Munster Junior League Division 1 V Waterpark 5th January 2020   08/01/2020

Munster Junior League Division 1

Clonakilty 8: Waterpark 7

Clonakilty’s first XV started off the New Year with a hard fought win over Waterpark last Sunday in Shannonvale. Weather conditions were less than ideal and made for a tough encounter. Clonakilty started the first half playing with the strong wind and went on the attack from the off. The team worked well to set up their attack and within the first 5minutes set up a fantastic try for Damien Kozik gaining an early lead 5-0. The game continued with the Clon men working well to gain momentum against a strong Waterpark side. Clonakilty benefitted from the wind advantage when they were awarded a penalty which Graham Murray slotted over to extend their lead 8-0.  As the game progressed though it was Waterpark who grew stronger working hard to force Clonakilty back into their own half at every opportunity. Clon found it difficult to use the wind to their advantage against the strong opposition. Waterparks efforts were rewarded towards the end of the half when they ran over a try, followed up with a successful conversion to bring the score back within a point 8-7 at the break.

Half Time - Clonakilty 8: Waterpark 7 

The second half saw neither side score again and the game was a fierce battle around the pitch till the bitter end. Clonakilty had opportunities to sneak in for another try but the conditions went against them. Waterpark used their wind advantage to try and push Clonakilty back at every opportunity. The visitors were unlucky not to steal when they had to penalty attempts that just missed the target. But Clonakilty’s defence was sound throughout, working hard together to make sure Waterpark didn’t breach their lines. The Clon men finished the game strong with a fantastic attack on the Waterpark line but unfortunately it was not to be. Clonakilty breathed a sigh of relief as the full time whistle blew to come away with a win after a tough physical battle a great way to start 2020!

Next week the side are at home again to face Mallow with kick off at the earlier time of 1pm due to the Munster game at 3.15pm. Please come out and show your support! Clonakilty were unlucky against the side last year in the J2 league so will be eager to take them on on home soil.


1 Shane Magner, 2 Cathal O’Regan, 3 Jack Ryan, 4 Donal McSweeney, 5 Colin Deane, 6 Courtney Canning, 7 Damien Kozik, 8 Olan Deane, 9 Shane Deasy, 10 Mark Purcell, 11 Darragh O’Connor, 12 Graham Murray, 13 Victor Lovell, 14 Olan Fehily, 15 Sean Madden, 16 Matthew McCarthy, 17 Michael O’Hea, 18 Michael Peter O’Regan, 19 Peter Shallow


Donal Mac Sweeney Club Captain 2018/19

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