CIYMS R.F.C. MINI RUGBY

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Festivals 2017

As the season enters its final weeks, we now attend several festivals around the province.

Brief details as per below.

Please note for each of the AWAY festivals, we will be limited to one squad from each invited age group.

Each Head Coach will advise prior to the events, which players will be attending each festival, and provide you with greater detail of times closer to each event.

 

SATURDAY 24th March : COOKE & INSTONIANS Festival (P2-P5)

SUNDAY 25th March : COOKE & INSTONIANS Festival (P6 & P7)

 

SATURDAY 1st April : CIYMS Festival (P2-P5)

SUNDAY 2nd April : CIYMS Festival (P6 & P7)

 

SATURDAY 22nd April : COLERAINE Festival (P3,P4,P5 & P7)

(P6 will not be attending due to a short tour to Dublin and attendance at Seapoint RFC Festival) 

 

SATURDAY 29 April : BALLYCLARE (P3,P4,P5 & P6)

(P7 will not be attending due to being away on tour in Minehead to take part in the Tigers Challenge.)

(Note for Ricky : the last CIYMS squad who took part in this tournament in 2015 won the major trophy.......) 

SATURDAY 29th April : MALONE (P6 only) 

 

SATURDAY 6th May : LISBURN Festival (P2-P7)

 

Saturday 18th March

This week, we have our last training session of the season!!

Normal times as below :

P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 & P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am 

Saturday 11th March

This week, we have a HOME match for all age groups against Belfast Harlequins RFC.

This is our last "normal" match of the season !!!!

Kick off is as normal at 10.00am so please have the boys on the pitches in plenty of time to allow warm up and team selection. 

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March

This weekend, we have 2 sets of matches.

On SATURDAY morning, we visit BALLYCLARE RFC for a mini blitz with Larne RFC.

This match is for all age groups and kick off is 9.30am sharp.

Please allow significant extra time for parking and walking to the pitches - always busy there - aim to be on the pitches by 9.15am.

 

On SUNDAY afternoon, we visit BANGOR RFC for a match for all our age groups.

Kick off will be 2pm so please be on the pitches for 1.30pm.

Again, parking is limited so extra parking is available at Bloomfields shopping centre.

 

Each Head Coach will inform you directly of who is playing where. 

6 Nations Trophy visits CIYMS!!

On Monday 20th February, the 6 Nations trophy visited the CIYMS club house alongside 3 Irish rugby legends. The event was open to the entire CIYMS family and the minis section was well represented by players past and present.

Please click on the link below to see some footage and interviews with some of our previous minis legends standing shoulder to shoulder with current Irish legends.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nk25jdwvnwdnz1s/Trophy%20Tour.mov?dl=0

 This was a great event for our club to host and the large crowd certainly enjoyed the evening. 

Saturday 25th February

This week, we welcome Ballymena RFC to Belmont for a HOME match for our P3-P7 age groups.

Kickoff is at 10.00am and as usual, the boys should be on the pitches by 9.30am to allow for team selection and warm up.

 

Our P2s will train as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.

 

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th February

This SATURDAY, individual age groups will decide wether they train or not :

P2 - no training on Saturday

P3 - no training on Saturday

P4 - no training on Saturday

P5- Training from 9.00am to 10.30am

P6 - Training from 9.00am to 10.30am

P7 - Training from 9.00am to 10.30am

 

 

On SUNDAY - we have a HOME fixture versus ARDS RFC with kick off at 2.00pm.

Please have the boys on the pitches by 1.30pm to allow for team selection and warm up. 

Saturday 11th February

This Saturday, we travel to our close neighbours Civil Service RFC for an AWAY match for all our age groups.

Kick off is at 10.00am so the boys should be on the pitches by 9.45am.

Please allow extra time for parking as the traffic is always busy and the car park is quite a bit away from the pitches.

 

Your individual age group Head Coach will forward you parking and pitch details. 

 

Saturday 4th February

This Saturday, we are training at Belmont at our normal times.

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

Saturday 28th January


This Saturday, we entertain LISBURN RFC for a HOME fixture at Belmont.
 
This fixture is for all age groups and kick off will be at our normal time of 10.00am - this means the boys should be on the pitches by 9.45am to allow warm up and team selection.
 
Please note that Lisburn will be bringing large numbers and so the car park will be busy and so you should allow time for parking. 

Saturday 21st January 2017.

This Saturday, we play our first match of 2017 as we entertain Cooke RFC at Belmont.

Due to the ERCC again not checking with us before they arranged an Ulster European Cup fixture for 1pm, we have made a slight adjustment to our plans.

KICK OFF will be sharp at 9.30am to allow supporters to get to Ravenhill on time.

Our visitors will be arriving from 9.00am so the car park will be busy. All the boys should be on the pitches by 9.15am to allow warm up and team selection to enable kick off at 9.30am.

 

The fixture is for P2-P6 only.

Our P7s will be busy attending school open days and so unfortunately have to miss this fixture.

 

 

Saturday 14th January 2017.

This Saturday, we are again training at Belmont at our normal times.

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am 

Saturday 7th January 2017 - Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone.

This Saturday, we all return to Training after our Christmas break - although our P5 and P7s were so keen that they couldn't do without rugby and so held some impromptu sessions during the break. 

 

We're back to normal times as follows :

P2 and P3 - 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 -  10.00am to 11.30am

 

We have 2 weeks of training to get rid of the effects of mince pies and selection boxes, before we get back into a regular sequence of matches, building towards the series of festivals.

 

Our own festival will be held on Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2017.

 

 

Saturday 17th December - its Christmas!!!!!!

This Saturday, its PARTY time!!!

This week, instead of running around a cold, wet, muddy field, our boys will be bouncing off the walls at "We Are Vertigo" to celebrate our mid-season break over the festive season.

We will be split into 2 groups as follows :

P5, P6 and P7 session is from 9.00am to 10.00am - boys should be there in plenty of time to get socks and watch the safety video.

P2, P3 and P4 session is from 11.00am to 12.00pm - again the boys should be there in plenty of time.

 

The committee and coaching teams at CIYMS Minis wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 We start again on Saturday 7th January 2017.......... 

Saturday 10th December

Our planned away fixture to Ballymena has been cancelled.

This was due to a variety of issues they were having in fielding teams and the early kick off at Ravenhill for Ulster's European Cup fixture.

 

So instead, we will be training at Belmont at our normal times :

 P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

 

This will be the last weekend of rugby before the festive break due to our Christmas party planned for the 17th - details to follow asap! 

Saturday 3rd December

NOTE : CHANGE IN TIME

 

This week, we are again training at Belmont at the times below :

9.300am to 10.30am for P2 and P3 

9.30am to 11.00am for P4, P5 and P6

 

NOTE : We are training at an earlier time to ensure both pitches are free for a 11.30am kick off between Campbell College 1st XV v Methody 1st XV, and also their 2nd XV squads.

Please feel free to stay and watch the stars of the future and to see what our boys will grow into to!

 

 

We once again wish our P7s all the best as they sit their third and final AQE examination.

Afterwards, they can relax and get back to playing some rugby.

Saturday 26th November

After all our recent matches, its time to give our battle hardened teams a break as we return to training sessions for the next 2 weeks at Belmont.

Usual times of :

10.00am to 11.00am for P2 and P3 

10.00am to 11.30am for P4,P5,P6

 

As always, the coaches appreciate the boys being on the pitch and ready to start promptly at 10.00am.

We wish the P7 squad all the best as they sit their second AQE exam.

Please bring orders for any social or training kit that you want to buy and give your order and payment to your coaching teams.

Saturday 19th November

This week, we welcome Ballynahinch RFC to Belmont for a HOME fixture for ALL age groups.

This is our return fixture with Ballynahinch after our enjoyable visit to their ground in October. This will be their first visit to CIYMS for over 4 years and we look forward to giving them a warm welcome.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEEK, WE MUST HAVE AN EARLY KICK OFF PROMPTLY AT 9.30AM due to CIYMS hosting an Ulster Academy match versus Georgia later in the morning. 

Please ensure the boys are on the pitches ready for warm up by 9.15am at the very latest.

 With quite large numbers coming from Ballynahinch, please allow extra time for parking.

  

Saturday 12th November & Sunday 13th November

After our recent travels, we return to Belmont for the next 4 weeks!

There is plenty of rugby this week for our teams this weekend, starting on Saturday for training.

 

P2 and P3 will train from 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5 and P6 will train from 10.00am to 11.30am 

 

Our P7s will not be training due the kids sitting their first AQE examination of the year. We wish them all the very best of luck and hope all their hard work pays off.

 

Then on Sunday, we entertain Bangor RFC at HOME with matches for our P2 to P6 age groups.

Unfortunately, our P7s are without a fixture due to Bangor's parents preferring no matches during the AQE period.

 

Kick off is at 2pm so please aim to be on the pitches for warm up and team selection by 1.45pm. 

 

Saturday 5th November


This Saturday, there are several arrangements to be aware of over multiple age groups. Please see details below :
 
Our P2, P3, P4 and P6 are on our travels for an AWAY match at COOKE RFC.

The Cooke Club Grounds are at Shaws Bridge in South Belfast, beside the Ramada Plaza (shared with Instonians RFC). There are parking restrictions on the road down to the club, with ample parking behind the club house, with the entrance just around the corner PAST the club house.

Due to youth team requirements later in the morning, the matches will KICK OFF at 9.30am , so please aim to be on the pitches by 9.15am.

This will be the first fixture for our P2 age group, which is always an exciting event for the kids. Brian and his coaching team are ready to unlease their "pups of war" into the Ulster Rugby community. We wish them all the best.

 

PLEASE NOTE our P5 and P7 age groups will not be travelling to COOKE on Saturday morning.

Cooke are unable to field a P5 team due to lack of numbers as they will be attending the Bangor Floodlit festival on Saturday evening.

And their P7s have decided not to play any matches in advance of the upcoming AQE exams.

 

Both are groups will train at home at Belmont from 10.00am to 11.30am. 

 

On Saturday evening, our P5 and P6 age groups have once again been invited to the prestigious Bangor Floodlit festival. This is always an exciting well run event which gives the boys a chance to play under the floodlights. Kick off is at 5pm sharp, so the chosen squads should arrive by 4.30pm. Parking is at a premium.

Both age groups will be advised by their Head Coaches who has been selected and who will be training or attending Cooke.

 

 

Saturday 29th October

After our recent away matches and festivals for some of our age groups, this weekend we all return to the comfort of training at Belmont at the usual times of :

 

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am 

 

Please ensure the boys  are on the pitch and ready to start at 10.00am.


Saturday 22nd October


This weekend, we are again on the road for AWAY matches for our P3 to P7 age groups to BALLYNAHINCH RFC.
 
This is the first fixture for several seasons between our 2 large clubs and we look forward to our 2 fixtures during the season against this well run and friendly club.
 
Their address is :
 
Ballymacarn Park
6 Mountview Road
Ballynahinch
BT24 8JR
 
The journey will take approximately 35 minutes, and you should aim to be there by 9.45am.
 
The games will kick off promptly at 10.00am.
 
 
Our P2 squad will continue to train this week at Belmont from 10.00am to 11.00am.
 
 
Also, this week, our P6 squad have been invited to take part in a MAXOL sponsored Ulster Rugby festival to be held at Ards RFC. We will be splitting into 2 squads and attending both events on Saturday.

Saturday 15th October

This weekend, we are on our travels for our first AWAY match of the season at INSTONIANS RFC for our P3 to P7 age groups.

The Instonians Club Grounds are at Shaws Bridge in South Belfast, beside the Ramada Plaza. There are parking restrictions on the road down to the club, with ample parking behind the club house, with the entrance just around the corner PAST the club house.

Due to youth team requirements later in the morning, the matches will KICK OFF at 9.30am , so please aim to be on the pitches by 9.15am.

 

Our P2 age group will train as normal at Belmont from 10.00am to 11.00am.

 

Also this week, our P5s have been invited to take part in a MAXOL sponsored Ulster Rugby festival to be held at Civil Service RFC. We will be splitting into 2 squads and attending both events this Saturday.

Saturday 8th October

After our recent matches, this weekend we return to training at Belmont at the usual times of :

 

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am 

 

Please ensure the boys  are on the pitch and ready to start at 10.00am.

Saturday 1st October

After the wind and rain last Saturday, we will be hoping for better weather this coming weekend as we entertain HOLYWOOD RFC at Belmont for a HOME match for our P3-P7 age groups.

Kick-off is again at 10.00am sharp, and as this is a match day, please allow extra time for parking to ensure the kids are on the pitch at 9.45am ready for warm up and team selection. 

 

 

P2 will train as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.


Saturday 24th September

Our first match of the season!!

After our intensive pre-season amid 3 weeks of hard, committed training, we have arrived at the first match of the season.

Kick-off at 10.00am sharp HOME at Belmont versus MALONE.

The matches will be for P3, P4, P6 and P7 due to the unavailability of the Malone P5 squad.

 

P2 and P5 will train as normal at 10.00am.

