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Castlebar Rugby News - 16 Oct 2007
By John Mulligan
16, Oct 2007 - 08:48
Mini Rugby News
Training continues on Saturday morning at 10.30 at the pitch and Parents who are interested in helping out are always welcome.
Castlebar under 13’s face Creggs next Saturday inn their first game of the league at the Green in Creggs. Players will be leaving the Library at 9.15am and will return at 2.30 Sharp. Bus will cost 5 euro each.
The Under 16 Team were in incredible form on Wednesday last when they faced Loughrea in the league at Castlebar. an inspired performance from forwards and backs led to the home side winning 64-0. tries coming from both sets of forwards and Backs as they steam rolled their opponents. This was an ideal start and next Wednesday night they will have the chance to build on their good start as they Face Tuam under lights in castlebar with the game kicking off at 7pm. Players are reminded to be the dressing room at 7pm.
Castlebar U-18's do down to Westport
A very much under strength Castlebar side had to settle for second best against a strong Westport side. Westport went two tries ahead within the first 10 minutes of the game and things looked ominous for the home side. Castlebar forwards upped the tempo and spent a full twenty minutes in the Westport 22 in the later half of the first half. Unfortunately Westport cleared their lines without Castlebar registering a score despite the best efforts of Ross Flynn and David Casey.
Castlebar did manage to cross the Westport line in the second half with Ross Flynn touching down from a tap penalty. Westport took hold of the game from there with Castlebar down to 13 men after losing two players to injury, and ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Ross Flynn, Conor Walsh (capt), Alan Regan, Brian Kiernan, Kevin Glynn, David Casey, Cian O’Sullivan, Shane Casey, Luke Staunton, Steven Rogan, Emmet Gill, Niall O’Byrne, David Monaghan, Ronan Byrne, Sean Brizay, Ryan Sheridan, Michael Moran.
Last Sunday the first team banished any thoughts of an inferior complex when they out played and out thought Monivea in the semi final of the District league. winning by twenty points to eight. Castlebar’s tries coming from Danny McGing, Ger Prendegast and Tadgh Kirby. Robbie Cusack kicking the remainder of the points. The performances of the younger players gets more impressive with every game and must be seen to be believed. But next up the serious matter of the league gets underway with a visit to Dubarry Park and Buccaneers. A good performance here would be the ideal start to the league and with the new format every game is vital. Kick off is set for 2.30 but could change. Players will be notified at training.
Eugene Butterworth, Paddy Durcan, Kevin Cox, Ruairi Hughes (capt), Alex Goor, Enda Murphy, Paddy Flannelly, Ger Prendegast, Christy Cusack, Robbie Cusack, Simon O’Malley, Nigel Byrne, Tadgh Kirby, Ciaran Flynn, Danny McGing.
Subs: Mark Staunton for Goor, Alan Gavin for Paddy Flannelly, Vincent Moran for Gavin (inj), Tom Murphy for Flynn.
The seconds team are out for the first time this season against Westport under lights in Castlebar on Friday night next. No kick off time has been confirmed yet but players will be notified. This is a great chance of getting the season off to a winning start and all support would be appreciated. There is no better way in getting the weekend started!
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