Match Report U16’s vs Ennis RFC
BKRFC U16’s today played a very good well drilled and structured Ennis RFC squad.
Unfortunately the final score ended up 60-0 but there were some great passages of play by our boys especially in the second half, they never gave up but ultimately they were unable to make that pressure turn into points.
Hard luck to the lads but well done at the same time.
BKRFC U12s played some great rugby at Bruff RFC’s annual James Keating Memorial tournament.
They had some tough pool games, drawing 0-0 to St Senans, beating Clonmel 2-0, and narrowly losing to Old Crescent and Abbeyfeale by just one try. We thought we were going home but in 4th place we went through to the 4th place semi final. Here they came up against Newcastle West and ran out impressive winners, 3tries to nil! The boys were through to a final against Shannon!
A huge battle began where we saw some of the best tackles we have ever seen from our team. Sadly, one of the Shannon speedsters snuck through to score the only try of the match. Ballina Killaloe were closing in on the line in the dying seconds but unfortunately time ran out. A big thank you to all the boys and their parents for travelling to Bruff for the day on a Bank Holiday Monday! And thank you to Bruff RFC for inviting us along to a great day.
Ballina-Killaloe RFC U12’s travelled to Shanagolden, Co. Limerick to play teams from Estuary RFC, Young Munster & Thomond RFC.
After a slow start against Estuary and some tough, well-drilled opposition from Young Munster, the boys lifted their game against a big Thomond side to finish the morning with a win. Inspired by the All Blacks game the night before, we saw some great rucking, big tackles, lovely passing sequences and brilliant tries.
Squad: Alex Chateau, Laurent Chateau, Shane Geraghty, Ben McCarthy, Leifur O’Gorman, Gordon Wood, Ciaran Rodgers, Tom Farrell, Sean Crotty, Cillian O’Connor, Shane O’Connell, Conor Neill, Cathal Mullane.
Try Scorers: Shane Geraghty, Ben McCarthy, Ciaran Rodgers, Gordon Wood, Conor Neill, Cathal Mullane, Cillian O’Connor.
Big thanks to the boys and parents who travelled on such a big day in the Irish Rugby Calendar!
U13’s v Nenagh Ormond 4th October
Playing a challenge match before our first league game, both sides spend the first 10 minutes getting to grips with each other and the full pitch, BKRFC then managed to push it up a level and scored 3 unanswered tries through, Ronan Neill, Ruadhan Quinn and Evan Wood, all were excellently converted by Cathal O’Donnell who also tagged on a penalty to lead 24-0 at halftime. The expected repost from Nenagh came in the 2nd half which saw them score 3 tries too, however scores from Ronan Neill, Kian Donnelly and a final score in the last minute by Joe McGrath saw BK RFC finish out winners 43-19.
Girls Rugby continues Wednesdays 7-8pm on sand-based pitch in Clarisford Park, Killaloe
From this Friday:
U7, U8 & U9’s move to 3G pitch 7pm til 8pm. Note later time!
U10’s & U11’s : 6.30pm – 7.30pm sand-based pitch. Clarisford.
Please ensure your child is signed up & registered to get Texts from Coaches.
Following on from was originally planned as one evening but turned into 7 weeks, Girls rugby is returning to Ballina-Killaloe this Wednesday 9th at 7pm in the sand-based all weather pitch.
We hope we can continue with and expand on what was a very successful programme earlier in the year. Munster rugby development coach Amanda Greensmith will be in attendance but for it to continue we do require a number of parents to step up and help with the coaching and supervision. No experience in required, just the weekly commitment to help Ballina-Killaloe support the girls in what promises to be a fun, engaging and active programme.
The new rugby season is upon us, with the youths rugby already up and running and the minis to follow in the next few weeks.
We will continue with the same training times and venues as last year, Mini’s to start back on Friday 11th September.
We will make the most of our grass facilities until the end of September using the Main pitch in Clarisford Park, Killaloe and McHales field and then move onto the Clarisford 3G facilities later in the autumn.
Training slots for mini rugby for the coming year.
From 11th September
6.30-7.30 U7s, 8s and 9s Main pitch Clarisford.
7.30-8.30 U10s and 11s Main pitch Clarisford
7-8pm U12s McHales Pitch
From Oct 2nd-end of season
7-8pm U7s, 8s and 9s 3G Clarisford
6..30 -7.30 U10s Sand based all-weather Carisford
7.30 -8.30 U11s Sand based all-weather Clarisford
7-8pm U12s Mchales pitch
Please be aware training dates can be subject to change by the coaches, they will normally inform parents of these by text
Please ensure your child is signed and registered to get the text for their age group.
Check in with the calendar for details of upcoming training, blitzes and events:
Youth players, U13 and up.
Ballina-Killaloe-Scariff Youth Rugby Development Day on Sunday 16 August 2015.
Venue: Clarisford Park, Killaloe. Time: 10am – 3pm.
The 2015/2016 rugby season begins next Sunday to start preparing for leagues in September. There will be visiting coaches in attendance so try to be there.
So come along for a fun day of rugby!
Please let your coach know if you will be there. If not, let him know if you will be playing this season.
Online Registration for the 2015-16 season is now open
We have a new online registration system for this year. It allows for easier administration and reporting for the club. Please visit our web site.
You have the option to pay now or pay instalments over 2 or 3 months.
If you need to register more than one player choose the pay now or instalment option and add the player’s details. We have a discount in place when registering more than one player.