 

On match days, extra time should be allowed for parking to ensure the kids are on the pitch at 9.45am ready for warm up and team selection. 

 

  

 

Saturday 17th September

For the first time this season, we return to our home grounds at Belmont after the completion of the cricket season.

We return to our top quality pitches, with tuck shop and the bacon butty stands also available.

  

As each age group moves up each season, the pitch layout is below :

 

P7 : play on the left hand side of the 1st XV pitch (the pitch on the left of the entrance)

P6 : play on the right hand side of the 1st XV pitch 

P5 : play on the left hand side of the 2nd XV pitch (the pitch beside the hockey pitch)

P4 : play on the right hand side of the 2nd XV pitch

P3 : play on the small pitches (beside tennis courts) between the club house and the 2nd XV pitch

P2 : play on the small area between the right hand side of the 1st XV pitch and the left hand side of the 2nd XV pitch (beside fence)

 

As normal, training times are as follows :

 

P2 - P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4 - P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

 

The new kits should be available for release by the Head Coaches of each age group on Saturday morning.

 

And finally, we wish our P7 squad the best of luck as they play at Ravenhill, the home of Ulster Rugby, on Friday night at half-time during the Pro 12 match between Ulster and Scarlets.

 

 

 

Fixtures Update - 7/9/16

Please note a few changes to the fixture list :

 

Saturday 22nd October - we are now playing AWAY to Ballynahinch

Saturday 19th November - we are now playing at HOME to Ballynahinch

 

CIYMS Festival will now be held on Saturday 1st April 2017 (P2-P5) and Sunday 2nd April (P6 and P7),

 

The Fixture List on this website has been updated to reflect these changes. 

Saturday 10th September

This coming Saturday, we are again training at Shorts' Recreation Grounds off the Holywood Road. Normal times as below :

 

P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4 - P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am 

 

Most age groups were able to start on time last week due to the majority of boys arriving on time. This is always appreciated by the coaching teams. 

The New Season Begins!!!    Saturday 3rd September 2016.

We welcome back all our returning players and extend an especially warm welcome to our new players and families.

Please note that this coaching session will take place at Shorts's Recreation Grounds off the Holywood Road, opposite the end of Circular Road (at Holywood End of Circular Road)

Coaching sessions :
P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am
P4,P5, P6 & P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am
The coaching teams all plan their sessions in advance, and greatly appreciate if the kids can arrive 15 minutes before they start (9.45am for everyone), so the session can start promptly each week.

2016-2017 Season

Updated 24/8/16.

As the new season approaches, just a few items to highlight.

P2 Registration - Saturday  27th August

This will be held at the club for all new players from 10.00am to 11.30am.

All other age groups will be coordinated by the individual Head Coaches and you should aim to have the registration forms and fees paid by the first training session of the season. 

 

First Training Session - Saturday 3rd September

Please note the first 2 weeks of training will again be held at the Shorts playing fields on the Holywood Road while the CIYMS cricket teams conclude their seasons. We return to the CIYMS grounds on Saturday 17th September.

 All fixtures and training sessions are on the FIXTURES page of this website.

 

Friday Night Lights

P6 & P7 training will again take place from 6pm to 7pm on the Friday evenings that Ulster are not playing at home. 

We have been running these sessions for the older age groups now for 3 years and the results have been fantastic. The handling skills of the boys have improved dramatically within the environment of having fun under the floodlights. The individual coaching teams will communicate with their squads each week.

The first session will be Friday 9th September.

 

Facebook

We have set up a closed Facebook group this season to allow us to get a quick consistent message out in case of any changes to training or matches as well as news on social functions, etc.

Please search for CIYMS MINI RUGBY and ask to join. 

 

Communications

Throughout the season, this website will be updated each week with details of upcoming fixtures/training sessions.

The website will be supported by our Facebook page as well as regular emails and texts from the Head Coaches of each age group.

 

 

 

 

 

30/6/16

 Please note the new fixture list is now available for viewing on the FIXTURES page of this website.

 Also, please see below, a welcome letter from this season's new Convenor, Ricky Drain. 

 

Dear Parent

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to CIYMS Mini Rugby and we as a Committee hope your child continues to enjoy their time here, even in the depths of winter!

My name is Ricky Drain and I will be the Convenor for the 2016/2017 season.

Our thanks to Frazer Hood last year’s Convenor for all of his work over a long number of years with CIYMS Mini Rugby and we wish him well in his retirement from the Minis scene, although with the addition of the Bowling Green we may well still see him around …….

We continually look at ways to improve whilst keeping subs to an acceptable level and we are delighted this year to be able to launch a new kit in partnership with Podium & Canterbury. The new kit will also align our key sponsors and ensure the boys turn out eachSaturday looking like a team. The kit comprises of a new Shirt, Socks, and Shorts and the cost will be included in subs for the 16/17 season.

·         £110 per player

·         £90 per player if siblings involved

We need to order the shirts now so please advise your head coach to sizes.

In addition to the playing kit there will also be a wide range of additional social kit with much shorter lead times and wet tops will also be available for training. 

We will communicate details of this as we receive them.

 

Please note Players will not be permitted to play in the old shirts in view of the new sponsorship which will be on the new shirts.

All of the older shirts can be brought to the club for us to give to a charity who look specifically for rugby shirts. Details will be posted on the website.

 

Thanks again for your support and have a great summer.

Ricky Drain

Convenor

Saturday 16th April - Festival at Ballyclare

The Festival will be split into two sessions. Morning is from 9am until 12.30pm and is for P3, P4 and P5. The afternoon session is for P6 and P7 and is from 15.00pm until 18.30pm. 

Morning Session - 9am until 12.30pm

Coaches Briefing at 9.00am. All matches planned to start at 9.30am so please be there for 9am at the latest.

Afternoon Session - 15.00pm until 18.30pm

Coaches Briefing at 15.00pm. All matches planned to start at 15.30pm so please be there no later than 15.00pm.

All matches will be 7 minutes each way, with 1 minute for half time. There will be loads of fun stuff for all the family including assault course, climbing wall, BB gun target range and bouncy castles. So please bring all the family. Car sharing is encouraged as access is difficult although there is loads of parking.

Last game of the season so best of luck to all teams and all players for a great finish to the CIYMS Mini Rugby Season !!!

Please plan to be at the end of season barbecue on the 22nd starting at 7.00pm with some special guests. 

Saturday 9th April - Civil Service Festival 

This Saturday there is the Civil Service Festival up at Stormont. This is for all age groups, other than P7 who will be on tour in Bournemouth. 

Matches all start at 10am - so please don't be any later than 9.30am, ready to sort teams and do a warm up for the Festival. There will be a quick briefing for the Head Coach at 9.45am. Should all be finished around 12pm. 

Best to all teams, and safe travels to the P7 Tour. 

Saturday 2nd April - Matches against Cooke

There is matches arranged at Shaws Bridge against Cooke. It is for all age groups from P2 through to P7. 

Cooke have confirmed that matches will all kick off at 10am, so please plan to be there for 9.30am. Usual arrangements on parking, not in Ramada Hotel.

See you all on Saturday morning !

Saturday 19th March and Sunday 20th March

The Annual CIYMS Mini Rugby Festival

- Saturday 19th March 

Saturday is the festival for P2 through to P5.  All players, coaches and family supporters are invited to be there for 9 am - parking will be extremely busy so please allow time for this and try and share lifts if possible. There will be a coaches briefing at 9.30 am sharp and the matches will start at 10 am. 

- Sunday 20th March  

Sunday is the festival for P6 and P7. All players, coaches and family supporters are invited to be there for 12.30 pm - parking will be extremely busy so please allow time for this and try and share lifts if possible. There will be a coaches briefing at 1.00 pm sharp and the matches will start at 1.30 pm. 

We are welcoming all of the following teams - Lisburn, Civil Service, Ballyclare, Instonians, Cooke and Holywood for the festival.  

All matches will stick to the timetable which will be provided on both days. All games will be 7 minutes with a two minute break at half time. There will be two pools per age group. The mini rugby club would really appreciate any additional help and support from volunteers for both days so please let the head coaches know as soon as possible if you can help. 

Please bring all your friends and family to support the Mini Rugby Club on the finale to the season. Please don't forget about the Ballybosch Wine Tasting this Friday at 7.30 pm at the Park Avenue on the Belmont Road. There is no matches or coaching next week as it is Easter. 

The Nominated Charity for 2016: 



Friday 11th March and Saturday 12th March

This Friday is the last 'Astro' of the year for P6 and P7 (last one for some of the P7 coaches ever!) - so please try and make sure you attend, as we only have 28 days before P7 all go on tour. 

On Saturday we have a 'blitz' over at Harlequins instead of coaching. It is planned to start at 9.30am (all matches starting at 9.45am at the latest) so please can you be there for 9am to help organise teams and do proper warms ups. It is for all age groups P2 through to P7. It is at Deramore Park ground. 

Please don't forget about the CIYMS Mini Festival next Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th (any help with setting up from parents and coaches would be appreciated). The Ballybosch Wine Tasting at Park Avenue Hotel is at 7.30pm on Friday night - check for any last minute tickets at the weekend with your coaches. Should be a great night, not to be missed.

Saturday 5th March

There is NO 'Astro' training this week, as Ulster are playing at home. Next Friday the 11th will be the last one this season. Important for all P7's as they start to think about going on Tour on the 8th April, only 35 days to go !!! 

- This Saturday there is training for all Age Groups. It will all start at 10am as normal, so please be there ready to warm up at 9.45am at the latest. There is only final training session on Saturday 12th before the CIYMS Minis Festival planned for the 19th and 20th of March. 

Please don't forget to check out the www.ciymsministour.com website and if you can suggest any final last minute sponsors for the Champions of Rugby. There is still a number of tickets for the Ballybosch Wine Tasting evening on the 18th March from 7.00pm, at The Park Avenue at only £25 per and late bar until 12.30am. Please speak to your head coach about securing your tickets for family and friends. 

See everyone on Saturday morning - weather permitting !!! 

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th

There will be 'Astro' Training for P6 and P7. Numbers have reduced since Christmas, so please can you try and make the effort as it really helps the boys core skills. It is only £2 per head and runs from 6pm to 7pm. There is only 3 left (including this Friday night)

Saturday 27th is Ballyclare away and this is for P2 through to P6. Please note that they have cancelled the games with P7 and instead they will just have training at 10am at CIYMS Belmont.

All Ballyclare matches for P2 to P7, will start sharp at 9.30am (PLEASE note the corrected time). It is a Blitz with Ballyclare and Larne. Please aim to be there for 9.00am !!! as parking it always delayed. Be ready to play from 9.15am at the latest.  

Don't forget the Quiz tomorrow night starting at 7.30pm, full details below.  (all prizes most welcome!)

Friday 26th Quiz Night

The ‘Quiz Night’ is this Friday !!!

Entry is £5 a head from 7.30pm and Colin Nelson (P5 Head Coach) will be the chief quiz master.

Teams of 6 per table can still be pre-arranged or can be made up on the night if needed and this is not just limited to parents of the players - you can bring friends and family - if you can advise your head coach if you have a team of 6 or just plan to turn up so we can gauge the number of tables to set out.

There is also a raffle on the night (some great prizes already donated) - if anyone would like to make a donation of any type to help with the prizes it would be much appreciated, anything from a bottle of wine upwards would be fantastic - please advise your head coach of any donations that you may have.

It is a late license - all confirmed with the Club.

There is an Away Blitz at Ballyclare on Saturday and 'Astro' Training on Friday night (6pm to 7pm) for P6 and P7. 

Everyone had a great night at the last one so looking forward to seeing you all Friday. 

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th Feb

There is Astro training tonight from 6pm to 7pm for P6 and P7. No Gumshields needs, it will all be touch.

Saturday will be coaching for all age Groups, from 10am sharp. Please aim to be there for 9.45am at the latest. 

PLUS don't forget about the Quiz night on Friday 26th - please tell head coaches about numbers coming.  

Saturday 13th February - UPDATE

Matches at HOME versus Ballymena are ALL Cancelled. All pitches are water logged and unplayable. 

Please check out the P7 Tour website www.ciymsministour.com. If you would like to sponsor the tour through the Champions of Rugby, please email Frazer or Jeremy directly. Email details are all on the site. It is only £100 per company. 

PLUS don't forget about the Quiz night on Friday 26th - please tell head coaches about numbers. 

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th  

Saturday is coaching for all age groups and will start at normal time of 10am. Please be ready to start from 9.45am.

Sunday is home matches against Bangor for all age groups. All matches are due to start at 1pm and coaches have asked for all players to be there for 12.30 at the latest. This will avoid any car parking delays and give time to warm up and sort out teams.

Please remember that Friday night there is no quiz, it will be on the 26th February instead (full details below). 

There is no Astro for P6 and P7 on Friday night as Ulster are playing at home.  

Friday 5th February - NOW POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY 26th !!

The ‘Quiz Night’ has been changed UNTIL Friday 26th February - NOT THIS FRIDAY !!!

