Munster Junior League Div. 2 – Carrick –On – Suir 34 Killarney 1st XV 28
It never pays to lose home advantage and that was the only thing that prevented Killarney from a good victory here in south Tipp last Sunday. Having turned over the fixture due to regulations over late cancellations, Carrick put mud in our eye when they pipped Killarney in a free-flowing game full of action. Not even a hat-trick of tries from a fantastic performance by Brian O’Sullivan and the sheer dominance of the Killarney scrum could take the spoils. A further try by Mike Nash sealed the double-bonus points but the lads just could not force home that winning score. Paudie Sheahan added four conversions but the final score stayed at 34 – 28.
We are still ahead of Castleisland as we lie third in the table with a game in hand that could still stand to us. Muskerry fixture at home is coming up mid-February and will be crucial. Despite the loss the season has gone supremely well and thanks to Luke O’Sullivan and solid coaching from Des Foy.
The 2nd XV League game was cancelled again due to Dirreen being unplayable.
TICKETS DRAW – a draw will be held for 2 tickets for Ireland v England and 2 more for Ireland v France in Feb and March respectively. For your last chances to win tickets for the sell-out fixtures pick up a book of 5 draw tickets for just €20 or single tickets for €5 – available from all club members and committee officials. Please support this good fundraiser pleas. Thank you. All proceeds towards club costs and overruns towards field development in Aghadoe.
International Tickets: All tickets for England are sold out. French tickets the last few tickets are going this weekend from Mike Walker if not already gone at time of going to print. We do not have an allocation for any away 6 nations matches (Wales, Scotland and Italy). There are no tickets available for Munster v Harlequins either. Contact Mike for details. You must pay for your tickets as you order them in order to secure them.
Fixtures: Saturday 2nd Feb: Mini Rugby continues training at Knockreer from 10.30am to 12 noon. All new players welcome from age 6 to 12.
Sunday 3rd Feb: Killarney 2nd XV are trying to re-schedule a fixture v Iveragh Eagles 2.30pm – for details contact Keith O’Leary. No fixture for 1st XV.
Results of Monthly Club Supporters’ Draw for December: 1st prize €250 – Paul McCarthy; 2nd prize €50 – Danny Bowe; 3rd prize €50 – Junior Finnegan (Club President).
You can enter the monthly draws by completing a direct debit mandate for just €10 per month – available from Secretary Anne Clifford 087 222 9039 or Mike Fuller PRO on 087 6489 628.
The Early Days: This is the earliest photograph or record of a rugby team in Killarney dated 1915-16. Any further information on this or any teams of the era will be welcomed.
The eagerly awaited Heineken Cup victory!!
Killarney win the Munster Junior Plate at Musgrave Park
Two-in-a-row! Our Under 12's successfully defended their reign as holders of the Estuary Shield
Some of our Under 8 heroes pictured on last day of season.
In May 2007 a delegation met with then Minister and Irish Coach respectively - Club Secretary Declan Fuller, Minister for Arts, Sport & Tourism John O'Donoghue, Irish Coach Eddie O'Sullivan and PRO Liam McGuire
Brian O'Leary goes highest in this lineout against Shannon in Munster Junior Plate
Our Under 14 team prior to victory over Castleisland with coaches Fergus Cronin, Fergal Courtney, Marcus O'Sullivan and Brian McMahon