High School Rugby News 21st November 2016
U19 Challenge Game
High School CBS 43
Waterpark College 38
On Thursday last, the High School played Waterpark College in a friendly on the school pitch. It was end to end stuff and a very entertaining game with the High School taking the honours at the final whistle.
High School captain Shane Gleeson led by example taking on the Waterpark defence by making several powerful runs. He was ably supported in the pack by Cian McGuire, Kevin Kophammel and Conor Mullins. Particularly impressive was Evan Spillane who was immense at the break down winning important possession for the home team.
Tiernan O’Ceallaigh started his first game this season for the High School at out half and gave an assured and confident display. He marshalled his backs well and kept his opposition guessing with some clever kicking. Joe Sheehan, Cian O’Sullivan, Josh Fahy and Eoin Power also gave solid performances. Daniel Plescah gave a competent kicking display with several conversions.
Next up for the U19s is St. Clements from Limerick in the Senior Cup Qualifier semi final.
Munster Schools Junior and Senior Cup Qualifiers
The High School U16 and U19 teams take on their counterparts from St. Clements of Limerick in the semi final of the respective Junior and Senior Cup Qualifiers. The High School received walkovers from Colaiste Mhicil CBS, Limerick in the previous round, while St. Clements had convincing wins against St. Anne’s Community School, Killaloe. Both matches take place on Thursday 24th November in Clonmel RFC at 1pm. All support will be gladly welcome.
Munster Schools U15 McCarthy Cup B Semi Final
Following a solid league campaign, the High School U15 rugby team has qualified for the semi final of the McCarthy Cup B. They will travel to Cork on Wednesday 23rd Novemberto play CBC in Lansdowne at 2.30. This will be the first time the two schools have met each other in a rugby match. The High School, captained by Oran Ryan, will be unphased by the prospect of playing the famous Cork rugby school, having already defeated Ardscoil Ris and Villiers and playing well against PBC and Castletroy College. Best of luck to all High School teams in cup action this week.