With many from Boyle enjoying rugby in the neighbouring Carrick on Shannon club, Boyletoday.com will in future carry rugby club notes every Monday.
Warriors v Clondalkin
The Canterbury Warriors took on Clondalkin today in their second last game of the year in Clondalkin. The Warriors were missing some key players and the game didn’t get off to the best of starts for the girls. The Warriors kicked off the game however the ball went over the dead ball line. The Clondalkin girls played a kicking game and chipped the ball over to run in their first of five tries for their side, however the score line really didn’t reflect the game played by the hard fighting Warriors who threatened the line on so many occasions and who ran in a try that was not allowed. In the second half Catriona Kielty powerfully crossed over the line running in the first allowed try for the Warriors, the conversion was then narrowly missed by Carol Manning. The girls ran some excellent set plays and their tackling was very good, however they were unfortunate that they didn’t capitalise on their breaks. The girl of the match went to Siobhan Nugent at the number nine position for the Warriors on an outstanding performance. It was difficult to believe that it was her first time playing in the challenging position. The Warriors despite the difficult loss take on Wexford next Sunday in Wexford and are already looking forward and preparing for the game. The game finished 38 to 5 to conclude with a score that really didn’t reflect the game.
Team Clíodhna O’Donnell, Maeve McKeon, Catriona Kielty, Maire Hanly, Emma Mulvey, Stacey Donohue, Mairead Coy, Sinead Kenny, Yvonne Dowd, Siobhan Nugent, Miriam Gonzalo, Aoife Kelly, Claire McDermott, Michelle Duffy, Carol Manning. Subs Lisa O’Donnell and Leanne Early.
The Canterbury Warriors next game will be away on 14/12/2014 against Wexford Wanders. KO at 1pm.
To be part of this winning team, why not train with the girls and see if you like the way they play rugby. For more information, please call Aoife 087 4101155.
Senior Men’s team
Unfortunately last Sunday’s Connacht J2 League home game against Gort was cancelled mid game due to weather and poor lighting conditions. The match will be replayed at a later date.
All new players are welcome and anybody interested in joining Carrick on Shannon Senior Men’s Team can contact the Men’s Captain Colm McWeeney on 087 6036566 for further details.
CRFC Under 16s Match Report.
Carrick under 16s squad travelled away with a depleted squad to Ballyhaunis on Saturday 6th December for yet another match in near perfect rugby conditions. Although the day started drizzly, by the noon kick-off time, the sun had come out to produce an almost balmy day for rugby. The wonderful weather and perfect dry pitch made for a fast open game of rugby. Playing with just ten players a side, the game proved to be a try-fest.Although Carrick came out on the losing side, they did manage to rack up a few scores of their own this time. The Carrick squad may yet to have their first win this season, but they continue to improve with each match. A great thanks for the warm welcome they received from the home team. Thanks also to the coaching staff and for the parents who came along and ferried players to the match and offered their support.
Next week, the Carrick squad far a tough challenge against the league leaders NUIG. Thankfully, it is a home match, and we can only hope that the weather continues to bless us all, players, coaches and spectators alike.
CRFC Under 14s
Our U14s Youth team had an extended training session last Sunday with Gavin Foley, Connacht Development Officer in preparation for their next home league game against Corrib RFC on Sunday 14/12/2014.
CRFC Under 13s
Carrick Under 13s travelled to Loughrea RFC last Saturday, 6th of December. Match report to follow.
When youth games aren’t being played, training continues for all CRFC Youths every Sunday at 10:30am at Keenaghan, Castlecarra Road, Carrick on Shannon. To be part of these winning squads, please contact: call or text, Aidan Lenehan on 086 3867960 or email; [email protected].
Carrick RFC Minis v Longford RFC Minis – Blitz Report
Last Saturday, 6th of December, Longford RFC Minis travelled to Carrick’s new home ground at Keenaghan, Carrick on Shannon to play in a Blitz against Carrick Minis. The morning started early with pitch preparation, however Longford landed early and had Carrick Minis on the back foot, as they were out of their cars quickly and ready to play. With Carrick Blitz Coordinator; Gary Molloy prepared and on hand, the various teams were dispatched to their respective pitches and the games kicked off just before 10:30 am. There was a great turnout of players and parents from both clubs and there was no shortage of talent on either side. Carrick Minis got stuck into their games as usual and with plenty of training sessions behind them, the skill was evident on the pitches. There was some fantastic displays of skill and bravery by all players and Carrick Minis have a lot to be proud of from a great morning of fantastic rugby. It was noted at all levels the excellent improvement in Carrick’s rucking, tackling and ball carrying. Longford provided excellent opposition in all their games and showed excellent skills in ball retention that led to good try scoring opportunities. Coaches from Longford and Carrick all commented on the high standard of rugby on the day.
Well done to all players on the day. It was a great turnout in numbers and a pleasure to see so many young players involved and enjoying the game. Appreciation goes to Carrick Coaches for pitch preparation, stewarding, support & encouragement and a special big thanks must go to Maeve and Tina for giving up their time to take care of the catering for the Longford players. Carrick Coaches are asking parents to please, don’t forget to share this Blitz Report with our young players, so that they can see that they did their club proud with great displays of rugby and very good behaviour.
Carrick Mini Coaches are pleased to report that the Carrick Minis Section keeps getting bigger and better each season. We are delighted to have long-term players travel from as far as Cavan and Longford, Mohil and Carrick on Shannon, with a loyal support from players in Ballinamore. In the last year or two we’ve seen more players join us from Killmore, Elphin, Frenchpark and Boyle. If you would like your child to be part of a great team, be active and tough and learn how to play rugby, please call or text Aidan on 086 3867960 or you can email: [email protected]. For loads more info. please check out: www.carrickrugbyclub.ie/1 or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.
New Training Grounds
Training for each section in the club is at our new grounds at Keenaghan, Castlecara Road, Carrick on Shannon. For directions, please see; http://www.carrickrugbyclub.