Roscrea 1st XV recorded their third consecutive win in the Leinster League defeating Boyne in Streamstown.
The seconds drew 8 - 8 with Boyne.
Roscrea 1st XV win again in the Leinster League a 12 - 6 victory against
very strong Enniscorthy side in Streamstown.
The seconds lost to Enniscorthy 12 - 6 with all the scores coming from the boot.
Roscrea 1st XV recorded their first win in the Leinster League this season with a fine 24 - 15 victory against Dundalk away.
Roscrea started the game very well and lead 16 - 6 at half time with tries from Darragh Coughlan. A strong finish in the second half insured the points with Darragh going over for another try with 5 mins to go.
The seconds again performed brillantly to defeat to a very strong and expierenced Dundalk team. The score was 3 - 0 at half time to Roscrea and the second half belonged to Roscrea, with Joe Smith going over for yet another try after strong driving from the pack. The game finished 8 - 7 with Dundalk earning a penalty try at the death.
The Club Draw
The club draw is due for commencement shortly and all members and supporters are urged to join up. The proceeds of the draw are very important to the club, and there are some very good prizes on offer.
Navan and Roscrea played out a 34 - 11 game in the Leinster League, with Roscrea on the wrong side of this scoreline. The seconds played tremendously and only lost to a last - minute try 10 -7 to a very strong and expierenced Navan team.
Roscrea lost to Garda 16-11 in the Leinster League at home. The seconds had a fantastic 27 - 0 win, with the tries coming from all over the field.
Roscrea drew with Ashbourne away in the first game of the Leinster League.
Roscrea lost to Tullamore 24-14 in the in the Midland's League.
Roscrea beat Edenderry 28-17 in the first competive match of the season. The match was away in the Midland's League. Tries from Daragh Coughlan, Robert Dempsey and David Abbot sealed the result. Leinster also won the inter provincial title with Alan Tynan having yet another super game. They beat Munster in Thurles to take the title. Next week the firsts take on Tullamore in the Midland's League at Streamstown.
Roscrea beat Gort in a challenge match 24-14. Leinster also won with Alan Tynan have another great game. Next week the firsts take on Edenderry in the Midland's League away.
The firsts beat Thurles in Streamstown yesterday by 27-7. Tries from Daragh Coughlan, Brian O'Rourke, Richard Loughnane and Jamie Cummins. The match Connacht and Leinster which was played on Saturday went right to the wire with Connacht clinching it with a try at the very end. Alan Tynan had a fine game on his Leinster debut.
The firsts are playing Thurles in Streamstown on Sunday the 3rd in a pre-season friendly. Also an interprovincial match will be played for the first time at Streamstown. The match between Connacht and Leinster is being played on Saturday the 2nd of September. Roscrea will have Alan Tynan on the panel.
The firsts played Clanwilliam in Tipperary town yesterday in a friendly. Clanwilliam ran out the eventual winners
12-7 in a highly competive match. In the first half an under strenght Roscrea team absorbed a lot of pressure from the home
team and managed to get up the field for Micheal Talbot to crash under the posts for a try. In the second half the exchanges were more even despite
Clanwilliam getting to break away tries.
Upcoming Gigs in the Clubhouse
TOM RUSSELL. AMERICAN SINGER SONG WRITER . FRIDAY 29TH September at
ERIC BOGLE SINGER SONG WRITER. FRI 6TH October at 9 o'clock.
Email the "Music Store" in Roscrea for tickets.
The firsts are playing Clanwilliam in Tipperary town on Sunday in a pre-season friendly.
The Trust fund match
Two matches took place on the day, with the first team playing a Portlaoise side. It proved to be a workman like display by both sides, with Porlaoise winning it 12-7. Portlaoise got in for two key tries in the second half which sealed it for them.
Match of the day definetely had to the game between the Roscrea golden oldies and a Mick Quinn international selection including Willie Duggan, Ned Byrne, Phil Danagher and Paul Orr and Tipp hurler John Carroll. It was a very entertaining and high scoring game
which was played at a very fast pace. The whole day was a great success with a lot of money being raised. The auction in the evening made a lot of money which no doubt was partly due to the fantasic skills of debut auctioneer Mick Quinn. There was a band and disco in the clubhouse that night to round
off in the day in style.
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The Eugene Garvey Trust fund match
There is a special match being held for the Eugene Garvey fund on Sunday the 20th of August. The match is being hosted by Roscrea and Portlaoise will provide the opposition. It will be a celebrity match with
many well known rugby players either playing or attending the game. Later in the evening there will be a dance and an auction in the clubhouse of rugby memorabilia, such as signed rugby balls and some international
jerseys. All monies made will go to the Eugene Garvey fund. Eugene is a most popular figure in Roscrea and for many years played rugby with the club gaining the honours cap in 1967.
An interprovincial match will be played for the first time at Streamstown. The match between Connacht and Leinster is being played on Saturday the 2nd of September. Roscrea will have two players on the panel, Alan Tynan and Colman Cleary.
Alan Tynan and Colman Cleary have been called up to the Leinster Junior squad. It is tremendous recognition for both players who have been outstanding for the club for many years.
Training commences for senior teams, including the Under 20's on Tuesday the 25th of July. All new players are very welcome, even if they have never played rugby before. Roscrea is
a great club to play for and has an excellent coaching structure under Kevin O'Dwyer.
The Roscrea rugby club website goes online at www.roscrearfc.com