Junior Cup Action – Does Silverware Beckon For our Young Guns?

It is that time of the year again when the Carmarthenshire GMG host their annual finals day and there is a great representation from the Quins with 4 of our 5 age groups going for silverware.

On Sunday the Under 12s will be aiming to keep the Under 12s cup at the Quins when they head to Nantgaredig to play Llanelli Wanderers. The young Quins side have swept all before them this season and find themselves in the Cup Final courtesy of the following victories:

Lampeter 5 Quins 59 in Round 1

Brynamman 5 Quins 14 in the Quarter Final

a walkover in the semi final against a combined Nantgaredig and Tumble team.

We wish the young squad all the very best in their first final.

Our Under 13s head to Nantagredig on Sunday to face St Clears in the final of the plate competition. They have had an indifferent season this year following the successes of last season but they have developed as a group by playing against some of the best sides in South Wales.

They find themselves in the final following a victory over Tycroes in the Cup Competition followed by a defeat to Newcastle Emlyn. A victory against Penybanc in the Quarter Final of the Plate set up a tie against Tycroes again but the Quins were awarded a walkover.

After a long season we know the boys are up for this one and will be aiming to add silverware to their cup wins last season. It would be a fitting end before they head North next week for their end of season tour.

The Under 14s head to Natgaredig for a final of the cup where they will play Pontyberem. Another age group that has swept all before them they will be looking at becoming back to back champions having won the cup last year, They find themselves in the final thanks to the following results:

Penybanc 0 Quins 48 Preliminary Round

Newcastle Emlyn 0 Quins 22

Carmarthen Quins 8 Amman Utd 5.

I am sure we all agree that those are pretty impressive results and they deserve they day up in Natgaredig. All the best to all involved You have this boys.

Our Under 15s head to Ammanford on Friday night in the final of the Bowl where they will host Tumble. Many will not know or understand what this group have been through, Having been decimated by departures in the early season, it would have been easy for the coaches and management to say “hang on, we cant continue and we fold”. But that is not in the Quins DNA and the boys that remained loyal now have their reward by appearing in a final.

It will be a keenly contested game as the boys will go out and leave everything on the field and we are all so proud of what they have achieved in the face of adversity. They really do epitomize the club Motto “Llywddiant Tryw Ymdrech – Success Through Endeavour”

If there was a team of the year award within the club then these boys would rightly be up there as contenders. Enjoy your experience boys and regardless of the result you can hold your heads up high.

Unfortunately,  there is to be no final for our Under 16s who were knocked out of the cup in the semi final against a fired up Kidwelly side. The squad however, can be rightly satisfied with their performances through the season and we look forward to all the players continuing their journey with the Quins Youth.

All at the club are proud of the section and also the minis that are coming up behind them. As a club we take development seriously and look to push players on to bigger and better things. This will not stop and we will continue to develop the next generation of Mighty Quins. Good luck all, go out and enjoy your days you deserve it.


Well done to Carmarthen Quins U15’s after having a tremendous win over a strong Penlan outfit yesterday morning. It is incredible to see all the hard work paying off. Credit to players, parents and volunteers for the commitment you show on a weekly basis.

Yesterday, the U12’s had a successful derby day, comfortably overturning neighbours Carmarthen Athletic.

The U14’s had a hard-fought victory winning 19 points to nil over Newcastle Emlyn.

Unfortunately our U13’s narrowly lost to Trebanos. After showing guts and determination for the full 70 minutes, the boys just fell short.

Another brilliant weekend of Junior Rugby!



  • It’s derby day for the Quins u12’s as they are set to face Carmarthen Athletic. Kick off is at 10am.
  • The Quins u13’s are home to Trebanos as they look to build on last weeks fine victory against Penybanc. Kick off is at 11am.
  • Newcastle Emlyn make the trip east to Carmarthen as the Quins u14’s are set for a thrilling encounter. Kick off is at 10am.
  • To conclude this Sunday’s Junior Fixtures, The Quins u15’s are home to Penlan. Kick off is at 11:30am.




