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Maynooth University Barnhall RFC - 6 men's XV's, 2 women's XV's and premier under 20's. PL

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no image 18th Oct TAG rugby tonight Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Don’t forget TAG rugby continues tonight at 7pm north campus! Astro & grass.

Also there will no TAG next week due to Bank Hol. 

no image 18th Oct Rugby round up weekend 8/9/10 Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Another busy weekend with our men’s 1st XV away in the All Ireland League in Magherafelt, Derry to play Rainey Old Boys. The lads played superbly against a Rainey side in transition securing a phenomenal 0-39. 2nd year Sean Sexton tore the opposition apart with his pace and evasive running scoring a hatrick of tries! 3rd year loose forward Shane Stokes continues to show he is becoming one of the best players in his position across the league and other strong performances from graduates Geoff Brookes and Conor Lacey. 

Unfortunately the U23s game V Coolmine at the uni on Friday was cancelled when the players were ready to go as the referee hadn’t appeared!

The men’s 4ths and 5ths had resounding victories (v Guinness and Parkmore) with high scores, the highlight being 3rd year Zack O Reilly scoring 5 tries!

Our u20 men got their 2021/22 campaign up and running with a disjointed performance but did emerge with a bonus point win 27-22 over Seapoint. Great to see lots of students make their first starts and appearances. 

There were no fixtures for our women’s squad or our men’s 2nds. 


no image 18th Oct Rugby round up Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

The weekend of 8/9/10 October was scheduled to be our first week of fielding 8 adult rugby teams:

men’s 1st XV were playing All Ireland League at home versus University Limerick Bohemians on Saturday and had a superb victory 38-13 with some excellent performances from 2nd Year David Dooley, recent graduate Connor O Brien and 4th year Conor Neville bagging his first try getting on the end of 2nd year Sean Sexton’s line break.

Our women’s 1st XV had another excellent win away at Edenderry on Friday night 5-25 making it 2/2 in division 1 of Leinster. The back line continues to excite with plenty of pace from outside backs and 2nd years Emer O Brien and Lauren Patterson. 

Men’s 2nds had a strong win over Lansdowne 38-10 at the university pitch on Saturday 2nd with PostGrads Lee Franzoni, Adam Tallon and 3rd year Brian Reidy excelling in the pack. 

Men’s U23s lost away Friday night to an experienced Lansdowne outfit at the aviva 28-21. 1st years Ben Fleming and Josh Akanji had superb displays as did Sligo twins Will (2nd year) and Janes Whelan (1st year). 

Our men’s 4th team had a narrow win at home to Clondalkin on Saturday with great impact from 1st years Richard Dada, Ronan Lambe and 2nd year Geroid Forrest at hooker. 

Unfortunately our u20s men, men’s 5ths and women’s 2nd XVs all received wins via concession from Greystones, Stillorgan and CYM respectively. 


no image 4th Oct Rugby round up 1/2/3 October Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Round up of weekend rugby!

Friday night 1st October - U23 men (men 3rd XV) had a great opening league win over CYM 1st team 28-5 with excellent performances by 1st year Ben Fleming at OutHalf scoring 18 points and twins William (2nd year) and James Whelan (1st year) also excelling!

Saturday saw the All Ireland League return for our men's 1st XV with atough task visiting Nenagh Ormond in Tipperary. The lads won 24-32 with superb performances from 3rd year Ryan Doyle on debut as well as David Dooley (also on debut) and postgraduate Cathal Duff. 2nd year student Sean Sexton scored an early contender for try of the season with an absolutely superb effort.

The women's 1st XV were finally getting to challenge themselves in the top tier of Leinster Rugby Div 1. They were absolutely phenomenal running in some awesome tries in a 38-17 victory. 2nd year Lauren Patterson scored an excellent effort to mark her debut and other super tries from post grad Katelynn Doran and 2nd year Holly Leach as well as strong kicking from Ciara Faulkner helping in a great team win. Lia Branigan (graduate '21) had the honour of captaining the side. Well done to the squad and coaches!

