ENNIS U-14s enjoyed victory at the weekend when they won the Garda Cup at St Senan’s on Sunday. In their first game against Kilrush, Ennis led from the start but it was a very tight game in the end, with Ennis winning by seven points.
The Ennis side’s next encounter was in the semi-final against hosts St Senan’s and even though the home team notched up the first score, Ennis showed great heart to come back and run out winners by 33 points to 12.
This saw Ennis qualify for the final against Bruff. Ennis started off with a great score from Brian Cahill before Bruff came back with an unconverted score. It was a very competitive game with scores difficult to come by.
With only five minutes remaining, Ennis were only two points ahead and were soaking up a lot of pressure from Bruff. Ennis made a great break with Evan Courtney and Brian Cahill and went on to score under the posts with the last play of the game.
The man-of-the-match award was presented to Brian Cahill and the Garda Cup was presented to the winning captain Ciarán O’Connor.
The members of the Ennis squad are Ciarán O’Connor (captain), Hugh Butler, Elle Mondu, Shane McInerney, Ronan McLernon, John Kennedy, Evan Courtney, Brian Cahill, Ciarán Waters, Conor Somers, David Carmody, Jack Hennessy, Daniel O’Brien, Danny Mungovan, Seán Leyden, Cathal Kelly, Leon Cronin.
SCARIFF earned a hard-fought victory against Kilfeakle on Sunday in Tipperary in the Webb Cup.
Kilfeakle led for two thirds of the game with three converted penalties to a try for Scariff from Michael Madden.
Midway through the second half, Scariff made four changes which seemed to give them a new lease of life.
Shortly after this, Barry Gibbons made a great break with Robbie Madden and Henry Mooney in support. The ball was passed between the three as they broke down the pitch and the move was finished by Michael Madden, for his second try.
This left the score 14-9 going into the last few minutes. James Kelly finished off the scoring for Scariff leaving the final score 19-9.
Scariff have Clonmel at home in the next round.
Scariff: David Harte, Colin Bugler, Paul McTiernan, Dara McNamara, Rory Slattery, Henry Mooney, Robbie Madden (captain), Darren McNamara, Tyrone Elliot, Michael Madden, Tevor Kelly, Steve Madden, Kenny Mason, Shane Gibbons, Conor MacNamara.
Replacements used: Barry Gibbons, James Kelly, Eoghan Collins, Joe McGrath.