Double Champs 🏉👊🏅
Last Sunday afternoon in atrocious conditions Clondalkin J1’s entertained Railway Union RFC in a vital Leinster League 2A decider. Entering the game Clon were a point ahead of nearest rivals Cill Dara RFC and needed a win to clinch the league trophy and very importantly get promotion to the Division 1A League.
So the pressure was on and Clon responded magnificently, within ten minutes following good pressure Clon got in for the opening try. Shortly afterwards Niall Nolan scored a second try in the corner. The third try was a pushover try to bring the score to 22-0. This settled the nerves and Clon settled in to dominate the rest of the game. Brian (Bruiser) Doyle scored the fourth try ten minutes into the second half. A great break shortly afterwards by Bruiser led to a a good support try by Tom Brady. Chris Jebb and club captain – Mikey Russell both scored a try apiece. Once the fourth try was scored the bonus point was assured and Clon went on to win by 41-0. This on top of the result of the previous league game away to New Ross RFC where Clon won 92-0 showed how good the defence of the team was. Over the course of the league Clon kept four clean sheets. the game started in rain & sleet and conditions worsened as the second half started with snow and sleet making handling difficult. A large crowd of hardy supporters cheered on their teams in spite of the weather.
The Clondalkin J2’s received a walkover in their scheduled game and finisher as champions of their League. They had a magnificent 100% record in their league winning all of the games under the astute captaincy of Kev Dunphy and the assured kicking skills of the veteran Stevie Cunningham.
The excellent Coaching and Management of all the teams led by Head Coach – Philly Byrne was evident in the performances which ended the League season on this high note.
The trophy for the J1 League was presented to Club Captain – Mikey Russell by the incoming President of Leinster Branch of the IRFU – Mr Robert Deacon. The celebrations in the clubhouse commenced immediately afterwards and went on for some considerable time.
Congrats to our J1 & J2 teams who concluded their leagues today. Both teams won their respective leagues at Leinster League 2A. These results mean that both teams will be promoted to Division 1B next season and will challenge for further glory at that level. The team spirit shown over the past months under the guidance of Head Coach Philly Byrne and his coaching team was evident and vital in getting the wins required. Both Captains, Mike Russell (J1) and Kev Dunphy (J2) did their jobs very well in driving their teams to success.
Our Women’s team performed well today also but were beated away to high flying Wicklow RFC.
Thirds vs Seapoint
Clon’s Thrid XV faced Seapoint RFC earlier today at Gordon Park. Our current club president CC and club legends like Eamon Stapleton represented Clon alongside some great you members. To our lads onwards and upwards “great effort” shite result 👍
Matchday Programme – Clon vs Railway Union
Weekend Fixtures 🏉💪
Irish Rugby – Insurance Information
On behalf of the Irish Rugby Football Union, Aon design and manage a range of insurances for all individuals whilst active in rugby in Ireland. The Irish Rugby Football Union arranges Group Personal Accident cover for all players and certain officials who are members of affiliated Clubs.
The Union believes it has a responsibility to provide a minimum level of insurance cover and therefore the scheme is compulsory for all Clubs. This compulsory scheme is intended to primarily cover catastrophic injuries only and, whilst the” benefit may appear substantial, it will not necessarily be sufficient to cover future needs if a player is severely injured.
Players should understand acknowledge and accept that there are risks of injury (including serious injury) and death in the course of playing and training for Rugby and the player voluntarily accepts such risk of injury or death. Players should be aware that the compulsory scheme does not provide payment of medical expenses or loss of earnings, nor does it cover fatal collapse unless a physical accident precedes same whilst in training or on the match pitch.
It is the player’s individual responsibility that they have adequate insurance in place. Further information regarding insurance is available by contacting the IRFU’s insurance brokers, Aon on 01 2666 400.
For full details on this, please visit https://www.irishrugby.ie/running-your-club/insurance/
Weekend Fixtures 🏉
➡️ Unfortunately Gorey have conceded for this Sunday so the Clonettes are through to semi-final of the cup on 3rd March.
➡️ The 13s are away on Sunday to Clontarf in their final league fixture. If we win it will be 6 from 6 and we’ll win our group.
⏰ The Clubhouse is open for the Italy game on Sunday ⏰
C’mon Clon 🏉
Another Giant Step…..
A very successful weekend for Clon with all our teams winning their respective games. At Under age our U11’s, U13’s and U15’s all played well and won their games.
Our Women’s Team had a good League win over Garda/Westmanstown in their League game. Our Senior Mens J1 & J2 both had comfortable wins away to a gallant New Ross RFC.
Next up for the Men on Sunday MARCH 3rd when our final League games v Railway Union RFC take place in Gordon Park. A win for our Firsts will guarantee a Leinster J1 pennant for our club and promotion. The Seconds still have one game to play and are assured of winning their League. They just want to maintain their 100% record.
ALL SUPPORTERS WELCOME TO COME ALONG FOR THIS BIG OCCASION ON SUNDAY 3RD MARCH. UNDER AGE PLAYERS REQUESTED TO WEAR THEIR CLUB COLOURS IN SUPPORT OF THE SENIORS.