U14s win v Bruff & U9s blitz success

November 7, 2018

Young Munster Under 14’s


Last Sunday, we hosted Bruff RFC in a friendly fixture atDerryknockane. With the first round of the Under 14 Cup just around the corner,this match, played over three 20 minute periods, proved to be ideal preparationfor the upcoming cup campaign.


We welcomed back Aaron McNamara and Calvin McDonagh afterlong term injuries, with both participating in the full sixty minutes andthankfully suffering no adverse affects.


Bruff started in lively form, and a well-worked move bytheir pack saw them cross for the first try after 3 minutes. They scored again5 minutes later when a speculative kick ahead by their out-half bouncedfortuitously into the hands of their left wing, who crossed for their secondtry.


We gradually worked our way back into the match, and asuperb individual effort by Aaron McNamara got us on the scoreboard. DeanGarvey converted from under the posts. Our pack had a battle on their handsagainst a bigger Bruff eight, but with the scrum well anchored by Jack Finucaneand Calvin McDonagh, we achieved parity in the scrum, and with pin-pointaccuracy from hooker Emmett Connolly, we did well out of touch through BrendanKelly and Shane O’Connell. We introduced Jordan McKnight and the ever improvingJake Bennis, with both playing very well.


Second row Eoghan Carey began to impose his physicality onproceedings and carried with menace, particularly in the third period. Eoghandeservedly got his first try for the club after a terrific break from halfway.Further breaks from Eoghan resulted in David Benn crossing for 2 tries in thefinal period. Dean Garvey converted three out of the four tries, and varied hisplay well. Scrum-half Anthony Shaw did well at the base of the scrum, and wasably assisted by flankers, Jake Fitzgerald and Damien Benson. Sterlingdefensive work from Tadhg Enright at full-back and wingers Kelvin Brosnahan andAlex O’Callaghan kept our line intact, with Bruff laying siege for the finalfew minutes.


Final Score: Young Munster 26 – 19 Bruff


Thanks to Bruff for the fixture, and we wish them well intheir cup campaign.


Team:; Tadhg Enright, Alex O’Callaghan, David Benn, KelvinBrosnahan, Aaron McNamara; Dean Garvey, Anthony Shaw; Jack Finucane, EmmettConnolly, Calvin McDonagh; Eoghan Carey, Shane O’Connell; Jake Fitzgerald,Damien Benson, Brendan Kelly (Captain). Subs:, Jake Bennis, Jordan McKnight(both used)




All wins for U9s at weekend blitz


Our U9’s squad went to Old Crescent last Sunday for a blitzand played great rugby winning all their games.


In our first match we played Newcastle West, we started thismatch playing good open rugby and we were rewarded early when a passing  move involving Ben Murphy and ScottSheehan was finished off when Darragh Long scored in the corner.

We continued to run the ball wide at every opportunity andafter good play by Josh Crawford we got over for another try by Donnacha O Callaghan.Newcastle West came back at us and only for strong tackling by Darragh OSullivan and Liam Kelly they would have scored. We added on another try whenCian Casey took a pass at speed and beat four defenders to score a great try.Luke Moloney was playing fantastic and scored a great try bursting through fivetackles for our fourth try.

Final Score: Young Munster 4 tries – 0 NCW


Our next match was against Copsewood Gaels and they gave usa very good match. Again we started brightly and took the lead early whenDarragh long scored again. They came back at us strong but only for good playby Killian Higgins, Sean Farrell and CJ Carey we stopped them from scoring. Wecontinued to push on and scored again when Josh Crawford drove over the line.We fell asleep for a while and let Copsewood in for two soft tries. We dustedourselves down and came back strong with Cayden Malone and Patrick O’Donnellmaking strong runs and we scored another two tries.

Final Score: Young Munster 5 tries – 2 tries Copsewood Gaels


In our last match we played Richmond. We had greatperformances from Conor Kerley, Ben Dillon and Adam Keating in this match. Weproved too strong for a smaller Richmond team, Glen Carey made some strong runsin this match and he is making great progress so far this season. It was greatto see Scott Sheehan linking up with Donnacha O’Callaghan at half back to sendCian Casey over for a great team try. Ben Murphy made a great break and gave asuper pass for Ben Dillon to score.

Final Score: Young Munster 10 tries – 0 Richmond


We also went to the Munster match againstCardiff in Thomond Park last Friday night and everyone had a great night.