Carrick-on-Suir RFC - by Dermot Keyes
Trip to Kilbarry beckons
Our First XV will travel to Kilbarry to take on Waterford City in a pre-season friendly this Friday evening at 8pm. The squad has put in a hell of an effort over the past two months or so, doing a lot of gym work as well as working on set plays and one or two new moves at set-piece time and in open play (confidential of course at the time of writing!). With the assistance of Danny and Shaun at training over the summer, skipper David Kiersey has put in a tremendous effort since assuming the brief and deserves great credit for the work he's put in up to now. Hopefully, what David has put in place will sustain itself over the course of the Junior League season, which commences on October 13th with the trip to Douglas (with its Seskin-like slope â00 let's hope we win the toss!). Best of luck to David in his year of captaincy.
Dog Night at Kilcohan Park
First XV Captain David Kiersey, as we've already and deservedly noted, has been putting in a massive effort on and off the pitch ahead of the start of the new Junior League season. As well as helping get the First XV squad into tip-top shape, he's organised a 'Night At The Dogs' at Waterford Greyhound Stadium at Kilcohan Park to raise funds to specifically aid the squad's coaching and conditioning this season.
He's put together a terrific programme for the night and sold, with the assistance of team mates and committee members, an astonishing number of tickets for next Saturday night (priced â0¬10), with the first race due off at 7.55pm. Should you wish to travel by bus, please contact David, with the bus (or buses depending on demand) due to leave Main Street at 7pm. The return bus journey will cost â0¬10.
If you've already bought a ticket (or two), thanks ever so much. And if you have, then please note the following: Each ticket contains a four digit 'booster' ticket, with the fourth night on the race being the 'Booster Race' and should the digits on your ticket match the finishing order of the greyhounds, then you'll win two tickets for the Ireland/Wales Six Nations 2013 match at Lansdowne Road, including â0¬100 and an overnight hotel stay in Dublin. A signed Munster jersey shall also be raffled on the night.
Registrations for players at all levels now beckon. First players must have their subs paid ahead of the start of the competitive season on October 13th, with Juvenile and Youths players due to have their registrations paid by September 6th. Under-14s, 16s and 18s have resumed training on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6.30pm. All are welcome!
Contact the Club PRO
Dermot Keyes would love to hear from anyone interested in the club. His email address for all matters Carrick-on-Suir RFC is email@example.com. Dermot and the committee have agreed to revamp our Facebook coverage so watch both this space and online over the next few weeks for more on this. While our website will soon be updated, Facebook shall become our primary online presence over the course of the season.
Cobh Pirates RFC - by Liz Cotter
Many thanks to all the cyclists who participate in our 100k, it was an enjoyable but tough cycle with a very strong head wind for a large portion. Gratitude must be expressed for organisers Kenny, Peter and Richie and all those who helped out. All of the monies raised, over â0¬1500, will go directly to the juvenile section in purchasing playing equipment for the coming season. Thanks to Butlers Buses and Murphy's Centra for sponsoring the refreshments at the stops on route, and those who arranged food for their return.
We have a flag day up and coming in September along with many other fundraisers so make sure and support your club in whatever way you can.
Tag is still on, on Monday nights with the finals being held on Saturday morning the 31st with registration for the upcoming season in the afternoon.
Minis Registration Day for season 2013/14
Saturday August 31st between 1- 2pm at Clubhouse
Under 5s to Under 12s
Youths Registration Day for season 2013/14
Saturday August 31st between 11am-12noon at Clubhouse
Under 13s to Under 18s
NEW members very welcome!
The season will then commence for all minis on the 7th of September with the U18s back Wednesday the 28th and all others will be confirmed on our Facebook page. The Cobh Pirates Minis are in action at the upcoming Munster pre-season game against London Irish at Musgrave Park on August 30th @ 7pm why not come along and support our U11s at half time.
Both the men's and ladies pre-season is well and truly underway. All new members are welcome to pop up to the pitch Tuesday and Thursday nights to join in. The Season kicks off for our Men's team playing Highfield in the Dennehy Cup KO at 12.00pm in the club so make sure keep an eye on updates on our Facebook page .
The following fixtures have been arranged for the J1 team for September.
Sunday 8th - J1F Home v Kinsale, 1:30pm KO Paddocks
Sunday 15th - J1F Home v Waterford City, 2:30pm KO, Paddocks
Sunday 29th - Cork County Cup, Away v Old Christians, 2:30pm KO, Rathcooney
J2s fixtures will be decided after the 1st round of Dennehy Cup
Ladies XV will probably have friendly games later in month, so check back.
Shannon RFC - by Siofra Scanlan
Shannon RFC Underage Training
Underage training is back on Sunday 1st September at 10am in Coonagh. New member are always welcome. Anyone who is interested or needs more information please contact Richie Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterford City RFC - by Damien Kennedy
Waterford City RFC was delighted to host Irish International and Grand Slam Winner Niamh Briggs with the Six Nations trophy last Friday night in Kilbarry.
Niamh who had just had knee surgery that morning showed impressive resilience and commitment in attending the club's meet and greet that evening. Briggs was on hand to pose for photos with the youth's team, women's team players, coaches and committee members.
Later in the evening committee member Jemma Jacob presented Niamh with a piece of Waterford Crystal on behalf of Waterford City RFC to congratulate her on all she has achieved on the pitch and for women's rugby. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Niamh for taking the time to come out last Friday night and would like to wish her a speedy recovery.
On Tuesday August 27th our U16 side will play Newcastle Emlyn from the UK in a challenge game in Kilbarry at 7pm.
Youths Training Times:
U14s Wednesday 6-7pm
U16/18s Fridays 6-7pm
This Sunday morning our Mini's (age 5 - 12) return to training from 11 â00 12:30 in Kilbarry. If you have kids interested in taking up rugby why not bring them out, or contact Jimmy on 086-332 7327.