Courtesy of: Denyse Scully, Club PRO
On Saturday last our minis had a busy morning in Kinsale RFC. Great games were played against teams from Kinsale & Crosshaven RFC. The club were delighted with the turnout on the morning and mini co â00 ordinator, Mr. Damien Hicks said â00The coaches have been thrilled with the enthusiasm & skills shown by the playersâ0 and â00 as always the club are thrilled with the families and supporters who are coming out each Saturday morning in such numbersâ0. The club U13 & U14 panels turned out in force in Dunmanway on Saturday morning also to play a pre season game against the hosting club. The Bantry boys took control of the game early on and ran on deserved winners. It was a good exercise for both teams in advance of league starts and the club would like to particular welcome some new members who have joined these panels this year.
On Saturday afternoon both Tim Cronin and Mike Casey played their part in the comprehensive win by Munster club U18's over Ulster at Musgrave Park. This brought their interprovincial series to a close and the club was delighted with the large number of supporters who came along to cheer the lads to victory. It was a special occasion for family & club supporters and one that will last long in memory.
This season again the club has continued it's amalgamation with Dunmanway and the combined Dunmanway/Bantry Bay teams are participating at both J1 and J3 level. Our J1 team made the long trip to Scarriff yesterday and battled against a very strong home team, going ahead in the late stages, they lost that lead by the smallest of margins in extra time losing on scoreline of 18-20. Well done to all involved. In Dunmanway the J3 team won their first game this season defeating Charleville 11-0. It was a great victory and in particular the club would like to note the contribution of Captain, Colin Clancy who scored the only try of the afternoon.
Michael Casey who represented Munster U18 Clubs last Saturday in Musgrave Park pictured with his Bantry Bay team-mates and Coach Eugene McCarthy.
Courtesy of:- Siofra Scanlan
Events & News
HEINEKEN CUP TICKETS MUNSTER V GLOUCESTER
Shannon RFC have a limited number of last minute offers on Heineken Cup match tickets for this Saturdays game, Munster V Gloucester. There are family and group discounts available. Should anyone wish to purchase tickets please contact Tadhg Crowe on 0876524958 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Presidents Walk" is on Sunday 27th October starting in the Club House at 12 pm. The routes are the same as last year at 5k and 10k. A percentage of the money collected will go to local charities. Afterwards back in the clubhouse, food and beverages will be served, music and prizes. Last year was a great success so lets try and make it even better this time. Should you wish to obtain a sponsorship card please contact any member of the Executive Committee. All contact details can be found on http://www.shannonrfc.com/ in the contact section.
We would urge everyone to support this great event. It is raising important funds for your club and community.
SHANNON RFC CLUBHOUSE, YOUR LOCAL FOR MATCHES
Shannon RFC Clubhouse will be open on Saturday 19th October for the Heineken Cup game between Munster and Gloucester. Why not stop in before the match and see the new look clubhouse. Full bar available and now also serving Heineken beer on tap. Doors open at 4.00pm with kick off 18.00pm in Thomond Park.
SHANNON RFC APP
We would love some feedback from all of you who are following us on the app so feel free to email me directly at email@example.com
If you still have not downloaded yet here is the link. http://clubapplive.com/shannonrfc.
SHANNON RFC SCRAP METAL CHALLENGE SUNDAY
Shannon RFC in association with United Metals are hosting a Scrap Metal day on Sunday 20th October in Coonagh from 11am to 6pm. All scrap metal welcome ( no fridges, gas bottles or beer kegs please). Scrap Cars also accepted and will be collected. Contact Morgan on 086-1735545. Raise funds for your club's development fund.
YOUR CLUB, YOUR COUNTRY IRFU DRAW 2013
Tickets are available for this years, Your Club Your Country IRFU Grand Draw. The tickets are â0¬10 each. The Prizes are amazing and it is a great way to support your club. Tickets are available from any Shannon Committee member. All contact details for committee members can be found on http://www.shannonrfc.com/contact.htm
For a full list of prizes please see the IRFU website at http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/your_club_your_country.php
PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY THROUGH COONAGH
We would ask everyone to please take care, slow down and observe the speed limit through Coonagh Village on the way to and from the matches and training.
YOUR CLUB, YOUR THOUGHTS
We always like to hear from our members near and far. If you have a story, any interesting historical information or an article about the club that you would like to share we would love to hear it. Any submissions for consideration can be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 19th October
MSC~ Seniors~ Shannon V Dolphin, Coonagh, 2.30pm
AIL~ U20s~ Shannon V Waterpark, TBC
Gleeson League ~3rds~ Shannon V Old Cresent, Coonagh, 1pm
Sunday 20th October
MSSL ~2nds~ Garryowen V Shannon,Dooradoyle, 2.30pm
AIL~ Ladies~ Shannon V Nenagh, Coonagh, 2.30pm
Underage Training and Fixtures
Sunday 20th October
U6/7/8/9/10 Top Pitch
U11 Training Pitch
U12 Training Pitch
U13 Training Pitch
U14 League v Garryowen Dooradoyle @ 10.30
U14 Conference v Kilrush Kilrush @11.30
U15 Training Pitch
If you have any scrap metal or know of someone who has any please bring it along to Coonagh on Sunday morning.
