Weekly Notes W/E 24/02/19

Notes W/E 24/02/19

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Upcoming Fixtures:

Firsts: AIL v UCC – Mardyke – 02/03/19 – 2.30pm

Seconds: N/A

Thirds:  Gleeson League Seii-Final v Kilfeakle – Coonagh – 02/03/19 – 2.30pm

U20s: N/A

Ladies: League Semi-Final v Thurles – Coonagh – 03/03/19 – 1.30pm


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This week saw only two senior teams in action with out Senior Firsts and Ladies taking to the pitch. The Firsts lined out against Dublin University in Thomond Park and the Ladies welcomed Tralee to Coonagh. It was opposite fortunes for both as our Seniors were unlucky in their game while our ladies came out on top in theirs. 

This weekend sees both sides in action again, our Senior Firsts travel to Cork to take on UCC with our Ladies welcoming Thurles to Coonagh in their League semi-final. Our thirds are also in action in the Gleeson League semi-final as they welcome Kilfeakle to Coonagh. Support for any of the games is most welcome! 

This weekend marks the final weekend for entries to the champ or chimp competition, we have plenty of entries so far so if you aren’t already in the draw make sure you have your entry back by this week. The last cut off for accepting forms is the 10th of March. If you would like to enter but don’t have a form, please advise by return email and I will arrange for a form to be organised for you.

We will be running a supporters bus to this weekends Firsts game v UCC, if you are interested in travelling please contact me by return or on 087-9397431.

AIL Round 13: Shannon 24 

Dublin University 27

Our Firsts were unlucky not to get a win last weekend when they welcomed Dublin University to Thomond Park’s back pitch. A closely fought contest between both saw Dublin University just pip Shannon after a bruising second half. Tony Cusack bagged two tries on the day with Pa Ryan and Eathon Moloney also getting a try apiece. Fionn McGibney added the rest. 

The match remained scoreless for the first 15 minutes with Shannon bagging the first try care of a solid Tony Cusack break from the back of a ruck. Dublin University followed up with a try of their own 5 minutes later, this went unconverted and the score remained 5-7 until they added a second try at the 30 minute mark. Two tries – one a piece were then scored in quick succession in the next three minutes. Dublin University attacked up the middle with their centre eventually dotting down in the corner. This was closely followed by a great Eathon Moloney try also scored in the corner leaving the half time score 17-12.

Dublin University started off the second half with an immediate score gaining a penalty from the kick off. Pa Ryan was the next to get his name on the score sheet, going in for a great try after a strong passage of play from Shannon. There was one point between the sides after 45 minutes. This score stood for another twenty minutes as Dublin University used the momentum built up in a maul to carry them over the line. We remained patient as as the minutes ticked down, Tony Cusack grabbed the ball and powered over the line for his second try of the game. The gap narrowed to 3 points with 3 minutes remaining. As the time ticked by and we entered injury time, we remained in control and were looking dangerous. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be however and the match ended as Dublin University gained possession and kicked the ball out signalling the games end.

The table remains largely unchanged after this round of matches with Shannon still in 7th place. The league continues this weekend with an away trip to UCC. We will be running a supporters bus, if you are interested in travelling please contact me by return or on 087-9397431.

Munster Div 1 Cup Semi-Final: Shannon 20 Tralee 0

Our ladies recorded a great victory over Tralee in Coonagh on Sunday in the Cup semi-final. A fantastic team performance saw the ladies keep Tralee scoreless while amassing 20 points of their own. Julie Ingratta bagged both of Shannon’s tries while Valerie Power was in form with the kicking boot and landed two conversions and two penalties. The Shannon ladies are now through to the Cup final where they will meet Ballincollig. 

This weekend sees the ladies back in action again, this time in the semi-final of the league. They will take to the field in Cooangh on Sunday at 1.30pm – all support welcome!

Underage Roundup

Well done to our u11s who welcomed our Firsts onto the pitch and kept the crowds entertained at half time during the match v Dublin University in Thomond Park last Saturday!

Our U12s hosted Newcastle West and Old Crescent in Coonagh on Sunday and had a great morning’s rugby.

Our U13s Black team had a great win on the road, coming away from Jimmy Slattery Park 24-15 victors over St. Senans. This sees the u13s Black team go to the top of the table!

Our U13s Blue team had a similar result in a hard fought win over Bohs/Richmond/St. Mary’s. The lads came away with a winning score of 24-12.

Our U16s girls were also on the road, travelling to Waterpark where they put on a great display.

Finally our U14s got their cup off to a great start with a win over Ballina/Kilaloe last Friday. the final score read 29-7 with the Shannon scores coming from Sean O’Halloran, Conor McCarthy, Eion Sarsfield and Sam Brown x 2.

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 shannoneastercamp@gmail.com – places have already started to fill up!

SRFC Weekly Lotto

For the 21st of February, the numbers drawn were; 07, 14, 18, 26 and consolation prizes of €50 went to:

Michael Wallace c/o Joe Cleary

Stephen Wallace c/o Club

Joe Kearney c/o Mikey Tobin

Next week’s draw is for €2,000 and will be held in The Gate Bar on the 28th of February 2019.

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