U16 V Cork Con 4th January 2020   08/01/2020

U16 Update

Apologies that there was for no report for the Abbeyfeale game. Game was played on Sunday December 15th in Abbeyfeale.

Final score: Abbeyfeale 10 - Clonakilty 10.

Clon scorers; Gearóid O’Donovan & Luke McCarthy 1 try each.

Team; 1 Ciarán McCarthy, 2 Will Blackburn, 3 Gearóid O’Donovan, 4 Alan O’Driscoll, 5 Michael Deegan, 6 Thomas O’Donovan, 7 Grattan Neville, 8 Tyler Abbey Henning, 9 Jim Twomey, 10 Luke McCarthy, 11 Ben Reilly, 12 Killian McCarthy, 13 Pa McCarthy, 14 Ronan Hayes, 15 Adam Crawford. Subs used; Ethan Jennings, Daniel O’Donovan.


Munster Club U16 Cup


Clonakilty 34: Cork Con 5


Having earned a well-deserved draw in their opening fixture away to Abbeyfeale, next up was the visit of Cork Con to the Vale on Saturday last. Clon were fast out of the blocks once again and when a great Luke McCarthy kick led to a driving Ross O’Donovan run, the ball was fed out to the left wing where winger Tyler Abbey Henning went over for a third minute try. Clon lead 5-nil.


Only three minutes later, a great Adam Crawford kick found touch and from the resulting line-out the towering Michael Deegan gained possession to start the move that led to opposite winger, Killian O’Herlihy to head to the line for Clon’s second try of the game. Fly-half & Captain, Luke converted to give Clon a 12-nil lead on 8 minutes.


A big Ciarán McCarthy tackle along with driving runs from Gearóid O’Donovan, Ross & Ciarán kept the pressure on the away team for the next few minutes and when a great Ethan Jennings drive led to Luke going over the line for Clon’s third try after only quarter of an hour, it was fair to say that the writing looked on the wall for Cork Con. Clon lead 17-nil.


Clon’s management team had to be happy with their team’s first half performance with all 15 players playing their part. Terrific work in the line-outs from Ciarán, Gearóid & Michael, ever-threatening runs from Adam, Ethan & Ben Reilly, a great dispossession from Tyler, brilliant robbing from Will Blackburn and superb hassling & harrying from Jim Twomey were other great highlights from Clon’s first half performance.


The forwards coaches would have had a smile on their faces when Clon chose the maul option when near to the Con line with 5 minutes remaining in the half. The pack drove impressively to the line before the ball ended up with Ross who registered Clon’s fourth try.




Half-time score Clon 22 Cork Con 0.



Clon were in a good position to bring on some replacements for much-deserved game time in the second half. 14 minutes into the second-half a terrific interception and break-away run from Pa McCarthy eventually led to a richly deserved try for full-back Ben who touched down between the posts. Luke converted to put Clon even further ahead. Clon lead 29-nil.


With five minutes remaining, Con went over for a well-deserved try. Clon lead 29-5.


Clon closed out the game with some great rucking from Grattan Neville along with some more big tackles from Eugene O’Donovan & Ciarán. It was prop Ciarán who had the final word on the game scoring Clon’s sixth try.


Final score Clon 34 Cork Con 5.


Many thanks to everybody who turned up to encourage the lads. Next up in the competition is a home game this Sunday when Muskerry are the visitors. Please come to shout on the players. Photos courtesy of Sheila McCarthy.



Team; 1 Ciarán McCarthy, 2 Will Blackburn, 3 Gearóid O’Donovan, 4 Alan O’Driscoll, 5 Michael Deegan, 6 Ethan Jennings, 7 Grattan Neville, 8 Ross O’Donovan, 9 Jim Twomey, 10 Luke McCarthy, 11 Tyler Abbey Henning, 12 Pa McCarthy, 13 Adam Crawford, 14 Killian O’Herlihy, 15 Ben Reilly. Subs used; Paul Murphy, Finian Neville, Eugene O’Donovan, Sean Óg O’Flynn, Ryan O’Leary, Donnacha Walsh.



Donal Mac Sweeney Club Captain 2018/19

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