Carrick RFC’s crucial match in Fermoy

Carrick-on-Suir RFCF First XV travel to Fermoy for their final League match of 2013 this Sunday afternoon, and we would urge all club members in a position to travel to East Cork for this must-win fixture to do so.

Carrick-on-Suir RFCF First XV travel to Fermoy for their final League match of 2013 this Sunday afternoon, and we would urge all club members in a position to travel to East Cork for this must-win fixture to do so.

The effort that’s been made by our First squad, whose numbers, in an ideal world, would be much greater than what they are at present, has been enormous, a credit to the captaincy of David Kiersey and the players who are putting in the hard yards each week at training.

Victory over Fermoy would put Carrick back into the play-off fringes and at a time of the season when the margin of error is now greatly reduced, victory on Sunday is essential.

So let’s get behind the lads this Sunday, who are seeking to build on their big win over Dunmanway-Bantry Bay. Kick-off is at 2.30pm.

Notice to U-14, 16 and 18 players  â€¨Hi lads. This is worth stating. You still have matches. Training is ongoing. There are fixtures in place between now and Christmas, including this weekend, which your coaches have notified you of, as well as into the New Year. â€¨We recognise that there have been some difficulties this season in the wake of losing our co-ordinator in late September, and coupled with our current shortage of coaches, a regrettable situation which we, the Club’s Committee, are now endeavouring to correct. â€¨We have commenced a push for additional recruitment from a coaching perspective between now and Christmas. We know there’s a lot of rugby know-how in our locality which we need to tap into with renewed vigour, enthusiasm and a much needed sense of fun! 

As a club, we are determined to put in place a structure that supports all our players and coaches so that we can continue to represent this town and its environs at all levels of the game we love.

But we need your input too.ʉ۬So we need you, as players, to turn up for training. We need you, as players, to turn up for matches and to be willing to fulfil fixtures as per the rules laid down by the East Munster League, i.e. reduced 13 or 10-a-side matches.

Those who wish to play must be given an opportunity to play, and that opportunity remains intact. â€¨So if you, as players, can commit, to train, to be available for matches and to play, then we as your Committee, will provide the required programme for you, a programme which will be enjoyable, a programme which will be competitive, a programme which will be fun. â€¨And we want you to enjoy the game and develop your skills in a Carrick-on-Suir RFC jersey. So let’s take the next step together. Hon Carrick!

Munster ‘A’ v Plymouth Albion

Munster ‘A’ take on Plymouth Albion in the British & Irish Cup at the Waterford RSC this Friday. The club is running a bus to the RSC which will depart from outside The Old Mill at 6.30pm sharp, so we would appeal to everyone to make an effort to be in situ for the bus at 6.15pm.

Tickets are priced at €10 for adults, €3 for juniors, with a family pack for two adults and two juniors available for €20. For tickets please call Sarah Moore on 086-1658580.

A selection of our minis will be in action at half-time and there will also be a special presentation made to our Under-18 players who have represented Munster with such distinction this season.

Contact the PRO

An appeal to all coaches. Please email dermotkeyes@yahoo.com or by direct message on his Facebook page with updates and match reports each Sunday night by no later than 9pm.

The uptake on this request has been far from spectacular this season so please drop Dermot a line, thanks. He’s in the ideal job to publicise the club - so please help him do just that!