score 22-16.
From the restart, we took the game to the Blues, after continuous pressure , John Sutton crossed for a dramatic try, which unfortunately was not converted. Score 21-22.
With only seconds left, we were awarded a penalty from a difficult angle, but we failed to convert it. The final whistle blew.
U 8 s host blitz in Annacotty
- Published on 14 October 2012
What a start our U8s Lions team made to the season with a great team display in their 1st blitz today on home ground. Firstly they faced a very strong Ennis side and unfortunately the visitors came out on top, but our lions got their act together by the second game with each player working well together to pull off some skillful moves to come away with a good win over Shannon. Next up were St. Senans and here both teams were evenly matched and displayed some lovely combinations much to the delight of their parents on both sides of the pitch, resulting in a draw game. Thanks to all the support for the U8 Lions and to their coach Barry Long and his team of mentors ! Martin Ryan
21s get back to winning ways
- Published on 14 October 2012