All roads travelled to Carrowholley and the vital clash with Westport on Sunday. In what was a tight exciting game with little asked or given, and with Paul Coady kicking two excellent penalties, we had to give second best to the Bulls on the day. This was a disappointing loss but nothing should be taken from how well the lads played and this season is far from over. The final score was 10-6.
Castlebar: Paddy Flannelly, Eamonn Cafferkey, Mike Power, Nigel Byrne, Simon O'Malley, Paul Coady, Christy Cusack, Eugene Butterworth, Paddy Durcan, Ruairi Hughes, Alex Goor, Aaron Loudon, Enda Murphy, Tadgh Kirby, Gerard Prendergast.
Replacements: Damian Glackin, Martin McNicholas, and Mark Staunton.
Westport: Niall Munroe, Owen Joyce, Mike Heneghan, Pat Staunton, Kevin Corcoran, Eddie Walsh, Paul Jennings. Pat Conway, Alan Cusack, Michael O’Brien, Sean O’Boyle, Marias Bosman, Peter Corcoran, David Keane, JP Walsh.
Replacements: John Browne, Matthias Walsh, and Joe Ryan.
The seconds were in action on Saturday night against the bulls of Westport and produced one of the performances of the year in winning 30-19. The scores coming from Padraig Healy with Two Tries and a conversion, Mark Staunton, Danny McGing and Stewart Murphy. Danny McGing also kicked a drop goal.
Training continues on Friday night and there will be a game at the Weekend. Leon will have more detail on Friday.
Castlebar Panel: Brian Flannery, Neil Coyle, Owen O’Neil, Sheamus Devaney, Paul Heverin, Alan Gavin, Gavin Sullivan, Eamon Cafferkey, Andrew Verity, Padraig Healy, Shane Halifax, Stewart Murphy, Brian Gannon, Liam Molloy, Danny McGing.
Mike Moran, Sean Hynes, Chris Rogan, Cathal Murphy, Barry Barnacle, Mark Staunton, Colm Cafferkey, JJ Ormsby, Tom Murphy.
Castlebar were in Westport for the first blitz of the season with all teams from under 7 to under 12 taking part. Everyone enjoyed themselves and did their best and all had a good time. Training resumes on Saturday morning.
The Under 14 team play Ballinrobe This Wednesday in the league. Training continues as usual.
On the U-16 front, there is a touring English school based in Castlebar this weekend. Dauntseys is the name of the school from Wiltshire, and they will play Westport on Saturday and Castlebar on Monday (the Bank Holiday).
No News of the under 18’s to report but training continues as usual. New players are always welcome.
Next up is a trip to Gort for the Under 20 team on Saturday next. Players will be notified at training.
Lotto is in Bar One this Friday night with a Jackpot of €7,800. Tickets will be on sale throughout the week from club members and on the night around the town. Please come out and support.
It is important that more players come out and help with the tickets. People respond to the players and it is great PR for the club. So could as many players as possible support the lotto next month.
The All New Castlebar RFC Website will be up and running soon so if you have any pictures, reports or anything that you would like to see, then contact us as soon as possible at the address below.
Coaches/supporters are reminded that any notices/match reports must be mailed to PRO John Mulligan on Sunday evening through the address firstname.lastname@example.org