CBS Roscommon match report


CBS Roscommon 22 -20 HRC Mountbellew
CBS Senior Rugby team battled hard to secure an excellent win over HRC Mountbellew in the Connacht U18 Regional League last Thursday. The Visitors HRC travelled with a very strong and physical side and they showed their strength in the opening minutes with a well worked score driving over from 10 meters out to lead 5 nil. CBS settled into the game and with John Brennan playing a very clever game at the unfamiliar position of scrum half CBS got their reward with a flowing backs move ending with Darren Campbell showing a lightening burst of speed to score. Noel Gately adding a penalty after HRC infringed at the breakdown and the CBS lead 8 -5

The CBS forwards were getting parity in the tight against the bigger HRC pack with huge performances from the CBS front row and lock James Regan. The home sides Diarmuid Cunniffe was looking a class apart for the second outing in a row and was clearly relishing the physical challenge of facing this big Mountbellew pack. CBS looked most likely to score but some excellent line out work from HRC saw them get in for the next score, a well taken try from their big 2nd row forward. Luckily for CBS, HRC’s kicker was having an off day and HRC lead 10-8. This was to be the half time score but only because of some huge tackling from CBS full back Jack Caltagirone and when HRC looked certain top score in the corner on the stroke of half time Conor Deane came from nowhere with an immense hit to insure his side remained only two points down at the break.

CBS started the second half confidently and perhaps slightly against the run of play were unlucky to concede a try with only a few minutes gone. However Noel Gately was now dictating this match from the fly-half position that would eventually see him score 17 points in the match. His Kicking from hand was clever and accurate and his electric pace saw him outstrip the HRC defence to score a try just avoiding the corner flag touching the ball down. HRC with strong forward play enjoyed their best period of the game that yielded another try, no doubt their haul would have been more and possibly they should have pulled clear but for excellent tackling from the CBS lads with Alex Syrex and Dylan Ward in the forwards and Rory o Brochalain in the centre standing out. A great break from Raymond Farrell resulted in another Gately try but this was cancelled out almost immediately with a well worked HRC score.

CBS Captain Dylan Keaveney was leading from the front and with only minutes remaining Noel Gately wizardry was more than the HRC defence could cope with as he scored his third try of the match to see CBS win by just two points. With two wins out of three CBS are in second place in the League.

CBS Roscommon: Barry Mc Donnell, Ross Mugan, Eoghan Farrell, James Regan, Diarmuid Cunniffe, Alex Syrek, Dylan Keaveney(C) Dylan Ward, John Brennan, Noel Gately, Rory O Brochalain, Raymond Farrell, Conor Deane, Darren Campbell, Jack Caltagirone, Aaron Moran, Christy Leahy.

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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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