CBS Roscommon reach Rugby U-14 Connacht League Final


CBS Roscommon 24     St Geralds, Castlebar 19
CBS Roscommon reached the Connacht Rugby Under-14 League Final after a hard fought win over St Geralds of Castlebar in Ballyhaunis last Wednesday. CBS will now travel to the same venue next Wednesday at 1pm for the final against the much fancied favourites St Josephs (The Bish) from Galway.CBS Roscommon Under-14 Rugby Team

Played in very good conditions on a hard pitch CBS started the game very well and good work upfront by Gavin Carberry , Ryan Biesty, Baryal Khan and  Ian Conlon were setting up good possession for the backs and when the CBS backs moved the ball wide they looked dangerous and were rewarded after 8 minutes when Niall Cunniffe touched down in the corner to give CBS a 5 -0 lift.

CBS continued to attack but left themselves open to counter attack and St Geralds took the opportunity when it came to them 5 minutes before half time to score under the posts which they converted to leave the half time score 7-5.

The second half both teams ran the ball at every opportunity which was very refreshing to watch and CBS were first to score when again good work up front from Lennox Muso and Cillian Higgins,and again CBS moved the ball wide and Jason Haore dived over from close range which Shane Purcell converted. St Geralds then had their best spell of the game and they took the game to CBS and were making ground by picking and driving up front and were rewarded with a try in the corner to leave the score 12-12.

CBS rolled up their sleeves and took control for the next 15 minutes and a Great break from the back of the scrum by James Brandon, was carried further forward by Melvin Conteh and James Brandon once again picked and went over in the corner which was excellently converted from the touchline by Niall Cunniffe. From the

kick off CBS regathered the ball and James Brandon once again gathered and when he broke the first tackle he found open space in front of him and ran 50 metres up field to touch down in the corner giving CBS a 24-12 points advantage.

In the last play of the game a loose kick by CBS saw St Geralds run the ball back at the CBS and they were rewarded with the last score of the game leaving the final score 24-19.

CBS Roscommon: Melvin Conteh, Lennox Musa, Gavin Carberry, Ian Conlon, Baryl Khan, James Brandon, Eoghan Coyle, Michael Hanley, Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare, Niall Cunniffe, Cian Gately, Thomas Hanley, Ryan Biesty, Cillian Higgins, Niall Dolan, Rory Cunningham, John  Cuttle. Colin McDermott.

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Athleague Camogie Club are delighted to announce our new
“A Hurl For Every Girl Campaign” Supported by Local Farmers & Industry.
Athleague Camogie Club has gone from strength to strength in the recent past with successes from underage to Senior County titles. With the support of our main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction coming on board in 2018, this has certainly supported and helped progress the promotion of our game in the Athleague Camogie catchment area.
Being part of any team, especially camogie and allied sports like GAA & Rugby, builds a good work ethic, collaboration, cooperation and learning to be part of a team. Team membership also builds resilience in players when learning to deal with success as well as failure. All these skills are crucial qualities for young people moving forward into the professional working world.
In the catchment area for Athleague Camogie Club there are 161 girls attending national school in the Creggs, Fuerty, Athleague and Ballymurray schools. We are lucky to have a great relationship with other clubs within our area, and as we don’t have our own pitch, these clubs kindly facilitate us with use of their grounds, namely Athleague Pitch, Tremane Pitch, Mulhern Park and Creggs RFC. Camogie is a minority sport in the parish. However, camogie is a noble Gaelic sport which enhances skills of resilience and courage. Those who participate as part of a team contribute positively in the workplace.
A new initiative has been launched by the club’s main sponsor Ward and Burke Construction to supply each of these primary school girls with a hurl and sliotar. Other local businesses have come on board to support this initiative including Aurivo, Kepak and Local Dairy Farmers. Senior club members will deliver the hurls and sliotars to the younger players during the next few weeks with further information on how to join our club.
For the past 4 years Michael Ward of Ward & Burke Construction has been the main sponsor for our club. His support and advice have allowed us to undertake initiatives like this “Hurl For Every Girl” campaign. A strong believer in gender equality, his company actively recruits, promotes, and encourages women to see past old stereotypes and realise their true potential in a predominantly male employment sector of construction. Michael, a former formidable sportsman himself truly believes in how invaluable playing a team sport is for young people, and for young girls in particular. Along with building character and resilience, it gives focus and direction at times in life when it is needed most, lifelong friendships are forged, and opportunities are opened up.

Aurivo are global leaders in food and dairy nutrition, bringing clean, green products from sustainable Irish farms to the world market. They offer fantastic career opportunities and are always looking for strong, enthusiastic, and ambitious people to join their teams. Having a sports background gives girls an edge on their competition in the career marketplace, as they understand teamwork, commitment, hard work and ambition
Kepak work with over 15,000 Quality Assured beef, lamb, and pork producers nationwide. We are extremely lucky to have a Kepak facility in our catchment area that is committed to supporting employment in Athleague and further afield. They also support local initiatives and sports teams in a loyal and practical way. Kepak too are always looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join their company, indeed many of their senior management have worked their way up the career ladder by training and working in all sectors of the business from operations and sales to procurement and product development.
These companies offer graduate programmes, and this is where Athleague Camogie Club comes in…… We want to encourage girls to look to these companies as career options, to promote rural Ireland and our community. We want them to see the bigger picture, these jobs are not just for males, young women’s potential within these organisations is limitless.
Our Local Dairy Farmers have joined us on this initiative to help promote rural jobs, to encourage girls to see farming as a real and viable option for them and to encourage growth and sustainability of the family farm. As we are a rural community it is vital for our survival and prosperity that young women can stay in their local area if they wish to, and that they are supported in their endeavours to promote women in farming as a career option. Keeping our community vibrant helps everyone not just our sports clubs.
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