Aug 272017

Saturday the 26th of August saw the Senior Firsts take on Cashel at home in what was a hard-fought game.  The South Munster Charity Cup has had a number of different formats over the past few years, including a gruelling full day blitz, which this year saw the Cup and Shield being split up from the beginning.  This means that the competition starts with semi-finals, Midleton vs Cashel on one side and Sundays Well vs Clonmel on the other.  Typically used as a pre-season warm up match for the All Ireland League, it is an opportunity to showcase new things learned in the previous few weeks as well as to  try out new combinations and structures.  As well as this it is fantastic to play rugby with the sun out, a rare enough occurrence.

The heat was on the home side from early on in the match with a rabbit in headlights style of play for the opening 15 minutes. Cashel ran in three tries in quick succession to put them in a leading position, one which they would inevitably hold for the rest of the game.  Once Midleton got over the shock of the opening it was a far tighter affair.  The first try for the men in red was scored by Michael “Yorkie” Cronin after a good passage of play that lead to a quick tap penalty on the Cashel 5 meter line.  This put the score line at 7-21 to the visitors going into the break.

Martijn Korterik, who was pulling the strings from out half in the absence of Stuart Lee, added 3 points early in the second half to put the score 21-10 with plenty of time left on the clock.  This was added to by Brian Moore who came off the bench at half time replacing new comer Dylan Purvis, who dotted down after a good passage of play.  Martijn failed to add the extra points leaving the score at 21-15 with 10 minutes to go.  The Cashel defence put in a strong display to keep the home side out and the game finished with a turnover in midfield which was then kicked out to put an end to it.

The next competitive match will more than likely be in the Munster Senior Cup, the draw for which is being made on Tuesday coming.  AIL, however, is fast approaching with only three weeks until the opening game against Seapoint on the 16th of September at home.

Aug 252017

Midleton vs. Cashel

Midleton are playing host to Cashel RFC on the 26th of August in the first round of the South Munster Charity Shield.
This promises to be a fierce and open game of rugby with both teams trying to showcase their newly developed skills from a gruelling pre-season.
The winners of the match will go on to play the winners of Sundays Well and Clonmel in the Final on the Second of September.
We believe that this is a great opportunity for players, new and returning,
to put their hand up for selection for the quickly approaching AIL season, the first game of which is a few short weeks away.

Jul 282017

Time for Tilara was set up in order to raise money to   provide some life changing treatment to allow her to live as normal a life as possible.  Various initiatives have been set up to aid in the fundraising and includes such things as a Golf Classic “Tee off for Tilara” a bungee jump “Jump for Tilara” and “BBQ for Tilara” to name but a few of an extensive list, which can be seen here.

One of these events will be taking place in Towns Park on the 5th of August, “Tag for Tilara”.   This is exactly what it says on the tin, a Tag Rugby Tournament.  Please see the image below for more details.

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Jul 282017

Pre-Season is often seen as one of the most important times of the year for any sporting outfit.  The required bonding of the team as a unit every bit as important as the increased levels of fitness.  Suffering together creates the bond that is necessary in a team sport such as rugby.

The first of the sufferings came on Tuesday the 25th of July, following a grueling six week strength and conditioning program.  From now until the eventual end of the season next April, training will take place at 7pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s  with matches on Saturdays, of which there shall be 18 UBL matches.

Womens rugby continues to grow in Midleton with their own pre-season kicking off at 9 a.m. on Saturday the 29th of July in Towns Park.

Apr 262017

MINI RUGBY 29.4.17: This Saturday all we have is fun training with our U11s playing Crosshaven with an 11am kick off. Everyone else just have some fun and enjoy some time with parents and squads.