It’s been quite some time since a junior league rugby match was advertised in shopfronts in Carrick-on-Suir.

While the local Musical Society was packing the Strand Theatre thanks to its latest production, Carrick-on-Suir RFC was getting ready to take centre stage at Tybroughney.

Galbally, the only club to take Carrick’s scalp in league action this season, the only club that stood between Carrick and Division Three Group B success, were coming to town.

The advertising certainly worked, as the teams took to the field before the largest attendance at a Tybroughney fixture in several seasons.

And despite the game not yielding a single try, Carrick didn’t fluff their lines, emerging 9-0 winners on Sunday afternoon last.

Referee Ger English’s final whistle was greeted with great acclaim by the hosts who have won their section with a game to spare.

But they will look to use their last ‘regular season’ match away to Dungarvan as a key element to their play-off preparations.

See The Munster Express newspaper for a more detailed report.