Great to see some of the older members out and about, although it was a little cold for them !!
Great win over Dolphin
Published on 06 March 2016
Great result in Cork yesterday as the lads really dug deep to overcome Dolphin in what was essentially a must win match. A tight opening period saw Rick McKenna and the evergreen Barry Keeshan exchange penalties to bring the score to 6-6 before a great maul from our forwards saw James Ryan touch down, with Rick adding the extras. Halftime 6-13 up. Another Keeshan penalty and a converted try saw Dolphin take the lead 16-13 with just over 10 minutes left on the clock. It was then that the lads showed what they are made of and with less than 4 minutes to go Rory White made a terrific break and showed strength, commitment and determination to get him over the line. Final score 16-18 which the lads fully deserved. All our good wishes to "O'B" and James Ryan who were injured yesterday.
Ladies are victorious
Published on 01 March 2016
Two photos, one before and one after the match ! What a diffence a Cup makes ! Thanks to John Keane for the photographs and match report. UL Bohemian Women win the 2016 Munster Senior Cup. The Munster Senior Cup final for 2016 was played in Garryowen FC grounds between UL Bohemian RFC and Highfield RFC on Sunday 28th February. The game was played at a fast pace and it was clear that both teams were well prepared and determined to bring home the bacon. Highfield had most of the play in the early part of the game and opened the scoring on 13 minutes with a well taken try. However, the Robins bounced back 10 minutes later when Edel Murphy crossed the try line for a well deserved score. Aine Staunton added the two points. The home side now had their tails up and five minutes later Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird made a super individual run to get the second try. Aine was again successful with the conversion. Just before the break Aine Staunton added a further 3 points with a penalty. UL Bohs leading 17 points to 5. Highfield kicked off for the second half and stayed in the Bohs half for 5 or so minutes and eventually they powered their way over for their second try. Not to be outdone the Robins got back in the groove and a short time later Aine Staunton got in for try number 3. This saw the score at 22 – 10 in favour of UL Bohs approaching the final 20 minutes. With two teams of such quality the game was far from being won by either side and Highfield kept up the pressure and got their reward with a converted try on 72 minutes. The margin was now down to 5 points. The next team to score could win this game. UL Bohs were awarded a penalty some distance from the Highfield posts and Aine Staunton had another great kick to stretch the margin to 8 points. Five minutes to go. Still looking good for the Robins. Not yet done and dusted though. Into the last minute and Bohs kept up the pace and Liz Burke skated in for the final try of the game. The wonderful sound of the long blast of the whistle and a well deserved victory for the home side. Final Score, UL Bohs 30 Highfield 17. UL Bohs squad: Aine Staunton, Lizabeth Burke, Deirbhile Nic a Bhaird, Mairead Kelly, Rosie Newton, Helen McDermott, Robyn Gleeson, Fiona Hayes, Liz Buckley, Fiona Reidy, Aoife O’Sullivan, Sara Hartigan, Meabh Darcy (Captain), Edel Murphy, Chloe Pearse, Cassandra Iannucci, Tara McCarthy, Anna Caplice, Christine Costelloe, Hannah Davey, Syphonia Pau, Niamh O’Sullivan. UL Bohs player of the game was Edel Murphy. A special word of thanks to the Bohs underage girls who have helped as ball girls for our home matches this season. UL bohs will have a home semi-final in the All Ireland Cup versus the winners of the Ulster Province. This will be played on Saturday March 19th. Venue and KO time to be confirmed. A big turnout of supporters on the day would be much appreciated to cheer on this wonderful team. John Keane