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Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby thebigcheese » September 1st, 2008, 8:23 pm

New season starting. Who are the teams to look out for this year at Senior and Junior level. I presume Rock will go in as favorites at both levels. Their seniors won the Juniors Cup 3 years ago at a canter if I remember and their juniors are supposedly unbeaten since 13s. What about the rest. Nure must be due a good cup team soon and Clongowes seem to be getting back to their 1990s form. Is there a CBC type team out their to challenge. I remember Pres Bray having a brilliant Junior team 3 years ago and blowing it but I assume there has been the now customary annual exit of their best players on scholarships. Gonzaga had a couple of really good years too. It would be great to see Roscrea building on their recent good form at Junior level.

Is there any hope for a return to standard from Wesley, Templeogue, High School, Kings Hos and CUS. It seems to be the league semi finalists (at Junior and Senior) most years come from Gonzaga, CBC, Pres Bray, St Andrews and Roscrea with Newbridge and St Gerards scraping through the odd time.

Any good friendlies coming up that might be worth heading along to?
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby jaybyrne » September 1st, 2008, 9:13 pm

i would fancy rock for the senior cup and clongowes for the junior
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby Slipper1 » September 1st, 2008, 9:46 pm

Yet again, my blinding faith says CUS all they way in the SCT and beaten finalists in the JCT.
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby its about winning » September 1st, 2008, 10:25 pm

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Group 1

Skerries
Newbridge
Roscrea
Kings Hospital
Templeogue
Pres Bray
CUS
Wesley

Group 2
St. Andrews
Kilkenny
St. Gerards
Columbas
CBC Monkstown

Gonzaga & Castleknock might be the other 2 teams - not sure.
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby jaybyrne » September 1st, 2008, 11:09 pm

cus hav a good chance in the jct
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby thecoolfreak » September 2nd, 2008, 1:28 am

The CUS JCT are very, very strong this year. they've beaten most of the big schools at U14 level and have been training very hard this summer. They have two very good coaches and I'd expect to see them go on a run this season
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby bunty85 » September 2nd, 2008, 4:36 am

Its Rock all the way in this years seniors i'm afraid. Its not that they're an incredibly talented team, just that everyone else is on a level below. Rock are hungry too, been dumped out of the cup at the q-final stage 2 years in a row will hurt. Zaga made the Jct final against rock in 06 but if im honest a large reason is that everybody else wasn't up to it at J level and they had a good draw. They'll be contenders for sure though(with them not playin league too gives them a huge advantage), they should probably make the semi finals for the 1st time in zaga history. I do remember Pres having a good team at J level(although they'll be hoping that have their team hasn't left like last time they had a good team). The league should come down between them, KK and CBC. Although CBC lost nearly all their 'star' players this year they wont go away, they have a good system in place and a few handy players left over.
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby thebigcheese » September 2nd, 2008, 11:52 pm

CUS being talked up on this forum. Now there is a surprise!! As big a fan as I am of them, beating teams at under 14 level doesn't mean anything. They need to be kept grounded. Its not as if our rugby teams can compare to our cricket teams!! Good to hear that they will be competitive though
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby true blue 06 » September 3rd, 2008, 1:18 am

rock to win the senior cup with ease.... rock/marys and michaels to contest the junior cup
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby Slipper1 » September 3rd, 2008, 8:25 am

thebigcheese wrote:CUS being talked up on this forum. Now there is a surprise!! As big a fan as I am of them, beating teams at under 14 level doesn't mean anything. They need to be kept grounded. Its not as if our rugby teams can compare to our cricket teams!! Good to hear that they will be competitive though


Face the facts oh Grande Fromage - the CUS will kick ass this year, they were just finding their feet last year. you mark my words, tenner to win on CUS please, mr p. power.
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby jaybyrne » September 3rd, 2008, 1:33 pm

clongowes are better than blackrock next year at jct
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby true blue 06 » September 5th, 2008, 2:56 pm

jaybyrne wrote:clongowes are better than blackrock next year at jct



yeah actually i've heard they are strong again this year
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby Livestrong7 » September 7th, 2008, 1:39 pm

Basically if u have any sort of money head down to the bookies and put a bet on rock to win....there sensational
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby jaybyrne » September 7th, 2008, 2:03 pm

anyone got any preseason friendly results??
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby bunty85 » September 8th, 2008, 10:25 pm

Gonzaga 9 CBC 9
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby pulldownthemaul » September 9th, 2008, 4:54 pm

What were the results of the Junior Cup three years ago (who will now be playing SCT) ?
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby true blue 06 » September 9th, 2008, 9:56 pm

pulldownthemaul wrote:What were the results of the Junior Cup three years ago (who will now be playing SCT) ?



rock walked it, most of the big schools were on their side of the draw too, gonzaga managed to get to the final and lost 36-0 to rock or something like that
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby thebigcheese » September 11th, 2008, 7:36 pm

true blue 06 wrote:
jaybyrne wrote:clongowes are better than blackrock next year at jct



yeah actually i've heard they are strong again this year

Thats all grand at under 14 level as CUS also beat them last year but juniors is a different story
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby choran » September 13th, 2008, 9:59 pm

thebigcheese wrote:
true blue 06 wrote:
jaybyrne wrote:clongowes are better than blackrock next year at jct



yeah actually i've heard they are strong again this year

Thats all grand at under 14 level as CUS also beat them last year but juniors is a different story

You've got to bear in mind that clongowes would've had a fair few u14's on the jct last year too.
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Re: Schools Rugby 2008-09

Postby Steamtrain » September 14th, 2008, 3:36 am

thebigcheese wrote:
true blue 06 wrote:
jaybyrne wrote:yeah actually i've heard they are strong again this year

Thats all grand at under 14 level as CUS also beat them last year but juniors is a different story

You've got to bear in mind that clongowes would've had a fair few u14's on the jct last year too.


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