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The Boneyard Bulletin 20.02.19   20/02/2019

Mitchelstown Rugby Club

Junior 1 Division 3 league – Promotion playoff games.

The final round of games threw up the results we expected, and we should be meeting Killarney in Currabowen again for a place in the final. Dungarvan will be hosting Ennis in the second semi-final.

The dates are not yet fixed, so watch this space.

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.

Mitchelstown vs. Clonakilty under 14s Match Report 16/2/2019

For the penultimate match of our league campaign we welcomed league leaders Clonankilty to Currabowen last Saturday. The Mitchelstown squad on the day was as follows: Jack McGrath (Capt.) and Sam McGrath, Cormac and James Luddy, Tommy Long, Leon Fitzharris, Declan Moriarty, Aaron Hickey, Jack O’Brien, Killian Atkins, Jack O’Grady, Andrew McEnerney, Brendan O’Donoghue, Josh Kearney, Robbie O’Sullivan, Conor Wiley, Conor Dooling, Billy White, Stephen O’Flynn.

In the weeks since our last outing, the work rate and commitment in training really showed in the first 10 mins of the match. Our lads were matching the much bigger Clonakilty across the board, sticking to the game plan and giving Clonakilty the shock of their lives. The tackling from both teams was ferocious and for those on the side line were being treated to a great exhibition of youth rugby. The deadlock was broken by the visitors scoring the first try of the game, but like anything else they got on the day Clonakilty had to work extremely hard to break down the lightning quick and aggressive Mitchelstown defence lead by Captain Jack McGrath, starting his first game since 2018 after injury. With the score 5 – 0 in favour of the visitors, the game resumed with both teams evenly matched. Clon extended their lead to 10-0 through with their winger going over in the corner.

From the restart a mistake by Clon led to a scrum for Mitchelstown on the Clon 5 metre line. Mitchelstown got their deserved reward their play in the first half, with Declan Moriarty powering over the line. The half ended with Mitchelstown on the front foot and hoping to bring that momentum into the second half.

To delight of everyone in attendance the second period started with the same great rugby being played by both teams. Mitchelstown were looking the more dangerous side going forward especially with Tommy Long playing at 13 having the space to operate and make the runs he is now famous for. Tommy made Clon pay for giving him the space to move with a brilliant run from the middle to the pitch to score under the posts. He also converted his try to give Town a 12-10 lead. The match continued to go back and forward between the teams until Clon scored two quick-fire tries to lead 22-12. Mitchelstown controlled the rest of the match as the forwards who were brilliant all game stopped the much larger Clon pack from getting any foothold in the later stages of the game, while our backs tried everything to get the next score, going close first through Leon showing some “FitzMagic” with some great counterattacking play from fullback and Sam McGrath being held inches from the try line.

Unfortunately for Town the final whistle would go with the final score staying 22-12 to Clon. Very proud of the lads as they performed brilliantly and hopefully we can bring this kind of performance into our final league game against Charleville. Both teams and their supporters were treated to Tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes after the match provided by our ever-present and brilliant group of parents. Thanks to everyone who attended the match and Clonakilty for travelling on the day.

We will be back training Wednesday night at 7pm at Currabowen. Our last league fixture will be at home to Charleville on Saturday March 2nd. Please come out and support the lads on the day, you won’t be disappointed. (Courtesy Sean Molloy)

Rugby Under 10

Ruth and the gang continued with winning ways, accounting for a good Youghal side by 12-6.

Rugby Under 8

Fermoy came to play in Currabowen, and we fielded two teams against them. The lads played great defensive rugby, and also showed huge improvement in attack.

Thanks to all the team, coaches Louise and Des, and parents who looked after all the catering, and tied bootlaces, and wiped grazes.

LOTTO - € 2,000 LOTTO next Sunday week.

No lottery winner last Sunday week in Cleary’s Bar. The numbers drawn were 5, 11, 16 and 20. 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: P.J. Moloney - €50, Paddy Brennan - €50, Paul Creamer - €25, Joe O’Meara - €25

The next draw will be Sunday, 17th February, in Supermac’s Emporium which is famous for its never frozen chicken fillets.

The new jackpot will be €2,000 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/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.

Lotto 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.

Membership Fees

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



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