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IRFU Spirit of Rugby Award for Carrick on Shannon Rugby Club

February 14, 2018 in Mens, Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 10/2/2018
Ireland vs Italy
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

September 2017, the IRFU launched the ‘Spirit of Rugby’ initiative which aims to support players, coaches, volunteers and parents. It’s primary purpose is to educate those within the game about their rights and responsibilities both on and off the field. The aim of the Spirit programme is to embody and promote the core values of the game – Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity, Fun and Excellence. Safeguarding of minis and youth players is also a TOP priority, ensuring that players develop to the best of their ability in a safe and fun rugby environment.

Carrick on Shannon RFC were honoured to receive the first ever ‘Spirit of Rugby Award’ in recognition of their outstanding work in Safeguarding. Club President, Peter Layden and Club Welfare Officer, Maeve Lenehan were invited to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday 10th February where Maeve received the award from Philip Orr, IRFU President, at a pre-match lunch. Afterwards, they watched the Ireland vs Italy game from the comfort of the Presidents Box.

Well done to Maeve and all at Carrick on Shannon RFC for the great work carried out in the area of Child Welfare.

AGM

May 15, 2017 in Mens, Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

The Carrick on Shannon RFC AGM will take place in the Bush Hotel on the 19th May at 8pm. All club members are cordially invited.

Carrick RFC Club Notes – 13/12/2016

December 13, 2016 in Mens, Minis, News by CarrickRFCMinis  |  No Comments

 

Your Club, Your Country Draw – Thank You

A big thank you to all the parents, family and friends of all our Mini, Youths, Senior Ladies and Mens’ teams, and all our Clubs’ supporters, WORLDWIDE for their fantastic support to our ‘Your Club, Your Country’, draw.  In every way this club is YOUR club and thanks to YOUR generosity, Carrick RFC raised over a whopping €5,000.  Once again, on behalf of every player, every supporter present and in years to come, thanks for YOUR support.  Best of luck to ALL our entrants in the 10 draws for some fantastic prizes!

 

 

Minis Home Blitz v Claremorris on 10/12/2016

Another big thank you to all the parents, and especially our Under 11 parents and Coaches, for coordinating this Home Blitz v Claremorris.  Claremorris came with good numbers and it was a fantastic morning of Mini Rugby for all the teams.  Carrick was well able to hold their own and every child seemed to enjoy themselves, especially after the well-earned, customary hot dogs!  The spread back at the IWCA Center was a credit to the support of our parents and a big thank you from all the Mini Coaches and parents for helping out.

Training continues for one more week before we break up for Christmas.  Our next home blitz will be in the New Year and our Under 10 Coaches and parents will be coordinating this.

 

CRFC Tesco Bag pack – 22/12/16

Aoife Kelly our; Under 11 Coach, Club Secretary and Senior Ladies player is looking for assistance from any Mini or Youth parent with our bag packing fundraiser in Tesco’s on Thursday, 22nd of December 2016.  We know this will be a busy week for all parents and players but one hour of your time will seriously help support the club to provide the facilities Carrick RFC needs to provide.  If you have a spare hour or two, please contact Aoife on 087 4101155, thanks.

Club News W/E 6 March including section match reports

March 7, 2016 in Mens, Minis, News by admin  |  No Comments

Carrick Seniors go top following nail biting finish

by Samantha Weaver

In a nail-biting home fixture this weekend Carrick RFC took on Portumna in the penultimate match of the league.  After two consecutive wins against Tuam and Corinthians, the County Galway club had managed to nudge Carrick from their position at the top of the table into second place and so were on a one point advantage heading into this weekend’s match, with 24 points on the table to Carrick’s 23 points. image

With everything to play for, Carrick were in full flow, showing absolute and unswerving dedication to their league campaign.  Despite conceding an early try after a Portumna line-out on the 5 metre line, Carrick soon took back the lead with two successive penalty kicks taken by Eddie Weaver at out-half.

