Balllina-Killaloe RFC is proud to be the nominated club in today’s Club Focus section of the Irish Independent’s Munster Rugby supplement.
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Congratulations to our two former Ballina-Killaloe RFC players who played in Sunday’s U19 inter-pro match, Connacht vs Munster.
In the Connacht Jersey we have Jack O’Mahony and in the red of Munster, Harry Byrne.
Munster won the game 43-8
It’s always great to see more young stars in the making as both started their grassroots rugby at Ballina-Killaloe RFC.
Well done to the parents, coaches and to the boys themselves for all the hard work and dedication that they have and are still putting in.
“On-wards and upwards to boys”.
Thanks to everyone who came down to the Family Day on Sunday 3rd: It was a great day to start off the new season,
Training returns for mini’s this week on the main pitch at Clarisford
Tuesday 5th U13s Youths(Born 2005) 6.30pm
Wednesday Girls rugby 6.30-8.30pm
Thursday 7th U12s (Born 2006) 7-8pm
Friday 8th U7/8s (Born 2010/11) 6.30pm
U9s (Born 2009) 6.30pm
U10s (Born 2008) 6.30pm
U11s (Born 2007) 7.30pm
U14/15’s Youth 7.15pm
Please contact your age level Coach for further details
New players welcome: Training times will change at end of September as we move to lights on 3G and Sandbase
Sunday 3rd September: 12.30 – 3.30pm
Fun and Games for all the Family
Rugby Summer Camps Clarisford Park, Killaloe.
BK RFC are hosting 2 weekends of camps for 9-14 year old, boys and girls, on the Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th June and the following 17th & 18th June: 9.30am – 1.30pm daily.
Cost is €50 per player, payable on the first day:
Camps cover: Age Grade Body-weight Conditioning, Rugby Skills & Laws; Sports Nutrition, Speed and Agility Training, Rugby specific small sided games.
All inquiries to email@example.com
Race Night Fundraiser in association with Lough Derg FC.
19th May; Mills Bar, Ballina
Well done to our Ballina-Killaloe/Newport RFC combined U14’s who won a titanic North Munster
Conference Final in Richmond Park, Limerick on Thursday 6th April. Playing Old Crescent RFC on a
bright evening, ideal for running rugby, both sides gave their all.
BK RFC got off to the ideal start with Evan Wood putting in a strong run to score in the right
corner. Buoyed by the good start BK RFC retained possession and went through the phases, creating
a couple of opportunities but OC held firm and through a good press defence, intercepted a BK RFC
pass, although caught before the line, OC retained possession and eventually scored an good try.
BK RFC responded immmediately with again a strong run by Evan Wood, caught just before the line,
Evan popped a pass to Ian Larkin, who again offloaded to Joe McGrath to score. 10-5 to BKRFC.
Old Crescent were not one’s to lie down and the rest of the half saw them put BKRFC under heavy
pressure and rewarded with 2 tries, one converted to leave the half-time score 10-17 to Old
Crescent. A strong second half was required by our lads, but it was Old Crescent who struck first
with an excellent worked try after some strong work by their forwards. 10-22 to Old Crescent.
It’s times like these the boy’s character is tested and they responded brilliantly, regaining
possession and after good work by both the forwards and the backs, Evan scored 2 well worked tries,
one converted by James Frahill. BKRFC now led 24-22, a lead they did not relinquish, great
fielding of the restart by Oisin Kennedy retained posses ion for BKRFC and after an excellent break
by Man of the match, Evan on the left wing, Noel McGrath was on hand to secure possession and the
ball was then recycled a couple of times before Ian Larkin dived in under the posts, Cathal
O’Donnell converted to make the score 31-22. A hallmark of these boys is their never give up
attitude and again after retaining possession from the kick off, the ball was worked out to the
left wing where Stephen Geraghty made an excellent break, again support was on hand and the ball
was quickly worked out to the opposite side, where good hands by Joe McGrath put Ronan Neill in
for the final try in the corner.
Final score BK/Newport RFC 36, Old Crescent 22.
This was an entertaining and thrilling match where both sides gave their all and left everything
on the pitch. Credit to everyone for their hard work and support throughout the season.
Ballina-Killaloe/Newport RFC U14 squad 2016/17:
Evan Wood (Capt)