Entry is £5 a head and Colin Nelson (P5 Head Coach) will be chief quiz master.

This is one of a very limited number of fund raising opportunities during the year so if you could attend it would be much appreciated and will be a great opportunity to relax, have a drink and a bit of craic and talk to people in a warmer environment than outside and early on a Saturday morning.

Teams of 6 per table can still be pre-arranged or can be made up on the night if needed and this is not just limited to parents of the players - you can bring friends and family - if you can advise your head coach if you have a team of 6 or just plan to turn up so we can gauge the number of tables to set out.

There is also a raffle on the night - if anyone would like to make a donation of any type to help with the prizes it would be much appreciated, anything from a bottle of wine upwards would be fantastic - please advise your head coach of any donations that you may have.

It is a late license - all confirmed with the Club. There is an Away Blitz at Ballyclare on the 27th !

Everyone had a great night at the last one so please put it into your diary. 

Saturday 30th January

TRAINING IS ON THIS MORNING !!!

All age groups, P2 up to P7 will be at CIYMS from 10am, please be there on time and ready to go. (apologies for earlier post, P2 and P3 are NOT at Stormont, they are at CIYMS, weather permitting)

Plus don't forget about Quiz night at CIYMS  nest Friday 5th, to raise MINI club funds, kicking off at 7.30pm. Any raffle donations would be most welcome.

And finally we would like to wish all the best to all P7's and their AQE results am tomorrow. 

Friday 5th February - Quiz Night

After the successful Quiz night at the end of September the CI Mini's rugby are holding another social ‘Quiz Night’ on Friday 5th February from 7.30pm, at CI in the Stewart Room.

Unfortunately this now coincides with a rescheduled Ulster home match but hopefully we can still get a good crowd to support this event.

Entry is £5 a head and Colin Nelson (P5 Head Coach) will be chief quiz master.

This is one of a very limited number of fund raising opportunities during the year so if you could attend it would be much appreciated and will be a great opportunity to relax, have a drink and a bit of craic and talk to people in a warmer environment than outside and early on a Saturday morning.

Teams of 6 per table can be pre-arranged or can be made up on the night if needed and this is not just limited to parents of the players - you can bring friends and family - if you can advise your head coach if you have a team of 6 or just plan to turn up so we can gauge the number of tables to set out.

There is also planned to be a raffle on the night - if anyone would like to make a donation of any type to help with the prizes it would be much appreciated, anything from a bottle of wine upwards would be fantastic - please advise your head coach of any donations that you may have.

It is a late licence and fortunately we are just training at home the next day so not too far to travel for most the next morning. Everyone had a great night at the last one - look forward to seeing you all on the 5th.

Friday 15th and Saturday 16th

ALL MATCHES ARE ON - one change the P2, P3 and P4 games are NOT at Spafield and Kerr Park instead.

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This weekend is a little more complicated because of the water logged pitches.

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Friday Night - 6pm to 7pm there is Astro training for P6 and P7. It is £2.00 a head and please be ready on time as we only have one hour.

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On Saturday P5, P6 & P7 will have home matches against Holywood. They will start sharp at 10am so please be there for 9.30am as the car park will be busy. All matches will be on the 1st XV pitch. 

The P2, P3 and P4 are playing AWAY against Holywood at Spafield. This will also kick off at 10am sharp, so please be there for 9.30am incase car parking is busy.

Please keep an eye on the website in case weather changes or there is any problems with pitches. 

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Saturday 9th January

Thanks to the weather, the pitches for P2 and P3 remain unplayable. So instead they will train at Stormont Playball up at Civil Service. They are booked for 10am and the pitches are in behind the club house and numbers 1,3,4 and 5.

Please can you ensure that the players are ready to start sharp at 10am, with NO studs. It is booked for 1 hour so will finish at 11am. 

For P4, P5, P6 and P7 there should be training at CIYMS Belmont as normal. Please note that this is still weather permitting, so check back here at 8.30am to make sure it is on. We can only use the far end of the 2nd's pitch for P4 and the 1st's pitch will be used to accommodate P7, P6 and P5. The P7 group will be smaller because of School Open days. 

Please be there for 9.45am as normal and ready to play. The sessions will be finished around 11.30am.  

Fixtures - rest of this season

The rain has been relentless so hopefully it will improve in the weeks ahead and allow some rugby.

All of the coaching and fixtures planned for the rest of the season have now been added under "Fixtures". 

The good news is that we are largely at home and don't forget the highlight of the year

 - The CIYMS Minis Festival on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March.  

Saturday 2nd January

Happy New Year !

Training this Saturday at 9.45am for the following age groups:

 - P3, P4, P5 and P6 (likely to be shorter sessions)

 - P2 and P7 are NOT training and there will be no latte ladies.

All fixtures will be published this weekend for reminder of this season, so please check back here then. 

A Big Thank You to 'We are Vertigo'

On behalf of the mini rugby club we would like to thank 'We are Vertigo' for use of their facilities on Saturday. All of the boys had a great morning and really enjoyed the change of scene.

It also helped to boost this years tour funds for our Spring trip to Bournemouth with the P7's.

Thanks to all the boys and families who made it and Have a Great Christmas.  

Saturday 12th December

PITCHES are waterlogged - ALL matches are off, please let everyone know !!!

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This weekend we have two different teams visiting for HOME matches. 

For P7, Holywood will be playing us, starting at 10am sharp. Please be ready to go at 9.45am with boots on. 

P3, P4, P5 & P6 are playing Civil Service, again starting at 10am, so please be ready to play from 9.45am.

This is the last games of 2015 as next week we are going to 'We are Vertigo' from 9am to 10am .

More details will be posted here, once the matches are finished on Saturday. There is some spare capacity for 10 extra siblings per year group (first come first served). This is a P7 tour fund raising event and the session will be exclusive to CIYMS Mini Rugby. We would request that all parents bring the £10 per head this weekend. A consent form will need to be signed and for any one who still need socks, they will be provided on the day. 

As ever the weather is playing its part so please check back here or on email for updates on or before Saturday morning. 

Saturday 5th December

There will be coaching this morning for all Age groups from P2 through to P7. There is one exception and P3 will not be on this morning.

Pitches are good but please be there for 9.45am, ready to go. Please wrap up well as it is likely to rain and it is windy this morning.  

Friday December 4th - End of AQE Disco

Please let all P6 and P7's know there is a Disco for the end of the AQE this Friday Night.

It is in the old clubhouse. 

No ticket is needed - as long as they are P6 and P7. Please can you pass onto all other P6 & P7 girls if you have sisters or friends.

It will be £5 in and a tuck shop on the night. Starts at 7pm and ends at 9pm. Please collect them from the entrance to the old clubhouse at 9pm (not the Car Park).

Friday, Saturday and Wednesday

There is loads happening over this weekend and into next. 

Friday 27th 

P6 Floodlit Tournament - with Civil Service, Instonians, Cooke and Bangor

- this commences at 6.30pm with all matches kicking off at 7pm (any Volunteers Welcome)

P7 'Astro' Training - last one this year (before the last AQE)

- this commences at 6pm and finishes at 7pm. There will be no contact.

Saturday 28th 

There will be AWAY matches against Ballymena for P3, P4, P5 and P6 (P7 Last AQE, )

- please be there no later than 9.15am as ALL matches will start at 9.30am. (Ballymena need pitches for other matches)

Wednesday 2nd December

P7 Floodlit Tournament - with Civil Service, Instonians,Cooke and Bangor

- this commences at 6.30pm with all matches kicking off at 7pm (any Volunteers Welcome)

 - and finally the P6 and P7 disco is planned for Friday 4th December from 7pm to 9pm  (in old CIYMS clubhouse)

(tickets available this weekend) 

Saturday 12th November

There will be coaching for all Age groups from P2 through to P6. 
Best wishes to all of the P7's with the second AQE tomorrow morning. 

Please be there and ready to go for 9.45 am. 

Website will be kept up to date - in case the Snow makes it unplayable am tomorrow.
(No 'Astro' this evening as Ulster play Saracens)

Saturday COACHING

Coaching is ON this morning. Pitches are good. Please ensure players wrap up well as it is likely to rain during the session. Plus can ALL parents ensure that any other children are kept away from the building works at the gates as you go in. 

Saturday 14th November 

IMPORTANT UPDATE - please ignore below. 

This Saturday will now just be coaching - Lisburn are unable to make it over to CIYMS. Be there ready to go at 9.45am !!!

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This week is a HOME match against Lisburn Rugby Club. It is for P3 through to P6 and will start at 10am sharp. 
P2 are not quite ready yet so they will just have coaching as normal.  

Please can you be ready to go at 9.45am with boots on - all teams will do a warm up. 

P7 will be playing a mini touch tournament instead of playing Lisburn. It will be 5 or 6 a side and will also start at 10am.

There will also be Friday night 'Astro' coaching for P6 and P7, we all had a great week last Friday so the more the merrier ... and still £2 per head for the lights. 

The weather looks like it may play it's part this weekend - so please check back here (apologies for last week as the first AQE was on). 

Half Term Break

Saturday 31st October

It seems that this week ONLY P4 and P5 are brave enough for coaching at CIYMS. Please can you all be there for 9.45am sharp ready with boots on ready to play. 

P2, P3, P6 and P7 will be able to stay in bed and enjoy half term although other teams might calls us soft again !!!

Please note there is no 'Astro' training on Friday night (for P6 or P7) as it is half term.

One final important message is there will be no bacon butties or coffee - so you need to bring your own.

Enjoy the rest of half term.

Saturday - Match

Saturday 24th October - HOME match against Cooke

This week there are matches for P3, P4, P5 and P6 against Cooke. Please can you all be there for 9.45am sharp ready with boots on ready to play. 
P4's parents are all asked, to bring some sandwiches for the visiting team. 

P2 and P7 will just have coaching - but please be there at the same time and ready to start. 

Please note there is no 'Astro' training on Friday night (for P6 or P7) as Ulster are playing Cardiff at Home. 

Enjoy Half term !!!



Saturday Coaching

Saturday 17th October 

This Saturday is normal coaching at Belmont. This will be for every age group and all sessions will start at 10am.

Please be ready to start at 9.45am (boots on) and allow enough time for coaches to plan the session. 
P2 and P3 will end around 11am . P4 through to P7 will be around 11.45am. 

There will be Astro training on Friday night for P6 and P7. Usual 6pm to 7pm so please try and be on time as we only have one hour.
(usual £2 per night applies)

Plus one important change - next Saturday 24th October will be now at HOME ! Matches for P3 to P6, coaching for P2 and P7 (Cooke don't want to play a match before AQE!).


Saturday 12th October

Saturday 12th October - HOME match versus Instonians. 

This week there is matches against Instonians for age groups P3 through to P7, all kicking off at 10.00am.

Please can you ensure that you are ready to go (with boots on) by 9.45am at the latest. Any last minute updates in terms of weather, please check back here on the website. 

Plus there will be Friday night 'Astro' training for P6 and P7. It is £2 per head and please be there for 6pm. We only have an hour and need to make the most of it. 
 
 
 
Note : P2 will be training as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.

Coaching Session

All coaching seemed to go well on Saturday. 

Some important information:

"CIYMS RFC are pleased to  invite our Minis parents and supporters to take part once again in the IRFU Your Club Your Country draw. This is the  Club’s biggest fundraising event of the year with great Rugby prizes for the lucky winners. We are giving every Minis player 2 tickets worth £5 each on Saturday 10th October and would ask for money and stubs to be returned no later than 31
st October All support is greatly appreciated".

- any questions, please speak to your Year Head Coach but it is an important fund raiser for the Club. 

See everyone on Saturday - big crunch games against Instonians !!!


Saturday Coaching and Quiz Night

Saturday 3rd October 

This Saturday is a back to normal coaching at Belmont. This will be for every age group and all sessions will start at 10am.

Please be ready to start at 9.45am (boots on) and allow enough time for coaches to plan the session. 
P2 and P3 will end around 11am . P4 through to P7 will be around 11.45am. 

On behalf of all the CIYMS Mini Club, Brian Hepworth (P4 Head Coach) would like to thank everyone who attended the Quiz on Friday 
25th September. We would also like to thank anyone for their kind donations of raffle prizes. 

- the evening was a great success and raised £ 745 for mini club funds !!!!

Put it in your diary, the next night will be Friday 5th Feb 2016. 

[ Please note, there is no Astro Friday night training for P7 or P6 as Ulster are playing at home ]

Funding Night and last Saturday

Friday Night is Quiz Night and latest feedback from the AWAY match at Lisburn on Saturday

- Please don't forget about Friday 25th September from 7.30pm, at CI in the Stewart Room

Entry is only £5 a head and Colin Nelson (P5 Head Coach) will be chief quiz master. This is one of a small number of fund raising opportunities during the year, so if you could attend it would be much appreciated and will be a great opportunity to relax, have a drink and a bit of craic and talk to people in a warmer environment, than outside on a Saturday morning. Teams of 6 per table can be pre-arranged or can be made up on the night. It is not just limited to parents of the players - you can bring friends and family. If you can advise your head coach if you have a team of 6 or just plan to turn up so we can gauge numbers for a great night out. 

