Friday October 13, 2017
Newsletter 12 Oct 2017
MJL in Youghal Sun 8th Oct
Youghal 10, Clonmel 39.
U13 Home to Clanwilliam in the League on
Friday Oct 13th, kick off 7.00pm
2nd XV Gleeson Cup (Home)
Sat Oct 14th 7.00pm
Clonmel v Fethard(in Ard Gaoithe)
1st XV Challenge Cup (Home)
Sun Oct 15th 2.30pm
Clonmel v Newcastle(in Ard Gaoithe)
Clonmel travelled to Youghal for a MJL game on Sunday last and came away from the seaside town with a bonus point win.
Youghal, who came up from Division 2 this year, started better and were awarded a penalty to go 3 points up after 8 minutes. However, Clonmel wore them down as the first half went on and after 15 minutes drew level. Conor Cooney kicked the penalty. The Clonmel forwards now took control. A great run by Luke Hogan was stopped on the line and from the ensuing ruck a Youghal player was sin binned and David O;Gorman drove over for a lovely try which Conor Cooney converted.
From the kick off Greg Carroll took a pass from Luke Noonan and ran from half way where he passed to Nick Thomson who scored under the post and again Cooney converted to make the score Clonmel 17 points to Youghal’s 3
With the wind up and just on half time Clonmel finished with another lovely try by Greg Carroll to end the half Clonmel 22 Youghal 3.
The second half continued as the first finished with a great run from rambunctious open-side John Gallagher who was tackled at the line. From the Clonmel line-out, Neville Melbourne crashed over for Clonmels bonus point try . Clonmel 29 ,Youghal 3
Clonmel playing a lovely brand of Rugby, kept running at the Youghal backs and were rewarded with another great try by Luke Hogan.
Youghal were not giving up however and got a try when their out half went in at the corner and he added the points himself.
Young prop Niall Campion was really enjoying his game today and made a few great breaks up the park and at the finish he made a lovely break and passed to Sean Sweetman who scored the final try to leave the score Clonmel 39 points Youghal 10
This was another good win for Clonmel and they have 3 bonus points from 3 games. A long season remains but a good start is very important with all the strong teams to come.
15.Nicholas Thomson 14.Greg Carroll 13.Luke Hogan 12.Luke Noonan 11.Paul Denn 10.Conor Cooney 9. Alex Sheehan 1. Niall Campion 2.Robert Coates 3.David O Gorman 4.Tony Cantwell 5.Neville Melbourne 6.Diarmuid Devaney 7. John Gallagher 8.Stephen Pyke 16.Sean Sweetman 17.Michael Lonergan 18.Jack Lonergan 19.Patrick O Connor 20.Ian Cunningham
At the other end of the scale it was big day for a lot of under 6’s last weekend when they played their first game for Clonmel,including Ryan Lonergan who is the fourth generation of the Lonergans to play with Clonmel- his Dad Thomas, granddad Paul and great granddad David.