Connacht League J1B – Carrick 9 Dunmore 12

Carrick came away from their trip to Galway with a bonus point but little else last Sunday.  It was a tense affair which was ultimately decided by a last minute penalty with Carrick also rueing a disallowed try.


Connacht u17 League Division 2 – Carrick 5 Ballinrobe 5

1It was honours even in Mohill last Sunday as the spoils were shared in a hectic game of trench warfare.  Though the home side halted their losing streak it was not the result they were looking for as Carricks defeat two weeks ago in Mayo remained unavenged.

Ballinrobes started the stronger and a certain try was held up early on.  Carrick however with the momentum of their much improved performance last week were in no mood to back down.  Though held in their own half they kept their tryline intact.

The roles were reversed in the second half with the home side applying most of the pressure.  With both teams in no mood to compromise this became a difficult match to referee with the difficult playing conditions.  With their first meaningful back line move Carrick finally got their noses in front with ten minutes to go.  To their credit the Mayomen replied immediately.  Both conversions missed.

Our search for a quarter final place remains alive,  however from not securing full points this weekend our fate may not be in our hands any more.
PHOTO 1 – Both packs work up a good head of steam.
PHOTO 2 – Carrick foil a Ballinrobe attack
PHOTO 3 – Thomas Duignan (25) awaits the outcome of his feed into the scrum.


Thank You
Many thanks again to John Nally for his photos on Sunday


Given the current difficult weather conditions please await texts for training times and locations this week.


u17 – v Castlebar – Sunday 20th December
u15 – v Westport – Saturday 19th December

Locations and kick off times to be decided.

Minis – Blitz (u7 to u12) in Athlone on Saturday 19 December. Details will be confirmed by text. We will then break for Christmas and return to training on 9th January 2010.

Please contact the numbers below to confirm  fixtures this week.


As always new players, coaches and supporters welcome.

Email – [email protected]

Sean MacEoin – 0868265379
Niall Hanrahan – 0869683184

Aine Spellman – 0872544388

Gary Molloy (Minis) – 0872381938
Peter Hollidge (Youths) – 0877457096


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