A 6-5 lead gave Carrick the edge, and the home side continued to dominate play, blitzing their opponents with pace and accuracy in attack, keeping Portumna in their own half and giving them no opportunity to break through.  However, there was to be no hiding behind narrow margins for Carrick, and a penalty for Portumna helped them to find their way back into the game, bringing the score to 6-8 with only ten minutes of play left on the clock.

Carrick kept their heads in spite of the pressure, and the front row experience coupled with some sterling work by the backs enabled them to put their opponents under serious pressure, resulting in a last minute penalty being awarded to Carrick.

There was silence as Weaver prepared to take the kick which would determine the final score, and players and spectators alike held their breath as the ball hit the posts and then slipped over, giving Carrick the three points needed to take the match.

The 9-8 win sees Carrick regain their position at the top of the league table on 27 points, and with only one more fixture to play.  Carrick will travel to Dangan in two weeks’ time to take on NUIG in the final match before the play-offs.

View match photos here
 

Carrick U10’s win their group in Connacht Blitz

by Martin Nee

 Carrick-on-Shannon RFC U 10’s travelled to Ballina on Saturday March 5th to take part in the Connacht U10 blitz. Carrick were selected to play in the “Scotland” group with opposition being provided by Gort, Ballinasloe, Portumna and Castlebar (Later withdrew).

First up was Gort who were quickly out of the blocks scoring a try before Carrick had settled into the game. This incidentally was the only try Carrick was to concede in the entire competition. The Carrick players stung by this try started to put phases together and were quickly rewarded with a try of their own. As the Carrick subs rolled on and off Carrick dominated, running out winners by a score of 6 – 1. U10 Connacht Blitz

Next up was Ballinasloe, who despite some strong defending were unable to cope with the repeated attacks by Carrick before eventually going down 5 – 0.

After the break Carrick took on the Portumna who started more lively with some snipping runs, however this time Carrick’s defence held up without conceding a try.

As the game rolled on Carrick wore down the opposition running in 7 tries without reply.

On the day the entire U10 squad displayed all that is good about underage rugby with fine displays of tackling, rucking and carrying much to the delight of their proud parents who made the long journey west. The availability of such a large number of players on the day, all of whom get to play by use of the rolling sub policy lead to a enjoyable and successful day.

Playing for Carrick was. D. O’Connell, C. Burke, A. Devine, M O’Boyle, S. Mooney, D. Houston, C. Aldridge, L. Aldridge, F. Curley, L. Dunne, C. Bracken, G. Maree/Connaughton, K Gannon, M. Gannon. F. Cullen

Carrick U14’s loose to Ballina in Cup

by Brian Kelly

Carrick U14s travelled to Ballina for the first round of the Connacht Cup on Sunday last. Both teams succumbed to the terrible underfoot conditions on a Ballina pitch which has seen too much rain and winter hardship over the past few months. Flowing rugby this was not, but the stronger Ballina side cranked out their win in business-like fashion.

Carrick’s injury list forced positional changes in the starting 15, withU14 v Ballina Adam Langan and Eoin McLoughlin joining the pack for the first time, winger Paul Lenehan pulled into second centre & utility back Rory Kelly playing a half on each wing.  Despite spotting their hosts 10 early points, Carrick dug deep and made it an evenly matched encounter despite the unbalanced final score.

There were several stand-out performances amongst the
110% effort put in by the 18 players who togged out.  Ashley Maziya ran riot around the Ballina forwards as did prop Josh Young  who barrelled over for Carrick’s only try.  Fullback Adrian Shortt converted.

Under 14s rugby continues on Sunday morning at 10:30AM, with an open invitation to new players – particularly those playing at school – to try it out before the end of the season.

Carrick Ladies

Carrick ladies team continue to develop their squad and prepare for upcoming challenge matches.  Training takes place each Thursday night at 7.30PM in Castlecarra.

New members are always welcome to come along and try it out. For further details contact Michelle on 087 1337212

Carrick RFC News and Fixtures updates

U11 Mini’s play in Connacht Blitz in Buccaneer’s on Saturday March 12th

What better way to spend a Sunday morning / afternoon than supporting your local Carrick RFC Senior and Youths teams. All home matches take place at Carrick RFC pitch in Castlecarra and entry is free of charge.

