Nenagh Ormond RFC

Founded 1884

Co. Tipperary

Club News 22 November

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(Picture shows NORFC Under 13 team in their new training tops kindly sponsored by Connor Mulcahy of CMC Construction and Adrian Murphy of Galderma. Thanks to both for their generous support.)

Senior Rugby: The senior team are currently on a break before facing their final phase of league action before Christmas as well as a home tie with Highfield RFC in the Munster Senior Cup semi final on December 17th. The busy run of games kicks off this Saturday with a home tie vs Queens University in Lisatunny at 2.30pm. Nenagh are currently on exactly a 50 percent return from their games so far with three wins and three losses. They sit in 5th place, 8 points adrift of Queens who jointly top the standings with Blackrock RFC. Incidentally it is Blackrock who Nenagh face the following week so these games are very much a bellwether test of the sides ambitions for the remainder of the league. One could argue that with the exception of the disappointing performance at home to Cashel some weeks back Nenagh could very easily have reversed their other losses to date with a little more luck and perhaps a degree more of cuteness in closing out tight games. There is absolutely no doubt they have the ability to compete against the teams they face next, especially given the long journey Queens must undertake to come to Lisatunny on Saturday. It will no doubt be a tough, entertaining game and all support would be much appreciated.

With the importance of squad depth a massive factor as four games approach in quick succession between now and December 17th, the Senior 2nds had a friendly fixture arranged last Friday night in Thurles RFC and the extended squad got some vital minutes under their belt. There were some superb individual performances on the night and Nenagh scored three tries but lost out narrowly in the end to the home side on a scoreline of 22-19. Thank you to Thurles RFC for hosting what was a very useful match for both teams.

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Under 13: Nenagh Ormond under 13s entertained Ennis at home in the first round of the league. Thankfully the rain cleared before proceedings got under way. Nenagh started very well and scored two good team tries. The first one was scored out wide by Donagh Carmody and second one by Daniel Boland. The forwards did very well which created the space out wide. Both difficult conversions were missed. Ennis responded with a try from deep, their 13 rounded the defence and scored under the posts. Ennis added to a further try to leave the half time score 12-10 to them. Ennis scored another try from deep which left the scoreline at 19-10. Nenagh responded very well and played very direct. There were some brilliant carries by Scott Powell and Shaun Murphy. After a number of phases Nenagh were awarded a penalty, which Marcus Finn took and popped to the powerful Scott Powell to score. It was a 2 point game with all to play for. Ennis scored again and added the extras to leave it 26-19. Nenagh responded excellently and took the game to Ennis. They had Ennis under huge pressure on their own goal line and when a pass went astray Luke Slattery was first to pounce and score a try. Nenagh kept the momentum going, with some good carries by Joe Fahy and Alex Monko. After a number of phases the ball was popped to Anluan White who showed good footwork to get over the line. That left the score at 27-26 to Nenagh with 3 mins to go. Ennis responded well and scored a try from halfway leaving it 31-27. From the kick off it was the last play and Nenagh retrieved the ball but were very unlucky not to get another score. Overall it was a good run out, the result didn’t go our way but there were huge positives from the performance. It was a highly entertaining game. Training continues Wednesday evening.

Under 11: Nenagh Ormond RFC u11 hosted a blitz at home last Sunday morning. The teams involved were Nenagh Ormond RFC, Garryowen FC, Newport RFC and Killaloe-Ballina RFC .There was great rugby on display even though weather conditions were poor.

All teams were hosted in the clubhouse for tea/coffee, sandwiches and treats after their games and delighted to have had an enjoyable morning’s rugby.

Other Results:

Under 14: Nenagh 40- Newcastle West 35

Under 18.5: Nenagh 15- Bruff 26


U14: Nenagh vs Bruff RFC. Sunday @ 11.30 (Tyone)

U13: Nenagh vs Birr RFC. Sunday @ 12.30pm (Birr)

U12 Girls: Home Blitz. Sunday @10.00am (Nenagh College)

U10: Home Blitz. Sunday @10.00am (Lisatunny)

U8: Away Blitz. Sunday @10.00am (Garryowen)

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