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2014 / 2015 Senior Fixtures List for the Ulster Bank League Division 2B (AIL)

 

 

ULSTER BANK LEAGUE 2014/2015 DIVISION 2B
Saturday 20th September Richmond v Midleton
Saturday 27th September Midleton v Sligo
Saturday 4th October Navan v Midleton
Saturday 1st November Midleton v Old Crescent
Saturday 8th November Greystones v Midleton
Saturday 15th November Midleton v Boyne
Saturday 6th December City of Armagh v Midleton
Saturday 20th December Midleton v Kanturk
Saturday 24th January Ards v Midleton
Friday 30th January Midleton v Highfield
Saturday 21st February Bruff v Midleton
Saturday 28th February Midleton v Tullamore
Friday 6th March Sunday’s Well v Midleton
Saturday 28th March Midleton v D.L.S.P.
Saturday 11th April Wanderers v Midleton
Saturday 25th April Play Off

 

Sep 292014
 
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Midleton 9 – Sligo 3

 

Perfect weather for a game and a tough opposition in the form of a Sligo team hot off a 60 – 5 point win over Ards in their opening game.  It was clear from the start that this was going to be a tough battle with neither side willing to concede dominance in what was a hard fought battle. In the end it came down to a driving determination from the Midleton team from 1 to 20 to push forward and build on the previous weeks success away. 6 points the winning margin in the end.

 

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Sep 212014
 
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Richmond 28 Midleton 32

 It was a lovely day for a game of rugby in Limerick as Midleton make there way to Richmond RFC for the opening game in the UBL for 2014/15. A much changed side for Midleton up against Richmond in their back yard.

Richmond got play underway and not long into it they were gifted a scoring opportunity for a Midleton infringement that was easily put over to see Richmond in front by 3 points. Midleton however upped the intensity and from the restart piled on the pressure to be rewarded with a penalty of their own to see the scores tied at 3 all after about 5 minutes played.

Midleton kept on the pressure and were dominant in the scrum – it wasn’t long before that dominance paid off with a push-over try that out-half Daly converted to see Midleton ahead by 7. Richmond came on with the counter attack and with sustained pressure gained another penalty opportunity that theySONY DSC converted into points.

Midleton continued to dominate play though and attack into the Richmond half, some fast work off the back of a lineout and a lovely dummy from Rob Smyth sees the scrum half dodge through a gap in the Richmond defence and its try number two for Midleton to see them edge further ahead with the conversion from the boot of Jade Cruickshank.

After about 30 minutes of play and it was Richmonds turn with a penalty opportunity that they decide to kick over the Midleton defensive line and touch down for their first try of the afternoon. They quickly followed up with another try and the home team can claim the last period of the first half.

With the second half underway its pressure from both sides however first blood going to Midleton with a Penalty that Daly puts over. Richmond up their game through and are soon rewarded with their third try. With about 20 minutes to go the visitors, dominant in the beginning, now see themselves trailing by 8 points. However a dogged determination is evident and with every opportunity Midleton take it to Richmond. The reward soon comes and Jayde is in for a try in the corner. The conversion is wide and the gap is now down to 3.

SONY DSCAgain Midleton pile on the pressure and are back in the Richmond 22. It’s a scrum to Midleton who are confident and can see a chance at victory. Repeated infringements from Richmond so close to the line and the referee awards a penalty try. This is the last score of the game, with the conversion its Richmond 28 – Midleton 32.

A new team with a new determination, and with sights now set on our first home game of the season they will be looking to build on this hard fought success. Well done to the boys for a great start to the season. Our next game is on the 27th at home to Sligo RFC so all are welcome to come out and support Midleton’s Rugby Team!!!

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Where will you find Peter O’Mahony, Simon Zebo and the 6 Nations Trophy this weekend?

 

2pm this Sunday Peter O’Mahony and Simin Zebo along with Coach John O’Neill will be at Midleton RFC for a light training session with our youths, then in the hall afterwards for the inevitable photos, autographs and selfies!  Add into this the RBS 6 Nations Trophy and it will be a true historic occasion for the Club!

So come along this Sunday and say hello, maybe stay a while and watch the All Ireland Final!

May 122014
 
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U12s tour Wales!

 

On Saturday 3rd May the touring U12s and their parents realised that there was also a 4 in the AM as well as the PM as they dragged themselves from their beds to meet the coach at the clubhouse and begin the 11 hour trip to our first game against Ystradgynlais just outside Swansea.  A better welcome by our hosts could not have been had, as to a man and player we were given the royal treatment!  Many thanks to all and maybe a return trip might be on the cards some day.  Back on the bus and it was off to the Hotel for dinner and a rest – early (ish) to bed as it was Abergavenny on Sunday for a full on festival.  Our “men” did the club proud, making it all the way to the Semi-finals of a 9 team pool and picking up player of the tournament into the bargain! (well done Pierce)!!  Back to the hotel then for dinner and players court; Sunday and it was off to a local water-park to work off the energy before heading for the ferry once again.

Overall a great trip, our club was well represented and thanks are well due to the coaches and our hosts on both days for what was a very successful and enjoyable representation of the club abroad!  Below is a selection of pictures from the trip.

 

 

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