Last Saturday evening was one to forget for the firsts as they were defeated by Monivea in the league. Despite the game being very close in the opening 17 minutes, Monivea showed exactly why they are the hot favourites with a display of powerful, running rugby that was impossible to play against. Despite that defeat, it does not put Castlebar out of the running as regards the league and the next two games against Ballinrobe and Corinthians are now more important than before. Next Sunday the firsts travel to Ballinrobe in the first of the local derbies and local support is vital. Kick off is at 3pm and training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Training continues for all second players on Tuesday and Thursday nights and with the possibility of a league forming soon, it is important that as many players as possible can attend.
After the experience of their first home game of the season, it is all go ahead of their first away game, which will take place on Sunday week. For the ladies, it is a trip to Armagh in a game that they know that they will do well in. Training continues on Wednesday night at 7pm with a bus leaving the courthouse at 6.30pm.
Once again a great turn out was the order of the day in Castlebar last Saturday morning as the under 8’s, 9’s, 10’s, 11’s, and 12’s teams were put through their paces. Players are asked to keep this up, as there are some big games ahead over the next couple of weeks. Training continues on Saturday morning at 11am with buses leaving the courthouse at 10.30am.
The under 14 team were due to play Ballinrobe at the weekend but the game was postponed. This game may now go ahead on Sunday next and players will be notified at training on Wednesday night. The league begins in two weeks.
The under 16 team began their league campaign on Saturday last when they took on Ballinrobe. However, despite their best efforts, they had to give second best to a much bigger Ballinrobe team. Their next game takes place the weekend after next.
The under 18 team get their own league underway next weekend and all players are asked to be at training on Wednesday night as there is still a lot to get through. Training is at 7pm as is training for the under 14 and under 16 teams with the bus leaving the courthouse at 6.30.