Keep up to date on all news and fixtures by visiting CRFC website – www.carrickrugbyclub.ie , or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter or Ultimate Rugby app

Connacht J2 Match Report: Carrick RFC continue league campaign

January 18, 2016 in Mens, News by admin  |  No Comments

By S. Weaver

A draw against Ballina last weekend means Carrick RFC hold on to their position at the top of the league table. The Carrick team travelled to Ballina for the away fixture and despite a raft of injuries during the first half of play against a strong and youthful Mayo side, Carrick came away with a 3-3 draw.

Poor weather conditions at Heffernan Park

Poor weather conditions at Heffernan Park

Near-zero temperatures combined with driving rain and a muddy pitch made the fixture one of the more difficult ones Carrick have encountered so far this season, but in spite of the weather Carrick ended the first half of play with a 3-0 lead.

With strong forward units on both teams, the second half was memorable for Carrick’s continuing endeavour in savagely difficult conditions. Carrick had to work hard to keep Ballina from crossing the line, but the strong capability of Carrick’s defence helped them to maintain their lead well into the second half.

The experience and leadership of Carrick’s front row was much in evidence throughout the match but a late penalty for Ballina gave them a chance to find their way back into the game, resulting in a final score of 3-3.

View Ballina v Carrick photo gallery here
 

Carrick RFC Club Notes – January 17th 2016

January 18, 2016 in Mens, Minis, News by admin  |  No Comments

CARRICK RFC CONTINUE LEAGUE CAMPAIGN ( S. Weaver)

A draw against Ballina last weekend means Carrick RFC hold on to their position at the top of the league table. The Carrick team travelled to Ballina for the away fixture and despite a raft of injuries during the first half of play against a strong and youthful Mayo side, Carrick came away with a 3-3 draw.

Poor weather conditions at Heffernan Park

Poor weather conditions at Heffernan Park

Near-zero temperatures combined with driving rain and a muddy pitch made the fixture one of the more difficult ones Carrick have encountered so far this season, but in spite of the weather Carrick ended the first half of play with a 3-0 lead.

With strong forward units on both teams, the second half was memorable for Carrick’s continuing endeavour in savagely difficult conditions. Carrick had to work hard to keep Ballina from crossing the line, but the strong capability of Carrick’s defence helped them to maintain their lead well into the second half.

The experience and leadership of Carrick’s front row was much in evidence throughout the match but a late penalty for Ballina gave them a chance to find their way back into the game, resulting in a final score of 3-3.

 
View Ballina v Carrick photo gallery here
 

U15 secure points against Ballyhaunis RFC ( S. King)

Carrick u-15s played what was only their second league game at a stage when they normally would be looking at their final run in. Inclement weather finds them with a back log of games to be played and Ballyhaunis was worthy opposition in Sunday’s game where conditions were difficult. Carrick conceded an early try and were scrambling to keep their line in tact but they settled down and brought shape to their game and came back to score a try of their own, but yet again Ballyhaunis snuck in with another try to shake Carrick’s nerve. Just on the stroke of half time Carrick put a barrage of pressure on their opponents resulting in them conceding several penalties which led to a penalty try for Carrick and also saw a yellow card for Ballyhaunis .

The second half saw Carrick come in to their own more and more ,now shedding the cobwebs of the long break and saw them adding two more tries but they did let their opponents cross their line one more time but held out for what was a hard fought win. Credit must go to the whole squad who put in a big shift to grind out a great result. There will be a string of games to follow now and with more squad members to return we hope to keep the good work going.
Squad:1 James óg Mc Guire.2 Turlough Moore.3 Liam Phealen.4 David O Connell.5 Kevin Brady.6 Liam Taylor.7James Mc Guire.8 Robin Weaver.9 Alan Crowe.10 Jack Aldridge.11 Francis Mc Govern.12 Matthew Earley.13Ruairi King.14 Sean Lenahen.15 Danny Smyth. Replacements’. 16 Roarke Toal.17 Brian King.18 Cathal Gormley.
Referee Nav Logan (Connacht branch)

Carrick Senior Ladies ( M. Clerkin)

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Carrick Women’s team with the Enniskillen Women

Carrick Women’s’ Team kicked off the new year with an exciting away challenge game against Enniskillen RFC. This was the first time the team have played a competitive match since the return of ladies rugby as a single entity within the club. Well done to all players, experienced and new comers as well as the management team.
Training continues each Monday at the sports complex, Carrick on Shannon at 8pm. Carrick women’s team are always recruiting, if interested please contact Michelle on 0871337212 and see our Facebook page.

