Weekend Rugby Roundup

   02 Oct 2016

This weekend we had 4 Birr teams in action in Midland and Leinster League fixtures.

It was a case of the "Late Late Show" Part 2 for our U14 boys who once again left it late before managing to secure a draw against a physical and well drilled Edenderry team in the Midland League at home in Birr last Saturday. Down 19 points to 7 at half time the Birr boys put in strong second half performance to draw level just before the referee brought an end to a what was an excellent game of rugby served up by both sides. The Leinster League encounter between both these sides will be eagerly awaited! (see match report) 

Our U15 boys played their first game of the season away to Roscrea in the Midland League on Saturday. Despite the absence of a number of players the team played extremely well  and the 35 to 17 score line does not reflect the level of performance.given by all players on the day.

Yesterday morning the U13 boys, just graduated up from Minis, played their first ever competitive fixture when they took on Roscrea in the Midland League here in Scurragh. This was a very entertaining and sporting game with both teams willing to run the ball on every occasion and kept the large crowd on their toes as the game flowed back and forth. In the end the Birr boys prevailed on a score line of 33 points to nil.

Finally our First XV brought  the curtain down on the weekend fixtures yesterday when they entertained Arklow at home in a Leinster League Division B fixture. This was a tough physical encounter with both teams intent on taking the league points on offer. Nevertheless, it was also a very entertaining game with passages of good open play from both sides with the result delicately poised going into the last 10 minutes with Arklow leading by 13 points to 12, despite the fact that Birr had lead from a very early stage of the game. However the last 10 minutes belonged to Birr who scored 2 converted tries and ran out worthy winners on a 26 to 13 score line and in the process also earned a bonus point for scoring 4 tries [see match report]