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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.

Connacht Rugby Minis Summer Camp & Youths Excellence Camp 2017

June 7, 2017 in Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

Carrick RFC will be hosting two great Connacht Rugby Summer Camps in Carrick on Shannon RFC from 10th to 14th of July 2017.

Minis Summer Camp

For boys and girls aged 6 years to 12 years, click here; http://community.connachtrugby.ie/summer-camps/

Cost is €80 and includes a Connacht Rugby Summer Camp Pack that includes an official Summer Camp jersey, a Connacht Rugby rucksack, a rugby ball, and one free junior ticket to a selected Connacht Rugby match next season.

Youths Connacht Rugby Excellence Camps

For boys and girls aged 13 years to 17 years, click here; http://community.connachtrugby.ie/excellence-camps/

The cost for this camp is €95 and includes a quality Connacht Excellence Camp jersey and a Connacht Junior Ticket to a selected game.

Booking early is advisable and must be done on-line.

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.

Club Notes W/E 26/3/17

March 27, 2017 in Minis, News, Youths by admin  |  No Comments

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

 U8’s and 9’s Connacht blitz

A combined U8 and U9 squad travelled to Castlebar last Saturday to take on Connacht’s finest in their Connacht Blitz. The determination displayed by the U8’s playing up a level for the first time left most spectators mesmerised.

First up was a strong Barna Team but the combined Carrick team with a belief in their ability and training battled to a fine victory.

Next up was a big strong Gort side, in an ill tempered affair marred by foul play and questionable refereeing  Carrick was narrowly defeated.

Finally, Carrick played Monieva in a sparkling fast moving game played in the best spirit of the game where both sides played attractive open rugby, Carrick prevailing with a last minute try to seal victory.

The coaching staff would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and players for their commitment throughout the year. We would also like to remind the under 8s that they have a special blitz next week in Mullingar.

U10’s Connacht Blitz

Carrick U10s had a great day at the Connacht blitz in Ballina. They took part in four tough games beating Loughrea and Castlebar, drawing with Ballina and losing to Gort. Great effort from all the players, they have really improved over the season and all their hard work showed on the day.

 

Carrick Youths

U16 Cup v Castlebar

Carrick U16s travelled to Castlebar for the first round of the Connaught plate on Saturday last.

The match was evenly contested at 3 points apiece when Castlebar took full advantage following an injury to Alan Crowe scoring a try just before half time.

Midway through the second half Castlebar went over for a further two tries leaving the score 20-3. However Carrick rallied with two tries from James Maguire, one following a quick tap penalty from Paul Woods and the other from a line out catch where on landing, Castlebar decided not to commit to the maul so Maguire turned on a sixpence and waltzed through untouched for a fine individual try.

It was now 20-15 with 5 minutes to go and Carrick with nothing to lose laid siege to the Castlebar line. After continued infringements the referee warned the home team that if they were to infringe again he would award a penalty try but time was not on Carrick’s side and soon after the final whistle went.

Carrick: Sean Lenehan, Conor Hawksby, Tom McKeon, Matthew Earley (c), Liam Phelan, Paul Woods, Alan Crowe, James Og Maguire, Turlough Moore, Roarke Toal, Cathal Gormley, Adam O’Connor, James Maguire, Ethan Beirne, Robin Weaver and Liam Taylor.

Congratulations to Abbey College Boyle

Carrick on Shannon RFC would like to congratulate Abbey College Boyle on winning the Connacht Junior Emerging Cup last Wednesday defeating St. Joseph’s of Foxford by 24 – 18. 

A special congratulations to all the Carrick youths players involved in the squad, to Team Manager – Aengus Martin (Carrick RFC mini’s coach), team coach Colm McWeeney (CCRO Carrick RFC and Connacht).

Fundraiser in aid of the Rebecca Hollidge medical fund

Rebecca has a medical condition that requires her to travel abroad regularly to  receive medical treatment. The costs associated with this treatment is significant and on Friday night March 31st the Hollidge family will host an Auction night in The Bush Hotel to raise funds to help pay for the treatment Rebecca requires. 

Rebecca’s parents Peter and Yvonne are well known within the Carrick rugby community where Peter has coached and refereed for many years at mini’s and youths levels. 

Club members past and present are asked to come along on the night and show their support Peter and his family for this very worthy cause.

Tickets available on the door on the night.

 

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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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