P7 Match Update
"Good start to our season and with two P7 pitches plenty of rugby for all the boys. Good hosts and very fair home referees, great to see"

P6 Match Update
"Good first outing against a physical and well drilled Lisburn side with the boys playing some exciting open rugby and showing promise in the breakdown. We will continue to work hard on tackling and supporting the ball carrier in open play. Overall encouraging signs"

P5 Match Update
"28 boys and numerous supporters travelling to Lisburn for the 1st competitive game of the season. After a slow start the two CI squads fought back and finished well ...... it was an eye opener for a number of the boys and showed that that there was still lots of hard work to be done"

P4 Match Update
"their 1st tackling match - tackled like demons. For their first outing the boys performed brilliantly"


Lisburn - AWAY

First Match of the Season : Lisburn Away, 9.30am (starting sharply at 10am)

This is for age groups - P3 through to P7. Parking is not to bad at Lisburn but please allow enough time for a warm up, sort out teams and help the coaches with the young players. There is new rules for many of the age groups so please be there, boots on for 9.45am on the right pitch. 

Friday night 'Astro' training is ONLY for P7 this week - starting sharp at 6pm and ends 7pm
(no gum shields are needed - all training and touch rugby games)

Numbers may be limited with camps and Rugby World Cup (not starting to 7.15pm) so please make every effort to go as this is a great way to improve their key skills and fitness. 

Any last minute changes or updates will be posted here as soon as we know, so please check back here am tomorrow. 


Saturday Coaching

Just to say it was great to back at Belmont for the first home coaching session.

This weekend there will be Friday night Astro training for P7 (P6 still to be confirmed) from 6pm to 7pm. There will also be an AWAY match against Lisburn for P3 through to P7.

Check back later in the week and don't forget about the Quiz night on Friday 25th September at 7.30pm - first fund raiser for this season. 


Today - Saturday 12th September

Just in case anyone is not sure - Rugby is ON this morning!

See everyone at 9.45am at CIYMS Belmont (not Shorts). 

Last coaching session before Lisburn Match, away next week. 

Update for this Saturday

TWO IMPORTANT UPDATES !

The Cricket season is now over - so the coaching session on Saturday will now be at CIYMS , NOT Shorts Recreation Grounds. Please be there for 9.45am, ready to start all sessions at 10am.

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Friday 25th September - Quiz Night 

After the successful Quiz night at the end of January the CI Mini's rugby are holding another social 'Quiz Night' on Friday 25th September from 7.30pm, at CI in the Stewart Room. Entry is £5 a head and Colin Nelson (P5 Head Coach) will be chief quiz master.

This is one of a few fund raising opportunities during the year so if you could attend it would be much appreciated and will be a great opportunity to relax, have a drink and a bit of craic and talk to people in a warmer environment than outside on a Saturday morning. Teams of 6 per table can be pre-arranged or can be made up on the night if needed and this is not just limited to parents of the players - you can bring friends and family - if you can advise your head coach if you have a team of 6 or just plan to turn up so we can gauge the number of tables to set out. There is also planned to be a raffle on the night - if anyone would like to make a donation of any type to help with the prizes it would be much appreciated, anything from a bottle of wine upwards would be fantastic - please advise your head coach of any donations that you may have. 

It is a late licence and fortunately we are at home the next day so not too far to travel for most the next morning !!

- See you all Saturday 9.45 am at CIYMS, Belmont !

Second Coaching Session - SHORTS

Great First Session - good start to the new season for all age groups !!!

We hope everyone enjoyed the first session, especially all of the new P2's and any new players.

The same session will be run again next week - Saturday 12th September (hopefully with no pitch mix up!)

Please Note:
- the session will all take place at Shorts's Recreation Grounds
- off the Holywood Road, opposite the end of Circular Road (at Holywood End of Circular Road)

Coaching sessions for all Age Groups :

P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 & P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

The coaching teams all plan their sessions in advance, and greatly appreciate if the players can arrive 15 minutes before they start (9.45am for everyone), so the session can start promptly each week.

There will also be the Friday night 'Astro' training sessions for P6 and P7 - starts sharp at 6pm and ends 7pm
(no gum shields are needed - all training and touch rugby games)

All coaching and fixtures are listed on the fixtures page. An email will be sent out by Head Coaches every week, so look out for that and you can always
check back here just in case things change.

The First match is AWAY match to Lisburn on Saturday 19th September.

This will be followed by our First HOME match with Malone at Belmont (not Shorts) on Saturday 26th September.

The First coaching session at our home ground at Belmont will be Saturday 3rd October.

A weekly update will also be provided on this page as things (especially the weather) can change.


First Coaching Day - Shorts

Welcome to the start of the new season - CIYMS MINIS 2015 and 2016

We welcome back all our returning players and extend an especially warm welcome to our new players and families.

Please Note 
- the first two coaching sessions will all take place at Shorts's Recreation Grounds (Saturday 5th and Saturday 12th September)
- they are off the Holywood Road, opposite the end of Circular Road (at Holywood End of Circular Road)
- this is to facilitate the end of the CIYMS Cricket Season

Coaching sessions :

P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 & P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

The coaching teams all plan their sessions in advance, and greatly appreciate if the kids can arrive 15 minutes before they start (9.45am for everyone), so the session can start promptly each week.
(Important, could all Coaches please arrive at 9.30 am to sort kit bags and final arrangements)

All coaching and fixtures are listed on the fixtures page. An email will be sent out by Head Coaches every week, so look out for that and you can always
check back here just in case things change. 

Our first coaching session at our home ground at Belmont will be Saturday 3rd October as we have AWAY match to Lisburn on 
the 19th September and a HOME match with Malone at Belmont (not Shorts) on the 26th September. 

A weekly update will also be provided on this page as things can change.  

Registration Day

Welcome Back Everyone to the New Season

Saturday 29th August - Registration Day 

We look forward to seeing all of the new players and all the new registrations for P2 this year. 

Please be there for 10am if you want to register. Please note that a lot of the head coaches will not be there as Registration is already full for P3, P4, P5 and P6. It is still possible to register as reserves but please use the Coaches List to call each of them directly. 

- For P7 there is a couple of spaces - please feel free to contact the Head Coach (Frazer) to avoid any disappointment before Saturday.
- For P2 there may still be some spaces but there is significant interest, so again please contact the Head Coach (Jonathan) if you want to get in before Saturday. It is first come first served and that is based on completed registration forms not phone calls. 

Looking forward to the New Season - please can all groups return all of registration forms directly as interest is higher than ever for the 2015/16 Season and they all need completed before the first weekend, which will be Saturday 5th September. Full details to follow. 


PRO12 Trophy Tour

SETTING SIGHTS ON PRO12 TROPHY AHEAD OF FINAL

AHEAD of the highly anticipated Guinness PRO12 rugby final at Kingspan Stadium, the trophy that every player wants to hold in their hands on 30 May took its inaugural tour of Northern Ireland.

Over three days, the Guinness PRO12 Trophy Tour of Northern Ireland visited schools and rugby clubs, and also made a special visit to the Belfast Hospital for Sick Children thanks to Specsavers Northern Ireland.

Carol Duffy from Specsavers Connswater hosted a special stop-off at the Connswater store and a group of young rugby players from local East Belfast based club CIYMS got the chance to see the trophy at close hand.

The Specsavers Northern Ireland PRO12 Trophy Tour also visited schools in Bangor, Magherafelt, Enniskillen, Omagh, and Coleraine over the three days.

 

End of Season BBQ - Friday 8th May

Our final event of the season is our annual BBQ when the boys will receive their medals.

To facilitate the chefs, cooking times are staggered as below :

P2,P3,P4 from 6.30pm

P5,P6,P7 from 7.00pm

As an added bonus, the Tigers Challenge Trophy won by the triumphant P7 squad will be on display for the younger age groups to see.

(Further details in section below).

The Invincibles.

 

The 2015 P7 squad have just returned from their tour to Minehead, bringing home with them the prestigious Tigers’ Challenge Trophy. Other Ulster teams have travelled with this ambition, but few have returned with the prize. This year, the boys did CIYMS proud and delivered a stunning exhibition of rugby to beat all before them - the English and Welsh teams were blown away. So much so that one particular referee began to call us Ireland – Six Nations champions, not quite, but to the boys this was their World Cup.

The squad consisted of 27 boys, their coaching team and their Dads, with many of the Mums following the action on WhatsApp at home. This was a family tour, with everyone playing their part from near and far – this ethos carried us all the way.

From the launch night, when Shane Logan (Ulster Rugby CEO) inspired the boys to represent Ulster Rugby, the boys were primed. When an Ulster Rugby hero, Paul Marshall, presented them with their tour shirt, the boys were ready.

The boys rose to the challenge of competition format rugby for the first time and they have never played with such intensity and commitment. We had 2 teams (The CI Titans and The CI Warriors) in a 16 team tournament with the group stages on the Saturday with the semi-final and final on the Sunday.

Both teams smashed their way through the group stages with a P3 W3 record, which qualified them into separate semi-finals in the Main Cup competition.

 

The performances of both teams were typified by huge tackling, textbook rucking and the passing skills of boys several years older. The strength of this P7 squad has always been their handling skills, with our Ulster rivals complimenting us regularly. With this in mind and the addition of slick back moves, the teams simply bamboozled the opposition.

By the Saturday evening the name of CIYMS was on everyone’s lips due to the live score website which spread the news around the competition. When everyone learnt that we were actually Irish and not some Welsh team that they couldn’t pronounce, the boys began to hear whispers as they walked around the complex…..

“they’re that Irish team, they’re awesome…”

“We have to play them tomorrow…….”

“They have scored loads of tries…….”

From a coach…”your boys are playing a style of rugby unrecognisable to us”

 

We were the talk of the tournament, from opposition players to coaches alike. Although we had won both groups and all the games, the boys did not have it easy. The Titans blew teams away but had a hard fought match which decided the group. The Warriors had a winner takes all decider and had to work hard to score some late tries. A favourite memory was the Titans team (including all the Dads) singing “Stand Up for the Ulstermen” in support of the Warriors – the CI squad was united which was to be demonstrated further on Sunday.

 

Semi-Final 1 : CI Titans v Tring RUFC

The most intense game the boys have ever been involved in. Starved of the ball in the first half, the CI team hung on for survival through ferocious tackling, pressure rucking and counter rucking, the boys were immense. But this team had something special when they had the ball, and they used it to great effect by breaking up field and with great support play, scoring a try in the corner. The team spirit was shown by all the boys piling on top of the try scorer, with coaches getting involved too. That moment broke the spell that the Tring team had on us. The boys came out firing in the second half and began to have some ball. The game was end to end with both teams coming close to scoring a try. But the effort of the CI boys did not allow a try to be conceded – in all their matches so far, this team had conceded zero tries, what a record! As the match wore on, the Titans began to actually dominate.

The match finished with a score of 5-0 (1 try) and we had a CI team in the final!!!

A Tring coach was overheard saying to his team “lift your heads, that is not a disgrace, that is the best organised and skilful U-11 team that you will ever meet”. They will remember the day that they played the Titans………

 

Semi-Final 2 : CI Warriors v Cobham RFC

Meanwhile, on the next pitch, the CI Warriors were in another battle.

Within 10 seconds of the Titans scoring their try, the Warriors had conceded to go 5-0 down, and that remained the score until Half-time. The second half provided these boys with their own Everest and what a response they gave. They bombarded the Cobham line with wave after wave of attacking rugby, but the English team would not wilt. And then late in the game, the breakthrough came with a fantastic team score 5-5! By then the other semi had finished and the Titans and supporters were on the side lines supporting the Warriors. Due to the rules of the competition, if the match finished 5-5, Cobham would go through and the Warriors would be out. With noise levels rising and nerves jangling, the Warriors tackled as if their lives depended on it and began to dominate. Again and again, the Warriors attacked and with a minute to go, the Warriors scored ! The CI group went crazy on the side lines but the match was not yet won. Cobham attacked, CI defended with crunching tackles, and then they had the ball, and again the CI handing skills allowed the ball to be swept out to the winger who finished the contest with a fine individual finish!!! Cue pitch invasion by subs, Titans’ team and all the CI coaches. This comeback was incredible by the boys who performed under pressure to run out deserved winners.

The match finished with a score of 15-5 and we had both CI teams in the final!!!

 

And then the boys spoke – they decided that we were 1 team, and they didn’t want to change that. The boys decided not to play against each other and decided that both teams should win together. What a fantastic one-team mentality, and such maturity for 11 year old boys. The organisers understood and the whole squad went up on stage and received the trophy – joint winners, 1 club, 1 squad, 1 team.

 

 

Overall the combined scoring was P8, W8, Tries for 32, Tries against 2.

 

This will go down in history and be remembered in years to come as "The CIYMS Invincibles tour of 2015".

