Magic Buttimer try wins U18 Bowl for Kanturk

A try worthy of winning any game saw Kanturk to a dramatic victory over Ballincollig in the Munster Clubs Under 18 Bowl on the back pitch at Thomond Park yesterday.
Magic Buttimer try wins U18 Bowl for Kanturk

Kanturk 13 Ballincollig 10

Ballincollig looked the stronger side in the opening half and turned over leading 10-3 after tries by prop Cillian Buckley and wing Conor Downey against a Kanturk penalty by Evan Murphy.

“Collig” retained their lead as the second half progressed but Kanturk were gaining momentum and eventually narrowed the gap with a Murphy penalty. They maintained the pressure and stole the glory when wing Cillian Buttimer gained possession deep in his own half and showed a clean pair of heels to a succession of “

They maintained the pressure and stole the glory when wing Cillian Buttimer gained possession deep in his own half and showed a clean pair of heels to a succession of Collig defenders before touching down for a superb try splendidly converted by Murphy. Kanturk had the misfortune to lose captain and centre Dave Barrett with an ankle injury just before the finish but they held out for a fine win over

Kanturk had the misfortune to lose captain and centre Dave Barrett with an ankle injury just before the finish but they held out for a fine win over gallant opposition in a game that reflected the under-age club game in a very favourable light.

Ballincollig: G Tarrant White; E Sweeney, T Molamphy, K Devaney, J Vachet; B Jeffries, C Downey; C Buckley, M C Smith, K O’Riordan, L McSweeney, D Lynch, A Collins, N Shaughnessy, P McCoy. Replacements – C Daly, D Barry, B O’Flynn, J Datson, S O’Sullivan, A Hurley, O Boyle.

Kanturk: S Jones; M Buckley, D Barrett, G Lynes, C Buttimer; E Murphy, S O’Brien; C Mannix, D O’Flynn, C O’Connell, C Cussen, R Lehane, N O’Brien, I O’Sullivan, W Mullane. Replacements – C O’Keeffe, CJ O’Sullivan, J Murphy, B Carvery,T Mulcahy, C Singleton.

Referee – John Adams (MAR).

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