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AIL - SATURDAY 26.11.22

The AIL action returns to Templeville Road this weekend and it doesn't get bigger than this - it's 1st v 2nd in 1B as our First XV take on Buccaneers. Both teams have played 6 games and only a single point separates them. It'll be a great day in the club and hoping to see a big support in the stands.
 
Kennedy Crowned World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player Of The Year
 

Terry Kennedy has been crowned the World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year following an outstanding 2022 season.

Kennedy played a central role in a memorable campaign for the Ireland Men’s Sevens squad, as they recorded their highest ever finish of fifth on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and then claimed a historic bronze medal at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town in September.

The 26-year-old, who was the World Series top try scorer in 2022, was announced as the Men’s Sevens Player of the Year at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco this evening, capping a superb twelve months for the Ireland Sevens programme.

Kennedy scored a remarkable 50 World Series tries in just 52 games across the 2021/22 season, as James Topping’s men established themselves as a real force on the circuit, winning their first World Series medal as runners-up in Toulouse last May.

From there, they finished the season by scaling new heights at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, beating Australia to win a magical bronze in Cape Town, with Kennedy in talismanic form.

The fleet-footed Dubliner saw off stiff competition from Australian duo Nick Malouf and Corey Toole and Fiji’s Kaminieli Rasaku to claim the award, becoming the first Ireland Sevens player to be named World Player of the Year.

Another member recognised on the global stage, a historic achievement and huge congratulations from all at St. Mary's on your award.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

The DAF Coffee Morning for November 2022 will be held in the Clubhouse tomorrow, Thursday 24th November at 11am.  All welcome to attend! 

The DAF Christmas lunch will be held on 15th December at 12.30 in the club.

Annual SMCRFC golf society Bennie Lynch memorial golf outing to be held on Tuesday 29th December in Grange Golf Club from 9am. 

The Core Junior Disco was held last Friday in the club and was another great success. Thanks to all who supported this event.
 

UPCOMING FIXTURES 

UPCOMING FIXTURES WEEK ENDING 27TH NOVEMBER 2022

1st XV v Buccaneers (H) Saturday 2:30pm - Energia AIL Division 1B 
J1 XV v Terenure (H) Sunday 2:30pm - Metro League Division 1

U20 XV v UCD (H) Sunday 2:30pm - J.P. Fanagan League Premier 1
Women’s XV v Garda (H) Sunday 1pm - Leinster Womens League Division 4
J2 XV v Clontarf (A - Castle Ave) Saturday 2:30pm - Metro League Division 3
J3 XV v Blackrock (A - Stradbrook) Saturday 2:30pm - Metro League Division 6
J4 XV v Emerald Warriors (H) Friday 8pm - Metro League Division 8
 


YOUTHS: 
Games:
U13 boys "A" - No Game
U13 boys "B" - No Game
U14 boys v West Offaly (A - West Offaly) Sunday 12pm - Leinster Boys School Youth U14 2nd Division Group B
U14 girls v Wolves (H) Saturday 11:30am - Leinster Girls U14 League 2 South
U15 boys v Clondalkin (H) Sunday 12pm - Leinster Boys School Youth U15 Division 1
 
U16 boys - No Game
U16 girls (MU Barnhall-St. Mary's) v Gorey (H - Parsonstown) Saturday 12pm - Leinster Girls U16 Phase 1 Group 1
U18.5 boys v DLSP (A - DLSP) Sunday 12pm - Leinster Boys School Youth U18 League B
 
(For Youth Rugby queries please contact Robbie O’Neill directly.)
 
MINIS: - 
SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

U6 boys/girls @ 9am to 10am - Roadside far end 
U7 boys @ 9am to 10am - Roadside car park end
U8 boys v Terenure away in Terenure  
U7/8 girls v Terenure away in Terenure  
U9 boys v Blackrock away in Blackrock
U10 boys @ 9am to 10am - Seconds pitch
U11 boys @ 10:15am to 11:15am - Roadside pitch
U12 boys v MU Barnhall, Old Wesley & St Brigids in MU Barnhall
U10/12 girls v Tallaght, Clondalkin & Westmanstown @ 10:15am to 11:15am - Seconds pitch

 

 

IRFU
YOUR CLUB YOUR COUNTRY
GRAND DRAW 2022

The IRFU ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Draw, brought to you by Energia, is back for the 12th consecutive year with more great prizes to be won.