Friday 17th April

Its DISCO time again!!!!!  (and FINAL, FINAL fundraising event for the upcoming P7 tour over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend).

After the success of our previous P6 and P7 disco, we are again holding a fund raising disco for our P7 tour this season, at CIYMS on Friday 17th April from 7pm - 9pm.

Admission is £5.

This is open to all P6/P7 school boys and girls so spread the word to family and friends - all welcome on the night.

A professional DJ is again running the show, BUT ITS A NEW DJ - TELL THE KIDS !!

There will also be refreshments for sale during the event.

ALL STARS SPORTS ACADEMY - CIYMS SUMMER 2015

WEEK 1 - Mon 6th July - Fri 10th July 2015

WEEK 2 - Mon 27th July - Fri 31st July 2015

TIME - (9.15am-4pm Daily)

COST £90 per week per child £170 for 2 weeks, £65per week for other siblings!

*£4 Daily supplement for Early Drop Off option 8.45am*

ALL STARS RUGBY CAMP will also take place in mid August, Venue and dates to be confirmed.

DISCOUNT FOR MULTIPLE WEEK BOOKINGS

For further information, please see our website www.allstarssportsacademy.co.uk or contact johnny@allstarssportsacademy.co.uk or 07967198273

Festivals 2015

As we enter the Festival stage of the season, a new page has been added to this website titled CIYMS FESTIVAL 2015 in which you can see details of our own festival.

We have also been invited to the festivals of Cooke, Civil Service and Ballyclare - details of each can be found on the FIXTURES page of this website.

 

Both pages will be updated with further information as we approach the dates.

Saturday 21st March

This week sees the final coaching session of the season for P2-P6 at Belmont starting at the usual time of 10.00am.

P2-P3 : 10.00 to 11.00am

P4-P6 : 10.00 - 11.30am

 

The P7 squad will travel to Lisburn for a training fixture to be played under English RFU match rules to prepare both clubs for their upcoming tours to England.

Saturday 14th March

For our final regular season fixture, we entertain Harlequins at Belmont with a 10.00am kickoff.

P3-P7 will take part in the fixture, with our P2s training.

As always, please try to have the boys arrive on time, to help the coaches prepare, and to ensure we welcome our visitors promptly.

Saturday 7th March

This Saturday, we play our final AWAY match of the season against BALLYMENA.

Eaton Park address :


209 Raceview Road,
Ballymena, Co. Antrim,
BT42 4HU

All age groups (P2-P7) will be attending for a 9.45am KICK OFF with an estimated finish time of 11.00am.

To allow this to happen, all boys should be on the pitches by 9.30am - please allow extra time for parking as playing numbers will be high.

This is always an enjoyable fixture with great hospitality provided by our hosts.

Saturday 28th February

After the weather enforced cancellation of last week's match against Bangor, this week, we are again training at Belmont at the usual times of :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

As always, the coaches really appreciate being able to start promptly at 10.00am to maximise their session plans.

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February

BANGOR MATCH CANCELLED DUE TO WATERLOGGED PITCHES.

 

 

This weekend sees plenty of rugby at Belmont with activity on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

On Saturday, there is training as usual starting at 10.00am for all age groups :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

 

On Sunday we entertain BANGOR RFC for a HOME match at Belmont.

All age groups will be involved with a kick-off at 2pm - Please aim to be on the pitches from 1.45pm to allow warm up and team selection - this is always appreciated by all the coaches.

Grounds Policy - NO DOGS ALLOWED

Please be aware that it is the policy of CIYMS RFC to not allow dogs within the grounds.

Rather than cause any embarrassment when asked to leave, please bear this in mind if you are planning to bring your pet along.

Many Thanks,

CIYMS Minis Committee.

Saturday 14th February

 This week sees us entertain Ballyclare RFC for a HOME fixture at Belmont for all the age groups P2-P7.

 

Ballyclare always bring good playing numbers so all the boys should get plenty of game time.

With large numbers expected, please allow extra time for parking, and be on the pitches for 10.00am to allow a prompt kick off.

 

 

Saturday 7th February

This Saturday sees SOME of us make the short journey to Dromore for our inaugural visit to their club. After the successful first meeting of our clubs last season, we look forward to playing them again.

However, due to their small numbers, please note that P3,4,5 and P7 will be sending one squad to play the AWAY match and the rest of the age group will train at home.

P6 have sufficient numbers for our entire P6 squad to travel.

 

For those playing AWAY :

Address :

32 Barban Hill
Dromore
County Down
BT25 1PR
 
Times : Please aim to be there for 9.30am to enable kick off to be 9.45am.
 
 
For those training at HOME :
 
Normal session times apply :
 
- P2 and P3 from 10.00am to 11.00am
- P4,P5 and P7 from 10.00am to 11.30am

Friday 6th February

Its DISCO time again!!!!!

After the success of September's P6 and P7 disco, we are again holding a fund raising disco for our P7 tour this season, at CIYMS on Friday 6th February from 7pm - 9pm.

Admission is £5.

This is open to all P6/P7 school boys and girls so spread the word to family and friends - all welcome on the night.

A professional DJ is again running the show, so thankfully no coaches trying to spin any discs and there will also be refreshments for sale during the event.

Saturday 31st January

AFTER A PITCH INSPECTION, TRAINING IS ON UNLESS INDIVIDUAL AGE GROUP COACHES CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY.

 

This week sees our first training session of the year at Belmont.

The usual times apply :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

As always, the coaches really appreciate being able to start promptly at 10.00am to maximise their session plans.

Saturday 24th January 2015

This Saturday, weather permitting, we will finally play our first match of 2015 AWAY to CIVIL SERVICE.

We have larger numbers than Civil Service and so some age groups may be split between playing AWAY and training at home. Your individual age group Head Coach will advise arrangements.

For this local derby, those selected to play, please be at Civil Service for 9.45am sharp.

Friday 23rd January 2015 - QUIZ NIGHT

For our one and only minis fund raising event this season, we are having a social ‘Quiz Night’ on Friday 23rd January from 7.30pm, at CI in the StewartRoom.

Entry is £5 per head and Colin Nelson (P4 Head Coach) will be chief quiz master.

It would be great if each age group of coaches and parents could be well represented to develop some friendly competition!

If you are interested in attending, please advise your Head Coach who will co-ordinate payment and names in advance.

We also plan to to run a raffle on the evening for extra revenue so if you are interested in making a donation of some form of a prize, anything from a bottle of wine upwards then that would be fantastic. With Xmas now over you must have the odd unwanted gift that could be thrown into a raffle! Everything will be appreciated.

 

Saturday 17th January 2015

After the cold and wet weather last week which caused our first weather related cancellation this season, we return to UUJ this Saturday for more warm indoor training.

As per last time, training for P2, P3 and P4 will take place from 1pm to 2pm.

P5, P6 and P7 will be from 2pm to 3pm.

The cost is again £1 per child and should be paid to your coaching team on the day.

Saturday 10th January 2015

THIS FIXTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO

POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND UNPLAYABLE

PITCHES.

 

 

After the warmth of our indoor training last Saturday, our first match of 2015 takes place AWAY at BALLYCLARE RFC this Saturday.

The address is The Cloughan, Doagh Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9JD. 

Please review the following shortcut for directions to the club and pitch allocation :  http://ballyclarerfcminirugby.co.uk/ballyclare-v-ciyms/

Please aim to be there for 9.15am for an early kick-off as Ballyclare require their pitches for the junior section later in the morning.

 

Please allow extra time for parking due to the numbers involved within both clubs.


Ballyclare have very large playing numbers, which should mean all our boys get plenty of game time in all our age groups (P2 - P6).

 

P7 will not be attending due to school open days in the Belfast area.

Saturday 3rd January 2015

Happy New Year from all the coaching team at CIYMS Minis.

Our first training session of 2015 will be held at the Jordanstown campus of the Ulster University (UUJ) utilising their indoor 3G artificial pitch within their sports centre.

(Easy access is gained from the Jordanstown Road entrance and follow the road around to the left, straight through the car park to the main building with the sports hall entrance being prominent. Parking is normally free on a Saturday).


We have planned 2 sessions here during January as this facility ensures training can go ahead whatever the weather.


Training for P2, P3 and P4 will take place from 1pm to 2pm.

P5 and P7 will be from 2pm to 3pm.

NOTE : P6 WILL NOT BE TRAINING DUE TO THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE COACHING TEAM.


The cost per child is £1 and should be paid to your coaching team on the day.


Please ensure the boys are on time as this is a busy facility and time is limited as above.

Many Thanks.



Saturday 20th December

This Saturday sees a break from training at Belmont with the traditional Christmas "Party" taking place instead at Dundonald Ice Bowl from 10.00am to 11.00am.

P2, P3 and P4 will be in Indianaland;

P5, P6 and P7 will be ten-pin bowling.


The cost of this is £5 per child and should be paid on Saturday to your Coaching teams.


The next training session will be on Sat 3rd January at UUJ, with further details posted on this website and through coaches' emails closer to the time.


Best wishes for the festive season from the commitee and all the coaching teams at CIYMS Minis.

Saturday 13th December

This week, we are training for the last time during 2014 at the usual times of :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

As always, the coaches really appreciate being able to start promptly at 10.00am to maximise their session plans.

Saturday 6th December

We return to Belmont this weekend to play our last match before Christmas, at HOME to BALLYMENA.

Matches kick off for all age groups P2-P7 at our usual time of 10.00am.

 

As with all home matches, the car park can get busy, so please allow time, and ensure the boys are on the pitch by 9.45am to allow time for warm up and team selection.

Friday 5th December

Its DISCO time again!!!!!

After the success of September's P6 and P7 disco, we are again holding a fund raising disco for our P7 tour this season, at CIYMS on Friday 5th December from 7pm - 9pm.

This is the ideal event to allow our P7s to recover from the stresses of their AQE excertions. and to get all the kids into the Christmas mood.

Admission is £5.

This is open to all P6/P7 school boys and girls so spread the word to family and friends - all welcome on the night.

A professional DJ is again running the show, so thankfully no coaches trying to spin any discs and there will also be refreshments for sale during the event.

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November

Saturday 29th November sees P2-P6 training at normal times at Belmont :

P2-P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4-P6 : 10.00am to 11.30am

Our P7 boys will be taking their third and final AQE test, and then will be able to focus on their rugby for the rest of the season! Good luck to them all, its nearly over.

 

Sunday 30th November sees ALL age groups pay a visit to Bangor RFC for an AWAY match.

This will be the first match of the season for our P2 squad, the match the coaches and boys having been working towards since September - good luck to them all.

The P7 squad will be itching to play to get rid of all that stress of the AQE preparations, the boys will be looking forward to it too.

 

Kick off at Bangor is at 2.00pm - it is advisable to get there early as parking is always at a premium. If need be, you can park at Bloomfield parking centre and walk back to the club.

Please aim to arrive at the club by 1.45pm.

If you cannot make it, please advise your Head Coaches so they can plan their teams and advise Bangor - Many Thanks.

Saturday 22nd November

After a hard but enjoyable visit to Lisburn initally in the sunshine and then the pouring rain and cold, this week sees a return to Belmont for training.

Normal times apply :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4, P5 and P6 : 10.00am to 11.30am

 

P7 will not be training due the second AQE exam taking place.

Again, we wish all our boys all the very best. Hopefully their hard work will pay off for all of them.

Saturday 15th November

This week, for our P3-P7 age groups we have our first AWAY match of the season, travelling to LISBURN RFC.

Please aim to arrive for 9.00am to get the matches started at 9.30am promptly.

Lisburn also have junior and youth rugby at home later in the day so we need to start and end promptly.

 

Lisburn always provide friendly and competitive opposition and this is always an enjoyable fixture.

Our P2s will train as normal at Belmont from 10.00 - 11.00am.

 

Then in the evening, our P6 squad has been invited to participate in an unique occasion at Ravenhill. At half time of the "Game for Anto", they will play a mini rugby match, while a mini - GAA match will also be taking place.

This is a privilege for CIYMS to be invited to an unique event and a great opportunity for CI Minis to promote the club and the game of rugby throughout Ulster.

 


Game for Anto will be played on Saturday, 15th November (throw in 6 PM) at King's span Stadium, home of Ulster Rugby.

The GAA and Rugby communities are coming together to help in the fight against MND.

On Saturday, 15 November at 6PM, The Dublin Gaelic football team will play against The Irish News Ulster all-star team selected recently by the Irish News readers, at Kingspan Stadium, the home of Ulster rugby.

It has been over 20 years since Dublin footballers have played in a venue in Belfast.

When the Irish News Ulster all-Star team take to the field, it will be the first time in the 20 year history since the awards have been running, the team will have played together.

This is indeed a very unique and exciting event.

Tickets are on sale via www.Ticketmaster.ie and through Ticketmaster outlets.

