Young Munster U12s win the John Woods Cup

November 7, 2018

On a day that was only fit for a fire and a cup of tea we played like our lives depended on every match. Our first match was against Kilfeacle 2 in pool 2 which we won 5-0. Our second match was against Waterpark which we won 5-2. On our third outing, which would guarantee us a spot in the final, we played Clanwilliam winning 5-0.

At this stage of the tournament we were nearly as stiff as the flag poles it was so cold. At one stage one of our players had to get help to put his boot back on his hands had gone so cold. We met Bruff in the final in wet, windy and muddy conditions. It was a hard fought close contested game but we managed to come away with the win 2-1. Great credit must go to our Captain Ethan O’Sullivan who did a great job motivating the team on the day. Our forwards including James McKeogh, James Horrigan, Diarmuid Maher, Jordan Nash, Kenneth O’Donnell and Sean Mason played extremely well. Our backs including Jake Connolly, Adam Lynch, Alex O’Halloran and Jamie Butler also put in a great performance. Our star players of the tournament were Dylan Brosnan and Jamie Butler who put in some great tackles and breaks up the middle.

This was our first time entering the tournament and to win it on our first attempt is a great achievement and a big well done to coaches, players and all supporting parents who travelled.

Team: Ethan O’Sullivan (Cpt), Jake Connolly, Conor Coombs, James McKeogh, James Horrigan, Adam Lynch, Alex Fitzgerald, Alex O’Halloran, Ben Tobin, Cathal O’Brien, Daniel McDonagh, Diarmuid Maher, Dylan Brosnan, Jack Hehir, Jamie Butler, Jason O’Reilly, Jeffrey Benson, Jordan Nash, Kenneth O’Donnell, Mikey Fitz (McCaw), Peadar Talbot, Sean Mason, Sean Treacy and Shane Walsh.