9th July - the
numbers drawn were 1,
28. The jackpot of €3,900
was not won. The following won €25 each:
Mark O’Sullivan Innishannon;
De Barra’s Bar;
Emmet Row and
Kinsale. Next week’s jackpot is €4,000.
See full details here Next draw will be on next Wednesday with a jackpot of €4,000.
For your chance to win €4,000 buy a ticket in a shop or pub around Bandon.
Munster Junior Challenge Clubs Shield
Bandon 22 St Senans 31.
Bandon: Kevin Lucey; Gearoid Crowley; Christian
Mulcahy; Michael Beechor; Gearoid O’Leary; Jack Murphy; Richard Walsh; Aidan
Slattery; Mike Murphy; Tim Crowley (c); Enda Phelan; JP Lucey; Nicky Walsh; Tom
Ferguson; Conor Barry.
Subs. Ross Bateman; Scott Kingston; Des Prendergast;
Darragh Coffey; Cathal Crowley.
Bandon who narrowly missed out on promotion to
Division 1 this season met Division 2 Champions St. Senan’s (Co. Clare) in
Charleville last Sunday. Playing into a
very strong breeze in the first half Bandon opened the scoring when from a
lineout the ball was spun across the line to Christian Mulcahy at outside
centre and fullback Kevin Lucey took a great line off his shoulder and then proceeded
to draw the cover to put Gearoid Crowley in for a try. The conversion was missed. Senan’s narrowed the deficit with a penalty
and then scored their opening try of the game through their forwards after
several quick rucks. The try was
converted for a 10-05 lead. Richard
Walsh kicked a penalty for Bandon who at this stage were coping admirably with
the Senan’s pack who had some massive forwards.
It looked like Bandon were going to only go in two points down at the
break after seemingly withstanding another series of drives from the Clare
side’s pack only for their winger to take a pop ball off the side of a
ruck. The conversion made it 17-08 at
Playing with the wind in the second half Bandon should
have probably had more territory in the early stages. An indication of Senan’s concern at this
stage was exemplified when they turned down a kickable penalty in the Bandon
’22 to try and go for five points in order to kill the game off. What followed was
a five minute siege on the Bandon line that was repelled time and again by
superbly organised and committed defence.
Critically however when Bandon
eventually got their hands on the ball again they didn’t manage to clear
their lines sufficiently and another sustained period of Senan’s pressure
followed and this time clever running by the Senan’s backs saw them break the
Bandon rearguard. The conversion now
made it 24-08. Bandon to their credit
never gave up and a Tom Ferguson try followed by a conversion by Walsh gave
them a lifeline. Trying to chase the
game with only a matter of minutes remaining an attempt to run from their own
line was intercepted and Senan’s touched down for their fourth try. Gearoid Crowley hit back with Bandon’s third
try shortly after to once again reduce the gap to nine points and with time
almost up a Kevin Lucey break could just as easily have led to another. However it was too little too late as Senan’s
ran out deserving winners in the end.
Despite the defeat this was a very encouraging display from a young Bandon
side and they can be proud of an excellent season where they played twenty one
games, winning sixteen, drawing one with only four defeats and also capturing
the O’Neill Cup in the process.
Kelly Cup Final
Bandon 25- Cobh
Olann Crowley; Marius Cornelius; Robert
O’Sullivan; Andrew Willis; Pat O’Donnell; David Aherne; Jerry Crowley; Ross
Bateman; Scott Kingston; Mark Phelan; Des Prendergast; Colum Hurley; James Neville (c); Pat Prendergast; Dermot Robinson.
Subs; Cian Buttimer; Giles Murphy; Richie
Powell; Liam Dempsey; Eoin Verling.
Fermoy was the venue for this year’s Kelly
Cup final between Cobh and Bandon. On a superb playing surface Bandon played
with the breeze at their backs in the first half. Despite this advantage a lot of the game was
played in and around the middle of the field in the early stages. Bandon eventually began to gain some
territory principally through the boot of Olann Crowley. The opening score came via a clean ball in
the middle of the lineout from Colum Hurley.
