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The Boneyard Bulletin 01.02.19 Minis lead the Way   01/02/2019

Mitchelstown Rugby Club – Under 8 team wins again

Boys Rugby Under 8 

The lads played two teams, against Ballincollig and Dunmanway, with some exceptional new talent emerging. Thanks to all the parents who helped on the day, and manned the sidelines. Thanks also to Louise Devaney.

Pictured are: Back row from left: Isaac Kenneally, Ryan Kinsella, Rory McCarthy, Harry Finn, John Cleary, Conor McGrath.

Front row from left: Anthony Flynn, Keelan Kearney, Isaac Walsh, Cathal Meade, Cathal Cleary.

Boys Rugby Under 14

On the 19th of January, the U14 Mitchelstown rugby Team played a tough and relentless match against Skibbereen RFC. At the start Skibb got over with a lucky break and just getting in with the try. 10 mins or so later, after a number of hard tackles had been put in by Declan Moriarty, Tommy Long, Cormac Luddy, Sam McGrath, and Aaron Hickey. Leon Fitzharris made a break but was hauled down right in front of the line, but because of great support by Brendan O’Donoghue who rucked over, he stopped the Skibbereen Full Back from stealing the ball. Then James Luddy threw a great pass t Tommy Long who was running a hard line and went over for the try. After the try the match was extremely tight, with grueling tackles and skillful kicks done by Diarmuid O’Brien, James Luddy and Sam McGrath. Overall it was a very tight first half with a tight shift put in by the Team. The second half was just as exciting, with great breaks being made by Jack O’Grady, and with great catches whilst under pressure from Conor Wiley. Then Skibb made a break, but a brilliant ankle tap by Tommy Long stopped him in his tracks, suddenly Mitchelstown were on the counter attack. With quick thinking and determination, they made their way to the 22 metre line where Leon Fitzharris broke a tackle and went over for the try. After the try it was converted by Sam McGrath, over the black spot. For the rest of the match there was some great tough carries by Josh Kearney, in the face of bigger opponents, and excellent rucking by Stephen Flynn and Jack O’Brien. However, Skibbereen pulled away, due to their physical advantage scoring tries from lucky breaks and some good set pieces. Overall it was a very good game, with plenty of excitement and a hard work ethic by the Mitchelstown side to go up against such a physical side like Skibbereen. Match report courtesy of Jack McGrath. all our coaches contact details are available. Our under 14’s train every Wednesday at 7pm at Currabowen.

Mini Rugby – CBS Field

All mini rugby from 5 -11 years of age now takes place on Sunday mornings at 11.00am., by kind permission of the CBS school. All are assured of a warm welcome, and fun is the order of the day. Throughout the year there will be blitz tournaments and other interesting days to enjoy, and many opportunities for parents to get involved, but only if they want to!

Junior 1 Division 3 league

No game last week or next due to the Munster junior cup. Our final league game will be on 10th February at home to Killarney. If we win, there will be a home semi final in the play off for the second promotion spot.

Girls Rugby Under 16

Training this week will be in Currabowen at 8pm Wednesday evening. Please be ready to go on the field, remember your gum shields. Please check with coaches for details and training times, because of uncertainty in the fixtures



LOTTO - € 1,600 LOTTO next Sunday.

No lottery winner last Sunday week in Dexy’s where the gin is served with TLC, and other cocktails likewise. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 7, and 23. There was no jackpot winner.

Many thanks to all the staff of the bar for facilitating last week’s draw, and for the sustaining beverages. Lucky dip winners: Finbarr Murray - €50, Liam Molan - €50, Brendan O’Callaghan - €25 - Denis Dunne €25.

The next draw will be Sunday, 3rd February, in Walsh’s Bar, which is famous for its Yard venue, the smoker’s paradise.

The new jackpot will be €1,600 for a single winner, or shared if more than one winner.

Entry is only €2 per pick of 4 numbers or 3 tickets for €5.

Remember, the odds of getting 4 numbers in our lottery is very close to the same as getting 4 numbers in the national lottery, but our prize is far bigger.

Annual tickets are available at €50 for 26 draws, with a bonus draw only for annuals. Contact Owen on 087-8112991 for annual tickets, or any other committee member. Rugby Club Lotto is now also available to play online at

Birthday/Valentines/Easter gift ideas

Our club shop is now open, with several great gifts in store for all. Please click the link on our website, and proceed to find suitable gifts for all ages, sizes, genders, and budgets. You can purchase club lotto tickets on line, in time for Christmas entry to the draws.

Valentine’s Day present? Give your special one the gift of an annual lotto ticket covering a full year of Mitchelstown RFC lotto joy, with the potential for cash prizes.

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Please note that all membership must be paid up before playing. All types of membership can now be paid on the web site. 



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