A season of 50+ point wins, 1 point losses and cup winning try’s.
It's fair to say Monivea has had an exciting season.
Our 2016/17 season came to a history making end as some of our youngest lads winning bronze in the community games all Ireland finals.
It mightn't have been a perfect season but it’s one we can be proud of.
At the beginning of the season our U13’s didn’t look like much with only 7-8 payers showing to training, but with persistence and a lil help they built a team over the season and went on to make it to the cup semi final vs Creggs, after a dramatic quarter final against Galwegians. There Leauge went well with only one lose and a draw out of 8 games. They are a credit to there coaches and the club.
The U13’s really do spell a bright future for the
These young lads kicked off their season with a big win over Loughrea letting every other club know that Monivea wouldn't settle for anything other than a win. Going on to win the league undefeated and promotion to the A league they showed it wasn't just a once off by bringing home the first piece of silverware for the club. Not every team is perfect either, the boys went on to take two close losses in the cup and shield, knocked out of the cup by Galwegians in the first round and falling short to Corrib in the shield semi final.
Following a great season these lads were ready and waiting for another craic at a double title win, with only three losses out of 14 games they were definitely the team to beat. They fought right to the literal end as they narrowly missed out on both cup and league. They are the perfect example of fighting till the very end.
These boys show the provence everything good within Monivea RFC respect, fun, skill and determination.
Well done to all involved with this mighty team.
Jumping up to the a-league the lads where always going to be a challenge but they fought hard all season. These young lads were always enjoying their rugby during a match, at training or down the bog.
Having 6 lads represent connacht down in limerick during a school break really made these lads shine showing how much skill they really have fighting all the way to the cup semi final where they were narrowly beaten and had their season come to an abrupt stop.
Having the most up down season in the club these young lads got to a league final to narrowly lose out by one point. An unsuccessful cup run brought their season to an early stop but this team have some quality players coming through which is only going to strengthen our junior panel.
Both our junior teams had a decent run in their respective leagues with our 1st team finishing
in the top four to grab a AIL spot next season while our 2nd team are continuously doing better then the season before which is only going to continue with the young lads coming through.
While or 2nds lost out in a cup quarter final our 1sts did go on and win the Connacht Junior Cup on a sun soaked sunday vs Ballinasloe in the sports ground.
No club can have a perfect season but with memories made on and off the field, 2016/17 is a season the will be remembered for while to come.
From everyone here at Monivea RFC we wish our memebers, volunteers and supporters we thanks you for an amazing season and look forward to seeing you all in september
U16’s welcomed Bucc’s on saturday afternoon before their trip to Dublin, unfortunately they were not able to keep with Bucc’s on the day and left Monivea with a lose
U14’s travelled to NUIG to get their 5th win out of five games. After a fantastic game of rugby where everything they tried pulled off
J2’s faced off against Wegians in Monivea on Sunday afternoon and came away with a hard fought for and impressive win beating Wegians 25-17
U15’s welcomed Corinthians to Monivea on Saturday looking for a win after their last match which resulted in a lose against ballinasloe. Luck was on their side this time as they stepped it up a notch and ran in try after try in the 2nd half finishing the match 52-5
U16’s traveled to Castlebar on Sunday to change their luck also after a loss to Corinthians the week before at home. After a tight first half they racked up 55 points to finish 55 - 22
J2’s welcomed Creggs on Sunday afternoon at half two having to play on the training pitch but unfortunately they lost 9-0 down to giving away some simple penalties.
J1’s had NUIG at home at half two on Sunday and managed to pull a win 23-15
U14’s kicked off the bank holiday weekend with an extremely hard fought for win over Gort Saturday morning. Getting the first score but being 7-5 down in the last ten minutes the boys all pulled together and fought hard for one more try to steal the win 10-7 keeping their 100% success rate and staying 8 points clear at the top of their table
J1’s lost in the first round of the all Ireland junior cup on a sunny Saturday afternoon to Clogher Valley 27-6
U16’s played Corinthians on the training pitch Saturday afternoon while the J1’s played their AIL match but unfortunately also lost. ( 28-10 )
J2’s Travelled to Dangan to play NUIG. Both teams put up a great performance showing skill and class on the pitch but NUIG walked away with the points after a 17-7 win