Munster Junior League Division 1
Waterpark 26- Skibbereen 5
With little more than pride to play for Waterpark came out on top in this league encounter with Skibbereen. In a poor opening 30 minutes neither side could find the cutting edge required. Full back John O'Brien finally crossed for the game's opening try after good work by the forwards. Moments later Waterpark had their second try after Skibbereen were penalised for collapsing a scrum close to their own try line. This gave the home side a 12 point lead at halftime. Winger Rory Corbett scored his first try for the senior side after an excellent offload from Jerry Millar. The bonus point was secured when Millar crossed for this own try after a nice inside break. O’Brien converted both tries.
A good end to the season with two wins on the trot, so the players can look forward to an well-earned break over the summer months.
A feature of this game was the performance of brothers Adam and Robbie Walsh. Adam did the damage in the front row while some of the tackling and carrying from Robbie was exceptional.
Team: J OBrien, , R Corbett , R Hogan, J Millar, R Halley, G Deegan , S Burke, R CoClough, R Hannon , A Walsh , D Joyce , E O’Connor, , D O’Donoghue (Capt) , R Walsh . G Staff, Subs N O’Connor, B Hilliard , J Tully, M Pellissier.
East Munster Under 18’s Cup
Fethard 12- Waterpark 56
Despite a much changed team from last weekend, Waterpark still had too much power for a gallant Fethard side. The home side took an early led from a Waterpark mistake but the visitors soon clicked into gear and took a 21-12 lead at the break. After tries from centre James Keirsey, prop Danny O’Keeffe and full back Gary Walsh, outhalf Cian Hogan was successful with the conversions. In the second half Waterpark crossed for another 5 tries with centre Darragh Hogan getting on the scoreboard and Walsh adding to his total. Replacement Steven Breen was the star man in the second half with 3 tries. Breen replaced the unlucky Michael Daly who was taken off with a shoulder injury. Waterpark will face Dungarvan in the semi-final next weekend.
Pan Munster Under 16’s QF
Waterpark 58- Killarney 0
Waterpark ran riot in this quarter final with Killarney having no answer to the home side. Some of the tries in the game were outstanding with the teams handling skills and lines of support running of a high standard. Waterpark took a 19 points advantage into the break with tries from winger Steven Jones and centre Glen Kavanagh (2) who also kicked 2 conversions. The second half was one way- traffic with the Ballinakill side putting the Kerrymen to the sword. The tries in this half came from Sam Keating,Dion Ryan, Nick O’Donoghue, and Gary Healy (2) with Kavanagh adding another try to his total. Waterpark now face Ennis in the semi-final next weekend.