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Club Notes 12/03/2016 – Minis and Youth Match Reports

March 13, 2017 in Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

Carrick Minis (6 yrs to 11yrs – Boys & Girls)

On Saturday last March 11th Carrick Mini’s travelled to Sligo to take on a strong Sligo minis selection. Conditions were ideal for rugby with our hosts utilising the fantastic facilities at IT Sligo. Our thanks to Sligo RFC for a great day of rugby and for the post match refreshments.

Under 9s Report

There was a near full turnout from the under 9s where we met two strong Sligo Teams. With great heart and developing skill set, the team was up for the battle. In a fiery physical contest, the team matched their larger opponents. With their trademark free flowing offloading style and some brilliant line breaks the under 9s showed they were not boys but men.

Under 10s Report

Well done to the Carrick U10s , who won both their games against the Sligo 1st and 2nd teams. Both wins were based on great defending with excellent tackling from all the players, combined with some well worked tries .

U11’s match report

With their Connacht blitz postponed Carrick U11’s travelled to Sligo to take on a Sligo squad that outnumbered them 3 to 1. On the day 8 players travelled, however what they lacked in numbers wasn’t evident in the levels of skill and determination that they showed during the 4 quarter games that they played. Well done to all who played on the day and a special thanks to Sligo’s Jack and Oisín who played with us on the day.

Match report U12

Due to the lack of U12 Carrick players at the blitz in Sligo today we were not able to field a full Carrick U12 team. The 7 players who did turn up had no choice but to train with the Sligo team who were very accommodating , but disappointed we could not field a team to challenge them . On a positive note the Sligo coaches complimented the excellent play by the 7 Carrick players and said they were good enough to play in any team in Connacht.

Connacht blitzes in all age groups will be taking place between now and April 1st for all age groups. Parents and players are asked to make every effort to travel to these blitzes to round off what has been an excellent season for all age groups. 

Carrick Youths

Carrick Prevail in Nine Try Thriller – Carrick (U15s)   25 – 24 Ashbourne (U15s)

Ashbourne Rugby Club, which straddles the Meath – Dublin border, sent their U15s for a two-day tour to Carrick last weekend.  Conditions were perfect for open flowing rugby and both teams obliged the large crowd who had travelled from near and far.

Ashbourne extracted the first points with an early try under the posts to lead 7 – 0 after seven minutes.  This was the catalyst for Carrick to show that the best of Connacht can compete with the best of Leinster any day.  

Standout ball carrying by Ashley Maziya, Adam Langan, & Josh Young drove the Meath men back into their own ’22 and quick ball from the ensuing ruck gave Sean Nee a difficult run to the line.   Game on at 5 – 7 to the visitors.  Number 8 Nee’s second try came from a pre-planned move.  He took the ball from the base of the scrum and exploited a blindside gap and weak tacking to run 40 meters for the try.  10 – 7 to the hosts.  

Playing out of his usual position, Carrick Outhalf Eoghan Matthews controlled the game out of hand or with his boot – more reminiscent of Ronan O’Gara than the converted scrumhalf he is.  His clever kick to the corner late in the first half was fielded by Ashbourne’s winger under fierce pressure from Carrick’s Alan Crowe.  Crowe stripped the ball from his opponent and stepped one metre over the try line for the easiest score of his career. Carrick led 15 – 7 at the break.

Inspired by Captain Killian McAuley, and lineout dominance by Brian King, Carrick started the second half where they left off the first.  But Ashbourne had a different script.  They pinned Carrick into a fierce defensive effort for 20 unrelenting minutes.  Try saving tackles by full back Cian Singleton and ferocious rucking by groundhogs Aaron Aldridge and Ruairi King undoubtedly kept Carrick in the game.  The siege was lifted when quick hands by Rory Kelly released Eddie Coyle inside his own ’22.  Coyle’s sublimely timed pass to his winger left Eoghan Shanley with three defenders and 50 metres separating him from the try line. Easy! 20 – 7 Carrick.

Ashbourne responded tremendously with three unanswered tries to lead 20 – 24 with two minutes remaining.  Pressure on the Connacht men!  A full team effort from Carrick controlled the ball for five phases before Matthews chipped a ball into the corner for winger Senan Harte to chase.  The Ashbourne player who fielded the ball was bundled to the ground by the determined Harte who then scooped up the spilled ball to touch down in the corner at the death.  25 – 24 to Connacht over Leinster in a nine try thriller.

Carrick Rugby would like to acknowledge the on-the-field and off-field sportsmanship of the 16 Ashbourne players.  They are a credit to their coaches, club and community and we look forward to a return game on the east coast next season.  And now it’s on to a tough, but winnable, away fixture at Claremorris in the Connacht Cup.

