Archive for the 'Rugby' Category

10
Mar
10

terenure college RFC 22 v 8 Barnhall RFC

Unfortunate weather at Lakeland’s pitch ment once again terrain would be difficult to play on.

Table-toppers Terenure played against a spirited barnhall team, suffering from injuries again.

Overall, the Blue-Bulls dominated in the scrums giving terenure pressure, In the backs, however, skilled and slick passing allowed terenure to gain three trys, but the out-half had a mixed game scoring two conversions and a penalty, but still had more potential.

Danny Leonard from the Barnhall back line didn’t give an inch all day standing in at second centre his partner Sean Reilly also played superbly making some crunching tackle and making good ground with the ball, also Anthony Cooney never stepped a foot wrong at six.

At the restart from a terenure try, out-half David Hanlon switched sides with the kick which was followed up by Dave McCarthy, with Hanlon in support. He won the ball beating no fewer than for players scoring a try, sadly the kick was missed from a difficult angle.

Earlier in the game Hanlon was successful with a penalty scoring all the Blue points on this day.

Although the game as lost to terenure it must be noted about barnhall’s spirit. Not once were heads down during the game and with two games remaining barnhall still has a chance of climbing a few places up the table.

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10
Mar
10

Swords Lose Home Advantage

Swords missed a number of regulars and it was a much-changed back line which took to the pitch, with scrum half Dave Moore stepping inside to wear the number 10 shirt. The forwards were also rigged, as hooker Johnny Finglas joined his older brother Mick in the pack, marking a family milestone.

In a typical derby game, both teams went hell for leather, with local pride and a first step towards the path to promotion both on the line. Swords had the edge in terms of territory and possession in the first half and moved into a 3-0 lead after 25 minutes with a penalty from fullback Aiden Forkan. However, despite creating several other chances, that was as good as it got for the visitors.

Although contesting well across the park, Swords were left try-less for the first time in six games, though the scoreboard didn’t reflect the true nature of the contest. Swords will look to bounce back this weekend with an away fixture in Wexford – their second trip to Wanderers in a month – before hosting Rathdrum the following Sunday in what will be their final fixture of the decade

10
Mar
10

Chris Stapleton Memorial Cup

The Annual Dungannon Vs Clondalkin Underage Game to take place on the 28th March 2009 at 10.30am

The Cup which is now in its 3rd year, is played in Memory of Chris Stapleton ,Former President,Founder Member,Father of John & Eammon.

Clondalkin Underage Squad hope that the Cup stays on this side of the Border this season

25
Feb
10

Irish Women reach 100 matches in international rugby

With this weekend’s game against England, Irish women’s rugby celebrates its momentous one hundredth competitive game.

Head coach Kevin West named his team for the centenary match in the past week, making several changes to the team that lost 19-9 against France.

Among those named in the staring line-up were local players Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere), Shannon Houston, Amy Davis, Tania Rosser and Orla Brennan (all Blackrock) in the starting 15, with Emer McManamly and Grace Davitt (also Blackrock) taking their place on the bench.

Head Coach West was hoping the team could live up to this momentous occasion. He said the team is “aware of the significance of the 100th Irish women’s game and the entire team and management team are immensely proud to be involved in such a momentous occasion”.

However, Ireland face an uphill battle as England haven’t conceded a single score so far in the entire tournament.

The teams face each other this Sunday, February 28 at Esher RFC in Surrey.

11
Feb
10

BoD launches new blade next week

Irish Rugby captain, Brian O’Driscoll, is gearing up to launch the new Gillette Fusion limited edition Irish handle razor in Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt on Monday, February 15 at 6pm, and in Tesco, Dundrum at 2pm on Saturday, February 20.

O’Driscoll will take time out from the championship to meet fans and showcase the specially designed Irish razor handle which dons the Irish colours in support of the team in the current RBS 6 Nations.

28
Oct
09

Coolmine looking for tag team effort

Coolmine RFC are running one-hour tag rugby training sessions every week on Tuesday nights between 9 and 10pm.
The club are calling on both male and female adults of all ages and all levels of skill and fitness to come along and take part. Emphasis is put on the social and fun side of the game and sessions are strictly non-contact. There are a limited number of places left for the current term that runs until the end of December.

Coolmine are also running a tag rugby blitz on Saturday, November 7. It will be limited to 8 teams and will start at 5pm. Each match will be eight minutes a side and teams will consist of five players, and there can be as many players as you like on a squad. Ladies and over-45s score double points. Teams will be guaranteed a total of 5 games. The entry fee is €5 per person.

For more information, email info@coolminerfc.com, or ring Joe on 087-2375008 after 2pm.

28
Oct
09

Aviva Stadium to open with combined provinces match

To mark the opening of the Aviva Stadium, the Irish Rugby Football Union have  confirmed that the first game to be played in 2010 will be an historic rugby match between two composite provincial teams pitting a Leinster/Ulster team against a Munster/Connacht selection on Saturday, August 7.

Leinster and Ulster were the first representative teams to play in the old Lansdowne Road nearly 133 years ago onDecember 16, 1876.

Both provinces were also on hand to play the final game, The Last Stand in the stadium on New Years Eve 2006, when Leinster beat Ulster 20-12 in the Magners League.

The game will form part of the provincial preseason calendar and present Irish rugby stakeholders with the opportunity to be the first to witness rugby returning home to the iconic stadium.

The Aviva Stadium will play host to some of the top teams in world rugby during the Guinness Series in November next year. Ireland is scheduled to play four internationals for the first time during that period against World Champions South Africa, followed by games against Samoa, New Zealand and Argentina.