Club Newsletter October 28th
Following their break, the firsts are Next up is a trip to Belfast on Saturday as they take on Queens University. Kick off is at 2.30.
Congratulations also to Corinthians players Dave Panter, Pat O’Toole, James Connolly, Sean Masterson, Stephen Kerins and Joe Murphy who were all named on the Connacht Eagles Team who played London Irish in the British and Irish Cup last Saturday.
The Seconds had an excellent performance against Ballinrobe on Sunday coming away with a well deserved 24-11 win. The Tries came from Ian Kilcoyne, Angelo Johnson and Dave Hansberry. Jack Feeney was deadly with the boot kicking three conversions and a penalty. The Team was: Pat Long, Angelo Johnson, Josh Nugent, Conor O’Donovan, Owen Daly, Jack Feeny, Greg Flaherty. Paul Maher, Tony Hogan, Craig Hansberry, Dave Hansberry, Jack Noone, Conor Varley, Angus Whitman, Ene Fa’atau. The Replacements were: Tommy McKitterick, Morgan Connelly, Ian Kilcoyne and Peter Hanna. Next up is Tuam this weekend in Tuam. Kick off is at 2.30.
The Thirds are back in action this weekend as they head to the Monastery Field and an away game with Connemara. Players will be notified of full details at training.
The Corinthians Under 11 and 12 teams will be travelling to the Aviva on the 12th of November to watch Ireland take on Canada in the November Internationals. It is also expected that both teams will have games in advance of same. More details to follow this week.
Corinthians 26 –Westport 7
On a beautiful autumnal day, made for open expansive rugby neither side would disappoint. Before kick-off both teams respectfully observed a minutes silence in memory of the late Munster and Ireland legend, Anthony Foley RIP.
Corinthians were first out of the blocks. The ball was spread wide where Tadhg Joyce beat his man to run in under the posts. Minutes later, against the run of play, Ryan Kearney intercepted on the Westport 22 and ran in to score an opportunist try. Jack Conway converted both to make it 14-0 at Half Time.
The second half opened with flying winger Tadhg Joyce beating his man on the outside to finish off a great move. Jack Conway converted to make it 21-0. Corinthians would then face an onslaught from the determined Visitors. In a well worked move, off the back of a scrum, the Westport No 8 picked up the ball and barged through the defence to score under the posts. Their out half added the conversion. The score gave Westport a new lease of life but they would be denied by some determined tackling.
Not to be outdone by his opposite number, the Corinthians No 8 and Team Captain Ryan Gaughan picked and went from the back of a ruck to touch done for a well deserved try. The game ended with Westport parked in the Corinthians 22. Despite their best endeavours, Westport could not breach the home team’s resolute defence for a second time.
The ref blew the final whistle, the teams retired to the club house to the most welcome refreshments provided by the U13 mums.
The Under 14 team are away to Buccaneers this Saturday with kick off at 1.30pm.
The Under 15s had a big home win over Buccaneers on Saturday winning 26-19. The tries coming from Jonathan McGrath who scored two, with Adam Treacy and Shaun Killilea scoring a try each. Gearoid Hennessy kicked two conversions. The team are off this weekend but training continues as usual.
A great display by the entire U16 squad resulted in a brilliant five try win over a strong Ballina side. Corinthians won 31-0 with the tries coming from Cian Scanlon, Hubert Costello, Diarmo McCormack, Diarmuid Kilcommins and Niall Fitzgerald. Cathal Forde kicked three conversions.
The learning, hard work and effort put in last weekend at Camp Corinthians certainly paid off and this team are forming into a fine side with great potential.
The Under 16s are away at Monivea next Saturday. Kick Off is at 2.30pm.
Corinthians under 17s were unlucky to suffer their first defeat of season to a powerful Corrib Team. Corinthians got off to a good start getting over the line early in the first half and leading 5-0 at half time. But despite a brave effort from every player, Corrib’s size and strength proved too much for Corinthians to contain in the second half giving Corrib a 17-10 win. It is still all to play for in the league and next up is a home game against Ballina on the 6th of November.
Corinthians Team: Cathal Farrell, Caoimhin Conway, Dylan Keogh, Darragh Brown, Aonghus Devane, Ben O’Sullivan, Daniel Fitzmaurice, Kevin O’Shea, Ciaran Whelan, Evan Kenny, Brian Flattery, Matthew Fitzmaurice (C), Eimhín O’Shaughnessy, Kealan D’Arcy Carr, Ralf Solan. Subs: Tomas O’Connell, Thomas O’Dowd, Eoin Ryan, Brian Murphy, Darren Furey.
The team had a very enjoyable break in Scotland over the weekend. The Lads played Biggar RFC on Saturday last and gave a good account of themselves against a fine Scottish side. Both teams also held a minutes silence in the memory of Anthony Foley.
The team are back in action this Sunday at Corinthian Park as they face Ballina at 12 noon.
The Girls Under 15 Team took on Claremorris on Sunday but despite giving a very good account of themselves, were beaten 44-31. Corinthians will play Ballinasloe next on the 5th of November.
If you have anything that you would like to add then feel free to contact PRO John Mulligan on firstname.lastname@example.org