Last year, with the support of our valued sponsors and partners, over €617,000 was raised by rugby clubs across Ireland.

Over €6.9 million has been raised for the club game since the YCYC Grand Draw was introduced in 2011.

All the prizes are provided by the IRFU and our family of partners, leaving the club free to sell an unlimited number of IRFU Grand Draw tickets and retain 100% of the funds from those sales to support your activities during the season.

Last year’s draw saw the participation of 133 clubs, with 21 clubs raising over €10,000 each.

To buy a ticket scan the QR Code below or click on the link HERE

WEEKEND RUGBY ROUND-UP
Week Ending 20th NOVEMBER 2022

RECENT RESULTS

Results: 
Women’s XV v Tullamore (H) - Leinster Womens League Division 4 - conceded by Tullamore 
 
 
Youth Results:
 
U13 boys "A" 14-5 Terenure “A” (H) - Leinster Boys U13 Sec A
 
U13 boys "B" 7-50 Westmanstown (A - Westmanstown) - Leinster Boys U13 Sec D
 
U14 boys - No Game
 
U14 girls - No Game
 
U15 boys 14-24 Coolmine (H) - Friendly
 
U16 boys 12-50 Malahide (A - Malahide) - Leinster Boys School Youth U16 Grading 3
 
U16 girls (MU Barnhall - St. Mary’s) - No Game
 
U18.5 boys v Malahide (H) - Leinster Boys School Youth U18 League B - conceded by Malahide
 

J3 XV AND J4XV FRIENDLY MATCH REPORT BY
Michael O' Flaherty




                                                   
Blues v Whites

On Saturday 19th of November our J3 and J4 teams had a break from their leagues .
We decided to have a training match . The J3 pack with the J4 backs against the J4 pack with the J3 backs .
The blues were coached by David Gardner and the Whites by Mick Flats .
We had a Leinster Branch referee organised by Mossy Davin our Junior Rugby legend .
The game was played with a good tempo , some excellent passing , strong tackles , good ruck clear outs . Everything that has been coached over the last few weeks was evident on the pitch .
The lineouts and scrums were on point .
The difference in the first half was that the whites took their points at every opportunity. Lee Byrne was majestic off the kicking Tee all afternoon . Lee at scrum half , gelled very well with Ryann at out half , and the two centres Cian Wogan and Denis Daly . They made some excellent breaks to score under the posts
Half time 23-0 to the Whites .
In the second half it was all blue with the more mature pack starting to dominate. Big hits from
Barry Holmes seemed to wake the pack up as they started to drive into the Whites with Callan Carey getting over the line for 2 tries . The Blues did not have a kicker as captain Conor Quinn proved . After one attempt he threw the kicking tee away in anger . It went further and higher than his original kick .
The Blues did manage to win the second half .
The final score was 33-17 with Quinny slotting over a conversion , before Barry Holmes kicked the ball out to finish the game .
Whites scores
Lee Byrne 4 penalties , 3 Conversions .
Cian Wogan Try ,
Denis Daly Try ,
Aaron Doherty Try ,
Blues
Callan Carey 2 tries ,
Matty Fagan Try
Conor Quinn Conversion .

If you would like add information for your team/group to our Rugby Round-up section any week please email pro@smcrfc.com any week by 10am on Tuesdays. 

WOMEN'S RUGBY

Looking to play Women’s Rugby this season? St. Mary’s College RFC is delighted to announce our Women’s Rugby Team is re-forming.

Why not get in touch. For more detail contact Sarah Fallon
(womensrugby@smcrfc.com or +353 87 124 5700)

MINI RUGBY 

BAR OPENING HOURS

AIL FIXTURES

MONTHLY CLUB DRAW

Check out the details on the latest winner of the Monthly Club Draw HERE

ENTER THE DRAW HERE

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