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A Great day in the club yesterday as we had a large turnout for the annual players awards for youths upwards.  Below are pictures of proceedings – note that the Midleton News and East Cork Journal will also be running their pictures from the day as well.

While everyone who puts on a Midleton Jersey should consider themselves winners – awards are about recognising particular achievements.  The honours this year went to the following:

Best team: U14s

U13s: Best player Luke Obersby, Best back Rory o Connell, Best forward Kieran O’Brien, Most improved Connor Ronayne
U14′s:  Best Back :Eoghan Ruane Best foward :Mark Donnelly Most improved player : Paudraigh Player of the year : Ciaran Evans brick goes to Alex O Brien.

U16′s: forward Aaron manning, back Eoin Leahy, most improved Robbie Williams and player of the year Andrew McMahon.

U18s: most Improved Daniel O’Mahony Best Forward Sean McCarthy  Player of the year Rob Carrey Best Back Eoin Ronayne
 
Special award: Sean O’Leary for being selected to represent Ireland at U18s international and captaining Munster.
Senior Awards:  Mat Coakley & Dave O’Sullivan
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Apr 282014
 
Ireland lineup V England

Well done to Sean on his successful tour with the Irish U18 squad.  Below is a reproduction of an article on the Ireland v England game….

 

“Locks Sean O’Leary (Midleton RFC) and Hugh Sloan charged through the heart of the English defence.”

Ireland U-18 Clubs Side Come Out On Top

Ireland lineup V EnglandIt is the second year in-a-row that Ireland have beaten England at this level, with the Wayne Mitchell-coached youngsters following up on last season’s 30-15 success in Ashbourne.

Backs Sam Arnold and Conor O’Brien, who both played in the 2013 game, missed the rematch through injury with O’Brien unfortunately tearing his hamstring during last Saturday’s 7-3 loss to France.

Ireland were back in action at the French National Rugby Centre on Wednesday, determined to make up for conceding a late try to the tournament hosts.

They produced a comprehensive display against England, winning a series of penalties for their impressive out-half Brett Connon to convert. He landed five from five attempts in the opening half.

The Exiles player opened the scoring after two minutes when England number 8 Alex Brown went off his feet at the breakdown.

However, three minutes later Ireland were penalised for a similar indiscretion and Harry Sheppard slotted over a 30-metre kick to bring England level.

Connon made it 6-3 in the eighth minute, but England found space out wide and full-back Charlie Dockery ran in a converted try in response.

Ireland knuckled down under the influence of number 8 and captain Neil Reilly, as England’s indiscipline cost them leading up to half-time.Ireland V England Lineout Sean O'Leary Middleton RFC

Some combative play from Mitchell’s side saw them win a succession of penalties and the ever-accurate Connon split the posts on three more occasions.

However, England replied just before the break with a second converted try while Reilly was in the sin-bin.

Ireland were quick to overturn a 17-15 half-time deficit as Connon stepped up to land another penalty two minutes into the second half.

They soon enjoyed a purple patch during which openside flanker Conor Farrell, who had an outstanding game, struck for two tries in the space of five minutes.

Hooker Adam McBurney was on target in the lineout and it was this reliable platform that launched most of the Irish attacks.

Reilly and locks Sean O’Leary (Midleton RFC) and Hugh Sloan charged through the heart of the English defence and props Ben Betts and Philip Poillot mauled up to the English line.

Farrell’s finishing skills came to the fore as Ireland scored twice from close range, with Connon adding one conversion to complete his handsome 20-point haul.

England’s only response was an unconverted try, their third of the afternoon, but Ireland held on in determined fashion to record an eight-point victory.

Speaking afterwards, delighted head coach Wayne Mitchell said: “We made more mistakes this week than when we lost to France by only four points, but we were strong in the set pieces and I was impressed by the work-rate of our players throughout.”

Team manager Tom Nyhan added: “With five players qualifying for this team again next season we will have this experience going into next year’s tournament, which will be hosted by England.”

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The U16s and U14s played their finals this week at PBC Wilton.

The U14s were unlucky losing by 3 to Cobh – final score Cobh 10 – Midleton 7

The U16s took on Charleville and with the score tied 5 all at full time take the spoils having scored the first try!

Well done to all for getting so far in their competitions – Midleton’s future is in good hands!

 

 

Apr 212014
 

Book now for Easter Rugby Camp!

 

Tuesday 22nd April& Wednesday 23rd April from 10am to 2pm

Age group 11’s, 12’s, 13’s.

Thursday 24ndApril & Friday 25thApril from 10am to 2pm

Age group 9’s ,10’s.

 Price for the 2 days is 15 euro.

 Places are limited so please take an application form at the club or download here

EASTER Camp 2014a

For further information please ring

Billy O Brien 0868410948.

Paul Simpson 0872446664.