Wexford Wanderers RFC

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U8’s Match Report

Gorey Blitz Nov.11th 2006

The Under 8’s had a great turnout for the blitz in Gorey on Saturday last.
We were able to field 3 teams based on experience and ability.
The C team narrowly lost to gorey C by 6 tries to 5, a very close match with an all round good performance of many new comers including Scott McKeown and David Corcoran.
In their second match against Kilkenny C they came up against very strong opposition only managing 2 tries due to a great individual performance by Phillip Rawson.
The B team were worthy winners 5 tries to 3 against Gorey B with superb tries from Peter Barry and great tackling from all, in particular Killian Dean, James Crotty and Barry Ryan.
However they came up against a very strong Kilkenny B team and lost 6 tries to 2. There were impressive performances from Craig Symes, Eoin O Brien and Robert Cullen.
Our A team were very unlucky against a plucky Gorey team who sneaked it 6 tries to 5. Wexford had one try disallowed for touching down over the end line and were unlucky not to get at least a draw. There was superb tackling all round in particular from Josh Nolan-Christie, Daniel Murphy and Darragh Sinnott.
They next came up against the unbeaten Kilkenny A team and played a very physical and tight match. The sides were scoreless at half time due to strong tackling and superb teamwork. In the second half Kilkenny piled on the pressure but Wexford players such as Richard Ryan, Cormac Burke and Stephen Doyle refused to give ground to a very organised and strong opposition.
The team effort on the day was outstanding and was eventually awarded with a magnificent breakaway try by Alex Ryan in the corner. Kilkenny ran out of time to equalise as all the team made their tackles and held the line. It was a superb performance and a credit to all involved in the under 8’s. Coaches Kate Wilson,Leo Burke,Ed Rogers,Jim Ryan and James O’Connor (Snr.) deserve immense praise indeed.

Wexford Blitz.Dec.th 2006

The Under 8’s had a terrific turnout last Saturday as they hosted Wicklow at home.
Wexford played 4 matches ensuring everyone got a game and came out the better overall.
There was particularly good performances from Adam Cantwell, Shane Paarl, Michael Codd and Marcus Harrington as they all managed to score some great tries.
Newcomers such as Paul Curtis, Kealin McCormack and Paul Maitland showed great improvement while special mention must go to Callum Quirke and Eoin O Leary who scored some wonderful individual tries on the day.
Wexford put in some great tackles when under pressure especially Lorcan Leacy, Craig Symes and Robert Cullen.
The under 8 coaches would like to thank all those parents who gave their support on the day and would especially like to thank all the squad who turned out and played so well for Wexford Wanderers last Saturday. 

Enniscorthy Blitz Jan.28th 2007
The Under 8’s had great success at the recent Enniscorthy Blitz.
The mini team made up of newcomers showed great improvement and pluck. Although beaten 8 tries to 4 by New Ross in their first game they turned it around in their second match and ran out comfortable winners by 8 tries to 4. There was outstanding play by Tadgh Cleary who made and scored a bagful of tries on the day. Kealan McCormack, Evan Ryan and Paul Curtis also bagged a couple.
In their last match they beat Enniscorthy by 3 tries to 1 thanks to great tackling by BenMcGuinness, Paul Melinn and Scott McKeown.
The B team won against Enniscorthy 6 tries to 2 with great individual performances by Adam Cantwell, Eoin o Leary and Philip Rawson. Their second match against New Ross was a much tighter affair and relied on good tackling from Callum Quirke, Barry Ryan, Lorcan Leacy and James Crotty to keep us in the game. Wexford eventually clinched it 5 tries to 4 with a the winning try scored by Shane Parle .
The A team demolished New Ross in their first match. It was a fantastic team effort with great tries scored by Alex Ryan, Josh Nolan-Christie and Daniel Murphy.
In their second match they came up against a very organised and strong Enniscorthy team. Robert Cullen, Richard Ryan, Darragh Sinnott and Cormac Burke ran their hearts out trying to keep Wexford in the match. The second half performance by Wexford was superb, although down by 2 tries they managed to rally and win the game with ease by 7 tries to 5. 

Waterpark Visit Jan.27th 2007

There was a great turn out by the Under 8’s for the visit of Waterpark. We were able to field 4 teams and played excellent rugby. Wexford managed to squeeze a victory 4 tries to 3 in the first game. There was great play by Robert Cullen and Callum Quirke with 2 wonderful tries scored by Josh Nolan-Christie. A strong Waterpark overturned this result in the second game winning by 5 tries to 3. The tackling of Darragh Sinnot and Richard Ryan kept Wexford in the game until the end. Wexford won the third game 4 tries to 3 with good all round rugby particularly from Alex Ryan and Eoin o Leary.
Waterpark made it honours even beating Wexford by 5 tries to 3 in a tight match. Daniel Murphy and Adam Cantwell shone for Wexford.
The B team drew one game and lost another by 3 tries to 1. Barry Ryan and Jack Hayden played particularly well as did Scott McKeown and Tadgh Cleary.
The C team did very well and managed to win one and lose one. Alex Gondard and Robert Foyle played particularly well.
The coaches would like to thank all those parents who helped out and gave their support on Saturday. 


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