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U14 - Match centre

Donegal Town
City of Derry RFC
Tries
B Biernat (4), N Quiggley (3), M Craig (3), C McCann, R Norris
Conversions
C Kelly (2), B Biernat (3), C McCann (2), F Melarkey
Sat 13 Oct 11:00 - League Full time

Derry shift 81 points against Donegal

Donegal/Ballyshannon are no match for rampant Derry

City of Derry RFC U14’s Match report:
(vs Donegal/Ballyshannon, 13/10/18)
Donegal/Ballyshannon 12 - 81 CDRFC
After last weeks triumph against Inishowen, we travelled to Donegal town for our third competitive game of the season. The match started well with Derry kicking off and regaining possession of the ball, leading to Ben B storming down the centre of the pitch and scoring between the posts. The conversion following was missed, leaving the score at 5-0
This pattern continued and led to a try from Derry's outside centre Niall Quiggley, also between the posts. The following conversion was then scored by Cormac Kelly. The score then sat at 12-0. Another try of the same manner was scored by the captain Mark Craig, also between the posts. This was converted by Ben B. 19-0
At this point, the Derry lads now started gaining structure in their attack and began to get multiple passes and phases together and really started to shine as a team. This followed for the rest of the match from this point on. A knock on from the kick off led to a scrum from which Donegal's eight took a pick and go and was bundled into touch. The resulting line-out led to a knock-on from Ben B on the opposition 22m which resulted in a scrum. Hands in the ruck from Derry led to a penalty which was taken quickly, and was run through the centre of the pitch. This was swiftly stolen by Ben who who passed to Captain Mark Craig and landed a massive try. Conversion by Ben B. Score 26-0.
Due to low numbers, Derry gave Donegal town three players to match numbers for the rest of the game. The restart was caught by Christopher McCann who got tackled and offloaded to Ben B, who ran a line through the centre of the pitch for the second time today and scored again between the posts. Converted by Cormac. 33-0. A belting run from Finn lead to an offload to Niall Quiggley who went streaking down the middle of the pitch to score soon after. Converted by Christopher. Score 40-0. Great play from Derry and good set up by Ben lead to Niall Quiggley scoring with the conversion this time by Finn Melarkey. 47-0.
Just before half time, a knock on from the kick off lead to an opposition scrum from which a try was scored and converted to make it 47-7 at half time.
In the second half, kick off didn’t go ten metres so derry got a scrum on the half way line. A pick and go from Mark Craig lead to a try from him as he ran straight through the Donegal defence and converted by Ben. 54-7. An amazing catch by Zack D from the restart lead to an offload to Christopher McCann who belted down the wing to score in the corner, followed by an amazing link up of players, leading to a pick and go try from Derry 12 Ryan Norris. 64-7.
A smashing hand off from Brian unfortunately lead to a ball held in the ruck and the resulting penalty was taken fast. Derrys defence were tested here but was eventually stolen in a ruck which led to a line-out for Derry. Niall Quiggley had to come off with a back injury but was not deterred and came back on at the next break in play. The line-out was won by Joel and led to a few phases of play which led to a pummelling run from Ben to get another try. 69-7.
The subsequent kick off led to a ball bouncing off Cormac's shin putting Joel in an offside position. The resulting scrum led to a penalty from which derry were pushed to their limits. Despite the hard work, Donegal still scored a try. 69-12. A stolen line out from Zack Deane helped him get his second try of the day going into the final minutes of the game.
A knock on from the kickoff led to a scrum from which their number 8 took a pick and go but was smashed by Derry's centre partnership. This caused a knock-on from Donegal and the following scrum led to an amazing run from Cormac, ending in a knock on by Captain Mark Craig. The next scrum had another pick and go which led to a steal from Zack Deane and after a few phases of play, a try was scored by Ben. Conversion was hit by Christopher McCann and finished the game at 81-12 to Derry.
Match Report: Oran Rafferty

