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Casey Cup Semi Final – J2

Clonmel 13 Waterford City 12

Waterford City was delighted to finally play a game as they completed only their second fixture of the calendar year with an away trip to Clonmel in the Casey Cup. The Casey Cup is a trophy not only run by Waterford City, but City are also the current holders and were keen to keep hold of this silverware.
City started brightly with the conditions suiting there offloading game. City deservedly opened the scoring with a glowing 60 metro move following good inter change pay room forward sand backs with Mark Hayes scoring after being put into space well by man of the match Stephen Walsh.
City’s defence around the fringes was excellent, but a couple of missed tackles in the back line allowed Clonmel to canter under the posts for a score that levelled the game.
Clonmel as always, with the experienced Brian Lonergan at 10, utilised the breeze in the first half but Stephen Walsh was in mesmeric form and looking a menace ever time he fielded the ball and was well supported by his wingers. As half time approached, City were harshly penalized at the breakdown and Clonmel duly converted two penalties for a six point lead at the break.
With seven minutes left, both sides were feeling the physical effects of the game and defences were stretched. However, City got the try they deserved when Fintan Purcell spotted some space on the blindside and Jason Power ran 30 metres to score with Mark Hayes on his shoulder. The conversion was on the 15 metre line but slipped agonizingly wide.
Credit must be given to the 15 City players on the field as they picked themselves up and battered the Clonmel try line, receiving four penalties in the last three minutes inside the Clonmel 22. Clonmel defended as strongly as ever and with the last play of the game, City went into contact five meters short with the referee adjudging the ball unplayable to signal the end to City’s defence of the Casey Cup.
On Sunday 20th March, City welcome Ballincolling in only their fifth home league game of the season as we aim to maintain our 100% record in league competition in 2016.
Tries: Mark Hayes, Jason Power
Conversion: Mark Hayes
MOM: Stephen Walsh

: Waterford City’s U18’s

: Waterford City’s U18’s

U18’s Munster Bowl Semi Final
Kanturk 25 Waterford City 12

U16’s East Munster Cup
Waterford City 45 Cashel 12
Tries: David Glynn (3), Donagh O Connor (1), Luis Byrne (1), Conall Roche (1)
Conversions: Cian Wadding (6)
Penalty: Cian Wadding (1)

Mini’s Rugby
Blitz next weekend in Kilbarry versus Tramore. Kick-off is at 10.30 so all children need to be at the pitch for 10am.

Dinner Dance
The Waterford City RFC Dinner Dance is on April 22nd in the Woodlands Hotel. Tickets on sale every Sunday morning at the club house or you can contact Club President Jemma Jacob directly. Tickets 40pp. All welcome, parents, players, friends and family.

Majadahonda of Madrid visit Kilbarry
Waterford City RFC are hosting Majadahonda RFC from Madrid next weekend. Teams from Dungarvan and Clonmel are taking part in the rugby tournament in our clubhouse in Kilbarry on Saturday. Kick off is 12.30pm. All welcome to come out and support our teams.

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