2nd March - the numbers drawn
were 1, 16, and
jackpot of €2,500 was not won.
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J2 Rugby – South
Munster League Final.
Bandon 20- Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle) 17.
Bandon: Pat Prendergast; Marius Cornelius;
Jerry Crowley; Pat O’Donnell; Olann Crowley; Andrew Willis; Richie Powell; John
Lynch; Scott Kingston; Mark Phelan; Des Prendergast; Colum Hurley; James
Neville (c); Dermot Robinson; Giles Murphy.
Subs: Ross Bateman; Tim O’Mahony; Cian Buttimer;
Rob Wilmot; Eoin Verling.
Bandon just about scraped home in a
dramatic league final at Musgrave
Park last Sunday. There was a strong cross wind that favoured
the Kerry side in the first half but it was Bandon who opened the scoring
through the boot of Andrew Willis with a close range penalty. Dingle responded with a penalty of their own
minutes later to level the score. In an
extremely physical contest Bandon were struggling to get to grips with the
Dingle pack but managed to force a penalty at a ruck. Olann Crowley put the ball into the corner
and from the subsequent lineout Bandon set up a maul. A try looked imminent but when Dingle
infringed Bandon once again went for the corner. Again the maul was stopped but when the ball
was spun out it was then retained for a couple of phases before hooker Scott
Kingston took a pop pass and crashed over.
Willis added the conversion to make it 10-03. In the remainder of the half Bandon’s defence
was stretched several times and it took some last ditch tackling to keep Dingle
from adding to their tally before the break.
Bandon used the wind reasonably well in the
early stages of the second half and certainly were now spending more time in
the opposition third of the field. There
was some excellent ball retention amongst both forwards and backs and this paid
off when the ball was fed out across the backline where Rob Wilmot squeezed
over in the corner. Willis converted
superbly from the touchline. At 17-03
one more score looked like it would wrap the game up for Bandon but from a
turnover in the Dingle ’22 the Kerry side moved play across the field and a
scored a superb try. The conversion was
added to make it a one score game.
Bandon to their credit went back downfield and with eight minutes
remaining forced another penalty which Willis calmly slotted to go ten points
up. But with two minutes on the clock the
Dingle backs again showed what they could do with another scintillating long
range try. The conversion reduced the
gap to three. Dingle retained the ball
continuously for the last two minutes of play and they had a couple of half
breaks that could have breached the Bandon line. There was some terrific defence in this
period with Dermot Robinson in particular standing out for the accuracy and
power of this tackling. After what
seemed an age Olann Crowley got over the ball at a ruck and forced a
penalty. He kicked the penalty to touch
which signalled the end of an enthralling game.
This was Bandon’s first trophy at J2 level in eleven years. In all they played eleven league games this
season, winning ten with just one defeat, scoring thirty eight tries in the
process while only conceding eleven.
This weekend Bandon are away to Cork Con in
the quarter final of the J2 Cup. (Time and date tbc)
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Our All-Weather pitch is now available for hire Contact Tom Davis on 086 1250989. The Bar and Hall are also available to rent for
details contact the social officer Damien Healy on 086-8383527.