Connemara RFC youth section and pitch development are hoping to join St Vincent De Paul Connemara in an eight kilometre fun walk to raise badly funds for the two organisations. It has been planned for the 8th of December-leaving the square at 10:30 am to Scardaun viewing area(sky road) before returning to the square.
Both groups are doing huge work for all areas of north Connemara, and sponsored joggers and benefactors are asked to take part. Initially, it was being promoted as a Crocks race, catering for the older walkers. This is now extended to cater for young Crocks and Crockettes. Contact Sheila Griffin, Sheila Taplin, Matt O’Sullivan or Rory O’Toole
Our U14/15/17’s are all leading their respective Connacht League tables. Our Junior side are second in their table. Well done to all our young athletes and their parents, and especially the many coaches/Gerry King, Nigel Murray, Darragh Heanue, James Staunton, John O’Halloran and all the many other helpers who are giving great support in various ways. Recently, our U14’s have had great wins over Tuam and NUIG academy. Our 15’s had a tough but well earned victory(29-5) over Ballyhaunis. Our 17’s beat Sligo 28-9 in their last fixture. Finally, in a rousing battle last Sunday evening, Connemara’s second’s defeated Monivea 9-7.
We had a lovely day on Saturday week with the visit of Nenagh. Their committee and their president, Jennifer, were great people. Nenagh played well and deserved to win, but even they admitted their two first tries were dicy. Connemara RFC always had a great relationship with Nenagh Ormond RFC and wish them the best of luck for the season
We had contrasting fortunes for Connemara RFC. Saturdays visit to Ards was a dismal affair for our lads, who were seriously short of players to work, emigration and injury. The 31-13 defeat was disappointing and to make matters worse our rivals received a vital bonus point. The poor result came as a consequence of Connemara mistakes, as each of Ards four tries came directly from Connemara mistakes(two knock on’s, a charge down and a sliced clearance)
Sunday, however, proved a much better day for Connemara as each of the clubs teams, from U14’s to Seconds all won their respective games.