Oct 272014
 
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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

 

Oct 052014
 

Navan 26 – Midleton 19

We travelled to Navan for the 3rd outing in the UBL expecting a tough encounter and that is exactly what we got.  Navan started strong and soon had a try as a reward for early pressure.  Missing the conversion Midleton were now 5 adrift.  We brought pressure of our own to bear and by the 20th minute we were one ahead through the boot of the out-half Paul Daly.  Attacking strongly now we were soon in a commanding position for a push over try.  Almost 30 minutes in and Midleton were now ahead 11 to 5.  Straight from the restart Navan pressured us again and within 2 minutes had their second try to see them edge ahead by one with the conversion.  Undaunted, Midleton came back again and Jayde was in for our second try.  The score at half time — Midleton 19 Navan 12.

The second half was a frustrating one for the Midleton men.  10 minutes in and Navan had their 3rd try of the day to tie the game and within another 5 minutes had a fourth.  The score now Navan 26 Midleton 19.

Midleton piled on the pressure and at one point looked like scoring, camped on the opposition 5m line for a good period of time the Navan defence held and we came away empty handed.

The team will feel this is one we should have won but it wasn’t to be.  A losing bonus point the consolation.  10 points from our first 3 games, two of them away is still a great achievement for the start of the season.  A well earned break now for the lads before its back to action with a home game on the 1st of November when we host Old Crescent.

 

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.

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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!!!

May 132014
 
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We are delighted to announce the signing of Christy Condon to Midleton RFC.  Fergus Burke, head coach, on welcoming Christy back to Midleton said “Christy will brings a depth of experience and knowledge to the first team setup that will be immensely beneficial next season, I am delighted that Christy is coming on board and I am looking forward to working with him”.  David Ryan, Director of Rugby, commented “Christy is a great addition to any side, I am very happy that we will have him in our line up next season.  He has a lot to offer and we will be making good use of his skills and abilities”

Christy is no stranger to Townspark, he started his playing career with Midleton as a mini at under 9 and played with the club up to U20 before moving to Waterpark for 2 years.  He then emigrated to Australia and New Zealand before returning to Cork and signing for Dolphin.  Christy was contracted to Munster for 2 seasons and was capped in La Rochelle.  He holds 6 club international caps and last season Captained Dolphin RFC.