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Tralee Senior Men’s had a tough day at the office away to Thurles  in a mid-table head to head game which saw the home side run out easy winners in the end.

The game started well for Tralee with both teams demonstrating some strong attacking flair, however Thurles pulled away with three tries in the first 30 minutes.

Tralee did manage a score just before half time through centre Ben O’Neill but it wasn’t enough as Thurles ran out easy winners in the end. Thurles 54 – Tralee 7

This week’s fixture:

Tralee V Charleville

Sunday 17th November @2.30pm

Action from the game against Thurles.


Tralee Ladies played away to Thurles on Sunday at 12.3opm in the Division 1 league.  It was a tough match between to equally strong teams. Thurles opened the score with a penalty kick, leading 3-0 both teams battled for possession and both defended well to keep each other from scoring.

Action from the game against Thurles.

Half time 3-0 to Thurles.

Second half: Tralee got off the blocks quickly with a great try from Anna Murphy which Laoise O Driscoll easily converted. (Thurles 3 – Tralee 7). Tralee played some great rugby and kept Thurles in their own half for a lot of second half, A penalty to Tralee saw Laoise add another 3 points to the score board. (3 -10) In the closing minutes of the game Ashlea Sheehy crossed the line for Tralee which wasn’t converted.

Action from the game against Thurles.

Final score:- Thurles 3 – Tralee 15

Scorers. Anna Murphy

Ashlea Sheehy

Pen          Laoise O Driscoll

Con.         Laoise O Driscoll

UNDER 14’s

The U14 boys took on Shannon in Coonagh, Co Limerick on Saturday.

What a game! Our under 14 boys knew going to Coonagh to play Shannon would be a challenge and it didn’t disappoint. With their average height of over 5 ft 9 our boys learned quickly that it was going to be a tough game. Shannon started well and attempted to “stick the ball up the jumper” and run through our forwards, however Dylan Corcoran and Luke Fitzgerald soon put an end to that plan. Our lads tackled out of their skins with particular stand out performances from Daniel Kirby on the wing, Padraig Kenny outside Centre and the always reliable Sean Barret. Eventually after ten mins Shannon broke through and scored their first try. Their height advantage caused us issues in the line out which helped them onto their second try which they converted.

After halftime we had the wind and slope and the lads didn’t disappoint. Paddy Lane used his creative right foot to drop a ball into Shannon’s 22 which he chased down and scored under the post.

Tralee had a number of scoring opportunities in the second half. Our best chance to score came after a well worked back move from Padraig O Halloran and Paddy Lane and one which Luke Fitzgerald joined the back line, however the pass was knocked off his chest.

Shannon scored another try in the dying minutes as Tralee pushed for that score.

Shannon were fantastic hosts and we were all taken aback when their captain came into our dressing room, to thank us for a great game and said it was one they will remember. Thank you Shannon and we will see you in Tralee shortly.

The day was only just beginning as we headed to Thomond Park. We were fed in Shannon’s clubhouse then off to watch Munster V Ulster.

We were also greeted at halftime by Munster President and Tralee RFC club member Mike Keane.

Final score:  Shannon 17 – Tralee 5.

This week’s Fixture:

Tralee V Bandon

Saturday 16th November @12pm.

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