Unfortunately our men's u20 lost narrowly in a stop-start contest to St Mary's 10-12 in the playoff for premier 1. Gearoid Quinn (2nd year) scored a great try off a strong maul set with Leinster star David Dooley adding 5 points with the boot. We just didn't click on the day but this strong group will be back! Onwards lads.

no image 4th Oct Rugby week 4/10 Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Rugby week beginning 4th October:

Monday: social tag rugby 7-8pm astro pitch

Tuesday: women’s rugby 730pm grass pitch (club grounds on Thursday)

Thursday: men’s u20 645pm grass pitch, men’s senior (All Ireland League squad) 730pm (training is at club grounds Tuesday!)

Matches:

u23 men Friday away 730 aviva stadium

Social men’s teams x 2 Saturday 4ths home versus Clondalkin & 5ths away Stillorgan-Rathfarnham, both 3pm

All Ireland League Saturday home (club grounds) 230 versus University Limerick Bohemians 

Women’s 1st XV versus Edenderry away Sunday 1pm

Women’s 2nd XV versus CYM away Sunday 1pm

thomas.mckeown@mu.ie for queries on level to play etc

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TAG rugby tonight

Posted 18th Oct
Author Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Don’t forget TAG rugby continues tonight at 7pm north campus! Astro & grass.

Also there will no TAG next week due to Bank Hol. 

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Rugby round up weekend 8/9/10

Posted 18th Oct
Author Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Another busy weekend with our men’s 1st XV away in the All Ireland League in Magherafelt, Derry to play Rainey Old Boys. The lads played superbly against a Rainey side in transition securing a phenomenal 0-39. 2nd year Sean Sexton tore the opposition apart with his pace and evasive running scoring a hatrick of tries! 3rd year loose forward Shane Stokes continues to show he is becoming one of the best players in his position across the league and other strong performances from graduates Geoff Brookes and Conor Lacey. 

Unfortunately the U23s game V Coolmine at the uni on Friday was cancelled when the players were ready to go as the referee hadn’t appeared!

The men’s 4ths and 5ths had resounding victories (v Guinness and Parkmore) with high scores, the highlight being 3rd year Zack O Reilly scoring 5 tries!

Our u20 men got their 2021/22 campaign up and running with a disjointed performance but did emerge with a bonus point win 27-22 over Seapoint. Great to see lots of students make their first starts and appearances. 

There were no fixtures for our women’s squad or our men’s 2nds. 


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Rugby round up

Posted 18th Oct
Author Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

The weekend of 8/9/10 October was scheduled to be our first week of fielding 8 adult rugby teams:

men’s 1st XV were playing All Ireland League at home versus University Limerick Bohemians on Saturday and had a superb victory 38-13 with some excellent performances from 2nd Year David Dooley, recent graduate Connor O Brien and 4th year Conor Neville bagging his first try getting on the end of 2nd year Sean Sexton’s line break.

Our women’s 1st XV had another excellent win away at Edenderry on Friday night 5-25 making it 2/2 in division 1 of Leinster. The back line continues to excite with plenty of pace from outside backs and 2nd years Emer O Brien and Lauren Patterson. 

Men’s 2nds had a strong win over Lansdowne 38-10 at the university pitch on Saturday 2nd with PostGrads Lee Franzoni, Adam Tallon and 3rd year Brian Reidy excelling in the pack. 

Men’s U23s lost away Friday night to an experienced Lansdowne outfit at the aviva 28-21. 1st years Ben Fleming and Josh Akanji had superb displays as did Sligo twins Will (2nd year) and Janes Whelan (1st year). 

Our men’s 4th team had a narrow win at home to Clondalkin on Saturday with great impact from 1st years Richard Dada, Ronan Lambe and 2nd year Geroid Forrest at hooker. 

Unfortunately our u20s men, men’s 5ths and women’s 2nd XVs all received wins via concession from Greystones, Stillorgan and CYM respectively. 