Carmarthen Quins Mini and Juniors have an action packed weekend ahead.
– Carmarthen Quins U7/8s are away to Carmarthen Athletic with a kick off time yet to be confirmed.
– Carmarthen Quins U9s are home to Nantgaredig. The game will be played at Abergwilli with the game kicking off at 10am.
– Under 10s are home to Kidwelly on Thursday evening KO 18:30 in Abergwilli.
– Carmarthen Quins U12s travel to Brynamman in a Cup match. Their game will kick off at 10am.
– Carmarthen Quins U13s are home against Penybanc in the plate KO 10:00am.
– Carmarthen Quins U14s are home against Pontyberem KO 10:30am.
– Carmarthen Quins U15s are home against Lampeter KO 11:30am.
– Carmarthen Quins U16s are home against Kidwelly in the cup over the park KO 12:30pm.


Sunday 15th January finally saw our under 13s play their Carmarthenshire Cup Quarter final against Newcastle Emlyn. The scene was set on a winters morning in Carmarthen Park for a keenly contest game.Newcastle Emlyn kicked off and the game was played at a pace worthy of senior standard which both teams vying for supremacy and making inroads whenever they had ball in hand.Emlyn took first blood with a penalty that seemed to settle their nerves first and through further plays and some good handling they pressed the Quins line to bundle over for an unconverted  try to extend their lead. Try as they may the Quins were met with a resolute defence and suffered a couple of turnovers. It was Emlyn who scored again tbrough an interception which again went unconverted. Half time came and the Quins (Under 12s Regional Champions) were under the cosh and 13 nil down. The half time pep talk seemed to work and the Quins were industrious and kept ball close and used w me forwards to go through the phases and make ground upfield which eventually resulted in a try from close range for centre Keane Turner converted by Macs Hastings. Not to be out done after a penalty Emlyn  kicked for touch and through their bigger pack trundled over for a try on the corner that again went unconverted.  Not letting their heads drop the Quins fought back and great interlinking work between several pairs of hands for backs and forwards Macs Hastings saw a gap on the blindside and he scampered over for a try that he converted.With time ticking on towards the end the Quins had the bit between their teeth and were going at Emlyn wave after wave and some thought this was going to be a copy of the Carmarthenshire Cup final result where the Quins scored late to take the win but alas it wasn’t to be and following a turnover the referee blew his final whistle to bring an end to a contest watched by a sizeable crowd for a mini and junior game and Emlyn ran out winners 18pts to 14pts. They now gave furnace  United in the next round whole burry Port face Llandovery on the other cup semi final and we wish them all the very best.The Quins move on to the plate competition where they will face Penybanc in the preliminary round so they stillHave their sights on silver ware.The squad that represented the Quins with pride on Sunday was Dan EvansCai DaviesEfan ReadingBedwyr BishopCelt EvansRhys Evans Caleb MorrisSion JonesMacs Morgan Macs Hastings Macsen LawickiIoan JamesKeane TurnerJac JohnsonRhys JamesJack wellsJoe GascgoineLouie ThomasIolo Beaumont-MorganRhys Welford Special thanks to long time club supporters Mike and Sue Evans for sponsoring the game all at the Under 13s are appreciative of your assistance in allowing us to play on the park. The young Quins side will go again and will dust themselves off having learned from this fixture and will be keen to put their stamp on future games.

Under 15’s Aim to Finish Season in Style

The Under 15’s head to Parc Y Scarlets on Sunday no strangers to the environment having been crowned Under 12’s regional champions before the world headed into lockdown putting an end to any rugby.

Having won the Carmarthenshire Cup with a victory over a combined Lampeter/Aberaeron team 34pts to 25pts the young Quins side will be looking to add to their already impressive list of silverware.

Preparations have been at high intensity after a short break of rugby but all players put in the effort for one final push. The coaches are confident that the squad will give their all and not end up wondering what if!

Your Match Day 23 for the Regional Cup Final is:

Under 13’s are fully prepared for Parc Y Scarlets

The preparation is complete and the Under 13’s are looking forward to heading to Parc Y Scarlets on Sunday where they will face Aberystwyth in the Scarlets Regional Cup Final. This of course is the teams first season of competitive 15 a side rugby due to the covid pandemic.

The Quins got the final having beaten Amman United 31pts to 22 pts in the final in Llandeilo having got to the final courtesy of victories over Carmarthen Athletic, Llandeilo and Burry Port.

The coaches know that the side they face on Sunday will be a stern test for them as a group but know that they have the character to front up. The last team to win this cup pre covid were our current Under 16s so it is hoped we can continue that success and bring the cup back to Carmarthen.

