Tralee started with a
strong easterly breeze at their backs but Killorglin adapted well to the
conditions keeping the ball tight and selectively using their excellent
out-half when kicking was feasible. Possession was about equal but Tralee
had territorial advantage and managed to exploit the few try scoring
opportunities that came their way.
Stuart opened Tralee’s account with a well
taken try from a quick tap penalty. Shortly afterwards he had a second try stepping inside the winger and
the full back. A clever box-kick from Paddy O’Callaghan sent Farrell O’Nuallain
in for another try just before half time. A Luke Mullaly Penalty added to his two conversions left the half-time
score at 22 – 0.
second half was a different story with Killorglin playing with the wind and
getting much better field position. They
scored two good tries to put themselves back in the game. As the game moved
into the final quarter Killorglin piled on the pressure, coming very close to
scoring a third try. Shane O’Sullivan
scored an important try, however, to relieve the pressure on Tralee
and, shortly afterwards, Cian Stuart finish the scoring with his third try.
Tralee played well but
fell away a little in the second half. Alan Boyle made a number of good breaks, Cian Stuart had a great
all-round game, Seán O’Neill excelled in the back row and Farrell O’Nuallain
had a great game on the wing.
all to look forward to now with the League final against Abbeyfeale next
Alan Boyle, Shane O’Sullivan, Fearghal O’Nuallain, Daniel Browne, Cian Stuart,
Luke Mulallly, Paddy O’Callaghan, Owen Mc Govern, Kevin Harty, Eoin Holly, Richard
Hayman, Aodha O’Carroll, Sean O’Neill, Micheál Maher, Mark Walsh, Michael