The ball found its way to Pat O’Donnell coming in off his wing. After making good ground he linked with James Neville and from the ensuing ruck the ball
again was fed out to the right hand side to Robert O’Sullivan who showed a
clear pair of heels to beat the cover in the corner. A second try followed when again from clean
ball in the middle of the lineout a maul was formed a and from ten metres the
pack drove over the line with Des Prendergast being awarded the try. Bandon’s third try came about when another
maul was stopped short of the Cobh line and when it was moved along the
backline O’Sullivan again used his pace to get over in the opposite side of the
pitch this time. None of the tries were
converted but an Olann Crowley penalty in the 38th minutes gave
Bandon an 18-00 half time lead.
In the second half Bandon defended for long
periods without ever really looking in danger of conceding a try. Only one more score was to follow and that
came in the seventy third minute when after a couple of quickly recycled rucks
the ball was spun wide where Jerry Crowley hit the line at pace before putting
Pat O’Donnell over in the left corner.
Olann Crowley added the difficult conversion to cap off a convincing
win. This was Bandon’s first Kelly Cup
since 2003 and after already securing the South Munster League title last month
now go in search of a treble this Saturday in the Munster J2 League Final where
they take on North Munster Champions Thomond at Anacotty, Limerick. Kick off 2:30.
Bandon 20 Thomond 07
Bandon: Olann Crowley; Jerry Crowley; Kevin Lucey;
Andrew Willis; Pat O’Donnell; David Aherne; Richie Powell; Ross Bateman; Scott
Kingston; Mark Phelan; Des Prendergast; Colum Hurley; James Neville (c); Pat
Prendergast; Dermot Robinson.
Subs; John Lynch; Tim O’Mahony; Giles Murphy; Cian
Buttimer; Eoin Verling.
Bandon captured their second trophy within a four day
period by winning the Munster J2 league in Anacotty, Limerick last Saturday where
they defeated North Munster champions Thomond
in a game played in atrocious conditions.
There was driving rain throughout and a gale that blew straight down the
field. Bandon played into the elements
in the first half with their pack carrying very effectively and holding onto
possession thus denying Thomond too many opportunities to take advantage of the
wind. It was the Limerick
men who struck first however when a cross field kick bounced fortuitously into
the arms of their full back who raced in for a try. The conversion was added for a 07-00
lead. The restart bounced into touch for
a Thomond lineout and from this Bandon regained possession and forced a
penalty. The ball was kicked within ten
metres of the Thomond line and the resulting lineout saw a tight maul formed
which looked like it was going to result in a try before being collapsed
illegally. Mark Phelan took on the tap
penalty and bulldozed his way over from five metres out. The conversion was off target and despite being
on the back foot for most of the remainder of the half no further scores were
conceded and it remained 07-05 to Thomond at the break.
Bandon’s second try showed great skill when from clean
ruck ball the ball found its way to Pat O’Donnell who sent out a long pass to
Jerry Crowley. Crowley used his power
and pace to get outside his marker before putting Olann Crowley away and the
fullback ran in from twenty metres to touch down in the right hand corner. He then slotted a superb touchline conversion
to give his side a five point lead. From
the restart Thomond managed to regain possession and gradually made their way
towards the Bandon line in a near five minute spell that took in twenty nine
phases of possession before Bandon eventually forced a penalty at the thirtieth
ruck. This was a huge moment in the game
and was followed up minutes later with Bandon being awarded a forty five metre
penalty after a Thomond player was yellow carded for foul play. Crowley calmly slotted the kick to give his
side a crucial two score advantage. Thomond
were still dangerous on occasion but were now trying to force the game and when
they dropped the ball in their own ’22 Kevin Lucey hacked on the loose ball and
beat the cover to score a try. The
conversion was missed but with only ten minutes left it was simply a matter of
Bandon playing out the clock to ensure victory which they managed to do to
secure this title for the first time in twelve years.
This victory completed a unique hat-trick of trophies
having already secured the South Munster League and Kelly Cup and capped off a
superb season for the side.
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