Carrick girls make their mark in Munster blitz

The Carrick girls played in a Munster wide 7s rugby blitz ending last Saturday in Fermoy. The girls took part in eight matches over three weekends playing Thurles, Fairhaven, Mallow, Abbeyfeale and Dingle. The winners were the team that accumulated the most points over all the matches. Carrick competed right until the last day where they were beaten by a very competitive Thurles side. Overall Carrick won seven of their eight matches, finishing second in their league and playing open rugby which was wonderful to watch.

The Carrick girls played in a Munster wide 7s rugby blitz ending last Saturday in Fermoy. The girls took part in eight matches over three weekends playing Thurles, Fairhaven, Mallow, Abbeyfeale and Dingle. The winners were the team that accumulated the most points over all the matches. Carrick competed right until the last day where they were beaten by a very competitive Thurles side. Overall Carrick won seven of their eight matches, finishing second in their league and playing open rugby which was wonderful to watch.

The squad – Captain Sinead Lonergan, vice captain Natasha Allen, forwards Aoife Moore, Becky O’Brien, Fay Drohan, Orla Hayes, Donna Maher, Aisling O’ Dwyer, backs Roisin O’Neill, Aisling Hahessy, Ciara Hennebry, Sorcha Phelan, Helena Power and Daniela Wall.

Well done to all the girls on a fantastic performance over the three weekends, we are now looking forward to some 15 a-side matches to finish out the season. Carrick-on-Suir Rugby Club will be running an introduction to rugby course for girls aged 13 to 17 over 4 weeks on Wednesdays, starting on 7th March and running to 28th March at the Rugby club at 6pm. If you’re interested in finding out about the game please join us for the four weeks and see if you would like it. Look out for the posters in school.

Well done to the under 15s who beat Waterford City last Saturday 10 points to 7 in the East Munster cup pool stage, it was down to a strong defence and two great tries, one in the first half try by Dean Walsh, and in the second half Scott Hogan made a great run before passing to Conor Hahessy to score Carrick’s second try. This weekend the under 17s play Waterford City in the cup away in Kilbarry.

Carrick firsts beat Killorglin in the Munster Junior League division three 24-19 last Sunday in Tybroughney. David Kiersey scored two tries and Ed O’Donnell scored one along with three penalty kicks by Charlie Boland.

Carrick now lie in third place in the league, just two points behind the leaders. This Sunday they play Charleville away in the second last match in the league.

Underage blitz

Carrick rugby club hosted a very successful mini blitz in Tybroughney last Sunday, with teams of under 7s to under 12s taking part from Waterpark and Clanwilliam clubs as well as the host club. It was a great success and thank you to all who helped out in its organisation. There were many matches and Carrick had victories in every age group. It was a great day for rugby, with approximately 270 players involved, close to 100 of whom were from Carrick.