Notes W/E 27/01/19

Upcoming Fixtures:

Firsts: N/A

Seconds: Junior Cup v Old Christians – Rathcooney – 2.00pm

Thirds: N/A

U20s: N/A

Ladies: N/A

Friday Feb 1st
U18 Training in Star Rovers All-weather pitch. 6pm.

Saturday Feb 2nd :
U13 Boys training in Coonagh at 11:00

Sunday Feb 3rd:

U15 v NCW Away 12:30
U14 Blue League Final v YM 11:00 St. Munchins College Senior Pitch.
U14 Blacks training before match in St Munchins
U12 Girls New Pitch 10:00
U12 Boys Training Pitch
U11 Training Pitch 9:30 am (May move to the hill if training pitch is needed at 10)
U10 Blitz Coonagh well field and swamp 10:00
U8 Away Blitz Old Crescent
U9 Training Main Pitch
U6-U7 Main Pitch

It is a quiet weekend ahead this weekend with only one senior team in action. Our Seconds kick off the Junior Cup campaign with an away trip to Old Christians on Sunday at 2pm.

Our underage however will be a hive of activity as usual. Special mention must go to our u14s Blue Team who are through to their second League final in as many years. In a repeat of last year’s final they face Young Munster and if that match was anything to go by this one is sure to be a cracker! Head along to St. Munchins to offer them your support!

We would like to wish Jake Flannery and Craig Casey all the best on their u20s starts tonight v England in Irish Independent Park. The match kicks off at 7.15 and will be broadcast on RTE 2 from 7pm.

AIL Round 11
Shannon 7 Garryowen 28

It wasn’t the result our Firsts were hoping for as Garryowen came away with the spoils of last week’s local derby in Thomond Park. Miserable conditions made handling the ball difficult and Garryowen capitalised on any Shannon errors to get points on the board. Garryowen bagged the bonus while we had to settle for a late Ronan Coffey try and Ben Daly conversion. It was fantastic to see Ronan back after injury and all eyes now turn to the next fixture away to Lansdowne on the 16th of February. We will be running a supporter’s bus to the match so keep that in mind over the break!

The result sees us move down a spot on the table to 5th. Find the updated table below.

Gleeson League
Shannon 22 Old Crescent 15

Another week and another win for our Thirds who played Old Crescent in Crescent Comp last Saturday. As the rain battered down, Shannon got down to business and came away from the match with a three try haul. In an entertaining game, Crescent kept the pressure on until the very end but Shannon held tough and came away eventual winners. Tries came from Paul Curtis, Ben Sargent and Dara O’Doherty with Ben adding the rest of the points by way of conversions and a penalty. Our Thirds have a welcome weekend off this week and will be happy to hold their position on top of the table.

Donal Walsh
Shannon 34 Garryowen 38 

It was heartbreak for our u20s who put on arguably the best performance of the weekend in Garryowen last Saturday. Down to 13 men for the second half due to injury, Shannon put on a fantastic display. They were 22-5 up just coming up to half time but Garryowen were awarded a penalty try at the close of the first half to narrow the gap to 22-12. Having lost players in the second half, Shannon kept the pressure on and went 27-19 ahead but as time wore on Garryowen took their scores well to come away eventual winners despite a late effort from Glean Clancy who scored in the corner. All in all it was a great match and a fantastic display of the talent our u20s panel possess. Shannon scores came from Thomas Ahern x 2, Jack O’Mahoney, Sean Elland and Glen Clancy. Alan Kiely provided the rest of the scores.

Underage Roundup

Our Underage produced some brilliant results last weekend!

Shannon U11’s both Black & Blue teams were on the road to Thomond and Abbeyfeale. They both recorded 3 wins from 3. Ken Costelloe led a fine rendition of “There is an Isle”.

Shannon U13s also had a big win at the weekend as they took on Scariff in Coonagh.

Well done to Shannon U15s who had a big win v Garryowen while our U18s had a hard fought draw with Cashel/Fethard 22-22.

Kelvin Brown Irish University Selection

Congratulations to Kelvin Brown on being named in the Irish University side to play the Scottish Students side on Sunday 10th February in Belfast. It will be Kelvin’s first appearance for the side representing Limerick Institute of Technology. Well done and best of luck to Kelvin!

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!

Underage Easter Rugby Camp

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 – places have already started to fill up!

SRFC Weekly Lotto

For the 24th of January, the numbers drawn were; 06, 07, 16, 236and consolation prizes of €50 went to:

                               Sarah Lodola c/o John Leahy                   
C + A c/o Tadhg Crowe
Tony Costello c/o Katie Daly’s 

Next week’s draw is for €2,600 and will be held in Kinsella’s Bar on the 31st of January 2019.

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