Waterpark fell to another league defeat but managed to pick up a losing bonus point. Playing into the wind, the visitors took an early lead when out half Paddy Kiersey scored the first try of the game with a great break from the 10-metre line. Full back Eoghan Duffy landed the conversion. Just on the stroke of halftime Clonmel crossed for their opening try. Waterpark played well in the first half and were unlucky not to have the lead but with the wind at their backs in the second half they have a great chance of securing the much needed win. However this never materialised as Clonmel added to their tally with another try. As hard as they fought, Waterpark’s only reward for their second half display was another Duffy penalty.
With only two games reaming in the league Waterpark will need to win both games and hope other results go their way in order to avoid relegation to Division 2 of the Munster Junior league.
Team: E Duffy, M Duggan, J Hickey, J Walsh, I Kiersey, P Kiersey, D Harris, H Carolan, D Fitzgerald, G O’Connor, D Power, E O’Connor, P Traynor, D O’Dwyer, D O’Donoghue.
Italy 6- Ireland 29
The Ireland Under-18 Clubs team, with Waterpark Dylan Power starting at hooker , enjoyed a successful trip to Colorno as they emerged as 26-9 winners over Italy on Saturday in well-contested international tie.
Waterpark advanced to the quarter final of the Pan Munster competition on the back of this win in Cork last Sunday. The visitors led 13 –5 at the break with a try from centre, David Dawson and two penalties and a conversion from outhalf Alex Molloy. Molloy crossed for the games second try to give Waterpark a commanding lead of 20 points to 5, before Sunday’s Well scored the last try of the game. A good team performance with prop Stephen O’Riordan and second row Dev Murphy to the fore. This side will face either Kilfeacle or Clonakility away in the next round.
Waterpark 17 - Carlow 12.
In a hard fought encounter Waterpark emerged with the spoils. Centre Gavin Corbett crossed for three tries in his side’s win over Carlow in Ballinakill last Sunday. Josh Duggan kicked one conversion.