It was not to be for the firsts at the weekend when we were defeated by a strong Westport side in the Connacht Junior league. It would be also unfair to say that the league is over as it is anything but. Next Sunday is a vital game as we host Corinthians in Cloondeash with a 2.30 kick off. If there was ever a time to come out and support local rugby then the time is now as a win would put us back in the reckoning.
Castlebar: Paul Coady, Simon O’Malley, Paddy Flannelly, Tadgh Kirby, Darren Claasen, Robbie Cusack, Christy Cusack. Rayno DeKock, Paddy Durcan, Ruairi Hughes, Alex Goor, Mike Marsh, Mike Campbell, Ger Prendergast, Enda Murphy.
Replacements: Mike Power for Flannelly, Alan Gavin for DeKock.
Currently flying high the seconds return from the week long break to face Creggs in Cloondeash at 2.30. Just a couple of points behind league leaders Ballyhaunis, a win would put us top of the table. All support would be gratefully appreciated. All players are reminded to be at the clubhouse at 1.30.
Training continues on Tuesday and Friday nights
Castlebar Squad: Eanna Kilbane, David Bailey, Brendan Kelly, Alan Gavin, Neil Coyle, Ray Blake, Mark Staunton, Paul Heverin, Eamon Cafferty, Padraic Cronin, Ciaran Flynn, Jonathon Moran, Brendan Fox, Danny McAndrew, Ivor Gilmartin, John Derrig, Colm Cafferkey, Tommy Nolan, John Joe Ormsby, James Armstrong, Brian Flannery, Michael Moran. Richard Feeney, Peter Gaughan, Paul Coady, Barry Barnacle.
U-16 Connacht League
Castlebar 8 Tuam 5
The under 16 team did themselves proud once again on Sunday when they defeated Tuam to go top of the Connacht under 16 league with a brilliant display in front of a good crowd. The fact that the game was a curtain raiser to the firsts game against Westport meant a few who wouldn’t be out for an underage game appeared and were very impressed by a great team performance.
It was excitement from the kick off with Castlebar taking the game to Tuam and this was rewarded with a fine Ray O’Malley try. Tuam came back into the game with a try but O’Malley again kicked a penalty to leave the scores 8-5 at the break. Amazingly there was to be no other scores as Castlebar played some outstanding rugby and held on for a famous victory. Well done to the team and its coaching staff and things are looking good for the season.
Castlebar: Conor Walsh, Daniel Kelly, Colm Corbett, Alan Regan, Brendan Rafferty, Shane Casey, David Casey, Cian O’Sullivan, Steven Keane, Donal Newcombe, Pat Wiseman, Kevin Curry, Conor Summerville, Darragh Carter, Ray O’Malley.
Subs: David Walsh, Luke Staunton, Colm Molloy, Steven Rogan, and Kevin Glynn.
Man Of the match: Donal Newcombe
The under 18 game has been postponed until under lights on Friday night. Players will be notified at training on Tuesday night.
Training continues every Saturday at 11am at the clubhouse. Parents are always welcome to come along and watch the training and our team of highly trained and skilled coaches will answer any questions that you may have.
All Club notes must be sent to PRO John Mulligan by 10am Monday Morning to by txt to 086 – 0547660 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in that weeks press.