Galway Corinthians Youth Report

The Connacht league started this weekend and both the U15’s & U16’s getting off to a flyer with wins against Creggs and Ballina.
The U15’s won 69-5 vs Creggs, scoring 12 excellent tries, Paddy Griffin 3 tries, Phelim McGovern 3 tires, Niall Mulloy try, Rory O’Connor try, Paul Maher try, Mike O’Connell try, Rory Greene try, Daniel Trayers try and con, Phillip Murphy 2 conversions.
The U16’s won 60-0 vs Ballina, an outstanding effort by Damian Culkin with 5 tries, finishing off what were excellent teams tires. Cathal Evans 2 tries, Jack Fury 2 tries, Colin Joyce try and Colin Keane 5 conversions.
The U19’s had a narrow lose to Monivea away 17-24, but picked up a bonus point, Cian Hynes, 1 try, 2 cons, and a pen, Taigh Campbell try. Unfortunately Tom Connolly received a bad knee injury having to be taken away by ambulance we wish him a very quick recovery and best wishes.
The U16’s blue also had a friendly v Buccaneers with Buccs winning 26-5, Nathan King getting the only try for Corinthians.

The Under 14’s started their Connacht league campaign on a successful note at home on Sunday with a 30-12 win vs Gort, scoring 6 tries. The impressive Aaron Murray 3 tries, Seosamh McDonagh try, Gary Heffernan try, Colm De Buitlear try.
On Saturday the Under 16’s continued their good form with 27-15 win against the old rivals Galwegians at Crowley Park. Craig Hansbury 2 tries, Nathan King 1 try, Damian Culkin 1 try and Colin Keane 1 try and 1 conversion.
Monivea were unable to field v U15’s and the U17’s and U19’s had byes.
Bernie Kelly 
Director of Rugby
Corinthians Youth Academy


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