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Castlebar Rugby Club
Rugby News 6th Oct 2003
By John Mulligan
6, Oct 2003 - 18:36

Castlebar RFC news

It was not a good day at the office for Castlebar’s first team as they were beaten by Galwegians on Sunday last in Cloondeash. On a day that was not conducive to good rugby with lashing rain and a very strong wind, their scores all came from the boot of Robbie Cusack who kicked three penalties. But a conceded try in the final ten minutes sealed the win for galwegians. Next week they face a very tough encounter when they travel to Monivea. Monivea have been playing some excellent rugby and are currently top of the league, so a good result is very important. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Ladies news

Castlebar’s ladies made history on Sunday evening when they took on Enniskillen in their first AIL game of the season. In what was a very entertaining game in front of an enthusiastic crowd who braved the elements, they gave a good display of rugby but in the end had to be second best to a team that will go places this season in the competition. Special credit must go to the team, as they never gave up especially when things looked bad, and given some more training this Castlebar team will produce some excellent results. Next up for the girls is an away trip to Armagh so a special effort is needed from all in the team. Training as usual on Wednesday nights in Cloondeash.

Rugby Lotto

The Castlebar RFC lotto draw was held on Friday week last the 26th of September in McCarthys. The results were as follows:

Jackpot €2,600

No's Drawn - 3, 9, 21, 27

No Winner, 6 match 3 winners

Margaret O'Malley, C/O Cosgraves Bar

Erica Forde, Lakeshore Drive, Castlebar

Michael McDermott, Spencer Street, Castlebar

Alan Cadden, Bar One, Castlebar

Yvonne Horan, Ballintubber

Tommy O'Boyle, Ross, Castlebar

Next draw takes place on 31st October 2003 in Bar One with a rollover jackpot of €2,700

Special Thanks to all the sellers and everyone who supported the club. Tickets are available from Committee members during the month so please continue your support.

Castlebar Underage News

Once again there was a great turn out at training on Saturday Morning for all under 8,9,10,11 and 12 teams. The dates are nearly set for the coming season and these will be announced in the next couple of weeks. It plans to be a very exciting time with some very talented players in the ranks and we could be in for a fun time this season with those teams. Just to remind everybody that training continues at the usual time in Cloondeash with buses leaving the courthouse.

Under 16 news

Castlebar’s under 16 team get their season underway on Saturday next with their first league game of the season against Ballinrobe in Cloondeash. The time is set for twelve o clock and all players will be notified of the details at training tonight (Wednesday). It is important that all players attend tonight, as this is an important game. Everybody is asked to come out and support the team as they aim for glory this season.

Under 18 news

The under 18 team were due to play Ballinrobe in the warm up league but the game was called off on Saturday night. Instead they went through a good training session on Sunday and are looking forward to their first games of the league that start shortly. Training continues tonight at the usual time.

Under 14 news

The under 14 season is nearly upon us, and training is going well. The dates for the under 14 league will be announced soon.

Training for the under 14, under16 and under 18 teams continue tonight with buses leaving the courthouse at the usual time.

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