AIL v Naas – Home – 08/10/16
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v Clonmel - Coonagh - 09/10/16
Firsts XV: Buccaneers 18 – Shannon 12
Seconds XV: UL Bohs – Shannon 39
U20s: Qualifying Blitz for Donal Walsh in Cork – Win v Bruff, Win v Cork Con
Ladies: Thurles 8 – Shannon 0
Hi all, below are our weekly notes. We look forward to welcoming you to Thomond park for our AIL match v Naas this weekend after two weeks on the road travelling to Athlone and the North. This weekend is an important one as we hold a reunion to honour the cup winning team from 1976/77. come along to our pre-match function to catch up with or meet the guys from this team who set the bar for future generations. Have a read about them here. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish one of our life time members Austin Turner a very Happy Birthday!
Our firsts took to the road and travelled to Ballynahinch in the first of our two northern fixtures this season. A match that was plagued with handling errors from both sides saw Ballynahinch pip Shannon by six points for a finish. Read all about the match in our match center here.
Our seconds took on UL Bohs under lights in Coonagh on Monday night and came away with an impressive win with the final score reading 54-5. A strong display from Shannon say Sean Markham and Fionn McGibney bag two tries each. Ben Sargent, Ronan Hunt and James Doran (a return to rugby for James!) all touched down too. Ben Sargent added two penalties and two conversions to his tally with Fionn McGibney also adding three conversions. It was an encouraging display from our seconds with some fantastic displays of rugby on show.
The 20s set out with only one thing in mind for the blitz this weekend and came away with two wins from two. Each match lasted half an hour and they were bruising encounters with no holds barred. Well done to the lads for putting their bodies on the line and securing a place in the Donal Walsh for the coming season. Pictures of the blitz can be found here. Thanks to Ty Chan for his efforts to keep our best side out at every available opportunity!!
Our underage had another great weekend with plenty of good rugby played and loads of positive results!!
For the second week in a row our u13s ground out an incredible win v Ennis in Coonagh. After falling behind by 17 points, we rallied in the second half and scored 29 unanswered points bagging five superb tries with the highlight being Andrew Kavanagh’s try and some serious tackling in the backs from Aaron McNamara and Jamie O’Connell. Try scorers were Andrew Kavanagh x 2, Harry Long x 2 and Marcus Hogan also going over. Harry Long also landed two conversion. There was a fantastic display of real heart, gusto and no shortage of skills on display.
The U11s had their first games of the season with a visit to Nenagh Ormonde RFC for a friendly. A lovely day with great hosts and the lads did really well in their games.
All 25 of our u9s travelled to Annacotty to play four matches and winning all of them, beating UL Bohs and St Marys along the way! They put on a great display with fantastic passes and huge hits!
Don’t forget about our pre-match function this weekend for our match in Thomond Park v Naas on the 8th of October. Kickoff is at 4pm and we are using the occasion as an opportunity to celebrate our 1976/77 Cup winning team! We will be showing the Munster v Leinster match beforehand in the clubhouse and are taking bookings already. The last event was a huge success with great food and atmosphere. Call Kevin: 087-4187385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
The lotto for the last week showed no winners.
For the 29th of September the numbers drawn were; 01, 05, 22, 26 and consolation prizes of €50 went to:
Jean Rowan c/o Tommy Rowan
Bridie O’Donnell c/o Paddy Tobin
Barry Gleeson c/o Joe Cleary
Next week’s draw is for €3,800 and will be held in Browne’s Parteen on the 6th October.
Updated 23:28 - 13 Oct 2016 by Katie McCloskey