Munster Junior League Division 1:
Waterpark began their league campaign with a home defeat to St Mary’s from Limerick on a score line of 20 points to 12. Within two minutes of the start the home side took the lead with a try from second row Darragh Power with Geoff Deegan adding the conversion. From the restart the St Mary’s forwards took possession and following a number of pick and drives they scored a try in the corner. Waterpark's out half Deegan missed a number of penalties, one penalty resulted in an St Mary’s players been sinbinned for a late tackle on Waterpark's Eoin O’Connor. The home side could not use their man advantage to add to the scoreboard. During this period it was Mary’s who added to the score with a penalty from out half Ben Sergeant. With halftime approaching the visitors forwards scored another try. The halftime score was 13-7 to St Mary’s. In the second half Mary’s took control of the game with a well-worked try from their back line that Sergeant converted. At this stage it looked like the visitors would run out easy winners but the Waterpark side showed great determination and fight to take the game to their opponents with David O’Donoghue, Hugh Carrolan and Darragh Power to the fore. The home side got their reward with a try from winger David Hughes following a good move with both backs and forwards involved. Waterpark had more opportunities to score tries but failed to take them with the final pass often not finding the man.
Next week Waterpark travel to Cork to take on Mallow.
Junior 2 League:
Waterpark 52- Dungarvan 0
Waterpark had too much experience and power for this Dungarvan side in Ballinakill last Sunday. The home side lead 19 nil at the break with tries from Eoin Keane, James Hickey and Conor McCarthy, Ritchie Halley kicked 2 conversions. In the second half tries were from Emmet O’Shea (2) Dave Lattimore, Jack Molloy and James Hickey. Halley added 4 conversions.
Waterpark competed well up to half time with both backs and forwards matching their opponents. The scoreline at the break was 3 nil to the Cork side. However they could not sustain their effort in the second half. A good learning experience for a number of players in the Waterpark colours who would not have played at this level before.
Waterpark stared their league with this workmanlike victory over Thurles last Sunday. Waterpark tries came from Matt Jones, Darragh Foley, Isaac Mansfield Daly and Aaron Vogellar. James Kiersey kicked 1 conversion.
Another great away win for this side and managed to keep their host scoreless.Tweleve tries were scored in total.Tries from Alex Molloy , Dev Murphy (2) Stephen Riordan, John Jephson (2) Daniel O’Keeffe, Eoin McGrath, David Dawson(3) and Shane O’Kennedy. Molloy also kicked 4 conversions.
Waterpark 37 – Clonmel 0.
Great start to the league with a very good win at home to Clonmel.
Tries from Ben Johnson, Ben Daly, David Daniels, Qisin Daly, Niall Bowe, Gearoid O’Brien and John Monaghan. Ben Johnston kicked one conversion. Still plenty of work to be done on the training pitch for this team.
The mini’s traveled to Carrick last Sunday for a blitz with Clanwilliam and the hosts Carrick. A great day with all the teams getting some game time. Thanks to Carrick for holding this event.