Tag Archives: Ireland Rugby

Daly migrates West for the Winter

Kilcock man Cormac Daly has today joined Connacht Rugby on a short-term deal.

Daly, who is a former Ireland U20s International, previously trained with the Connacht Professional squad during the 2019/20 season.

The 6’6’’ lock will provide additional cover following a number of international call-ups and injuries in the second row. He had been playing with his club Clontarf up until the most recent lockdown and even helped himself to a try in one of their last games before games drew to a halt.

Perfect 5 for Scoil Dara’s first ever Junior Rugby team

Scoil Dara Kilcock’s first ever Junior Rugby team

Scoil Dara Kilcock fielded a Junior Rugby side for the first time ever today, when they travelled to Barnhall Rugby Club for a Junior blitz.

The lads, trained by Niall McCann and Mr Fanciulli, played five games, amazingly winning all five. Local rivals Maynooth Post Primary were one of the teams dispatched, along with Dunlavin, Confey, Cross and Passion Kilcullen and Celbridge Community School.

Scoil Dara also has a senior squad in the school but it’ the first time the school has played a game.

Niall McCann spoke to extratimesportlive.com in the aftermath of the school’s flying start; “There was some great rugby played this morning by the lads in Barnhall. We had two teams from the North Kildare RFC area taking part, both Maynooth PPS and Scoil Dara. It was extra special for Scoil dara as they were fielding a rugby team for the first time. Fair play to the lads, it’s a great start and their is some decent talent after been unearthed.”

Scoil Dara would be more notable for producing Gaa and soccer stars through the years but maybe just maybe instead of a future Ciaran Kilduff or Ciaran Fitzpatrick, we might see the next Johnny Sexton coming out those green gates!!

As a past pupil the only rugby yours truly played there was 30v30 on the tarmac of the basketball courts at lunchtime. Needless to say that didn’t last long after a couple of ambulance appearances.

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Former Kilcock Gaa Captain to face France in Six Nations opener

Former Kilcock Gaa minor football Captain Cormac Daly lines out at second row for the Ireland U20’s in their 6 Nations opener vs France tonight in Bordeaux.

Daly, who has represented his hometown club at underage and senior level, was the Captain of the victorious minor league winning team in2015, where his goal-scoring exploits earned him the nickname ‘Slam Dunk Daly.’

Kilcock Gaa were out in support of one of their own earlier this evening on Facebook and despite losing a promising young Gaa star to rugby, they are very proud of Cormac’s achievements to date; “Best of luck to Kilcock’s Cormac Daly who lines out at second row for the Ireland U20’s in their 6 Nations opener vs France this evening.”

The game is live on RTE at 8pm. Best of luck to Cormac from Robert here at Extratimesportlive.com

Leinster Stars open new pitch at Clongowes College

Current Leinster and Ireland stars Dave and Rob Kearney, Fergus McFadden and former player Gordon Dacy were all at Clongowes College in County Kildare yesterday, Saturday January 13th to cut the ribbon on the school’s new PST Sport state of the art 3G pitch. 

Moynalvey’s O’Sullivan Lands Four Conversions In Irish Victory

Hugh O’Sullivan in action for Belvedere College.

Moynalvely man Hugh O’Sullivan was successful with four of his conversions in Ireland U-19s 50-31 win over Japan in Donnybrook at the weekend

The Belvedere college scrumhalf, who recently lead his school to Leinster Senior Cup glory, was busy with the boot as his team mates crossed over for eight tries. 

O’Sullivan will be hoping to continue his progress through the International ranks and to one day follow in the footsteps of fellow Moynalvey man Devin Toner and star for the Irish senior team.

And as the Irish Daily Star reported last week; “There must be something in the water in Moynalvey”.

His older brother Cillian is currently a regular on Andy McEntee’s starting 15 for the Meath senior footballers, while fellow sibling Mark has represented his county in both football and hurling.