As explained on previous email membership fees must be paid.I would remind coaches and players again that YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE CLUB TO COACH AND PLAY. Adherence to this policy will be strictly enforced after end of October.
The Club Shop now stocks the new (BLK) Shannon kit and other rugby supplies such as Base Layers, Scrum-Caps, Rugby gloves, kicking tees and studs.
They will soon be stocking OPRO mouth guards for superior teeth protection.
Please support the club shop as much as possible for your rugby gear as the money goes back into Underage rugby in Shannon.
Thought Of The Week
"Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength"
Courtesy of:- Damien Kennedy, Club PRO
Munster Junior League Division 2
Waterford City 10 Killarney 03
City made it 2 wins from 2 in the Junior League last Sunday with a hard fought win over Killarney. City began at a high pace and brought the game to Killarney early on and found themselves putting Killarney under pressure, a sweeping move from the backs nearly saw Conor Power cross the line only to be held up just short, a sloppy penalty allowed Killarney to relieve the pressure,they worked their up the field and earned a penalty to put themselves 3-0 up. City went straight back down the field and spent the next 10 mins in the Killarney half putting the away side under pressure, the Killarney defence was breached and captain Nicky Jacob touched down in the right corner to put City 5-3 up.City will be frustrated with the silly penalties they gave away throughout this game as they conceded them in key areas of the field and they left a number of oppertunites behind them after some sterling work especially in this 1st half. The 2nd half saw City go after Killarney in the opening 10 mins and they yet again crossed the killarney tryline with 2nd row Ben Duggan crashing through 2 would be tacklers to score on the far left to put City 10-3 up. Killarney kept trying to put the ball in behind the City defence but full back Aaron Foskin and scrum half Liam McCarthey where waiting and they kept sending the ball back into the Killarney half with some accurate kicking. With 10 mins remaining City found themselves defending their tryline and when it looked like Killarney were about to finally score a try, Simon O Hara and Conor Power combined for a moment of brilliance to turn the ball over and the play was moved up to the halfway line by a strong run from No 8 Simon O Hara and City relieved the pressure to bring the play just outside the Killarney 22. A moment of handbags from both teams saw a Killarney player sent to the bin which put a dampner on what was a good physical game, City missed the penalty kick and shortly after the ref blew the final whistle. A great win for City who will feel they can up it another 1 or 2 levels, big game next week away to Clanwilliam in the next round of Division 2.
2nds unlucky against Clonmel in J2 League
Waterford City 12 Clonmel 17
Last Saturday night our J2 side played their 1st home League game, after their bonus point away win 2 weeks previous confidence was high. The game began with a frantic pace with both teams playing open rugby, Sean Stafford cut open the Clonmel defence and was unlucky not to make it to the tryline . Clonmel worked their way up the field and kicked a dropgoal to open the scoring. The next 10 mins was to be all Clonmel and they were awarded with a converted try to bring the score to 10-0 . City were not about to lay down and an interception by Sean Stafford nearly led to City getting their opening score but good cover defence by Clonmel kept City at bay. The City pack were beginning to dominate at the breakdown and some hard hits in defence saw flanker Aidan O Neill gather up a loose pass and sprint half the length of the field and just on the 22 put a good pass out to winger James Harrington who out sprinted two defenders and score in the corner. Clonmel went into half time leading 10-5. Citys confidence was building and they were beginning to find gaps, Barry Quilty was a constant threat at scrum half and 5mins into the 2nd half , quick ball to Sean Stafford saw him open up the Clonmel defence again and put Mick Costello under the posts for a well worked try which was converted to give City a 12-10 lead . Injuries were beginning to take their toll on the City backline and with 15 mins remaining Clonmel mounted an attack deep into City territory, missed tackles on their prop saw him barge over for a converted try and now they led 17-12. City controlled the remaining minutes and on the final play, 5 yards from Clonmel's line City had a chance to win the game with a lineout but the Clonmel 2nd row stole the ball in mid air, the ball was kicked out and Clonmel snatched the win. All in all this was a good City performance despite the narrow loss, some big performances from Mark Power, Sean Stafford , Barry Quilty, Mick Costello and Aidan O Neill . Well done to Thomas Stevenson on his 1st start for City .
Notes in General
Hard luck to our ladies team who lost to St Senan's the weekend, a lot of beginners and hopefully training numbers will improve to help the team develop over the coming months
Our Women team training continues every Monday & Wednesday at 7:00 â00 8:30, beginners more than welcome.
Youths and Mini's
All of our underage have returned to training. If you have a child interested in rugby please contact Jimmy Foskin on 0863327327
Mini's(ages 5-12) Sunday mornings at 11:00-12:00
U-13 & U-14 Wednesdays and Fridays 6:00 â00 7:15
U-15 ,U-16 & U-18 Wednesdays at 7:00 â00 8:15 Fridays 6:00 â00 7:15