Notes W/E 30/09/18
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Firsts: AIL v Cork Constitution – 06/10/18 – Temple Hill – 2.30pm
Seconds: MSSL v Cork Constitution – 06/10/18 – Temple Hill – 5.00pm
Thirds: Gleeson League v Garryowen – 06/10/18 – Dooradoyle – 5.00pm
U20s: Donal Walsh Qualifier v Old Crescent – 06/10/18 – Rosbrien – 2.30pm
Ladies: League v Highfield – 07/10/18 – Coonagh – 2.00pm
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As we enter October we look forward with anticipation to the AIL commencing for the 18/19 season. The team have put in a fantastic pre-season and are awaiting Saturday’s league opener against Cork Con in Temple Hill.
Unfortunately, the supporters bus is off the road for this match as most opted to drive; but there is sure to be fantastic support on the side-lines this weekend.
The Irish Rugby website have been promoting the league and have published this video featuring Will Leonard ahead of the leagues kick-off.
We have a busy weekend ahead with all of our senior teams in action. All but our ladies take to the pitch on Saturday. As our supporters will be stretched thin this weekend, if you can get out to support any of the teams it will be much appreciated.
Munster Senior Cup Semi-Final
Shannon 9 Garryowen 27
Last weekend saw us unfortunately bow out of the Senior Cup at the hands of Garryowen but it’s safe to say the score did not reflect the performance. A brace of penalties aside made for a stop and start game. Garryowen capitalised well on Shannon errors and came away victorious advancing to the Senior Cup final.
Jake Flannery was on form with the boot, landing three penalties but Garryowen made us pay for indiscipline landing five of their own. Their tries came from a blocked down kick and a push over try in the maul with one converted.
Shannon pushed on until the end but were unlucky not to turn scoring chances into points on the board. All in all it was a disappointing outing but good to see such physicality and enthusiasm at this stage of the season.
As always, Mark Howard from Prisim Media was on hand to document it and a highlight video can be found here!
Donal Walsh Qualifier
Shannon 38 Ul Bohs 0
Our u20s had a comprehensive win over UL Bohs in their Donal Walsh Qualifier match on Saturday. With Bohs suffering low numbers, the scrums were forced to go uncontested from the start but Shannon took control early on. After a brace of tries, we were comfortable at half time and came out in the second half looking confident. The match was blown up after 60 minutes with Shannon emerging 38-0 victors.
Our 20s are back in action this weekend, taking on Old Crescent on Saturday at 2.30. All support is welcome as our Firsts are away to Cork Con in Temple Hill at the same time, and our Seconds are also down to play Cork Con at 5pm on the same day with our Thirds aslo in action.
It was a busy weekend for our underage with plenty going on in Coonagh and other teams taking to the road for Blitz’s.
The sun was shining for our Under 11s and u16s as they made the trip out to Killaloe for the FoleyFest. All of the players had a great day with some great rugby being played. Thanks to Victor, James and all in Ballina/Killaloe for inviting Shannon to the tournament and providing each player with goodie bags.
There was a showdown in Coonagh as both of our Shannon U14s teams met in the U14 League. It was a tough game and both sides played very well with the Shannon Blues coming away as winners.
Our U13s Blues team took on Bruff and came away with a 26-5 victory.
Our U16s girls travelled to Nenagh and put on a good display to come away with the spoils of the game! They take on Fethard this weekend in what’s sure to be another great game!
Our Shannon/Saints U18s will play AJ Rugby, an invitational schools team from south Africa in Grove Island at 6pm this evening. They will be hosting the visitors in o’Driscoll’s Bar afterwards, all welcome!
Shannon v Young Munster
We are delighted to officially launch our UBL Season on the 12th of October!
To celebrate we will be holding a season launch party in the Shannon Clubhouse in conjunction with our first home UBL match v Young Munster.
To begin, we are holding our usual fantastic pre-match meal. Tables have already been snapped up and there is only limited availability left, tables of 6, 8, 10 can be booked for the evening. Contact Kevin on firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-4187385 to book your spot. As the numbers are already high, walk-ins cannot be catered for on teh night!
After dinner we will take in the match and afterwards we are welcoming everyone back into our clubhouse. There will be speeches and a few familiar faces in attendance too.
We are hoping that all of our supporters can make it and look forwarding to celebrating another successful day in our history.
See you there!
Please support Shannon RFC’s 80s night in the clubhouse on the 3rd November. Proceeds go towards this year’s underage tour. Tickets are available for €15 and can be purchased in the Cabin on Sunday mornings from Thady Coughlan or Gerry Lawlor.
SRFC Weekly Lotto
For the 27th of September, the numbers drawn were; 06, 17, 28, 30 and consolation prizes of €50 went to:
Olivia McMahon c/o Vincent McMahon
Dermot Long (Jnr) c/o Tim O’Donoghue
John Mac c/o Joe Cleary
Next week’s draw is for €6,600 and will be held in Browne’s Parteen on the 04th October 2018.