4th Oct

Rugby round up 1/2/3 October

"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."

2nd Oct

Summer Success!

"At the beginning of August the clubs Uproar and Social Sports Dublin hosted an intermediate level 4's tournament in Dublin. We decided to send a team of players all with less than 2 years experience to play. Over the course of the day we played several games winning all comfortably thanks to some hard work and quick synergy between players. We hit the ground running from the very first game making quick passes with solid execution and very few errors. We were able to quickly shutdown opposition with some very impressive defense too.In the final game we played against Jabba the Huck a brilliant group of beginners how had some very strong throws and a lot of pace. They came out very strong using the wind to their advantage scoring off of a few deep throws. Only 5 minutes into the game we fell 3-0 to Jabba however we did not lose hope. After reconvening and making a plan we put our heads down and played some brilliant ultimate. By half time we managed to pull back to a 3-2 score. With halftime came switching sides and now we had the wind on our side and we capitalized finishing the game with a score of 8-5 claiming victory ultimately winning us the tournament.We are very proud of our Maynooth Players and very thankful to our 2 pickup players Conor and Ciaran.The Final can be watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsLOcnf2j9I&list=LL&index=8&t=341sTeam:Matthew Morrow (C)Eric KilduffCalum WalshJordan RossiterAaron ReillyChris MaloneyConor Kostik (pickup)Ciaran Martin (pickup)"

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