Best of luck to the Under 18s in the Bowen Shield Semi Final on Friday. An excellent season so far in the league section has earned the team a home semi against Bandon Grammar. The match will take place on Friday at 2:30 in the school. The team featuring most of last years Junior Cup semi finalists hope to go one better this year but face tough opposition in Bandon. All support is very welcome.
Can we please remind parents and supporters that we are unable to provide car parking at the rear of the school. The avenue is for pedestrian access only.
Congratulations to the Senior Rugby team on Fridays terrific City Cup Final win. The final against Glenstal Abbey took place on the Thomond Park back pitch and was played in a great spirit. Early season nerves showed as both sides struggled in the first half. All the scores came in the second half with tries form Niall O’Shea and Shane Hogan. It was the boot of Jamie Heuston that proved the difference with his second half drop goal the highlight.
Congratulations to the lads and best of luck in the season ahead.
Congratulations to Robyn Gleeson 5th year on getting selected for the Irish U.17 Ladies 7’s rugby team.
The journey started with a screening camp in LIT with 60 girls from all over Munster that was narrowed down to 16 girls,training started then in CIT Cork for 4 weeks twice a week. A squad of 14 played in Dublin for the official Irish trials where the Munster team beat Connaught 33-10 and Ulster 27-10 , unfortunately they lost to Leinster. Two weeks later Robyn received an email letting her know she was one of the 18 players from all over Ireland selected from the trials in DCU Robyn will now have training camps during the Summer in preparation for competition next season as part of the Irish team .
The Castletroy College Junior rugby squad went out of the Junior Cup last night after a tight tussle with Crescent College in the semi final. As the 8-5 score line suggests this game hinged on small margins and our lads will count themselves unlucky as they lost their lead to a dubious Crescent try. To a man the players should be proud of their efforts as they showed what they could have achieved and how much they have improved as players over the year. The school would like to thank all the coaches especially Mr Keyes for the massive effort over the year.
Well done lads and hard luck.
CASTLETROY COLLEGE: David Moloney; Ian McCarthy, Conor Cosgrave, Paul Clancy, Eoin Murphy, Michael Kitt; Conor Lyons, Ronan Keaveney, Mike Ryan, Adam Myers; Darragh Cullimore, Sean Devitt; Eoin O’Shea, Conor Bermingham, Darragh McCrann. Replacements, Jeff Hogan, Muhammad Danyal, Sean Finucane, Sean Mulkern, Sam Burns, Hugh Bartley, Michael O’Sullivan, Cathal Humphreys.
During Wednesday’s quarter final Castletroy College had to withstand a storming second half comeback from St Munchin’s before securing a precious victory.
Two tries in the opening quarter from Mike Ryan and Darragh Cullimore, both converted by David Moloney, helped Castletroy into a sizable 14-0 lead. St Munchin’s had halved their opponents advantage by half-time with a Mark O’Driscoll try, converted by Killian Markham.
A third Castletroy try from flanker Conor Bermingham helped the Juniors into a 21-7 lead before St Munchin’s came storming back. Tries from Ben Shanahan and Shane Kelly, both converted by out-half Markham, tied the scored at 21-21. However, Castletroy had the final stay in stoppage time when the impressive Paul Clancy showed great pace to cross for the match-winning try in added time.
The remaining quarter-final takes place this Thursday when Glenstal Abbey face PBC at the Mardyke. The semi-final draw takes place after that game with CBC and Crescent Comp making up the numbers.
Well done to all.
CASTLETROY COLLEGE: David Moloney; Ian McCarthy, Conor Cosgrave, Paul Clancy, Eoin Murphy, Michael Kitt; Conor Lyons, Ronan Keaveney, Mike Ryan, Adam Myers; Darragh Cullimore, Sean Devitt; Eoin O’Shea, Conor Bermingham, Darragh McCrann. Replacement: Sean Mulkern