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Rugby round up 1/2/3 October

Posted 4th Oct
Author Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Round up of weekend rugby!

Friday night 1st October - U23 men (men 3rd XV) had a great opening league win over CYM 1st team 28-5 with excellent performances by 1st year Ben Fleming at OutHalf scoring 18 points and twins William (2nd year) and James Whelan (1st year) also excelling!

Saturday saw the All Ireland League return for our men's 1st XV with atough task visiting Nenagh Ormond in Tipperary. The lads won 24-32 with superb performances from 3rd year Ryan Doyle on debut as well as David Dooley (also on debut) and postgraduate Cathal Duff. 2nd year student Sean Sexton scored an early contender for try of the season with an absolutely superb effort.

The women's 1st XV were finally getting to challenge themselves in the top tier of Leinster Rugby Div 1. They were absolutely phenomenal running in some awesome tries in a 38-17 victory. 2nd year Lauren Patterson scored an excellent effort to mark her debut and other super tries from post grad Katelynn Doran and 2nd year Holly Leach as well as strong kicking from Ciara Faulkner helping in a great team win. Lia Branigan (graduate '21) had the honour of captaining the side. Well done to the squad and coaches!

Unfortunately our men's u20 lost narrowly in a stop-start contest to St Mary's 10-12 in the playoff for premier 1. Gearoid Quinn (2nd year) scored a great try off a strong maul set with Leinster star David Dooley adding 5 points with the boot. We just didn't click on the day but this strong group will be back! Onwards lads.

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Rugby week 4/10

Posted 4th Oct
Author Tom McKeown (Development Officer)

Rugby week beginning 4th October:

Monday: social tag rugby 7-8pm astro pitch

Tuesday: women’s rugby 730pm grass pitch (club grounds on Thursday)

Thursday: men’s u20 645pm grass pitch, men’s senior (All Ireland League squad) 730pm (training is at club grounds Tuesday!)

Matches:

u23 men Friday away 730 aviva stadium

Social men’s teams x 2 Saturday 4ths home versus Clondalkin & 5ths away Stillorgan-Rathfarnham, both 3pm

All Ireland League Saturday home (club grounds) 230 versus University Limerick Bohemians 

Women’s 1st XV versus Edenderry away Sunday 1pm

Women’s 2nd XV versus CYM away Sunday 1pm

thomas.mckeown@mu.ie for queries on level to play etc

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Social Tag Rugby
Day:
Mondays
Starts:
19:00
Ends:
20:00
 Max:
30
IN-PERSON
Activity
Location: All Weather Pitch North Campus

Social TAG rugby which is non contact and FUN!


The perfect way to get active, learn a new sport and make friends.

Social Tag Rugby

Day Mondays
From 19:00, to 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 30 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Activity

Location: All Weather Pitch North Campus

Social TAG rugby which is non contact and FUN!


The perfect way to get active, learn a new sport and make friends.

About Rugby Club

In our University rugby club, Maynooth University Barnhall, we are proud to say we field the following; - Premier U20s - Men's All Ireland League 2A - Men's 2nd XV (metro league 2) - Men's U23s (metro league 5) - Men's social (metro leagues 6 & 10) - Women's (Leinster league D1 and D4) Also, we compete in the Student Sport Ireland (SSI) 1 day competitions, 7's and various festivals like Kay Bowen (women's) and the Irish Universities Rugby Union (IURU) festival of rugby! Whether you want serious, social or touch rugby, male or female, we have something for you! There is something for everyone! thomas.mckeown@mu.ie

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Tom McKeown (Development Officer)
Current Committee 8
Development Officer Tom McKeown
Committee member FERGUS THOMAS STANLEY
Co President CIARA FIONA FAULKNER
Co President Tim Lambe
Treasurer ADAM NIGEL BAGNALL
Treasurer EMER
Public Relations Officer JAKE O BRIEN
Committee Member Jack Hannon

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