Kilfeacle and District RFC 19 Skibereen RFC 9: Last week’s away win seemed to indicate that Kilfeacle were starting to find a consistency in performance.
It seemed that we were finally exorcising the away game demons while all the while being impregnable at home.
After the game Peter Ryan, first team manager said, “We were almost made pay for a poor start to the first and second halves. It almost took us too long to come to grips with our opponents in the second half.
They showed that they could play and were very unlucky not to score.
Skibbereen had the capability to win but a very resolute Kilfeacle defence held them out and they deserve praise for this hard fought win, the ever improving Sean McGrath was immense and the return of Vice-Captain Stevie Flood helped bolster the forwards and the whole squad.
Next week’s game is going to be a very tough assignment.
We along with all the other teams in this division know that an away win in Galbally is nearly an unachievable and very rare event!”
Our next game is away to Galbally in the Munster Junior League on Sunday 18th of November at 2.30pm. Galbally pushed, league champions and current league leaders and favourites, Richmond all the way in Limerick last week, losing out to a last minute try.
They are unbeaten at home in the league this season with some very impressive displays.
It is a huge ask to expect Kilfeacle to travel there and achieve a win but this team do not lack commitment and effort and as ever are proud and humbled by the amount of support they receive and hope that their supporters will continue to come along and support them on the day.
Kilfeacle and District U12s were impressive Shield winners - Monday 29th October saw Kilfeacle bring an U12 selection to Bruff RFC to compete in the 26th annual James Keating Memorial Cup blitz.
There were 21 high profile teams from all over Munster competing in the competition.
Kilfeacle were initially pooled with Young Munster and Kilrush in the competition.
The first game against Young Munster ended in a 1 – 1 draw. The second game against Kilrush saw Kilfeacle emerge victorious 7 – 0. As a result Kilfeacle faced Ennis in the Shield Quarter finals and secured a 3 – 0 win.
The semi-final was against local rivals Clanwilliam and Kilfeacle came through this game 5 – 0.
The final was contested against a very strong Nenagh Ormond team who defeated Bruff RFC in their respective semi-final.
The final was an excellent game and the U12 Kilfeacle lads played rugby far beyond their years to win the 26th James Keating Shield by beating Nenagh Ormond 3 – 1 in the final.
It was a fantastic day’s rugby and a big thanks to all the coaches, parents and players for their contributions on the day.
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