Match Reports – Nov 18th weekend

Minis (Boys) Blitz – Carrick on Shannon

One of our longer trips this Saturday as we made our way along quiet roads to the Carrick Blitz. We had a full compliment od Boys teams with nearly 6o players traveling. Carrick made us very welcome with Tea and Coffee waiting along with paint for the all important ‘Movember’ mustaches. There was some initial reluctance from a few of the younger players but I think most ended up with appropriate sub-nostril embellishments (Some of us brought our own!). Carrick’s pitch had withstood the rain well and was firm and open to good Rugby which was played by all the teams. Well done to all players, coaches and parents. Thanks also to Carrick who were great hosts. Hope to see everybody at training next Saturday

Minis (Girls) Blitz – Castlebar

Blitz from this morning in Castlebar against  and with Ballina Westport Castlebar
Great rugby played and lots of try’s by Colts girls both U12 and U10 had enjoyable morning of games played



U16 Boys vs Ballinasloe

U16 lost 25-17 to Ballinasloe today. It was a great game Nothing between the two teams, with just a bit of luck the Colts could gave taken it. Well done lads all the same!

Final Score: Colts 7-8 Ballinasloe


Juniors vs Galwegians @Galway

Match report to follow

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Match Reports – Nov 11th weekend

Juniors vs Our Lady’s Boys Club@ Sportsground

The Juniors lost on Friday night 8-7. It was a great game of rugby in wet and windy conditions with both teams wanting to play as good rugby as the condition would allow. The lads played out of their skin.We had a penalty in the last 2 minutes to win it but the ball went under the bar. There was great effort from all involved. OLBC are top of their division having won 4 from 4. The Juniors are currently 3rd. So close against the leading team in the Division
Galwegians up next.

Final Score: OLBC 8-7 Colts

U15 Boys vs NUIG

The U15 boys travelled to a very wet Dangan in Galway to get their league campaign back on track .The poor conditions affected the game, making handling difficult. But in a scrappy game the Colts came out on top. This goes some way to respond to the difficult game last week. Well done Boys

Final Score: NUIG 0 -45 Colts

U15 Girls vs Glaswegians at Dunmore

Galwegians were the visitors to Dunmore for our U15 girls in the league. The Colts took control of this game early and never looked in trouble. The conditions were not great but that didn’t stop our girls when Mae Hession crossed for the first of her two tries, finishing off some slick handling. The girls kept up the pressure with Chloe Nevin scoring twice, Aine Mangan and also Ciara Nyland also scored. The second half brought more of the same with Rosie Cawley, Aisling Hahessy, Saoise Quinn, Abby Ronaynne scoring and Aoife Meehan crossing twice to seal the tie. So the Colts going very well but they still have some tough games ahead .

Final score Colts 70-10 Galwegians

U13 Boys vs Sligo

The Colts u13s we’re back in action today hosting Sligo in Ballyhaunis. The Colts started very brightly with excellent team play and a very intense work rate with many line breaks and eventually one the saw Liam Walsh break free to score first with Matty Morris on hand to add the conversation from a difficult angle . The Colts continued to pile on the pressure and with a number of pick and drives Danny Noone crossed the line for a well deserved try number two again Morris slotted the extras to leave the colts 14-0 up 20 minutes in . But then the game turned as the colts were forced into a double change as scrum half Conor Dwyer and out half Morris collided; they were both playing well at the time. Sligo got in for a well worked try before half time .The second half was evenly contested but Sligo had the better of it on the scoreboard. A great team effort by the Colts and some outstanding displays from Adam Thornton, Danny Noone, Michael Foody, John Finn, Liam Walsh and Oisin McNicholas who also went off injure.

Final score Colts 14-17 Sligo.

Minis Training

It was certainly a normal Saturday for the Minis with training as usual on the Convent Pitch. One change from the normal was a Coach training session with our Connacht Coach Gavin Foley. Gavin is an excellent coach who, apparently, can only train in the rain. The weather did no disappoint him. After our session with Gavin, concentrating on passing and tackling he was more than happy to stay and work with coaches in the teams. Also around to help during the boys sessions was Walter Gibbons who works in the local schools promoting Rugby in the area. Walter’s contribution to the sessions was also much appreciated. A number of the coaches said afterwards that they really appreciated Gavin’s and Walter’s help on the day. Thanks again guys

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Match Reports – Nov 4th weekend

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 🌞

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Claremorris Colts Minis Programme for the season

The Colts Minis programme is now nearly complete. There are still a few events which will need conformation but the main structure is there.

Month Events

 November 2017

Home Blitz versus Ballina – 4th November Ballina

Training – November 11th

Away Blitz  – November 18th – Carrick on Shannon (Boys Only)

Training – November 25th

December 2017

Away Blitz v Sligo – 2nd December

Boys  Training – 9th  December

Girls – Away Blitz – 9th December – Castlebar

Training Last Day before Christmas Break– 16th December

January 2018


Training Restart – January 6th *ASTROTURF* – U7, U8, U9, Girls 10am – 11am; U10, U11, U12 – 11am to 12

Away Blitz versus Gort – January 13th

Training – January 20th *ASTROTURF* U7, U8, U9, Girls 10am – 11am; U10, U11, U12 – 11am to 12

Boys – Away Blitz 27th January – Monivea

February 2018

Training – February 3rd

Away Blitz – 10th February ??????????? Castlebar/Westport ????

Training – February 17th

Boys – Home Blitz – 24th February – Carrick on Shannon, Creggs

Girls – Away Blitz – 24th February – Venue TBC

 March 2018





 Connacht Blitzes
Boys U12 – Connacht Blitz 3rd March – Ballinasloe/Loughrea

Boys U11 – Connacht Blitz 10th March – Buccaneers/Monivea

Boys – Home Blitz v Sligo – 10th March

Girls – Away Blitz 10th March – Castlebar

Connacht Blitz 17th March – TAG RUGBY MORNING ?????????

Boys U10 – Connacht Blitz 24th March – Ballina

Other Boys and Girls – Training – 24th March

Boys U8/U9 – Connacht Blitz – Castlebar/Westport

Boys – Last regular day of the season 31st March

Girls – Home Regional Blitz – 31st March


April 2018 

There will be some end of season blitz. Details will be confirmed
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