‘2011/2012 Season U10 Squad Trophy Winners
At the end of the Armagh Blitz on the 12th April, 2012, the following 7 players were awarded a ‘Best Skill’ trophy for performance in training and on match day. A Best Overall Player was then picked from the seven players chosen. The judging was based on the number of trophies awarded during the year (which is detailed in the table linked below), input by coaches and finally by a vote taken by all of the squad members. Congratulations to not just the trophy winners but to all of the boys on a great season and particularly a fantastic performance at Armagh Blitz. A total of 18 matches were played by our 3 teams with over a 90% winning stat for the day!.
- · Best Overall Player – Daragh Toner
- · Best Passer – Kieran McArdle
- · Best Tackler – Jonah Power
- · Best Rucker – James Toal
- · Best Mauler – Fionn Martin
- · Best Poacher – Elijah Faapito; and
- · Best Support Play – Jack Mulroy.’
Match Report Mc Gowan Cup Final Sat 8th Sept
Ashbourne were visitors to Mill Road on Sat last for the 2nd Leg of the Mc Gowan Cup Final. The first Leg had been played in Ashbourne the previous week with Dundalk coming out on top on a scoreline of 36 – 10.
A very large crowd was in attendance at Mill Road, as it was the club Open Day and the success of the day was reflected in the attendance for both the 1st’s and 2nd’s matches against Ashbourne opposition. The glorious weather added to the enjoyment of all.
Dundalk started slowly and Ashbourne got off the mark with a penalty. The Ashbourne team was a much changed fifteen fron the previous week and were hungry for a win. Some home team indiscipline led to two further penalties with only one converted.Fifteen minutes into the match Dundalk made the breakthrough, working the ball through several phases releasing speedy winger Robbie Shields to score the first try with Ultan Murphy slotting over the conversion to give the home team the lead.
Ashbourne proved themselves tough opponents with strong running and good handling bringing them closer to the Dundalk line but great tackling from Stephen Martin and Greg Whately kept them out. Clever kicking from Ultan Murphy followed by an improving lineout stretched the Ashbourne defence allowing player coach Ene Fa’atau to power over under the posts wiyh Murphy converring to increase the Dundalk lead to 14 – 6.
Dundalk seemed to find their rhythm at this point with front rowers Grey and Farrell leading by example. The scrum was supplying good ball to the backs through scrum half Thomas Campbell. Campbell provided a super pass to hard running second row Conor Beattie who touched down under the posts for Dundalk’s third try of the match. Again Murphy converted leaving the half time score at 21 – 6 to the home team.
The second half was a scrappier affair with Dundalk making scoring chances but not finishing them off probably due to early season match rustiness. Ashbourne forced their way back into the game to bring the score at the hour to 21 – 13. Five minutes later, taking advantage of the smallest of gaps, Fa’atau sidestepped the opposition full back and slid in for another Dundalk try which went unconverted leaving the score 26 – 13. Ashbourne got a late try to leave the final score at 26 – 20 in favour of Dundalk.
Dundalk Captain, Paul Meegan, lifted the Mc Gowan Trophy for the first time in 12 years for Dundalk.
Well done to all concerned.
Team: R. Williams, R. Shields, R. O’Hagan, S. Murphy, E. Fa’atau, U. Murphy, T. Campbell, R. Farrell, J. Grey, J. Smyth, D. Sloan, C. Beattie, P. Meegan [Capt}, S. Martin, G. Whately. Subs: C. Brannigan, C. Sloan, C. Scully, J. Williams
1st XV News
Dundalk 1st XV start their Leinster League Division 1A campaign next weekend, away to Cill Dara on Saturday 15th with a 7.15 kick off. Training is Tues and Thurs at 7.30. Full attendance please. Travel arrangements will be settled on Thurs.
2nd XV Jenkinson Cup Group1
Dundalk played Ashbourne in a Jenkinson Cuo match on Sat last at Mill Road. A large crowd was in attendance as it was Open day at the Club. The 2nd XV defeated Ashbourne 46 – 20.
2nd XV News
The next fixture for the 2nd XV is against North Meath at Mill Road is on Sunday next with k.o. at 3.00 pm. Training on Tues and Thurs at 7.30. Don’t be late!
3rd XV News
Again no fixture this weekend but comprehensive coaching and training will be at the usual time onTues and Thurs. Newcomers always welcome. Aidan is always there to meet and greet and ensure a warm welcome.
Sat 8th Sept No fixture this weekend, Supporting 1st’s and 2nd’s at Mill Road. Training Tues & Thurs 7.30. Start or revive your Rugby career with us! Newcomers welcome always!
2nd Team Sat 8th Sept, Jenkinson Cup Versus Ashbourne at Mill Road 4.00pm. Training Tues & Thurs 7.30. Newcomers welcome always!
|Leinster Seconds League – Division 1A
|Saturday 15th September 2012
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I am delighted to confirm that Dundalk RFC will be holding an Open Day this Saturday 8th September starting at 10:30am. The purpose of the day will be to encourage people in the area who have an interest in Rugby to come and experience all aspects of the club and encourage them to get involved. The day will be a chance to showcase all areas of the club to the wider community across all areas of the club, Senior, Youth’s, Mini’s, and Social and we are calling on all members to participate and encourage non-members who may have an interest in learning more about their local club to come along and get involved. The itinerary for the day will be as follows: Read More
Friendly reminder re the social night on 8th September – tickets now available from Tommy or the committee – THE CLUB NEED YOUR SUPPORT!