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Nenagh Ormond RFC Club Notes - 28/09/2015

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Nenagh Ormond RFC Club Notes - 28/09/2015

Nenagh Ormond Senior XV who won well in Saturday's AIL match against Queens University.


Nenagh Ormond Notes

UBL Division 2A
Senior XV

Well done to our Senior XV who got their AIL season off to a great start on Saturday with a fantastic 36-13 win over Queens University.  Tries came from LemekiVaipulu, Kevin O’Flaherty, Anthony Kavanagh, EathonMoloney, DarraghHassey and Eoin Gardiner. 

The lads continue their Ulster Bank League campaign this Saturday, October 3rd, away to Banbridge at 2.30pm.

Bus leaves the clubhouse on Saturday morning at 7.45am and there is always room for supporters.  Please contact any committee member or contact through Facebook to book a spot. 

Nenagh Ormond Ladies

Nenagh Ormond Ladies who started their League against Fermoy last Sunday.

Our Ladies team played Fermoy on Sunday last in Lisatunny.  The team has welcomed a number of new players this year who were getting their first taste of competitive rugby.  Fermoy won well in the end with the final score Nenagh Ladies 0-20 Fermoy.  Well done to the girls who can be proud of a good performance on their first outing of the 2015-16 season especially to player of the match Shannon Moran who put in a great performance at fullback. 

The girls travel to Tralee next Sunday, October 4th, for a 1pm kick off so everybody will be needed at training this week. 

Training takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm at the club in Lisatunny and all new players are welcome.  No previous experience is necessary so if you want to get fit, make new friends and be part of a great team call Sandra on 087 7916690 or June on 086 3827180 for more information or pop out to training to give it a try!

Under 15s 17-10 Shannon/UL Bohemian

Nenagh Ormond Under 15s breaking through against Shannon/UL Bohemian on Sunday last.

Nenagh Ormond continued their league campaign at Under 15 with their first home match of the season against a strong Shannon/UL Bohs combination.  Conditions were perfect for running rugby and both sides endeavoured to throw the ball around at every opportunity, treating the sizable crowd to a highly entertaining affair. 

Two weeks ago against Abbeyfeale this team were very slow out of the blocks but on this occasion Nenagh started very brightly with backs and forwards intermingling. Many of these players were tried in new positions in this match and they all performed admirably.  The ball carrying of Conor Malone and Lorcan Tuohy continues to improve with each passing week and they look to be forming a fine second row partnership.  Also RuanO’Hanluain and Dylan Knight are working very well supporting captain and number 8 Jack O’Keefe in the back row.  Our front row faced a much bigger combination at scrum time but quick hooking by Patrick Whelan and energy sapping work by props Luke Connolly and EoghanSlevin meant we held our own in both scrums and lineouts.

The half backs of Peter Rainsford and Jack Moran were sound throughout in their new positions, a half break by Peter when he was finally caught just short being one of the highlights of the game along with the excellent footwork of James Ferris on the wing and the strong carrying and offloading of Dylan Murphy in the centre (a converted forward who along with Kian O’Kelly has taken well to the new position).  Dylan was well supported in the centre by the smooth running and hard tackling of Conor McMahon in the first half and Oisin Larkin when introduced in the second half.  We got plenty of ball to the wings where Patrick Finn and James Ferris and later Kevin Harding and newcomer Michael Courtney Bowler, playing his first match, carried well and threatened constantly. 

Nenagh opened the scoring through a combination of forwards and backs handling which resulted in a try for Jack O’Keefe, Jack Moran missing the difficult conversion.  Not to be outdone, Shannon/UL Bohs dominated from the restart and got a score of their own in the right corner, the difficult conversion falling short.  Nenagh got on the front foot again and missed two try scoring opportunities where the ball carrier was isolated short of the line and the penalty for holding on allowed Shannon/UL Bohs to clear their lines. Something to work on at training there!  Nenagh eventually got the reward for their hard work when Luke Connolly arrived brilliantly in the centre channel and got over to the left of the posts, Jack Moran adding the conversion for a 12-5 half time lead. 

The second half was a very evenly contested affair, Nenagh drawing first blood through a second Jack O’Keefe try, this time the conversion from Jack Moran hit the left upright leaving the score 17-5.  Shannon/UL Bohs then replied with a try of their own when exploiting an overlap on the left after a penalty advantage was played, their kicker also finding the upright with the conversion leaving the score 17-10 with 5 minutes remaining.  Nenagh held out well for the remainder of the game. 

Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights at 7pm in Tyone.  New players always welcome.

Under 13s 19-24 Bruff

Nenagh Ormond Under 13s in action against Bruff on Sunday morning.

Nenagh Ormond Under13s played their first North Munster League game on Sunday in Tyone against Bruff. While coming out the wrong side of the scoreline, the Nenagh lads can be very proud of their performance. Like Wales the night before they never gave  up against a much bigger team and almost got a try at the death to take a draw.

A nervous start saw us caught in our own 22 and, after many raids on our line, we ran out of defenders for Bruff to score under the posts.  The Nenagh forwards now showed what they were made of and started to turn over some great ball and with our backs on the front foot we scored a super try from Padraig Hassett.  James Finn converted. Bruff scored an unconverted try soon afterwards but Nenagh finished the half on the attack with a great break from Adam Clear who was tackled just on the line and Andrew Ferris up in support was unlucky not to get the touch down.  The last play of the half saw number 8 EoghanTighe pick from a scrum and attack the blind side before releasing Adam Clear who was tackled into touch at the corner flag leaving the half time score at 12-7 to Bruff.

Nenagh started the second half with a lot more aggression and great pressure in the middle of the field by Peter Collins led to a fumble by Bruff.  A couple of quick hands got the ball to PadraigHassett and he scored out wide to draw the match and it was game on. Bruff were stung by this score and upped the pressure on the Nenagh line which led to two tries, one of which was converted.

There were 10 minutes left and things looked bleak for Nenagh but some great work by two replacements, DJ McGrath and Adam Steed saw Nenagh work through the phases and get the ball to deadly finisher Padraig Hassett who scored his third try under the posts. Finn converted.  The remainder of the game saw Nenagh throw everything at Bruff but they eventually ran out of time.

This was a super game played in the right spirit and was very well refereed. Both teams enjoyed refreshments and food kindly donated by the Nenagh parents which went down a treat.

Team: Andrew Ferris, Adam Clear, Evan Rainsford, Sonny Dower, Padraig Hassett, James Finn, Niall O’Sullivan, Jack Gleeson, George O’Leary, Patrick Fogarty, Darragh Tucker, Tom Kennedy, Sean Fitzgerald, John Brislane and EoghanTighe (c). Replacements: DJ McGrath, Peter Collins, Adam Steed, Sean Willams, Cian White, Paddy Ryan, Liam Cooney. 

Referees Wanted!

Ever thought about becoming a referee? It's a great way to stay involved in your club and in the sport!

Munster Rugby are looking for Community Referees to take charge of youth fixtures in their own area. Anyone interested please contact us for details.


Please note that membership for the coming 2015-16 season is now due.  Please forward membership to the appropriate coach/team manager or to any committee member.

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