Underage teams continue to excel at Corinthians RFC


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

Underage teams continue to excel at Corinthians RFC Underage teams continue to excel at Corinthians RFC

By John Mulligan

While the First and adult teams get the majority of the headlines on a weekly basis, the underage teams at Corinthians have gone from strength to strength in both boys’ and girls’ rugby. Their recent success continued over the past weekend with the U-18 girls breaking records in their win over Buccaneers and the boys’ teams all putting in big performances.

The girls who put up a record 100 points on Buccaneers on Saturday in Dubarry Park. Given their win over Corrib in the previous round hopes were high of a good performance and Buccaneers were also confident of a big game, but no-one could have predicted what was to come.

Eimear Cormican set the tone with a try and conversion in the very first minute, and the visitors led 57-0 at half-time, and in all, 12 players crossed for a try: Anna Keady scored a hat trick; Ruby Comer and Jemma both scored two each; while Cormican, Meabh Flannery, Aisling Whyte, Emma McEvoy, Lily-Mae Johnstone, Leah Fox-Colleran, Megan Connolly, Charlotte Koller and Niamh Stone all crossed for tries as well.

Cormican, Flannery, Comer, Whyte, Jemma Lees and Grace Rodgers all kicked conversions to cap off an outstanding Corinthians performance against a side that never gave up. It was a more difficult afternoon for the U-16 girls who were beaten by Loughrea.

The U-14 Boys had a good win over Galway Bay RFC with Noel Francis, David Walsh and Nathan Forde scoring two tries each and one each for Ben Myles, Conal Mullarky and Tom McAdam contributing to a big win, with McAdam and Cormac O’Braonain kicking two conversions each.

The club’s U-15 Black squad came away from Strandhill with a convincing win played in tough conditions on Saturday. Playing with the elements in the first-half, the young Galway men managed to hit half time with a 19-point lead with tries from Fionnán O’Neachtain, Cathal Keaveny and Eoin Gannon.

Pictured: David Walsh kicking a conversion for Corinthians’ U-14s in their win over Galway Bay RFC at the weekend.


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