Saturday 19 January 2019

Skibb's double-chasers put through their paces

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Skibbereen’s Under-14s
Skibbereen’s Under-14s

Skibbereen U-14s were recently put through their paces by Munster Development staff at their home ground as part of preparations for forthcoming double Cup and League finals.

The workshop, co-ordinated by Munster Coach Development Officer Ken O'Connell, focused on attacking formations and line speed in defence.

The West Cork squad have lost only one fixture so far this season and are set to play Douglas/Carrigaline in their respective League final on Saturday, April 28.

They will then face either Kinsale or Muskerry in the Cup final on Saturday, May 5.

The workshop was run as part of a series which aims to encourage rugby development across the province.

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De La Salle strike late to claim U-15 honours

A host of schools recently took part in the Marks & Spencer Emerging Schools U-15 Finals Day at Irish Independent Park.

Waterpark, Tralee CBS, Mitchelstown, Midleton CBS and Bantry all competed following four different blitzes in East Munster, West Munster, Cork City, West Cork and North Cork with the top two from each qualifying for finals day.

Schools competed in two groups at Irish Independent Park with the winners of Group A (Midleton CBS) playing the winners of Group B (De La Salle College) in an exciting final.

De La Salle were victorious after scoring in the last seconds in a dramatic finish.

Congratulations to all of the schools who contributed to a fantastic day of rugby.

U-18 titles on the line

Irish Independent Park will host the two remaining Bank of Ireland Munster age-grade club finals tomorrow (April 21).

Old Christians meet Shannon / St Mary's in the Munster U-18 Plate final at 2pm. Mallow will then go head-to-head with Old Crescent in the U-18 Bowl final at 4pm.

Bandon previously won the U-18 Cup, U-16 Plate and Bowl, while Ennis took the U-16 Cup.

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