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

5:00
Try Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
10:00
Try Niall Quiggley scores for City of Derry RFC
11:00
Conversion Comac Kelly kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
15:00
Try Marc Craig scores for City of Derry RFC
16:00
Conversion Ben Biernat kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
21:00
Try Marc Craig scores for City of Derry RFC
22:00
Conversion Ben Biernat kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
29:00
Try Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
30:00
Conversion Comac Kelly kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
33:00
Try Niall Quiggley scores for City of Derry RFC
34:00
Conversion Christopher McCann kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
37:00
Try Niall Quiggley scores for City of Derry RFC
38:00
Conversion Fionn Melarkey kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
41:00
Try Marc Craig scores for City of Derry RFC
42:00
Conversion Ben Biernat kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
44:00
Try Christopher McCann scores for City of Derry RFC
48:00
Try Ryan Norris scores for City of Derry RFC
55:00
Try Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
62:00
Try Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
63:00
Conversion Christopher McCann kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC

Videos and photos

U14 vs Donegal/Ballyshannon
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Highlights

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63:00 Conversion 0 - 76
Christopher McCann kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
62:00 Try 0 - 74
Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
55:00 Try 0 - 69
Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
48:00 Try 0 - 64
Ryan Norris scores for City of Derry RFC
44:00 Try 0 - 59
Christopher McCann scores for City of Derry RFC
42:00 Conversion 0 - 54
Ben Biernat kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
41:00 Try 0 - 52
Marc Craig scores for City of Derry RFC
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 0 - 47
Fionn Melarkey kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
37:00 Try 0 - 45
Niall Quiggley scores for City of Derry RFC
34:00 Conversion 0 - 40
Christopher McCann kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
33:00 Try 0 - 38
Niall Quiggley scores for City of Derry RFC
30:00 Conversion 0 - 33
Comac Kelly kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
29:00 Try 0 - 31
Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
22:00 Conversion 0 - 26
Ben Biernat kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
21:00 Try 0 - 24
Marc Craig scores for City of Derry RFC
16:00 Conversion 0 - 19
Ben Biernat kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
15:00 Try 0 - 17
Marc Craig scores for City of Derry RFC
11:00 Conversion 0 - 12
Comac Kelly kicks a conversion for City of Derry RFC
10:00 Try 0 - 10
Niall Quiggley scores for City of Derry RFC
5:00 Try 0 - 5
Ben Biernat scores for City of Derry RFC
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As it happened

  • Donegal Town
  • City of Derry RFC
  • 0
  • Ben Biernat Try 5:00'
  • Niall Quiggley Try 10:00'
  • Comac Kelly Conversion 11:00'
  • Marc Craig Try 15:00'
  • Ben Biernat Conversion 16:00'
  • Marc Craig Try 21:00'
  • Ben Biernat Conversion 22:00'
  • Ben Biernat Try 29:00'
  • Comac Kelly Conversion 30:00'
  • Niall Quiggley Try 33:00'
  • Christopher McCann Conversion 34:00'
  • Niall Quiggley Try 37:00'
  • Fionn Melarkey Conversion 38:00'
  • Marc Craig Try 41:00'
  • Ben Biernat Conversion 42:00'
  • Christopher McCann Try 44:00'
  • Ryan Norris Try 48:00'
  • Ben Biernat Try 55:00'
  • Ben Biernat Try 62:00'
  • Christopher McCann Conversion 63:00'

Team selection

Jennings, Lochlainn Jennings, Lochlainn
McCann, Christopher McCann, Christopher
Quiggley, Niall Quiggley, Niall
Norris, Ryan Norris, Ryan
Palmer, Jamie Palmer, Jamie
Biernat, Ben Biernat, Ben
Melarkey, Fionn Melarkey, Fionn
Kelly, Comac Kelly, Comac
Craig, Marc Craig, Marc
Deans, Zac Deans, Zac
Doherty, Joel Doherty, Joel
Cassidy, Conor Cassidy, Conor
Kelly, Fechin Kelly, Fechin
Parkhill, Daimhin Parkhill, Daimhin
Mulli, Brian Mulli, Brian

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