A huge thank you to St Pauls GAC, The Antrim County board, Ulster GAA, the deterMND working group and of course Kingspan Stadium (the Home of Ulster Rugby) who from the inception of this idea, have given its full support. deterMND are delighted they have opened up such a wonderful stadium for an event such as this, which will see vital awareness and funds being raised to continue the fight against MND.

All proceeds raised from the game will be donated to the Motor Neurone Disease Association to support vital research into MND.

P7 Tour Website Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new P7 tour website.

http://www.ciymsministour.com/

From this website, you can be kept up to date with :

- all fundraising activities

- events through the season

- sponsorship opportunites

- the boys' weekly news

 

There are still some sponsorship opportunties available, take a look at the website to see how your branding can be used with CIYMS over the coming season.

This is the culmination of the boys' CI Minis career, and we are determined that the boys leave the club with lasting memories of what the club is all about - friendships, teamwork, having fun and of course rugby!

If you can help by volunteering, or donating or sponsorship, please contact us via the tour website - all help is greatly appreciated.

Your Club Your Country 2014

Dear Parent/Guardian
This November once again sees the launch of the IRFU Your Club Your Country Draw. All proceeds go towards the club - helping us pay for equipment, training courses for coaches, and all the other things that we need to do to make CIYMS the great experience that you all know.
This year the ticket price has been reduced to £5 each, and we are asking each player to attempt to sell 2 in support of the club. The main distribution of envelopes will be on Saturday 8th November with all returns and proceeds in by Saturday 29th November. The prizes are great, covering both Ireland and Ulster fixtures - and don't forget, a CI ticket buyer, was one of the major prize winners last year!
Please do what you can to support the draw and provide the vital funds we need.
Many thanks
David Peden
Honorary Secretary
CIYMS RFC

Saturday 8th November

This week sees plenty of events in the mini's calendar.

 

P2 : training as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am

P3 : No training at Belmont as they are taking part in a Maxol sponsored Ulster Rugby festival at Carrick RFC - good luck to the young guys at their first festival

P4 : training as normal from 10.00am to 11.30am

P5&P6 : Both age groups are training as normal from 10.00am to 11.30am and are also sending a squad to attend the Bangor floodlit tournament that evening. This is always a highlight in the mini rugby calendar and Bangor consistently run an excellent and welcoming event.

P7 : No training due to the boys undertaking the first of their AQE examinations - we wish them all the very best and hope all their hard work pays off.

 

So a long day of mini rugby for CIYMS, as always, thanks for your continuing support.

Saturday 1st November

We originally had a home fixture scheduled against Holywood this week, but unfortunately due to half term holidays, Holywood have had to cancel through lack of numbers.

 

Therefore all age groups will train at the usual times :

P2-P3 : 10.00 - 11.00am

P4-P7 : 10.00 - 11.30am

 

Please advise your Head Coaches if you will not be there so they can amend their plans as necessary.

Mon 27th - Fri 31st October

C.I.Y.M.S

Paddy Wallace is holding his rugby academy at CI next week during the Halloween holidays.  All info required and booking details can be found on his academy website below :

www.paddywallacerugby.com

 

Saturday 25th October

This Saturday, we welcome COOKE to Belmont for a home fixture for our P3-P6 age groups, with a 10.00am start of the matches.

As usual, please allow extra time for parking on match days and please have the boys on the pitch well in advance to allow sufficient time for team selections and warm ups.

 

P2 will train as usual from 10.00am to 11.00am.

P7 will train as usual from 10.00am to 11.30am.

 

Ulster kick off at Ravenhill at 1.00pm against Toulon so we expect to finish punctually to allow sufficient time to get to the stadium.

 

Saturday 18th October

This week, we are again training at Belmont at the usual times of :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

As always, the coaches really appreciate being able to start promptly at 10.00am to maximise their session plans.

Saturday 11th October

After our first series of matches over the last 2 weeks, this saturday we return to training at the normal times :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 and P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

 

As always, the coaches really appreciate being able to start promptly at 10.00am to maximise their session plans.

 

Saturday 4th October

Hot on the heels of our first match of the season comes the visit of LURGAN for a HOME match at Belmont this Saturday. This will be Lurgan's first visit to CI after last season's scheduled match was cancelled due to consistently poor weather. Lets hope for better luck this time!

Once again, the matches will be for P3-P7 with kick off promptly at 10.00am - please aim to arrive and be on the pitches in good time for warm up and team selection. As always on match days, please allow extra time for parking.

P2 will train as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.

 

 

 

Saturday 27th September

Our first match of the season has finally arrived!!!

After the hard graft of pre-season and 3 weeks of training, we welcome our friends from INSTONIANS for a HOME match at Belmont for the P3-P7 age groups (P2 will train as usual from 10.00 to 11.00am).

 

Kick off of the matches is 10.00am - please bring the boys by 9.45am to allow for parking, warm up and team selection.

Arriving on time is always appreciated by the coaches and allows us to get started and finished at the same time each week.

Friday 26th September

Its DISCO time!!!!!

As a fund raising event for our P7 tour this season, we are holding a disco for P6 and P7 boys and girls at CIYMS on Friday 26th September from 7pm - 9pm.

Admission is £5.

 

This is open to all P6/P7 school children so spread the word to family and friends - all welcome on the night.

 

A professional DJ is running the show, so thankfully no coaches trying to spin any discs and there will also be refreshments for sale during the event.

 

 

Saturday 20th September

This week sees us return to our home grounds at Belmont for the first time this season.

It is also the last coaching week before our first match next week so the boys will be primed for action.

Usual coaching times from 10.00am.

 

The bacon butty stand and Latte Ladies stand will both be operational and if anyone is free to volunteer througout the season, please step forward. All help is greatly appreciated.

Saturday 13th September

After a successful and enjoyable training session in the sun last week, we are again at the Shorts' grounds this week.

Normal times :

P2 and P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4-P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

Saturday 6th September

The new season begins!

We welcome back all our returning players and extend an especially warm welcome to our new players and families.

 

Coaching sessions :

P2 & P3 : 10.00am to 11.00am

P4,P5, P6 & P7 : 10.00am to 11.30am

(On match days, these timings may vary slightly and will be communicated well in advance on this website and by email from your Head Coaches).

The coaching teams plan their sessions in advance, and greatly appreciate if the kids can arrive on time, so the session can start promptly each week.

 

For the opening 2 weeks of the season, the coaching is taking place at the Shorts' recreational grounds on the Holywood Road at our normal start time of 10.00am.

This is to facilitate the closing weeks of the cricket season prior to the grounds being handed over the the rugby club.

Our first coaching session at our home ground at Belmont will be Saturday 20th September - please note that all details of coaching sessions and fixtures are available on the fixtures page of this website. Please check the fixtures page regularly throughout the season as changes may occur through unforeseen circumstances such as weather for example.

 

A weekly update will also be provided on this page.

 

 

2014-15 Summer Update

As another season approaches, the coaches are busy building their training plans, doing their pre-season workouts, and getting ready for the long season ahead.

However, as always, there are some details to be taken care of.

 

Registration day is Saturday 30th August at 10.00am at the club house.

Please bring completed registration form (from link below) and the necessary payment.

http://www.ciymsminis.com/CIYMS Documents/CIYMS Mini Rugby Application Form 2014-15.doc

 

As always, first preference will be given to players returning from last season, and if other spaces become available in any age group, these will be allocated on a first come basis from the waiting list.

At the moment, a summary of the age groups are as follows :

P7, P5, P4 and P3 are all FULL with no new spaces available.

P2 and P6 currently have space.

If the situation changes, the website will be updated.

 

FIXTURES - the new fixture list can be found on the FIXTURES page of this website.

Head Coaches and Committee members can be found on the COMMITTEE page of this website.

Friday 16th May - End of Season BBQ

To finish the season and to present all the boys with their well deserved medals, the BBQ this year will be held on Friday 16th May.

To help the chefs meet the demand of the hungry hoards. we would like to stagger the times :

From 7.00pm for P2-P4

From 7.30pm for P5-P7

This is always a fun event for the family and everyone is welcome.

Your Head coaches will be in touch closer to the time.

 

Saturday 5th April - P2

While P3-P7 will be attending the Civil Service festival, please note that P2 will be training in BELMONT PARK - not CIYMS pitches.

Please meet the coaches at the gate to the park beside CI gate at 9.45am.

Festivals

After the success of the CIYMS festival, the remainder of the season is detailed on the FIXTURES page of this website.

 

 

We have also been lucky enough to be invited to several other Festivals during April to complete our season.

These are Civil Service, Cooke and Ballyclare.

Please see the "FIXTURES" page of this website to note the times and age groups involved.

This page will continue to be updated in the coming weeks as we receive details from those clubs.

Again, Head Coaches will also keep you informed.

City Of Derry RFC Upcoming Event

 

 

       Country Comes to City 

 

Press Release

 

To Confirm LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERT

Saturday 14th June 2014

@

City of Derry Rugby Club

Judges Road, Derry-Londonderry

Featuring

Nathan Carter and his Band

Supported by

Lee Matthews and his Band

 

City of Derry Rugby Club and Institute Football Club have joined forces to promote an open air Country Music concert, next summer, at Judges Road, featuring Nathan Carter and his Band.

 

Nathan is the hottest ticket in Entertainment in Ireland and has been attributed with leading the revival of the Country & Irish genre since he released his debut album, ‘Starting Out’ in 2007 and currently with his massive hit ‘Wagon Wheel’. He has been wowing crowds all over the UK and Ireland with his exciting brand of Irish Country Music and is sure to attract a crowd of thousands to this event.

 

Also appearing on stage will be support act, the exciting new up and coming Country talent Lee Matthews and his band. Lee, who has previously appeared on stage in America with stars like Westlife, McFly, Shane Ward, and the SugaBabes, he has a growing following since his launch last month and is poised to burst onto the live Country music scene in Ireland and is destined to be the next big name in Irish Country Music.

 

This will be a major fundraising event for both clubs and plans are already in place for the concert, with crowd safety, security and traffic arrangements paramount for the successful running of, what promises to be, a special mid-summer Country Music Spectacular at Judges Road.

 

ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY. PRICE £16.50 includes booking fee - ON SALE FROM NOW.

AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM: www.watersidetheatre.com and from selected outlets.

Or

Telephone Box Office: (02871) 314000, (04871)314000 if ringing from the Irish republic)

Friday 28th March 2014

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED.

The committee would to thank all those who have already volunteered to help with the festival over the course of the weekend and appreciate everyone's efforts during our busiest weekend of the year.

Preparation of the pitches starts on Friday evening at 5pm and we need as many volunteers as possible.

Tasks on Friday evening include :

- setting out pitches with cones

- pitch fencing and ropes

- packing food boxes

- pitching tents

- signage

- sweeping changing rooms

 

If you are free after 5pm on Friday, please come down to the club and help out. The more volunteers who can help, will greatly reduce the length of time required prior to the big event on Saturday and Sunday.

If you haven't already volunteered for Saturday and Sunday, please inform your Head Coach as they are still plenty of jobs required to fulfil.

If you can only help on Friday, please turn up and contribute in any way you can.

Thank you.

 CIYMS Minis Committee.

Saturday 22nd March

This Saturday is our last training session of the season at Belmont, the final week before our Festival of Rugby.

Training for all age groups are at the normal times, commencing at 10.00am

Thursday 20th March - EVENING

As part of our fundraising drive for the P7 tour to Scotland in April, we have been able to secure the use of Neill's Hill Café and Brasserie on the evening of Thursday 20th March.

This will be an informal occasion to raise funds and to also celebrate a successful season at CIYMS Minis RFC.

Please come along and enjoy the craic.

If you plan to attend, to give us some idea of numbers regarding food, please inform your Head Coach prior to the event.

Saturday 15th March

This Saturday, we welcome Belfast Harlequins to Belmont for matches between the P3-P7 age groups.

Matches will start at 10.00am, so as usual, please bring the boys from 9.30am onwards to allow warm up and team selection.

 

P2 will train as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.

FRIDAY 14th MARCH - DISCO!!

Our latest fund raiser for the minis club takes place on Friday 14th March - an evening disco for our P6 and P7 age groups in the clubhouse from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

Entry is £5 on the door with this ticket. Please click on the link below.

http://www.ciymsminis.com/CIYMS Documents/11799 CIYMS RFC A7.pdf

 

This should be an enjoyable event and your support is greatly appreciated.

Saturday 8th March

BALLYMENA matches are CANCELLED due to waterlogged pitches.

New arrangements AT CIYMS as follows :

P2 - match versus Holywood 9.30-10.30am (on P6 pitch)

P3 - training 10.00-11.00am (on P2 pitch)

P4, P5 and P7 - training 10.00-11.30am (normal pitch)

P6 - training 10.30-11.30am (normal pitch after P2 match)

If there is any further rain, another pitch inspection will take place on Saturday morning.

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Please see details below :

P3-P7 will all be travelling away to Ballymena for a 9.30am KICK OFF of matches as they require the pitches for their junior section later in the morning.

Therefore, please allow plenty of time for travel, parking and finding your relevant pitch. It would be advisable to arrive between 9.00 and 9.15am.

