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St. Mary's College RFC Annual Golf Classic

On Friday, the 3rd of September, we held our annual Golf Classic. Huge thanks to Frank Kennedy and Marie Hammond who did a brilliant job organising the event!

WINNERS:

1st Prize:
Robbie O’Neill, Ken Walsh, Damian Vaughan
 
 
2nd Prize: 
Gary Fanagan, Jeremy Clarke, Michael Fanagan


3rd Prize:
Ronnie Mc Brien, George Hook, John Gilsenan
 
 
4th Prize:
Paul Carmody, Aidan Daly, Paddy Delaney

 
5th Prize:
Maurice McDonagh, Will Czerniak, David Shields

 
Nearest the Pin:
Ken Walsh

 
Longest Drive:
Jack Dilger
 
 
Team needing the most improvement:
Maurice Davin, Alan Shirley, Aaron Hudson
 
 
Front 9:
Mylo Carey/Myles Carey/Eric Gaw
 
 
Back 9:
Frank Kennedy/ Niall Rynne/ Brendan Foley

Leinster U23s Interpro Squad

Huge congratulations to Mary's stars Mick McCormack and Seanàn Devereux who both played in the Leinster U23s interpro match vs Ulster!
 
Great to see more Mary's men in the blue of Leinster! Keep doing what you're doing lads - the future is bright!

St. Mary's College RFC U15s Match Report

This past Sunday, our U14s played their first ever 15-a-side match in a friendly against Westmanstown. They were absolutely fantastic on the day - coming back from 3 early tries to run in some savage scores. They were captained by Donnacha Alexander who led the boys brilliantly - well done lads and we can't wait to see you play even more full-team matches this year and beyond!
 

St. Mary's College RFC J4 Match Report

St. Mary’s College R.F.C. 22 - 17 Clontarf R.F.C.
 
Winters Cup 2nd Round
 
Templeville Road 10th September 2021
 
 
 
St. Mary’s started off their season and cup campaign with a victory against a strong Clontarf side. Clontarf had beaten Coolmine to get to this round and Mary’s had received a walkover against Seapoint. Conditions were ideal for rugby with a light breeze as St. Mary’s kicked off into the cabbage patch for the first half. Clontarf started the brighter with most of the possession with some big ball carriers in centre but it was St. Mary’s that got the first score. Mary’s were awarded a penalty not far inside the Clontarf half and MJ Lim took a quick penalty to catch Clontarf unawares and passed to Conor Quinn who sprinted in for our first try. Mary’s took control of the game for the next period of the game, maintaining possession and soaking up any Clontarf attacks. The next score again was for Mary’s coming off a lineout with out-half Conor Quinn turning provider to pass to Rob Dunleavy to crash in for a try from a great line. MJ Lim added the conversion to put Mary’s 12-0 up.
 
 
There was plenty more action to come in this half with Clontarf getting an opportunistic try on the wing off of a scrum. Mary’s responded to this quickly with some great work in the backline with Conor Quinn putting in Dillon Zaidel for a try with MJ Lim adding the extras to put Mary’s 19-5 and looking in control. However Clontarf weren’t finished and after winning a penalty on the Mary’s 22 they kicked for a lineout which they duly turned into a maul and powered over to make it 19-12 at half time.
 
 
There was plenty of drama in the second half with a floodlight failure meaning we had to move over to the roadside pitch with 30 minutes remaining. The remainder of the game was very tense with Clontarf eagerly looking for a score. They again used the maul to their advantage to draw a penalty and yellow card bringing Mary’s down to 14 men and Clontarf got a score to bring it to 19-17. Clontarf’s maul was a real strong point and with the extra man they went for another lineout right on the Mary’s 5 off of a penalty but it was excellently sacked by Max Grace to save our slender lead. After this, Mary’s worked incredibly hard to retain their lead and in fact could’ve gotten another score if not for a few mistakes but were still in control. As they tried to work down the clock they managed to gain a penalty and MJ Lim scored a penalty with the last play to secure a 22-17 win. This was a great team performance with many players having their first game on this team or lads who have come back from several years absence and everyone got stuck in to eke out the victory. The team have progressed now into the Semi Final and will look forward to playing the winners of Terenure and Old Wesley.
 
