The Firsts excellent run this season continued on Sunday last when they faced a tough Corrib team in Cloondeash. Paul Coady and Tadgh Kirby were the try scorers as they overcame the rugged and talented opponents to win by two points. It’s now a welcome break for the South Africa match before preparing for the clash with Creggs in two weeks. This win now puts Castlebar in fourth position just six points off the lead and seven clear of OLBC, Corinthians and Corrib in the league.
Castlebar: Paddy Flannelly, Ciaran Flynn, Mike Power, Nigel Byrne, Simon O'Malley, Paul Coady, Christy Cusack. Eugene Butterworth, Paddy Durcan, Ruairi Hughes, Alex Goor, Paul Heverin, Enda Murphy, Tadgh Kirby, Gerard Prendergast.
Replacements: Damian Glackin, Mark Staunton, and Richard Feeney
Corrib: Joe Murphy, Conor Moylan, Ray Colleran, Shane Welsh, Eddie Jones, Jonathan Newell, Cathal Reddington, Eugene Kenny, Charles O’ Sullivan, Ger Keane, Stephen Conlisk, Darragh O Connor, Michael Monaghan, Thomas Lee.
Replacements: Martin Lee, Kevin Reilly, and Michael Lee.
The seconds were in action on Sunday against Loughrea and were much the better team in a 51-5 hammering of their opponents. The tries coming from Sean Hynes, David Staunton, Shane Davis with two, Chris Rogan with two, Padraig Healy who also kicked three conversions, Cathal O’Ciobhain and Colm Gallagher.
Next week it’s Tuam away. Players will be notified at training on Friday night.
Castlebar Panel: Brian Flannery, Neil Coyle, Owen O’Neil, Sheamus Devaney, Paul Heverin, Gavin Sullivan, Eamon Cafferkey, Andrew Verity, Padraig Healy, Conor O’Malley, Shane Davis, Stewart McLoughlin, Brian Gannon, Liam Molloy, Danny McGing, Damien Glackin, David Staunton, Paudie O’Malley, Chris Jordan, Cathal O’Ciobhain, Mike Moran, Sean Hynes, Chris Rogan, Barry Barnacle, Colm Gallagher, JJ Ormsby, Tom Murphy, Noel Cusack, John Derrig.
Castlebar host a mini blitz next Saturday with Westport and Tuam visiting Cloondeash. There are games from under 8 all the way up to under 12. Refreshments will be served and all help from coaches, players and parents would be greatly appreciated. It all gets underway at 11am and all players are asked to be at the pitch at 10.30. All going well, it will be finished by 12 noon with food afterwards. All parents are asked to come out and support on Saturday.
The Under 14 team faced Ballinrobe on a wet Wednesday night and played some excellent rugby to win comfortably in the league. This is an excellent start to the season for the lads and there are some very talented players on this side. Training continues as usual.
On the U-16 front, a touring English school, Dauntseys visited Castlebar on bank holiday Monday and faced the under 16 team on what was a rotten day for rugby. However it was the day for the English as Dauntseys triumphed 21-0. However it was the perfect run out for the lads and hopes are high of a good season. It is important that as many players as possible get out to training on Wednesday night.
The under 18 team were beaten by a well-drilled Ballinrobe team on Saturday night. Despite their best efforts, the lads had to give second best on the day.
The under 20 season goes from strength to strength after defeating Gort 20-17 on Saturday in a tough game. There were some excellent displays from Gavin Sullivan and Chris Rogan and the forwards were excellent. Padraic Healy and Mark Staunton were also outstanding in a fast paced cracking encounter. Gort had some great players and put it up to Castlebar on occasion but Castlebar held their nerve to win by three points with a try in the final minute. Castlebar were the worthy winners but credit must go to their opponents for a tough game.
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.
Castlebar Race night will take place in Tolsters on Friday the 8th of December starting at 9pm. Horses, Jockeys and trainers are on sale at 20euro each from Committee members. Come along and join in the fun and help raise money for the club.
The next Lotto will be on Friday the 1st of December in Mick Byrnes. All support would be appreciated with tickets on sale from club members.
The Club Are pleased to announce the Sponsorship of Senator windows for another three years. Senator have been a long time supporter of Castlebar RFC and their continued support is vital to the ongoing growth of the club.
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