Carrick Minis Blitz ( A. Lenehan)

Carrick Mini host Cregg’s RFC on Saturday January 23rd for the first home blitz of the season. Parents of U11 players are requested to assist Cathal and Trevor in organising and running the Blitz.

Carrick RFC News and Fixtures updates

What better way to spend a Sunday morning / afternoon than supporting your local Carrick RFC Senior and Youths teams. All home matches take place at Carrick RFC pitch in Castlecarra and entry is free of charge.
Keep up to date on all news and fixtures by visiting CRFC website – www.carrickrugbyclub.ie , or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.http://www.carrickrugbyclub.ie/

Club Notes – Carrick Minis travel to Cavan RFC Minis Blitz and match report from Carrick’s win over Enniskillen RFC

January 11, 2016 in Mens, Minis, News by admin  |  No Comments

Carrick Minis travel to Cavan RFC Minis Blitz 

by A. Lenehan

Last Saturday, Carrick Minis travelled to Cavan for their first venture of 2016.  After having not played or trained for 3 weeks, there was a respectable turnout of players for their first blitz in a while.  With the Cavan pitch rested over the Christmas, the pitch was in good condition considering the amount of rainfall nationally.  The players met in Cavan’s clubhouse and divided into their respective squads.  With Cavan having larger numbers of players, some squads were made up from Carrick and Cavan players.  Other Carrick squads were able to manage with their numbers and continued with their games.

The journey to Cavan was worth it and Carrick Minis had a great morning of rugby.  As usual, there were great displays of skill and courage from both teams and there was plenty of moral support from the side lines.  With the season getting busy with home and away blitzes, ahead of the Connacht Blitzes in March, our players will develop their rugby with every training session and game they play.  Thank you to all those players and parents who braved the elements and travelled to Cavan to support their team mates and Club.  Each team needs every player to play their part in order to compete and win.

Training continues as usual next Saturday for our next Blitz at home with Cregg’s on Saturday 23/01/2016.

Convincing win for Seniors against Enniskillen RFC

by S. Weaver

Carrick RFC seniors travelled to Enniskillen at the weekend for a mid-season friendly against Enniskillen RFC.  With some important league fixtures facing the club over the next few weeks, the 24-5 result helped to maintain the momentum that has been building within the senior team since the start of the season.

The Enniskillen side defended their line well into the first half, and twenty minutes of play passed before Carrick were in a position to break through to score the first try of the match, with flanker Dermot Foley breaching the Northerners’ defence and racing away to touch down.

This was soon followed by a second try from Adrian McKeon, with a successful conversion bringing the score line to 12-0 in Carrick’s favour.  Carrick’s third try came once again from Foley, meaning that Carrick ended the first half of play with a 17-0 lead.

Enniskillen came back fighting after the break to take their first try of the match, taking the score to 17-5 after they failed to make the conversion.  Not content to let the match end on this note, Carrick added further pressure in the Enniskillen half before Dermot Foley broke through the defence once again and crossed the line to complete his hat-trick. The conversion brought the final score to 24-5.

Carrick will continue their league campaign with an away match in Ballina at the weekend.

Carrick RFC News and Fixtures updates

What better way to spend a Sunday morning / afternoon than supporting your local Carrick RFC Senior and Youths teams. All home matches take place at Carrick RFC pitch in Castlecarra and entry is free of charge.

Keep up to date on all news and fixtures by visiting CRFC website – www.carrickrugbyclub.ie , or follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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