24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
|5th Sept.'12||Munster||v||Connacht||Musgrave Park|
|12th Sept.'12||Munster||v||Leinster||Thomond Park|
|Niall McDermott||Head Coach|
|Colm McMahon||Forwards Coach|
|Mark Butler||Backs Coach|
|John Lacey||Techincal Assistant|
An early season outing to London resulted in defeat against the London Irish Colts.
Despite an encouraging start in their encounter with Leinster at Donnybrook it was the homeside that registered the vital scores to gain the spoils, a hard earned victory over Connacht was followed by the teams best display of the season when they out scored Ulster by 24 points to 19 at Thomond Park. Ned Hodson became only the second student from Midleton College to captain the side while the coaching brief was under the guidance of Niall McDermott.
|Noel O'Meara||Head Coach|
|Mike Storey||Forwards Coach|
|Fiach O'Loughlin||Backs Coach|
|Damon Urlich||Technical Assistant|
An impressive beginning to their season saw victory achieved over Ulster, but Leinster against proved to be the stumbling block at Donnybrook, but the side re-grouped well and ended their season on a high note with an exciting win over Connacht at the sportsground. Jack O'Donoghue (Waterpark) was captain for the series, while Keith Murphy looked after the coaching end.
U18 Schools Management: Head Coach Michael Lynch; Forwards Coach John Staunton; Techncial Assistant Colm McMahon; Manager David Quilter; Conditioning Coach Ross Callaghan.
U18 Clubs Management: Head Coach Ian Sherwin; Forwards Coach Peter Malone; Backs Coach Richie Draper; Technical Assistant Noel O'Meara; Manager Niall Cowhey; Conditioning Coach Paudie Roche.
A successful tour to England resulting in victory over Somerset County argued well for the season. Connacht were defeated in Galway, but despite their best efforts they failed to Leinster in Clonmel. The side concluded their season with a fine display in disposing of the Ulster challenge at the Campbell College grounds, Belfast. Dudley Herbert was in charge of the coaching duties. Michael Madden (St. Munchin's College) and Gareth Quinn McDonagh (Crescent College Comprehensive) shared the role of captaincy during the season.
The youths side began their season on a high note, overcoming the Exiles in a pre-championship outing. When victory was attained over a fancied Leinster side at Bruff, hopes were high that a title winning combination had been assembled. However defeats at the hands of Ulster and Connacht came as a disappointing conclusion to the league section of the championship. Kevin O'Byrne (Highfield) was an inspirational captain, while the coaching team consisted of John O'Sullivan, Steve Ford and Ronan O'Donovan.