Ladies: Carrick on Shannon travelled to Tuam in the first game of the Connacht Development League on October 3. After ten minutes of play the score line favoured the Tuam Ladies when two missed tackles after a contested scrum saw them make an impressive break scoring under the posts and in turn converting to take the lead 7-0. Carrick on Shannon responded with spirited tackling and scrummaging and were rewarded with a penalty in the first half. The Tuam Ladies responded with another two tries and one conversion. A try and conversion for the Carrick Ladies in the second half was not enough however to see off the strong challenge from Tuam with the Tuam RFC Ladies coming out the winners 19-10. Carrick on Shannon’s next game in the Connacht Development League is against Sligo RFC Ladies. New members are always welcome with no previous experience necessary. Ladies Training takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 at Castlecara Road training ground. Further info on the club on our website www.carrickrugby.ie or facebook https://www.facebook.com/carrick.o.rfc.
Minis: On Saturday, Carrick Minis & U13s are travelling to Cavan Rugby Club for a Blitz with a number of other rugby clubs. All players are required on the Cavan field at 10:15am. Those living near Carrick can meet at the Landmark Arch at approx. 8:45 for a 9am depart. Those travelling direct should text ‘En Route’ to 086 3867960 in case of cancellations or changes on the morning. All players travelling must be registered with the club for insurance purposes and must have a gum shield to play. As per usual, more info and regular updates are available on our Youths/Mini page at www.carrickrugbyclub.ie. Anybody for the last few remaining Choc Ices and ‘Your Club, Your Country’ tickets will be available on the day from any of the Carrick Mini Coaches. Looking forward to another great away Blitz.
Men’s Team: The Men’s team play their next game away on Sunday against Connemara RFC. Men’s Training takes place on Monday and Friday evenings at 8pm at the Castlecara Rd Training ground, Carrick on Shannon. Details on 087 9808947 www.carrickrugby.ie or https://www.facebook.com/carrick.o.rfc.
Best Wishes: Aine Shanley, club PRO and player on the Ladies Team departed the club in September. Aine Shanley was instrumental in the setting up of the Ladies Team, captained the Ladies Team, was heavily involved in fundraising for the club and for the last year held the position of PRO for Carrick RFC. The Club would like to wish her every success on and off the field, and to acknowledge and thank her for her hard work and dedication to the Club over the last four years.