SMGS Rugby - The story so far...
SMGS Rugby has had a few outings this year with the U19s entered in the Mungret Cup League and the U16s entered in the Mungret Shield league.
The Junior Squad who train on a Tuesday evening under the guidance of Willie Schubert from the Munster Branch, have had two tough outings so far. First off they travelled to take on High School Clonmel and despite some great flowing rugby by both sides , SMGS Blarney were defeated by a bigger and more experienced outfit by 40-17.
Last week the side had home advantage against Midleton College where SMGS put in a powerful display to defeat a fancied Midleton team by 29-18. Mention must go to the younger members of the squad who showed great skill and strength to stem the flow of any attack from Midleton and took the game to the opposition. Some great scores coming from our ability to capitalise on Midleton's mistakes under pressure. Next up is a trip to Limerick to play Villiers.
The Senior squad have played Clements loosing 34-10 (H), loosing to High School Clonmel 20-17 (A), loosing to Midleton 18-17(H) and finally getting a win today against Bantry 36-14 (H).
Not great stats admittedly but this squad, littered with talent and boosted by some excellent newcomers, refuse to give anything but 100% on the pitch. Their work rate and support for one another is special to watch. These talented lads, most having played since first year with each other, and many now playing club rugby together deserved today's win and have been agonisingly close in the previous two games. Next up is a trip to Limerick to play Villiers
Each year the school say goodbye to their Leaving Certs, say goodbye to some talented rugby players but each year a new crop step up to the plate and continue to represent the school at all levels, be it in 1st Yr Blitzs, U15s, Junior or Senior squads. Parents who have come to watch matches can only be proud of all the lads so far. Their effort and attitude on the pitch has never been questioned.
Snr Squad Vs Bantry 16/11/17