Thursday November 02, 2017
2nd November 2017
Ist XV All Ireland Cup Clonmel 28, Westport 23.
2nd XV Gleeson League Clonmel 29, Clanwilliam 12.
U16s had a good win at home to Crosshaven
U18s lost at home to a strong Midleton team
Clonmel advance in All Ireland Cup
Clonmel 28 Westport 23
Clonmel set up an away draw against Ashbourne in the All Ireland Junior Cup on November 11th with a hard fought win against Westport.
Clonmel started well with a penalty by Dylan Cadogan followed up by a try for Luke Hogan. Clonmel have been in try-scoring form in the League and three tries against the Connacht men continued this form. Hogan made the try for himself with a kick over the head of the Westport backs which he collected to score under the posts. Cadogan converted.
Westport were not out of the game yet though. An interception by the Westport no. 8 brought them down the pitch for a fine try. They followed this up with a second. A wayward quick was received by the big Westport centre who broke a couple of soft tackles to put Westport in a two-point lead.
A penalty for offside pushed Clonmel into the narrowest of leads. A second penalty came soon afterwards with a moment of controversy. As Clonmel attacked, Westport made a forlorn attempt at an intercept. The referee awarded a scrum initially but after consultation with his touch-judge he changed his decision to a penalty and a yellow card as the Westport player had no chance of making the catch. Cadoga converted the penalty to put Clonmel into a 16-15 lead at half time.
The move of the match came early in the second half as man of the match Luke Noonan played a series of passes down the left wing to each other.
Westport came back with great hands and recycling to create a try of their own two minutes later. This left a two-point gap in favour of the Connacht men once more.
Nick Thompson then received the ball in his own half from a high kick. He fed the industrious John Gallagher who broke down the pitch. This was followed by a rampaging run by Neville Melbourne to bring Clonmel within a couple of yards of the Westport line. Immense pressure brought a penalty to Clonmel. They opted for the scrum and a set play saw Luke Hogan crash over for his second try of the day.
This weekend Clonmel face Kilfeacle away as they resume their league campaign.
15.Nicolas Thomson 14. Greg Carroll 13. Luke Hogan 12. Luke Noonan 11. Paul Denn 10. Dylan Cadogan 9. Alex Sheehan 1. Michael Lonergan 2. Robert Coates 3. Niall Campion 4. Neville Melbourne 5. Ronan Cross 6.Diarmuid Devaney 7.John Gallagher 8.Tony Cantwell Subs 16.Shane Gleeson 17.Padraig Keating 18.Sean Sweetman 19.Jack Lonergan 20. Ian Cunningham
A young seconds team guided by old hands Brian Lonergan, John Hallahan and Morgan Lyons defeated Clanwilliam in their Gleeson league match by 29 points to 12. These boys are really gaining pace under new management.
Sat Nov 4th
U18s (Away) Waterford City v Clonmel 12 noon
U12s (Away) Cashel v Clonmel 12 noon
U16s (Away) Cobh v Clonmel 12.30pm
2nd Men XV Gleeson League (Home) Clonmel v Thurles 6.30pm
Sun Nov 5th
Ist XV Ladies Womens League (Home) Clonmel v Shannon 1.00pm
Ist XV Mens Munster Junior League (Away) Kilfeacle v Clonmel 2.30pm
Our Warriors are in Fethard on Sunday morning for a blitz, with all age groups travelling. Players on the Pitch for 10.15 .C'Mon Da Warriors