Colaiste Muire Junior rugby recently took part in an 11 aside blitz in Musgrave Park, winning all 4 of their games. An inexperienced squad, 5 of which had never played before, were fantastically led by Captain Harry Clifford. It didn’t take long for this group of players to click as they scored 13 tries whilst only conceding 4. Fionn O’Rourke and Cian Young, two of the players totally new to rugby, scored on their debuts. Fionn took naturally to first centre, scoring 8 tries, most of which were from within his own half. Cian who was playing No.8 found himself out wide and beat the opposition on the outside to score 2 tries himself. Roman Kennedy delivered a high tempo performance from scrum half, with quick ball all day for the backs as well as making a break from the halfway line himself to get in for a try. Killian Keating and Harry Clifford lead the team defensively, with multiple dominant tackles behind the gain line and twice stopping what would have been certain tries from being scored. The full squad of 16 players all contributed throughout the 4 games to get the win and come away from the tournament undefeated.
A massive shoutout to Cobh Pirates for kitting out our players for the Blitz.
- Fionn O’Rourke (8)
- Cian Young (2)
- Roman Kennedy
- Harry Clifford
- Kyle Moran
Player of the tournament: Fionn O’Rourke.
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