Waterpark Rugby Football Club

Founded 1925

Match Report

Munster Junior Challenge Shield
Round: Quarter Final
Team: Waterpark (33)
Opponent: Presentation RFC (15)
Venue: Presentation RFC, Limerick
Date/Time: 13-11-2016 14:00

Match Report
PRESENTATION (Limerick) 15 – 33 WATERPARK                            report JD
Waterpark progressed to the Semi-Final of the Munster Junior Club’s Challenge Shield by virtue of this well deserved victory over Limerick club, Presentation on a scoreline of 15 – 38. They will now meet Thurles at the Co.Tipperary venue on the 11th. December for a place in the Final. Pres were first on the scoreboard when they crossed for a try after twelve minutes but within ten minutes Park had evened matters up at 5-5 through an opportunist try by winger James Kiersey (pictured above) after he followed up on an unsuccessful penalty by outhalf, John O’Brien to win the race for the touchdown. On twentyfive minutes Kiersey again showed awareness when he latched onto an intercept on the halfway line to race away in under the posts for his second try which O’Brien converted to push the score out to 5-12. The home side came back with a penalty to leave four points between the sides at 8-12 but five minutes later with Park on the attack, a lovely grubber kick by O’Brien saw flanker, Conor Horan, gather and go over in the corner for his sides third try which O’Brien converted from the touchline to widen the gap to 8-19. Just on the half time whistle an excellent back movement saw centre Paddy Kiersey break through the home defence and go in under the posts unopposed and leave an easy conversion for O’Brien. 8-26 to Park. Ten minutes into the second half Park made sure of their place in the Semi-Final with their fifth try when from a tap penalty, Dev Murphy, surged upfield where he offloaded to the supporting Alex Molloy, (pictured above) for the full back to outstrip the Pres cover and register the points. O’Brien again slotted the conversion. 8 – 33 to the visitor’s. Park took their foot off the pedal and on the hour mark allowed Pres in for a try which they also converted to cut the deficit to 15 - 33 but as the clock ticked on, the home side were unable to add to their tally in any shape or form and thus made their exit from the competition. Not the greatest performance from Park, but if you can play well below your normal standard and still score thirty three points, you must be doing something right. Pictured above L. David Pierce R. Rory Hannon as usual thanks to Alex for photos