Mini Rugby returns this Friday at Clarisford Park, Killaloe 3G
U12 Sunday 10 – 11.30
New players welcome!
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
Please see below training schedule for our Mini and Youth teams:
All details on our Club Calendar:
|U7 and U 8||6-7||Clarisford main pitch|
|U9||6-7||Clarisford main pitch|
|U10||7-8||Clarisford main pitch|
|U11||7-8||Clarisford main pitch|
Our U10’s finished up their season hosting Bruff RFC at Clarisford Park last Sunday. Well done to all who participated over the year and we look forward to everyone returning in the Autumn.
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.
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:
On Sunday 23rd March the BKRFC U10s travelled to Rathuard in Limerick to play a blitz hosted by Presentation RFC, where they were also up against two UL Bohs teams and the East Clare Eagles from Tulla.
The Ballina Killaloe boys came out firing on all cylinders in the first game rucking the ball, tackling well, turning over the ball at almost every breakdown, eventually running in 7 tries against the first UL Bohs side who scored just one in reply.
The second game promised to be tougher with BKRFC falling behind by 4 tries to 2. In the last minutes of the game the boys rallied with some strong play towards the line. Oisin Pepper darted into the corner from short range. As full time approached almost exactly the same play unfolded and Oisin saw his chance again as the blindside was unmarked and he dived across the line to draw 4-all against the second UL Bohs team.
The 3rd and final match was against East Clare Eagles. Once again the boys played well winning the game with some lovely well-worked tries. It was a great morning with over half of the boys scoring tries, but a special mention must go to Shane Geraghty and Thomas O’Farrell for their tenacious tackling and strong running with the ball in hand.
Standing: Pat Murnane, Oisin O’Reilly, Shane Geraghty, Cillian O’Connor, Ben Murnane, Ben McCarthy, Cathal Mullane, Nicola Wood Front row: Gordon Wood, Finn Harrold, Conor Neill, Cian Molloy, Oisin Pepper, Thomas O’Farrell, Liam Dal
Ballina Killaloe RFC U10s travelled to Copsewood Gaels RFC in Pallaskenry for a rugby blitz on Sunday 18th November. They played against Copsewood Gaels, Thomond and UL Bohs.
All three games were very close. In the first game against Copsewood Gaels BKRFC dominated the first half scoring some lovely tries, but allowed the opposition back in after the break. At the final whistle the teams were tied.
The Ballina Killaloe boys were then up against Thomond. The 2 sides were evenly matched throughout but BKRFC managed to sneak a win.
The third game was the toughest against UL Bohs who were a very well-drilled side, but the boys defended valiantly, made some huge tackles and some strong runs. Ballina Killaloe were 3 tries to 2 ahead until the closing seconds when UL Bohs turned over the ball at a ruck and broke away for a try to bring the scores level.
The boys played some great rugby despite very wet and muddy conditions, and were also missing a number of players who were playing at half time at the hurling final in Mallow.
Special mention must go to Shane Geraghty and Ben Murnane who tackled ferociously, and to Ben McCarthy, Oisin Pepper, Kieran Rodgers, Cillian O’Connor and Gordon Wood for scoring some fantastic tries.
Back row: Laurent Chateau, Alex Chateau, Shane Geraghty, Ben McCarthy, Gordon Wood, Kieran Rodgers, Cillian O’Connor, Ben Murnane, Thomas O’Farrell
Front row: Oisin Pepper, Liam Daly, Darragh Hickey, Finn Harold, Oisin O’Reilly, Conal O’Murthuile
Once again our Under 10s travelled in large numbers with two teams being fielded in the fourth blitz in sucession. Venue this week was Ennis and conditions were perfect.
Ballina Killaloe RFC won all their matches in what was a great display with the hosts fielding two teams, Kilrush RFC one, and Thomond RFC one team.
The lads are really coming on and the range of skills on display was truly breath-taking. Players who stood out for special mention were Cathal O Donnell, Cian Donnelly, Ian Larkin, Brian Cleary, Louis McCormick and David Coughlan.
The full panels were: James Frahill, Callum Byrne, CianMacCauley, Cathal O Donnell, Adam Fogarty, Evan Wood, Brian Cleary, Ian Larkin, Pearse Mooney, Shane Hannon, David Coughlan, Luke Graham, Padraig Duhig, Ronan Neill, Louis McCormick, Cian Donnelly, EoinGilmartin, James Sutton, OranKenihan, Bennett Freeman.