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Cobh Pirates News 24.10.13



pirates4001121U14’s beat Kanturk in first league match of the season  with a scoreline of 20 to 10. The U18’s also won away to Kinsale in a friendly with a scoreline of 17 to 15.

Next weekend all teams are away with the U 14’s facing Cork Con, U16’s play Old Christians in the first league game and the  U18’s go up against Kanturk in their first league game of the season .Congratulations teams and lets keep the season going.

The Minis are continuing to train away on Saturday mornings at 11.00am. New Members are always welcome. They will be holding a blitz for the 8s, 10s & 12s on Sat 2nd Nov against Mallow and Dolphin with the U7s, 9s, & 11s travelling to play Bandon.

The J1 team remain unbeaten after 3 rounds of their J1 League. Clonakilty started the game well with a strong breeze to their backs. An opportunistic try by Alan Langford put a dent in Clon’s early dominance. Whilst Clon had the edge in the lineout, Pirates matched them in all other facets play. Despite the obvious advantage of the breeze, Pirates got to half time with a creditable 20 points to 10 deficit, based largely on their strong defence and telling tackles.

Cobh made a number of substitutions at the break and started well in the second half. Mark Chandler scored an early try and this was soon followed by second try from Alan Langford. The score remained at 27 points to 20 in Cobhs favour going into the 80th minute. Clon were awarded a penalty and had no choice but to kick to the corner. They scored from the ensuing lineout and converted to level the scores. There was barely enough time to restart the game which finished with honours even and a valuable 2 points for Pirates away from home. There was a great effort from all the lads and a the team are starting to build good momentum for the rest of the season with a good bunch of guys on the team.

The Ladies team who travelled down to Waterford on Sunday morning came home with a 17-12 WIN! Tough game at the outset, with a few players missing and out injured, but the girls fought hard running in tries in the first half from Tricia O’Donovan and Jill Mahony, and Eilish Walsh kicking both conversions and a penalty in windy conditions that where against them in the second half. The conditions where tough with the wind against them in the second half by they fought a great defense and took the win! Great start to the season ladies! Roll on the next match at home to Thurles on Sunday 3rd November. Kick-off 1.00pm.
Huge Well Done to our Ladies

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