Carrick team: K. McAuley (Capt.), A. Aldridge, E. Coyle, A. Crowe, S. Harte, R. Kelly, B. King, R. King, A. Langan, E. Matthews, S. Nee, A. Maziya, C. Singleton, E. Shanley, J. Young.

 

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Club Notes – 05/2/2017 – Inc U15 v Ballina and Carrick Minis v Buccs

February 6, 2017 in Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

Carrick Minis (6 yrs to 11yrs – Boys & Girls)

On Saturday, February 4th, Carrick Mini Rugby hosted their final home blitz against Buccaneers RFC. Our thanks to the U8’s and U 9’s coaches who coordinated the blitz and to the parents of the U8’s, U9’s players who supported the event managing the car parks and providing the post blitz food and beverages in the IWCA facilities. 

U8 & U9 Match Report
The combined forces of the U8  & U9 team played a big strong Bucs Team. With courage, commitment and no small degree of skill,  the team sparkled in the morning Sun.  Crisp passing, instinctive line breaks and thunderous tackling lead to a very entertaining match played in the best spirit of the game. Well done to all players and a special thanks to all the parents who assisted in the organization of the blitz. 

U 10’s

Well done to the U10s who had a tough match against a strong Buccaneers side today. The team worked really hard the whole game, and  were unlucky to lose by a narrow margin, scoring a great try with the last play of the game. 

U11’s
There were 11 Carrick Under 11s players who took on 25 Buccaneers over two and a half games at this morning’s home blitz. After an unsettling start in their first game, Carrick came back and put in some great play with excellent rucking, clear outs, tackles and passing. All the teams’ effort came together to cause some lovely tries. We lost one player in the last quarter of the last game to injury and for a short period our players’ heads dropped. Overall it was a promising morning with great potential for the future of our Under 11s for the rest of the season. Well done to all our players and supporters this morning.

U12’s

U12 had a tough encounter today with Buccaneers . However Carrick players never gave up and eventfully scored a well worked team try . Well done to all the players. We are very low on numbers at U12 so I would encourage all players to bring a friend interested in playing Rugby to training.

If your child doesn’t play rugby yet and you would like your child to be part of a great team and club, then join us on Saturday mornings at Carrick RFC at 09:45am.  Our players are all active, tough and disciplined players who hopefully have fun, whilst learning how to play and enjoy a popular, universal sport.  For more information, please call or text Aidan on 086 3867960 or you can email us on minicrfc@hotmail.com.

Carrick Youths

U.15 Connacht ‘A’ League, Ballina V Carrick on Shannon (Away)

Carrick travelled to Ballina last Saturday in the Connacht U15s Division I League. Conditions were perfect for rugby and the opportunity was a perfect one for Carrick to overturn the one point defeat when these teams met in Carrick last October.

Ballina extracted the first points with an early try in the corner but Carrick, inspired by Captain Killian McAuley, responded when first centre Eoin McLoughlin dodged and weaved his way to a try under the posts.  Carrick then camped in the Ballina half of the pitch for most of the next 20 minutes with Prop Josh Young, Winger Rory Kelly, and Lock Sean Nee each pushed back from touching down as they pressed the Ballina try line.

An injury just before half time to Fullback Cian Singleton forced his withdrawal and this in turn stopped the Carrick momentum.  Ballina exploited the opportunity and ran in tries to hold a 17-7 lead at halftime. 

In the second half, Ballina pressed home their advantage and ran in three unanswered tries before Carrick rallied. Though down a man Carrick continue to press Ballina scoring two late tries by Ashley Maziya leaving a final score of 42-17 in favour of the hosts.

This was a great whole team performance by Carrick but special mention goes to Josh Young, Sean Nee and Ruari King in the forwards and Eoghan Shanley, Eoin McLoughlin, and Eoghan Matthews in the backs.

The final League game this season will be away to Westport.  And then it’s on to a tough, but winnable, away fixture at Claremorris in the Connacht Cup.

Carrick: Cian Singleton, Eoghan Shanley, Ashley Maziya, Eoin McLoughlin, Rory Kelly, Senan Harte, Jack Hughes, Eoghan Matthews, Ruairi King, Killian McAuley (C), Josh Young, Brian King, Aaron Aldridge, Sean Nee, Con McNabola.

Youths training continues each Sunday morning from 10:30 to 12:30 at Carrick RFC facilities in Castlecarra.

Carrick RFC Youth field teams at U13, U14, U15 and U16. All teams welcome new players at any time of the year so if interested drop by any Sunday morning and have a chat with Donal (Youth’s coordinator) or any CRFC coach.

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Carrick RFC Club Notes – 29/1/2017

January 30, 2017 in Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

Carrick Minis (6 yrs to 11yrs – Boys & Girls)

On Saturday, 28th of January, Carrick Mini Rugby hosted their first 2017 home blitz against Creggs RFC. Our thanks to the U10 coaches Harry, Niall and John who coordinated the blitz and to the parents of the U10 players who supported the event managing the car parks and providing the post blitz food and beverages in the IWCA facilities.

