CBS Roscommon Win Connacht rugby Junior A League


CBS Roscommon 35 St Joseph’s College(The Bish) Galway 19

CBS Roscommon are the Connacht Junior Premier League champions for the first time after a thrilling final played in Tuam last Thursday afternoon. Played in almost perfect conditions this game and was an excellent advertisment for the game of rugby between the two inform sides in Connacht at this level.

CBS began the game very well and had the much better of the early territory and up front Rian Biesty, Melvin Conteh and James Brandon were carrying a huge amount of ball however it wasn’t until the 17th minute that CBS registered their first score through the boot of Shane Purcell the CBS out-half to open the scoring. CBS continued to dominate and were unlucky when a sweeping move after 20 minutes that saw Niall Cunniffe stopped just short of the line, however from the resulting line out CBS regained possession and scrum-half Eoghan Coyle dived over from close in to increase the CBS lead to 8-0 after 22 minutes. The Roscommon students excellent defence insured that The Bish had not made any incursions into the CBS half in the first 22 minutes however in the last 8 minutes of the half they got control of the ball and started to cause the CBS trouble. with the last move of the half CBS were penalised for going offside at the ruck 5 metres out and a quickly taken penalty and an excellent cross field kick allowed The Bish centre Marcus Burke to touch down in the corner leaving the half time score 8-5.

With the 2nd half underway the next score was always going to be vital and CBS got it almost immediately from the restart, Daire Byrne and John Martin were putting huge pressure on the opposing out half Robert Hennessy and when the ball went to ground, inside centre Niall Cunniffe hacked on and showed great composure picking up to touch down which Shane Purcell converted stretching the CBS lead to 15-5.

The Bish needed to gain some territory to get back into this game and their best period came at this point of the game. They were now putting pressure on the CBS set piece and The Galway School’s Captain Hennessy was orchestrating things very well from the number 10 berth. A CBS scrum was turned over and Bish full-back Ewan Heapes found a gap in the CBS defence to score, Heapes converted his own try to reduce the deficit to only 3 points after 10 minutes of the second half 15-12.

From the kick off CBS regained Territory and again were putting pressure on the Bish backline who were finding hard to get out of their own half, when they did kick to the CBS, Cian Gately, Ben McGahon and Tim Lambe were dealing with it very well and running back at their opponents. After 15 minutes Ian Conlon and Melvin Conteh did well taking the ball into contact and near The Bish line and when the ball was recycled James Brandon dived over in the corner for an excellent score which was followed by a conversion from the sideline by Shane Purcell stretching the CBS lead to 22-12

The Roscommon School continued to attack and Shane Purcell slotted a penalty over after 19 minutes stretching the CBS lead out to 25-12. 2 minutes later they stretched the lead even further when ball was carried by Rian Biesty, James Brandon and Gavin Carberry into The Bish 22″ and when Eoghan Coyle passed to Shane Purcell, his dummy was bought by the defender which left Niall Cunniffe free outside to touch down again in the corner giving CBS a very healthy 30-12 advantage.

The Bish, to their credit never gave up and with 3 minutes left they got just reward for their endeavour with an excellent try in the corner scored by Ben Lavelle converted again by Ewan Heapes reducing the deficit to 30-19. CBS were not to be caught on the day however and they had the last word when another good move through the fluent CBS backs allowed Niall Cunniffe to grab his third try and the teams 5th try leaving the final score CBS Roscommon 35 St Joseph’s College 19.

CBS Squad : Melvin Conteh, Anthony Stewart, Eoin Leonard, Gavin Carberry, Ian Conlon, James Brandon, Eoghan Coyle, Shane Purcell, Jason Hoare, Niall Cunniffe, Cian Gately, Rian Biesty, Killian Higgins, Daire Byrne, Dylan Horan, Cian Dolan, John Martin, Tim Lambe, Rory Cunningham, Ben McGahan, Sean Hanly, Kyle Walsh, Patrick Fannon, Tomas Hanley, Conor Rohan, Baryl Kahn.v

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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.
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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
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