Notes W/E 17/02/19
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Firsts: AIL v Dublin University – Thomond Park – 23/02/19 – 2.30pm
Ladies: Munster Div 1 Cup v Tralee – Coonagh – 24/02/19 – 5.00pm
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Another busy weekend saw a mixed bag of results across our senior fixtures. Our firsts had a tough day in the in the Aviva last Saturday as Lansdowne came away with a bonus point win. It was a similar fate for our ladies who lost out to Cooke after a final minute try sealed the victory for the visitors. Our 20s came out of Mahon with a good win over Cork Constitution, while our thirds match v Presentation was called off to be refixed.
This weekend sees us back at home as we welcome Dublin University to Thomond Park. The match kicks off at 2.30pm and we will be hosting our usual pre-match meal. Please book your spot with Kevin ASAP as places are filling up. The only other Senior fixture this weekend sees our Ladies in action v Tralee in the Munster Division 1 Cup.
Our U14s teams have amalgamated and will be playing their first competitive fixture this Friday night v Ballina/Killaloe – all support is welcome. Also our u12s will be running a tour fundraising table quiz in O’Driscolls on Friday night at 8.30pm. €40 per table of 4 with plenty of spot prizes on offer.
Well done to Craig Casey and Jake Flannery who have been selected to start in this weekend’s Irish U20 match v Italy.
AIl Round 12: Shannon 15 Lansdowne 43
It was a tough outing for our Senior Firsts in the Aviva last weekend as we saw Lansdowne emerge from the encounter with a bonus point. Shannon put in a fantastic performance in the first half seeing Jamie McGarry bag a great try and Fionn McGibney land a penalty. All was level as we went in 8-8 at half time.
The second half saw Lansdowne capitalise on Shannon’s errors as they bagged the bonus point. Shannon’s defence held tough for phases on end, while Lansdowne were held up twice going over the line. Both sides were awarded a penalty try apiece however it was Lansdowne’s day as they turned opportunities into scores.
The result means we are in 7th place on the table heading into this weekend’s game v 5th place Dublin University. All support is most welcome, it promises to be a great game.
Donal Walsh: Shannon 19
Cork Constitution 05
Our u20s report this week is brought to you by Former Clubman of the Year – Evan Sargent:
Our U20s visited Cork Constitution this past Saturday in the next round of the Donal Walsh series. Our lads were eager to get back out there after a narrow loss to Garryowen in the previous round. This was evident after the first few moments, as we had the Con defence under pressure. After going through the phases, a spilled ball saw Con gather and break 80 yards up the field where they strung a few phases of their own – leading to an unconverted try in the corner. The score read 5-0 against the run of play. The Shannon lads didn’t drop the heads as we went straight back on the attack. This time there was no mistake as after a few phases Ben Daly ducked and dodged his way over the line for a try which he also converted himself. Shannon then made a big return from the kick off and again went through phases. This saw Tom Aherne power over in the corner for a converted try to leave the score 14-5 at the break.
The second half was a bruising affair with both teams refusing to give in. The two teams left it all out in there in a serious battle upfront where the only try came early. Odhran Ring bundled over from close range after Shannon went through the phases again. The remainder of the game saw both teams attack with no avail thanks to water tight defence. Shannon will be disappointed not to come away with a bonus point but will look forward to the next game which sees us down on the banks of the River Lee again, when we face UCC in the Mardyke on the 2nd of February in what is a must win game for both sides.
AIL Shield: Shannon 6 Cooke 7
It was heartbreak for our Ladies as they bowed out of the AIL shield in Coonagh last Sunday. The Ladies welcomed Cooke for what proved to be a tough encounter and a fantastic display from both sides. Two early Valerie Power penalties saw the Ladies go in 6-0 up at half time. However the Ladies didn’t use their possession to get points on the board. As the clock wore down, Cooke held possession and worked the ball down the pitch to bag a final minute try which was converted allowing them to advance to the final.
An unfortunate result for what was a great match, our Ladies are in Cup action this weekend as they welcome Tralee to Coonagh at 1pm.
Our U12’s had a trip to Dublin on Saturday to play Lansdowne and Coolmine before taking in the senior game and of course had the customary stop off in Supermacs on the way home.
Both the Blue & Black U11’s teams were at home to Garryowen on Sunday, both had great outings!
Our U13s welcomed Young Munster to Coonagh while our U15s took on Bruff on the well field.
Our U16s girls were in action against Ennis while the U14s girls took on Kilaloe.
Come along to Flannery’s on Thursday 28th February to see Marcus Horan and hear about his recent excursion to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust. Author and Journalist Alan English will be MC on the night. Marcus will also be joined by Earths Edge as they launch their campaign to find 64 adventurers who will take on the climb in 2020. Proceeds go towards the IRFU Charitable Trust. Entry is €5 and you get a free Pint of Heineken or Heineken 0.0 and all proceeds go to the IRFU Charitable Trust. Find more info here
Underage Easter Rugby Camp
Registration is available each Sunday in the Cabin in Coonagh from 10am!!
We are delighted to announce that we will be running an Easter Rugby Camp this year. The camp will run from April 15th-18th and will be open to boys and girls aged 4-14. The camp will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day and is being run by our Senior panel. Keep an eye out for some special guests too.If our Summer Camp is anything to go by – this is sure to be a great event!! It is priced at €50 per child and only €30 for additional children. f you would like to book a spot contact Tony Cusack at 085-7616626 or firstname.lastname@example.org – places have already started to fill up!
Champ or Chimp 2019
We are delighted to launch the Champ or Chimp event for another year. The competition has quickly become a club favourite in our fundraising calendar so we are really excited to share this years competition with you. Our Champ or Chimp committee have made a few exciting tweaks to the competition and are already accepting entries. You can get your form from any committee member (both executive and Champ or Chimp) As always we are open to sharing the venture with other clubs across all sports and have already got clubs on board. If you would like any more information on this please contact Pat Downey on this number: 087-6709225
See below for a copy of the form and remember if you aren’t in you cant win! We are already looking forward to seeing how your predictions pan out!
SRFC Weekly Lotto
For the 14th of February, the numbers drawn were; 02, 25, 28, 29 and consolation prizes of €50 went to:
Lee Nicholas c/o Joe Cleary
Declan O’Connor c/o Club
Tom Beary c/o Johnny Fortune
Next week’s draw is for €2,900 and will be held in The Country Club on the 21st of February 2019.