U 8s. The u8’s rugby team took on Creggs on Saturday morning and had a fantastic competition.  The raw talent and youthful enthusiasm in the u8’s is utterly infectious and the energy generated by the Carrick team was well reflected in the lads from Creggs.  Watching the game it is clear from the healthy numbers playing and understanding the game that the future of the game is in good health.  One Creggs lad was quoted as saying “I can’t wait to come back”. A great day and a great bunch of lads.

U9s. Another outstanding performance by the Under 9s who took on a strong Creggs team. While the team started slowly in chilly conditions, they soon spiced things up with a scintillating mix of red hot rucking, tenacious tackling, fluid passing movements and line breaks that would put the All Blacks to the sword. Well done to all.

U10 team played a very strong Creggs team today. After a slow start in the first half Carrick were much improved in the second half. The team put in a great effort to get back into the game, but unfortunately time was against them as they tried to draw level at the end of the game.

U11. The Carrick U11’s turned out in force to take on a determined Creggs team noted for their rucking and mauling ability. Proud parents from both sides were provided with over an hour of entertaining rugby with both teams mixing their play to gain every advantage over their opponents. Well done to all players for an excellent display of skill, passion and above all sportsmanship.
U12 team played against a strong Creggs team today, however a strong Carrick team never gave up and took on Creggs at every encounter. Every member of the squad played well today with a good few outstanding performances. We are very proud of the U12’s display today with every player showing great commitment and improvement. However at U12 level we need the full squad at training to work on our set plays. Well done all!!!!!

Combined Carrick and Creggs U8 squads

If your child doesn’t play rugby yet and you would like your child to be part of a great team and club, then join us on Saturday mornings at Carrick RFC at 09:45am.  Our players are all active, tough and disciplined players who hopefully have fun, whilst learning how to play and enjoy a popular, universal sport.  For more information, please call or text Aidan on 086 3867960 or you can email us on minicrfc@hotmail.com. 

 

Carrick U14

Carrick-on-Shannon U 14’s show true grit in their 29- 17 win over Loughrea. Carrick hosted the Galway side in their penultimate game of the 2016/17 League. Loughrea opened proceedings with an unconverted try which didn’t help Carrick’s confidence who were depleted by a viral infection which left them without 4 of their regular panel.

Carrick replied with a splendid Kyle McCrann try converted by the ever consistent Mark Lenehan. Loughrea replied with their own try but didn’t convert the score. Clearly Loughrea were intent on taking Carrick’s scalp, fielding a big,  physical team. However, Carrick dug deep and showed discipline & character as the game progressed with tries by Oisin Curley, Niall Crowe & Hedd Morgan. Mark Lenehan converted 3 out of 4 and slotted over a penalty. A most enjoyable game which highlighted the true potential of this Carrick side.

U14 League table

Carrick on Shannon U 14 Squad.
Charles McDermott, Rian Moffitt, Josh O’Brien, Cian Connolly, Leon O’Brien, Niall Crowe, Jack Flanagan ,Hedd Morgan, Michael Farrell, Mark Lenehan, Daniel Bosquette, Oisin Curley, Phelim Flynn, Tommy Beirne, Sam Rudden, Kyle McCrann.

 

U15 Connacht ‘A’ League, Carrick-on-Shannon v Claremorris

Carrick U15s entertained the Connacht ‘A’ League Leaders Claremorris at Keenaghan last Saturday.

In one of the best games of rugby seen in Carrick in a long time this match had everything, great runs, crunching tackles between two teams that went out to play open running rugby.

Carrick conceded an early penalty but bounced back with a wonderfully timed intercept try by Ruairi King under the posts.

Claremorris responded and after ten minutes of sustained pressure scored a try and then shortly before half time went over the line again leaving the half time score 17-7. 

Killian McAuley then scored a try for Carrick, converted by Eoin McLoughlin from way out on the right touch line which left the score at 17-14 but they were to rue allowing Claremorris in for another unconverted try which left the score 22-14.

Chasing the match, Carrick’s No. 9 Eoghan Matthews made a wonderful sniping run from a scrum and then grubber kicked the ball for a chase to the line as Claremorris were caught wrong footed. In the ensuing chase Matthews was tackled without the ball conceding a penalty  which McLoughlin converted.

Carrick continued to press but were unable to get over the line one more time and in the end Claremorris won out by a score line of 22-17.

Great credit has to be given to the Carrick team with Sean Nee, Jack Murphy, Adam Langan, Ashley Maziya, Cian Singleton and Josh Young making great runs and tackling like demons. The players man of the match went to Josh Young.

