Nenagh Ormond RFC

Founded 1884

Co. Tipperary

U13s Win More Silverware

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Nenagh Ormond under 13s played the North Munster Cup final on Sunday last in Tom Clifford Park. This game was always going to be a battle given Garryowen were unbeaten all year in competitive games. Nenagh kicked the game off and weren’t 2 minutes in when Donagh Carmody had to go off with a hand injury. Straight away the backline was re shuffled, and in the next 2 mins Garryowen got on the score sheet with a converted try. Nenagh could have dropped the heads but they did anything but. From then on Nenagh played a phenomenal game of rugby, and played so well as a team. Nenagh scored next. Daniel Boland who replaced Donagh ripped the ball in contact and got us into a good attacking position. A few phases later we were awarded a penalty. From this Marcus Finn passed to Anluan White who made good yards, Luke Slattery carried next to the 5m line and then the ball was passed to Kaden Fogarty who had James O Dwyer coming back at the angle. On receiving the ball James found a gap to score under the posts. Kaden added the extras. Nenagh kept the momentum going and scored next. Off a scrum on the 22 Marcus fed Kaden who took the ball to the line, saw space in behind and put a perfect grubber kick in behind. Oisin Hogan and Callum Ryan followed up the kick and Oisin showed good composure to let the ball bounce up and dot it down. The difficult conversion was missed. Garryowen upped the tempo for the last 5 mins of the first half and Nenagh showed great resilience to keep them out. The half time score was 12-7 with all to play for. Nenagh kept the momentum going in the second half and were next to score. Garryowen kicked the ball long, which Oisin Hogan gathered and chipped the ball over the defence then did so well to re-gather it. He looked destined to score but Garryowen hauled him down. Off the next few rucks there were good carries from Sean Ryan and Luke Slattery. That brought play to the 5m line. Marcus then fed Shaun Murphy who crossed the line to score. The conversion was missed to make it a 10 point game. The next 10 to 15 mins were a ding dong battle but all the play was in Garryowen half. They looked dangerous at times and there were some brilliant tackles by James O Dwyer on their very good 13, who probably was twice his size and a try saving tackle by Oisin Hogan on their winger after a loose kick gave them an opening. Garryowen scored next with 2 mins to go, their 6 scoring a good try from deep. Nenagh kicked off again with 90 seconds left on the clock, Nenagh could have sat back and let them come at us but they didn’t. They continued their excellent line speed in defence and were rewarded with an opportunistic intercept. Kaden Fogarty read the play very well, intercepted the pass, scored and added the extras. The final whistle was blown to the applause of the Nenagh support. It was a phenomenal team effort and was our best performance of the season. The tackling and rucking from every player was outstanding and every player that took to the field played exceptionally well. All season it has been a squad effort and today was no different. Well done to all and thanks to all parents for their commitment all season. We also wish Donagh a speedy recovery

Squad : Joe Fahy Tomas Tierney Sean Ryan David Mulcahy Aidan Stead Shaun Murphy Scott Powell Shane Gleeson Hugo Massy Anluan White Cody O Connor Marcus Finn Kaden Fogarty Aidan Ryan James Dwyer Donagh Carmody Oisin Hogan Daniel Boland Callum Ryan Freddie Mitchell Harry Walsh Harry Gannon Sean Purcell Robbie O Brien Girvan Mooney Luke Slattery

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