 
 
Team: Alex Grseta, Aaron Doherty (captain), Caglar Tuc, Chris O’Connor, Colum Dillon, Conor Quinn, David Browne, Dillon Zaidel, Gary Masterson, Gavin Sheridan, James Casey, Jonny Stevenson, Kejan Lim, Matthew Kennedy, Max Cojocari, Max Grace, Meng Jan Lim, Rob Dunleavy, Seamie Thompson, Sean Egan, Tom O’Neill, Tony Flynn

St. Mary's College RFC U15 Recruitment

Are you interested in rugby? School team not available? Current club short of players? Or just fancy taking up a new sport?

If so, St. Mary's College RFC U-15s (boys born in 2007) are recruiting! All sizes and experience levels welcome. Currently training Fridays and Sundays.

 

Upcoming Club Fixtures

UPCOMING FIXTURES - WEEK ENDING 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021:
 
 1st XV v Terenure (A - Lakelands) Saturday 3pm - Leinster Senior League Div 1B 
 
U20 XV v Bective Rangers (H) Sunday 3pm - Purcell Cup Semi Final
 
J1 XV v Clontarf (A - Castle Ave) Sunday 3pm - Metro League Division 1
 
J2 XV v Terenure (A - Lakelands) Saturday 3pm - Metro League Division 3
 
J4 XV v Terenure (H) Saturday 3pm - Winters Cup Semi Final


CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR FIXTURE WEBSITE

AIL Season Tickets

Season Tickets have now gone on sale for our home AIL Fixtures. If you want to save on the total cost of attending matches, and support your club, click below to buy a ticket!

Give Girls Rugby a Try!

Girls Rugby is up and running in Templeville Road and we'd love for you to join us! All ages from 5 - 17 of all skill levels are catered for!
 
It's a great way to keep fit, learn new skills and make some new life-long friends!
 
If you or your's are interested, contact Joe or Sarah on the numbers provided on the poster, or send an email to girlsrugby@smcrfc.com

Membership Update - PLEASE READ IN FULL

Membership renewal open – Season 2021/2022

 

An email has been sent to all members, registered on ClubZap last season, to renew their membership 

 

The membership subscription page can also be found at: 

https://www.stmaryscollegerfc.com/membership_products 

 

Please consider the Family subscription discount – 2 adults & any number of children.  It’s great value.  To avail of the family subscription discount please simply keep adding members and the system will automatically calculate the discount.  

A 3 instalment option is available to help spread the cost.  A payment of 1/3 will be charged to your nominated card immediately with a second charge a month later and the final 1/3 one month later still. 

All players and coaches must be registered as paid members by 30 September 2021 or they may not take place in club events, training, matches etc.   
 

If you are unable to pay subscriptions due to your personal circumstances please contact John Bainbridge in strict confidence.  No player will be excluded from our club for inability to pay. 

 

If you have any questions, comments etc. on membership matters please contact John Bainbridge on 087 2909 886 or membership@smcrfc.com

 

IRFU Rugby Connect

Separately the IRFU require all players to register on the IRFU Rugby Connect system.  This includes all Mini, Youth, and Adult players and all coaches. 

It is very important to note for players that they must be properly registered on the system in order to be eligible to play a Leinster Branch/IRFU competitive match. Please contact your team manager directly if you have any queries.

No payment is required as part of this registration. 

Non playing members etc. can also register if you wish but it is compulsory for players and coaches.  

 

This system is managed by SportsLomo on behalf of the IRFU/Leinster Branch. For people registered on the system last season, they will receive automated renewal notices by email to reregister for the new season in the coming weeks. 

 

See https://www.irishrugby.ie/running-your-club/rugbyconnect/ for a selection of guides for: 

 

 

To renew if registered last season click here: https://irfu.sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/users/login 

 

To register click here: https://reg.sportlomo.com/club/IRFU/leinsterrugby/stmaryscollegerfc 

 

Vetting

 

All coaches of minis and youths and anyone working with children in our club must apply for vetting through Rugby Connect.  Further instructions will be issued directly from the Directors of Mini and Youth Rugby.  Our Club Welfare Officer, Pearl Healy, can help with any questions. 

 

Please note there are two options, please ensure you select the correct option: 

  1. For occasional work with children 

  1. For regular work with children.  This would include all minis and youths coaches.

Any coach of underage teams who has not completed the vetting process will not be allowed to work with children in our club.

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