Your Match Day Squad for Sunday is:


Under 12’s Raring to go at Parc y Scarlets

All roads lead to Parc y Scarlets this coming Sunday for our Under 12’s. The finale of their first competitive season and what better way to round off the season with a trip to the stadium to play Haverfordwest in the Scarlets Regional Final.

The Quins have played 21 games this season of 15 a side and have competed well in all games losing just four against Burry Port, Tycroes, Newcastle Emlyn and Bargoed. The first game they played at 15 a side was also in fact against Haverfordwest way back in September when the Quins ran out winners 24 points to 7 points in Abergwili. Both teams have no doubt developed over the season and Sunday will be an evenly contested match.

Back in the Carmarthenshire Cup the Quins got to the final beating Llandovery 12 nil in the preliminary round before beating Penybanc 53 nil in the Quarter Final and Felinfoel 33- 5 in the Semi Final. On to the final where the Quins took on Newcastle Emlyn and with the game edging towards the end and the Quins down 22 points to 12 with 8 minutes to go they really dug deep and scored two outstanding tries that were duly converted to take the win 26 points to 22 points in the last minute. It was testament to the squad that they dug deep and did not give in.

The preparation this week has been good and the squad have been sharp in training working on their basic skills ready for one last push on Sunday. The last time the Under 12s Regional Cup Final was played pre-covid our current Under 15’s walked away with the trophy something that the class of 2022 want to emulate.

Kick off at Parc Y Scarlets is 11.30am and we know the squad will appreciate any additional support.

Your Match Day Squad for the Regional Cup Final is:

Under 16’s End the Season on a High

With a lot of rugby played in the last season, our Under 16’s had one last hurrah in Junior rugby by heading to London on Bank Holiday weekend for an end of season tour.

Heading East travelling in style with Coracle Coaches the squad was fed and watered en-route by a kind donation from Carmarthen’s Morrison’s store who provided sandwiches, fruit and water for the  journey to the big Smoke.

On Saturday prior to their own Sunday games the squad headed off to Twickenham to take in the Annual Army v Navy game that always sees a boisterous and loud crowd. As it was end of season tour we all know that fancy dress is mandatory at some point so with Saturday a day of down time this was the day selected for fancy dress and you can see below that no one opted out and they all got involved much to the delight of all involved.

A great day was had by all.

On the Sunday the squad headed to Harlow to play their games where they played hosts Harlow and Bishops Stortford and in two keenly fought games the Quins came out on top. Below is photo of the players involved from the Quins plus the other teams there on the Sunday.

What is pleasing for the club and one we are only to happy to share with you all is a message we have received via Social Media from a parent of a team that the Quins didn’t play against and it is this:

“Evening all

My Son played in the under 16s tournament in Harlow today, although we did not get to play against your lads we just wanted to say how well your lads represented your club both on and off the pitch and showed great sportsmanship to all the other teams.

We wish the club all the very best for the future and next time we are in Wales we will try to make it to one of their games.

Congratulations on a great tournament lads, hopefully meet you all again in the future

Graham (Brentwood rugby club)”

It is testament to the Coaches, Parents and the Players themselves that they receive this recognition and as a Club we are extremely proud to receive this message.

Picture: Gruff Williams, Quins Captain presenting shields to his fellow captains

On Monday the team then headed off to take on Rosslyn Park which may have been a game too far but the boys gave their all before facing a 39 points to 21 points defeat.

A huge thank you to Coracle Coaches for transferring everyone safely, Morrison’s Carmarthen for the refreshments, Tegfan Garage and A & M Generators for sponsoring the tour hoodies. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

After an outstanding weekend some of the squad had their attentions turned to Regional Age Grade Rugby where the Scarlets East and West Teams played against each other. The East ran out winners 27 points to 7 points in an entertaining game.

Pictured below are the Quins contingent from both teams: Oli Hawke, Dylan Rowe, Carwyn Thomas, Dylan Davies, Roan Smith, Gruff Williams, Elis Thomas, Steffan Evans, Owain Hari-Davies and Elis Price.

All at the club congratulate all involved with this years Under 16’s and we can’t wait to see you remain in the famous Cardinal Amber and Black colours of Carmarthen Quins and wish you well on furthering your rugby journey.