U15 League table

Carrick: Cian Singleton, Eoghan Shanley, Ashley Maziya, Eoin McLoughlin, Rory Kelly, Senan Harte, Jack Hughes, Eoghan Matthews, Ruairi King, Killian McAuley, Josh Young, Jack Murphy, Adam Langan, Brian King, Aaron Aldridge Sean Nee.

 

U16 Connacht Development League, Carrick-on-Shannon v Tuam

Tuam were the visitors to Carrick on Sunday where the home team had to win to keep themselves in contention for a place in the League final.

Wet conditions were the order of the day and Carrick made a slow start to this match but once they focussed on the job in hand the tries started coming. Matthew Earley, led by example, by taking a quick penalty and steaming over the line. Another try soon followed by James Maguire with both tries converted by Paul Woods leaving the half time score 14 – nil.

In the second half, Carrick got four more tries scored by Cathal Gormley (2), Liam Phelan and Liam Taylor with Woods converting three to leave the final score 40 points to nil.

Carrick: Sean Lenehan, Gavan Maguire, Tom McKeon, Matthew Earley, Conor Hawksby, Paul Woods, Alan Crowe, Liam Phelan, Turlough Moore, Cathal Gormley, Kevin Brady, Liam Taylor, James Haughey, Adam O’Connor and James Maguire.

Youths training continues each Sunday morning from 10:30 to 12:30 at Carrick RFC facilities in Castlecarra.

U16 League table

Carrick RFC Youth field teams at U13, U14, U15 and U16. All teams welcome new players at any time of the year so if interested drop by any Sunday morning and have a chat with Donal (Youth’s coordinator) or any CRFC coach.

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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.

PRO12 Trophy visiting Carrick

October 24, 2016 in News by admin  |  No Comments

Would you like a photo with the PRO12 trophy? The trophy will be visiting Carrick on Shannon this Thursday 27th October from 6 to 9pm in The Bush Hotel. Everyone is welcome.

connacht-pro12-trophy

Apply for 6 Nations Tickets – Deadline Friday 14th October

October 11, 2016 in News by admin  |  No Comments

Club members wishing to apply for HOME & AWAY tickets for next year’s RBS 6 Nations can apply using the form below.

Alternatively, applications should be email with to peter@arignafuels.ie with the subject of HOME or AWAY and your ticket preference. A cheque should then be forwarded to:

Peter Layden
2 Clooneigh,
Boyle Road,
Carrick –on- Shannon,
Co. Roscommon

The application deadline is for tickets is THIS FRIDAY the 14th October – we require a deposit of €50 per ticket for AWAY, matches. This deposit will only be refunded if the club is not allocated the tickets by the relevant rugby union.

Successful applicants will be notified by phone so please ensure you include your mobile number.

Preference is given to club members so if you haven’t renewed your subscription you can do so online here http://www.carrickrugbyclub.ie/1/membership

4th Feb 2017

Scotland v Ireland Sat, 14.25 – Murryfield Stadium

11th Feb 2017

Italy v Ireland Sat, 14.25 – Stadio Olimpico

25th Feb 2017

Ireland v France Sat, 16.50 – Aviva Stadium

10th March 2017

Wales v Ireland Fri,  20.02 – Millenium Stadium

18th March 2017

Ireland v England Sat, 17.00 – Aviva Stadium

 

Start Date for CRFC Junior Rugby Section 2016/17

September 16, 2016 in Minis, News by CarrickRFCMinis  |  No Comments

Carrick RFC Minis Section will recommence their season on Saturday the 17th of September 2016 at the earlier time of 9:45am to 11:15am.

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Mini Rugby is played by boys and girls from ages 7 through to 11.  There are different rules for each age group in relation to the amount of physical contact between players. The emphasis at all times is on enjoyment, participation and player safety.

If your child was born on or between 2005 and 2009; (7 to 11 years on 1/1/2017), then join us at our Club grounds at Keenaghan, Castlecaragh Road, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.  We have had boys and girls from Leitrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Longford play with our teams and enjoy learning how to play rugby.

For more information contact Aidan on 086 3867960/minicrfc@hotmail.com

 

Our Youth Section has recommenced already and it’s not too late to join.  The Youth Section train on Sundays from  10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  All existing and new players are welcome to join us.

Youth Rugby is played from ages 13 through to 19. Players learn and develop all the skills, techniques and fitness required for playing the game.  Youth rugby is a great way to gain a comprehensive understanding of Rugby in a friendly team environment.

carrick youths v sligo 22-9-13If you are 12 years and over and 18 years and under on 1/1/2017 (born between 2000 and 2006 ), then come along to our Club grounds at Keenaghan, Castlecaragh Road, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim on Sundays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.   As a growing club, we are always delighted to see new blood join our teams and every effort is made to make sure that new players are always welcome.

For more information contact Donal Woods on 087 2803499.

Looking forward to seeing all our existing players back again and meeting plenty of new ones too!

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