Minis Home Blitz against Ballina and Dunmore
The Colts hosted the first Minis home Blitz of the season on Saturday with 170+ players taking part from U7 through to U11. Ballina brought multiple teams in most age groups with Dunmore filling with the missing teams. Despite the cold and occasionally wet weather all the Colts had a great morning (especially the Hot Dogs) and the experience will certainly help them improve. Much thanks must go to Robert and his team for all the preparation and organisation, the coaches for refereeing and managing the complexities of that many players and matches. Special mention must go the ‘Colts Dinner Ladies’ who coped with a sudden massive influx of young hungry rugby stars who were desperate to get the hands on some of the amazing food provided by parents and others which helped make the Blitz end with a bang and not a whimper. Thanks to Ballina RFC and Dunmore RFC for bringing along such strong teams.
U16 Boys vs Sligo
Unfortunately things didn’t go our way this week. The Colts were ahead until the 58th minute but just ran out of steam allowing the opponents to come on on top. The lads gave it their all and their skill and effort is an example to all our teams. There will certainly be some tired and sore bodies for a few days.
Final Score: Sligo 22-12 Colts
U15 Girls vs CorinthiansA good day for our U15 girls in their league game against Corrinthians . The Colts went behind early to a fine try from Corrinthians but took control for the rest of the half .Some great team rugby set up Ciara Nyland with the first try, Abbiegale Ronayne with two more before Aoife Meehan scored the foiurth . Leanne Kelly had a great day with the boot and converted 3 of the tries .The second half saw Corrinthians fight back with tries but the Colts always found a way to keep the scores coming . With tries from Aisling Hahessy ,Mae Hession with two Aoife Meehan and Kaitlyn Mullaney with Leanne Kelly again adding the extras. Next up for the Girls are Galwegians next weekend.
Final score Colts 57-24 Corinthians
U14 Boys away to Carrick on Shannon
The U14 team recorded a fine victory against Carrick on Shannon on a lovely morning in Leitrim. Tries from Jack Creighton and Brian McWalters in the first half left it 22-5 in favour of the Colts by half time. The second half saw Jack Melvin get in the try scoring mood and he was to score 16 points in the second half with two tries and a three conversions. There were also notable performances by Moses Finn and Evan Flynn.
Final score Carrick 5-43 Colts.
U13 Girls in the Connacht Blitz at Gort
Today U13 girls traveled along with teams from across the province to Gort RFC who hosted the regional U13 girls blitz. The Colts first game was against Ballina with Ruby Philips scoring the first try of the day, other tries came from Roise Cawley, Nicole Leonard, Grainne Hahessy and Molly Barrett and with a little sunshine our day had started well.
The next game was with Tuam/Oughterard where Alana Fitzpatrick added her name to the tally of try’s along Saoirse Quinn and another from Roise Cawley. Claire Langan showed that she had courage with some powerful tackles and Elizabeth Byrne was instrumental in setting up the team’s attack with some great passes
Up next was the home team Gort who started strongly but soon the Colts showed their determination with Lisa Prendergast added to the score sheet along with teammates Nicole Leonard, Roise Cawley and Ruby Philips who all scored today.
The final game was against Connemara and Colts were again adding more scores to their tally for the day.
Thanks to all the players andparents who traveled to the blitz, to Gort for providing great Sunshine and good Rugby and Connacht’s Wendy Hickey for keeping us all in order 🌞