 

P2 meanwhile, will entertain Holywood for a series of matches at CIYMS also starting at the earlier than usual time of 9.30am.

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd March

Saturday 1st March :

Each age group will be training as usual at Belmont starting at 10.00am.

Any changes to this plan will be communicated by your Head Coaches.

 

Sunday 2nd March :

We welcome Bangor to Belmont for a match for our P3-P7 age groups with kick off at 2pm.

Please have the boys on the pitch from 1.30pm onwards to allow warm up and team selection.

 

Please note that P2 will be travelling AWAY TO BANGOR for their fixture - again kick off is at 2pm.

Saturday 22nd February

This Saturday, we try again to play some rugby.

We are running a blitz with Donaghadee and Dromore (our first fixture with this club) for the P3-P7 age groups.

As normal, kick off is planned for 10.00am, so please bring the boys to the ground from 9.30am to allow for warm up and team selection. With 2 visiting clubs, parking will be at a premium so please keep that in mind.

P2 will be training as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.

 

If the weather is likely to interfere with our plans again, please keep an eye on this website and emails from your Head Coaches.

 

 

Saturday 15th February UPDATE

DUE TO THE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ON FRIDAY, OUR PITCHES ARE NOW WATERLOGGED.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS WEEK'S FIXTURE AGAINST LURGAN.

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This Saturday, we welcome Lurgan to Belmont for a home fixture for our P3-P7 age groups.

As usual, kick off is set for 10.00am, so please aim to be at the ground from 9.30am onwards to allow time for warm up and team selection.

 

P2 will train as normal from 10.00am to 11.00am.

Saturday 8th February UPDATE

After this morning's pitch inspection P5, P6 and P7 training will take place on the 1st XV pitch from 10.00am to 11.00am.

Wrap up warm.

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DUE TO PITCH CONDITIONS, WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THIS WEEK'S BLITZ.

Please check emails from your Head Coaches for further details.

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This week, we have a mini blitz scheduled for Belmont against Instonians and Donaghadee for our P3-P7 age groups.

Kick off is scheduled for 10.00am sharp so please aim to be there by 9.30am for warm up and team selection.


P2 are training as usual.


If there are any changes due to weather, we will advise all parents as soon as possible via emails and this website.

Saturday 1st February CHANGE

Due to the heavy rainfall expected, and the likelihood of our pitches at CI being unplayable, the committee have taken an early decision to change the venue for this week's training.

Thanks to a very generous offer from a P2 parent, we are able to use the facilities at Palace Barracks on Saturday morning.

Please check your emails from the Head Coach of your age group for further details with regard to start times and strict entrance requirements.


P7 AGE GROUP HAVE CANCELLED TODAY'S TRAINING AT PALACE - all other age groups are going ahead as planned.

 

NOTE :

For anyone looking to buy fleeces or shirts, the club now has several sizes in stock and at every home match / training session at Belmont, a selection will be left at the Latte Ladies stand.

Saturday 25th January

This week, we play our local rivals Civil Service at their Stormont Pavilion grounds. This is always an eagerly awaited fixture for the boys and with large numbers on both sides, all our boys should get plenty of game time.

To start the matches at 10.00am, please have the boys at the ground for 9.30am.

This will allow for time to locate the relevant pitch, warm up and team selection.

Saturday 18th Jan 2014

After the enjoyable visit to Ballyclare in freezing fog, we return to UUJ this Saturday for more warm indoor training.

As per last time, training for P2, P3 and P4 will take place from 1pm to 2pm.

P5 and P6 will be from 2pm to 3pm.

The cost is again £1 per child and should be paid to your coaching team on the day.

 

P7 meanwhile have been invited to take part in an Ulster Branch festival at Civil Service.

Saturday 11th Jan

After the warmth of our indoor training last Saturday, our first match of 2014 takes place AWAY at BALLYCLARE RFC this Saturday.

The address is The Cloughan, Doagh Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9JD.

Please aim to be there for 9.30am for an early kick-off as Ballyclare require their pitches for the junior section later in the morning. Please allow extra time for parking due to the numbers involved within both clubs.


Ballyclare have very large playing numbers, which should mean all our boys get plenty of game time in all our age groups (P2 - P7). 


Saturday 4th Jan 2014

Happy New Year from all the coaching team at CIYMS Minis.

Our first training session of 2014 will be held at the Jordanstown campus of the Ulster University (UUJ) utilising their indoor 3G artificial pitch within their sports centre.

(Easy access is gained from the Jordanstown Road entrance and follow the road around to the left,  straight through the car park to the main building with the sports hall entrance being prominent. Parking is normally free on a Saturday).


We have planned 2 sessions here during January as this facility ensures training can go ahead whatever the weather.


Training for P2, P3 and P4 will take place from 1pm to 2pm.

P5, P6 and P7 will be from 2pm to 3pm.


The cost per child is £1 and should be paid to your coaching team on the day.


Please ensure the boys are on time as this is a busy facility and time is limited as above.

Many Thanks.



Saturday 21st December

This Saturday sees a break from training at Belmont with the traditional Christmas "Party" taking place instead at Dundonald Ice Bowl from 10.00am to 11.00am.

P2, P3 and P4 will be in Indianaland;

P5, P6 and P7 will be ten-pin bowling.


The cost of this is £5 per child and should be paid on Saturday to your Head Coach.

 

We are hoping that the fleeces may arrive in time for this Saturday and there have been some extra ordered if anyone else wants some stocking fillers. We also have stock of shirts in all sizes : 6,8,10 and 12. If there are any requirements, please see your Head Coach.


The next training session will be on Sat 4th January at UUJ, with further details posted on this website and through coaches' emails closer to the time.


Best wishes for the festive season from all the coaching team at CIYMS Minis.

Saturday 7th December

This Saturday sees the visit of Ballymena to Belmont for matches with the P3-P7 age groups.

As usual, please aim to bring the boys at 9.30am to allow for a good warm up and team selection to allow a prompt kick-off of matches at 10.00am.  This is greatly appreciated by all the coaches.

Our P2s will be training as normal.


Saturday 30th November - UPDATED

The arrangements for this coming Saturday are as follows :

 

P2 play their first match of the season by entertaining Lisburn at Belmont. This will be an exciting day for the boys with the start time being 10.00am.

P3 and P4 have training starting at 10.00am.

P5 and P6 have morning training starting as usual at 10.00am. However, both age groups have also been invited to attend the Bangor Floodlit festival in the evening with a single squad from each group being selected by their respective coaching teams.

P7 have no training due to their final AQE exam, but do have a match against Harlequins AWAY. Please have the boys at Harlequins by 12.15pm for a kick off at 12.30pm. Expected finishing time is 1.30pm.

Good luck to all the age groups in their various matches (and exams) during this busy day of rugby.

Saturday 23rd November

This Saturday sees the visit of Ballyclare to Belmont for matches with the the P3-P6 age groups.

With the aim of kicking off the matches promptly at 10.00am, please bring the boys to Belmont for 9.30am for their warm up and team selection.

 

Our P2 group will be training as normal.

Our P7 group will otherwise engaged with their second AQE exam and again, we wish them all the best of luck.

Incident at Saturday's Coaching Session

Players and parents are probably aware that one of our P5 age group was hurt at Saturday¿s coaching session and was taken to hospital in ambulance. We are pleased to report the player was not as badly hurt as was suspected and is expected to make a full and rapid recovery . Safety remains our top priority for all aspects of Mini Rugby at Belmont and we will be reviewing the incident this week to capture any learning points for the future.

Saturday 16th November

This Saturday, training will take place at Belmont for all age groups commencing at the normal time of 10.00am.

Saturday 9th November

This Saturday, training will take place at Belmont for the P2-P6 age groups commencing at the normal time of 10.00am.

Many of our P7 age group will be sitting the first of their 3 AQE exams so will have no training this week. We wish them all the best of luck.

Saturday 2nd November

Unfortunately we have carried out a pitch inspection this morning and due to the current weather the pitches are unplayable.  As a result there is NO mini rugby today.

Saturday 2nd November

UPDATED :

Many thanks to all those who took part in last week's highly enjoyable and successful fixture against Lisburn.

This Saturday we welcome Cooke as our visitors to Belmont for matches with the P3-P6 age groups (P2 & P7 training).

Once again, we would like to kick off the matches at 10.00am so please bring the boys to Belmont for 9.30am for a good warm up and team selection.

 

Cooke have advised that unfortunately they cannot bring  a P7 team for this Saturday's fixture - training as usual for this age group.

Saturday 26th October

This Saturday sees the visit of Lisburn to Belmont for matches for the P3-P7 age groups. (P2 training).

We would like to get the matches started at 10.00am so please bring the boys to Belmont for 9.30am for their warm up and team selection.

Lisburn plan to bring similar numbers to ourselves, so all our boys should get plenty of game time this weekend.

 

CIYMS MINIS NEW KIT ISSUES

Unfortunately I have some difficult news to impart. Although we, as a club, have done everything right in making our kit order for this season, the kit manufacturer has admitted to confusing the minis' order with that of the Senior Club. The net result is that of 2 weeks ago they had not commenced making the minis kit. Our understanding is that the order should be delivered in the next 4-5 weeks.

I fully understand that this is not what anyone wanted, but I would ask for your understanding that we and the kit manufacturer's agent are doing everything we can to get this resolved at the earliest opportunity.

We will keep you informed through the website and your age group Head Coaches.

Phil Ashcroft.

Convenor.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!!

IRFU "YOUR CLUB YOUR COUNTRY" Draw 2013

This year's IRFU "Your Club Your Country" draw is underway and once again everyone at CIYMS MINIS RFC is encouraged to support the club by either selling or buying tickets.

All proceeds of the competition go straight to the club. Tickets are £5 each and the draw is open until 2nd December. Tickets will be distributed in the coming days by your Age Group Head Coach. Extra tickets will be available at the Latte Ladies Coffee Stand.

Please do what you can to support this competition - the proceeds will benefit all sections and it is our biggest fundraising promotion of the season.

Please note that due to competition laws we can't just sell a numbered ticket. The tickets this year have been SIGNIFICANTLY simplified from last year.

PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS ;

1. England v Ireland 2014 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Twickenham

2. France v Ireland 2014 RBS 6 Nations VIP trip to Stade de France

3. Ireland v Scotland 2014 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium

4. Ireland v Wales 2014 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium

5. Ireland v Italy 2014 RBS 6 Nations VIP package in Aviva Stadium

6. A hospitality box at Ravenhill Stadium for RaboDirect PRO12 match

7. Premium Package for 4 at Ravenhill Stadium for RaboDirect PRO12 match

8. Premium Package for 2 at Ravenhill Stadium for RaboDirect PRO12 match

9. Kukri Gift Voucher

10. Package for 2 at Ravenhill Stadium

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS INITIATIVE IF YOU POSSIBLY CAN.

Saturday 12th October

Bangor have cancelled all P7 rugby at their Blitz on Sunday.
We are therefore running training as usual at Belmont on Sat 12th starting at 1000.

Saturday 14th September

Please note the following arrangements for this week.
P2-P3 @ CI 10am to 11am
P4-P7 @ Shorts 10am to 1130am

Also please note that a full fixture list is now available in the fixtures section of the site.

Saturday 7th September

UPDATE
 
Unfortunately due to the weather all mini rugby is cancelled today.

Saturday 7th September

Please note the following arrangements for this week.
P2-P3 @ CI 930am to 1030am
P4-P7 @ Shorts 10am to 1130am

Message for all Mini coaches

There will be a short session for all coaches at Belmont at 7pm on Fri 30th August which will take place on the hockey pitch.  Therefore could everyone please attend with trainers, not boots.

31st August - Player Registration

The new rugby season is almost upon us and it is time to dust off the boys boots. Player registration will take place on Saturday 31st August starting at 10am. To assist with this process please download, print and complete the registration form and bring it with you on the day. Pre-booked player's kit will be available on the day and new kit orders will be able to be made. Fee payment can be made in cash or by cheque.

various end of season notices.

We are running a disco for the P6 and P7 boys on 13th April at the club.  
This is a chance for the boys (and girls from Grovenor Hockey Club) to have a bit of fun before we finish for the season.

Tickets are £5 and are available from head coaches. 
There will also be a tuck shop available for the kids to get a drink and a Mars bar.

All welcome! 

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2013 - CIYMS Minis Festival P2 - P5

UPDATE

Sunday 24th March is cancelled also.
Unfortunately we have had no choice but to pull the festival.

Robin @ CIYMS 


It is with regret that the above event is cancelled due to the poor weather.

Please be advised that at the moment, the P6 & P7 event due to be run on Sunday 24th March is still on. A pitch inspection will take place tomorrow and confirmation of whether these age groups will proceed will be posted here as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support
CIYMS Minis Festival Committee

Training is off this morning due to water logged pitches

Saturday 9th March
Training is cancelled this morning due to water logged pitches.


Saturday 9th March 2013

Tomorrows  match v Ballynahinch has been cancelled due to water logged pitch.

