New – Calendar of Events

For the benefit of all our players, supporters and parents, Carrick on Shannon RFC now has an up-to-date, interactive Calendar for each section/team within the club.  This calendar lists all the League games, friendly matches and Mini Blitzes, both home and away and for every section within the club.  This is an excellent tool for everybody, both in and outside of the club to use. Please check out: www.carrickrugbyclub.ie/1/Calendar/ for more info.

Senior Men’s team

Unfortunately last Sunday’s Connacht J2 League game against Ballinasloe was cancelled.  The next senior men’s J2 League game will be at home against Gort RFC on 07/12/2014.  KO at 2:30pm.  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.

Canterbury Warriors Women’s Team

Warriors Storm over Navan to a glorious victory of 30 v’s 8!

The Canterbury Warriors played away to the very powerful Navan side.

The Warriors won the toss and opted to receive the ball in the first half. Conditions were perfect and they allowed for a super game of rugby. The ball went out over the line from the first kick off which brought play up to the Warriors side, however the lineout by the Warriors was exceptional and the ball was kicked up the pitch and just stopped before the backs made the try line. Some handling issues by the Navan side meant that the Warriors were awarded a penalty and the team decided to go for posts, Carol Manning stood up to take the kick which she sent sailing over the bar. The backs were hungry for the ball and it wasn’t long before they got good clean ball allowing the first of three tries for “Girl of the Match” Claire McDermott, Carol Manning proceeded to convert this try. The forwards worked tirelessly throughout the game picking and going and dragging in the strong Navan defensive line, however once again some handling issues by the Navan side meant that the Warriors were awarded another penalty. Carol Manning once again walked confidently up to the mark to kick for posts sending the ball accurately over the bar. The first half ended 18 – 0 and left the Warriors in a good position for the second half.

The second half got off to a flying start again for the Warriors making some great breaks by running some clever set plays that Head Coach Damian Curley has perfected with the girls. The Navan side were award a penalty where they opted to go for posts, putting their first score on the score board for Navan making the score 18 – 3. The Warrior girls had one thing in mind and that was to get their bonus try which would give them and extra point on the table. The Warriors made hard work of the next try before getting the ball out to Linda Corcoran on the wing who out ran tiring Navan legs. The Warriors were unfortunate when they failed to clear a ball close to their line, a penalty was awarded to the home side for not releasing, a quick take for the Navan side ensured that the Navan girls made great ground and powered over the line. Shortly afterwards Claire ran in her third try and Carol once again converted this try, making for the final score of 30 v’s 8.

The Warriors were delighted with their win as they were missing some key players and as it was a real team performance. The Warriors take on Clondalkin next Sunday in Clondalkin and they are hoping to continue their winning ways!!

Team: Clíodhna O’Donnell (Capt.), Claire McDermott, Linda Corcoran, Miriam Gonzalo, Amanda Lennon,  Sinead Kenny, Carol Manning, Maeve McKeon, Catriona Kielty, Stacey Donohue, Emma Mulvey, Aoife Kelly, Maire Hanley, Miread Coy, Leanne Early/ Lisa O’Donnell (rotating subs). Coach: Damian Curley.

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.

CRFC Youths

Carrick under 16s played a previously postponed game at home on Sunday last against Claremorris Under 16s.  Although Carrick Under 16s didn’t win, they put up a valiant challenge to their rivals.  Full match report to follow.

CRFC Under 14s – Match Report.

Carrick U-14s headed to Loughrea to take on the joint league leaders, Sunday last.  The day and conditions were perfect for rugby.  This was a tough encounter from start to finish.  Loughrea were a big strong physical side with talent spread throughout the team, so it meant for a busy day in the office for the Carrick lads who rolled up their sleeves and took on the challenge and gave as good as they got. 

This was an open rugged game that had everything, turnovers, breakaways, last ditch defence and attacks galore.  Loughrea pressed hard for the first half but great defence from Carrick kept them at bay.  Loughrea did cross the line and added the conversion later in the half, that proving the only score of the half.  Carrick responded with a score just two minutes into second half, a try scored by Diarmuid Kelleher who converted his own efforts.  This was no less than Carrick deserved as they were working hard in all areas of the field.  As Carrick were getting back on par they got caught by a break that saw Loughrea score in the corner, they failed to add the conversion. 

For the rest of the game Carrick threw everything at Loughrea and came up short with Lady Luck deserting us on the day with a couple of decisions and knock-ons and last ditch defence from Loughrea denying us glory on the day.  Lots was learned from this hard defeat and will make this team stronger for future challenges.  Again, there was huge commitment and effort shown from every member of the panel, whilst disappointment was the order of the day, this great bunch will bounce back, of that there is no doubt.

A big thank you to all that travelled on the day, your support was greatly appreciated.  Next up is Monivea at home in two weeks.

Team .1 James Óg Maguire. 2 Turlough Moore. 3 Ashley Maziya. 4 Kevin Brady. 5 David o Connell (Capt) 6 Liam Taylor. 7 Brian King. 8 James McGuire .9 Adam Reynolds.10 Diarmuid Kelleher. 11 Alan Crowe. 12 Tom mc Keon. 13 Sean Lenehan. 14 Paul Woods. 15 Danny Smith. Replacements.16 Cathal Gormley. 17 Eoin Toolan. 18 Liam Phealen. 19 Ruairi King. 20 Jack Aldridge. 21 Eoghan Farrell.

Our U13s Youth team had an extended training session last Sunday in preparation for their next away league game against Gort RFC on Saturday 22/11/2014. 

When games aren’t being played, training continues for all CRFC Youths every Sunday at 10:30 am 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].

CRFC Minis

Last Saturday, 29th of November, Carrick RFC Under 11’s and 10’s travelled to the Showgrounds, Galway, to play at the halftime Mini Rugby games, at the Connacht v Scarlett match.  Carrick RFC were honoured to have been invited to play in front of the home crowd at half time. For our short, but marvellous game, we played against Erris RFC from Mayo. Boys and girls on both sides put on a top class display of fast flowing rugby, with excellent team work in rucks and mauls.  The game swung from end to end but ended in a draw at 3 tries each.  A fair result for two equally determined and skilful teams.

On Saturday next, the 6th of December, Longford RFC Minis travel to Keenaghan, Castlecarra Road, Carrick on Shannon to play Carrick Minis for their second home Blitz at their new home grounds.  All Carrick RFC Mini players will be required to be on the pitch at the earlier time of 10am for a 10:30am kick off. 

Carrick Minis Section keeps getting bigger and better each season.  If you would like your child to 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 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.ie/1/find-us for more info.

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