We will be running training instead starting at the usual time

There will be pitch inspection tomorrow morning just to make sure and if there is any change in this, it will posted on the website as soon as possible after 8.30

Saturday 2nd March & Sunday 3rd March

Hi all

This Saturday sees us at home against Civil Service - KO is 10am so please have the boys at Belmont for 09.30

On Sunday we have Bangor visiting us - KO is 2pm so please have the boys at Belmont for 1.30pm

Coaches will send out details of squads

MINIS FESTIVAL

23rd and 24th March 2013

Calling all parents - this is generally regarded as the premier festival in the North and this is really down to the number of volunteers. If you would like to help out on the Saturday and/or Sunday, please et your head coaches know.

Saturday 9th March

Have you got your tickets for the casino night on 9th March? If not, why not? They are available from your head coaches. Come and join in the craic with us and support your local club

saturday 23rd February

Unfortunately Ballyclare have cancelled our visit this weekend 

As a result we will be training at Belmont for all at 10am. 

Hugh Grant 
It is with enormous sadness that I have to announce the passing of a
Ex minis coach, Hugh Grant suddenly yesterday. All the minis community's thoughts and prayers are with his family. 


Saturday 16th February 2013

This week we have an arranged match at Ballymena RFC

P7 will NOT be attending as they are fund raising in Tesco's Knocknagoney

"Thankfully the weather looks set fair for Saturday and we should get some rugby played. 

We plan for our games to run 10am-11am.
Each of the age group's coaches will have food tickets for your players and coaches so that they can get a hot dog after the games.
I've also attached a copy of the pitch layout so that your groups can find their way to the right part of Eaton Park on arrival.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

9th February 2013

IMPORTANT

The match at Instoniuans today (9th February 2013) has been cancelled due to waterlogged pitches

Saturday 2nd February 2013

As there is a distinct possibility that our pitches will not be available this weekend, we have decided to get the boys out and about anyway in the PLAY BALL centre at the Pavillion, Stormont. The entrance to this is on the Upper Newtownards Road, FIRST LEFT AFTER THE PEDESTRIAN LIGHTS AT STORMONT PLAY PARK GATES.


Please see the timings below for the age groups. As this is an extra cost, please give the boys Â£1 to give to their coaches.

 

Please remember to let all parents know that boys must come in TRAINERS ONLY

 

P4 10-11am pitch 6

 

P5 10-11am pitch 7

 

P2 11-12am pitch 2

 

P3 11-12 am pitch 2

 

P6 11-12 am pitch 6

 

P7 11-12am pitch 7


For further questions, please speak to your head coach.

CASINO NIGHT... Support your Club

Tickets Available via your age group coaches

Saturday 26th January 2013

Unfortunately the weather has beaten us again this weekend.

Ballyclare have cancelled our proposed visit on Saturday due to snow and the pitches at CIYMS, in light of the forecast on Friday and Saturday, are not playable.

Enjoy the weekend.

 

Training Postponed

As you may know or have guessed, training tomorrow (19th January), is cancelled due to the weather

Arrangement for Saturday 19th January

Thanks to all who made the trip to Lurgan last week. By all accounts it appears that there was some good rugby played.

So this week we are back at training at Belmont

Usual timings. (10am to 11am or 11.30 depending on age group).

Please make sure that the boys have appropriate clothing for the weather.

Please be aware that the weather forecast for the weekend is not great with snow on its way from Friday evening.

A pitch inspection on Saturday morning will be done and I will post on the site as soon as I can from 08.30 onwards if there is any change of plan.

If there is nothing added, the rugby training will be proceeding as planned.

 

Saturday 12th January Arrangements

This weekend we have a fixture away to Lurgan Tigers.

A convoy of cars will leave Belmont at 08.45 for a 10am kick off.

For those making their own way down please see this link for directions to Pollock Park in Lurgan

 

JAMES BOND COMES TO TOWN

As part of our fund raising efforts for the P7 Tour this year, we have a special screening of "Casino Royale". Please see below. 

James Bond comes to town

Wednesday 19th December 2012

This week is the annual Christmas party for the Minis Section.

Please meet at Dundonald Ice Bowl for 09.45.

P2 - P4 will be in Indiana Land

P5 - P7 will be bowling

We will be finished by 11am so please come and collect the children then

The cost of this is £5 and should be paid on Saturday to your head coach

IRFU Ticket draw

You may have seen an email or two come out about the IRFU draw.

Saturday is deadline day for receipt of entries so please bring the money collected from the tickets on Saturday.

The club would also be grateful if you could bring any un sold tickets with you.

Thanks and see you on Saturday

Friday 30th November 2012

This weekend is not Ballymena as scheduled but is training at Belmont. Usual start and finish.

Next week we will have Ballymena at Belmont and we will also be sending squads to Malone for the morning. Head coaches will inform you of which boys are playing where.

 

Important notices for this week

1. The kit guy will be at the club on Saturday and will set up with his remaining stock if anyone wants anything he has available.  Last chance before Christmas.

2. Can parents who have a IRFU Christmas Draw tickets please bring them with you on Saturday with the entry fee? This is an opporutnity to not only create your best Ulster Squad of all time but also to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Remember this is a way of supporting your club.

 

Thursday 22nd November 2012

This Sunday we have a blitz at Ards with Donaghadee

Please see email from your head coaches in relation to training on Saturday.

Sunday's blitz will start at 2pm and Ards Rugby club is on the Newtownards to Comber road.

P6 - P3 have been invited

P7 have 2 weeks off training and activity and we wish the boys well as they complete their AQE

IRFU DRAW

As part of the Ulster Branch's strategy to develop grass roots rugby, we have the opportunity to enter the IRFU draw this year with some fabulous prizes.

Each ticket cost £10 and the money stays with the club to develop coaching skills, equipment etc.

Each parent should have received an envelope with 2 tickets in it. Please return the tickets with the £20 by the 1st December.

Thank you for your support

 

 

Friday 9th November

This week training will take place at Belmont for P2, P3, P4 & P5

Start at 10am and finish at approximately 11.15

P6 will not be training on Saturday morning as a team will be at the Bangor Floodlit tournament that evening

Please check the emails from head coaches for further details.

P7 this weekend sit the first of 3 AQE exams so no training. We wish them the best of luck.

Saturday 3rd November

Rugby is on after a pitch inspection 
It is cold so please make sure the boys have tracksuits with them.

Friday 2nd November 2012

This weekend we have training at Belmont 

The session will run from 10am to about 11:30

Thanks
Robin

Wednesday 24th October 2012

This Saturday sees the visit of Harlequins to Belmont.

We would like to get the games started by 10am this weekend and have them finish by 11am if possible.

The Head Coaches will be sending their ususal weekly communications, but as this is half term weekend, they would be grateful if you could confirm if your boys will be there on Saturday.

As we have a visiting team, it is the turn of P6 mums and dads to provide refreshments. If you can bring half a loaf of sandwiches and/or a packet of buns for the visiting teams.

(All our visitors to Belmont this year have been very complimentary about our catering and we are seen as a benchmark with other clubs copying us, so thank you again for your support).

See you on Saturday

Wednesday 17th October 2012

This weekend we are training ahead of the visit of Harlequins next week.

We start at 10am and conclude at 11.30 with P2 and P3 finishing at 11am.

There will be a pitch inspection made on Saturday morning and an update posted on this website as soon as possible after 08.30am

Thanks

Monday 8th October 2012

Thank you to all who made Saturday's visit of Ballynahinch such as success. Special thanks to all the volunteers in P5 for manging the catering and to the tuck shop and bacon butty volunteers for selling out!

This week sees the first of two weeks of coaching at Belmont.

Can the boys please be at Belmont for 09.45am which P7 - P4 looking to finish at 11.30 and P2 - P3 looking to finish at 11am?

See you then......

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Thanks to everyone who took part in the match v. Cooke at the weekend.

This Saturday (6th October), we have Ballynahinch RFC visiting Belmont.

If we can aim to have the boys on their relevant pitches by 09.45 for a 10am start, with finish scheduled for 11.15 ish.

There will be refreshments on offer for the visiting teams as per normal and this week it is the turn of the P5's to bring sandwiches or buns with them. The head coach will send out additional information by email as normal.

We will have the usual coffee stand on Saturday, and the blue rugby socks will be available to purchase for the first time at the stand.

For those who are still in the mind to order kit, please email John at sales@teamwearireland.com for more details.

Bad Weather

Please note that if the weather plays havoc with our pitches, a notice will be posted on the website as soon as possible after 08.30am.

Monday 24th September 2012

Hi all

Thanks to everyone who attended the first match of the season at Lisburn on Saturday. Some good weather is always a welcome site.

This Saturday we are at home to Cooke. P7, P6, P5, P4 and P3 will be playing matches starting at 10am and finishing about 11am.
Please have the boys at Belmont for 09.30 so that we can start on time.

Further announcements on the format on Saturday will be posted later this week including the last chance to place orders for kit.

Thanks

Thursday 20th September

Arrangements for Saturday are below:

P7, P6, P5 & P4 have a round of matches away to Lisburn RFC.

Start at 10am, can the boys be at Lisburn RFC, Hillsborough Road (by Sprucefield) for 09.30 please

Map is linked here http://www.lisburnrugby.co.uk/?page_id=9802 

CIYMS Rugby shirts, Black shorts, Blue Socks, rugby boots and tracksuit, gum shields and water bottles are all essentials please

P3 and P2

Training will start at CIYMS at 10am until 11am.

Good luck. More information is available from head coaches

Thanks

Robin

Update on Registration

Hi Everyone

Please be advised that ALL age groups are closed for new registered players and have there is a waiting list for all age groups.

Thanks
CIYMS Minis Committee

Monday 10th September 2012

Many thanks to the coaches and the P7 boys for attending the coaches session on Friday.

This Saturday (15th September), sees us start the training season at Belmont.

Information about training

Training start at 10am sharp so please have the boys at Belmont for 09.45am

Training finishes at 11.30am

Please advise the head coaches on the morning/before if your son has to leave before this time.

Please make sure that all the boys have the following:

1. Gum Shield - for those age groups that are involved in contact training sessions, it is a necessary requirement for all boys to have gum shields. Coaches may not let any player without a gum sheild participate in contact exercises

2. Water bottles or a drink of some description is advisable.

3. Warm clothes are advisable, particularly if the weather is bad. Tracksuits is the obvious one, but please make sure the boys come with shorts underneath.

4. Training gear does not need to be CIYMS top, but please make sure that the clothing has no zips.

5. Rugby boots are also a pre-requisite

Latte Ladies stand

There will be coffee, tea and a selection of other refreshments available to purchase during and after training for parents and boys alike.

This stand is staffed by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your services for the morning, please let them know.

Think that is it. See you on Saturday. Your head coaches will be in contact about any further details.

 

Wednesday 5th September 2012

Unfortunately we have not been able to secure any pitches for training this Saturday 8th September.

As the cricket club still have matches to play in their season, the pitches are not being handed to the Rugby Club untill the following weekend.

Therefore we will not be running a training session on Saturday.

Training will begin on Saturday 15th September at 09.30 for 10.00 am

See you then

Robin

Wednesday 5th September 2012

Unfortunately we have not been able to secure any pitches for training this Saturday 8th September.

As the cricket club still have matches to play in their season, the pitches are not being handed to the Rugby Club untill the following weekend.

Therefore we will not be running a training session on Saturday.

Training will begin on Saturday 15th September at 09.30 for 10.00 am

See you then

Robin

27th August 2012

The club can confirm that age groups P2 and P7 have reached their maximium entries for the coming year.

Please also be advised that registration morning is Sat 1st Sept from 9.30-10.30am.

Any players who have not pre-registered must do so on this date.

During this morning we will have some kit available for new players to purchase.

24th August 2012

Hi Everyone

The new rugby season is almost upon us and it is time to dust off the boys boots.

Some information on the coming week is below:

Registration

P2 & P3 new players

For new members of the minis who have no registered via post, we will be holding a registration morning on Saturday 1st September at the club.

Please print out the registration form and bring this with you.

Other age groups

We will have an additional table available for those who have not registered on this morning. However, if you have not registered yet, there is still time to do so before 1st September by post.

Kit for new season

We are currently looking at ways of combining shirts with the senior club to provide a new message. As this will probably result in a new shirt with new manufacturer, we are providing an opportunity for parents this year to purchase kit that has been "pre-enjoyed" but previous years. We will have some limited stock of new shirts etc available on the 1st September but in order to keep the costs low we are proposing to provide older kit for the year.

Fixture list and updated forms

The new fixtures list for the coming year has been uploaded.

Others

Further communciation on the first training session of the new season, including venue (as we do not get the pitches back from the cricket club until the middle of September), will be posted as soon as possible.

 

Registration documents

It has come to my attention that parents are having difficulty in downloading/accessing the registration form for the coming season.

As a result, please click here to access the documents.

They are also available by clicking in the Documents part of the website where it is MS word for your convenience

 

 

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