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Bantry Bay RFC notes

On Sunday 18th our Ladies team made their debut in the Munster Division 1 Qualifying League. They took on near rivals and also newly promoted Bandon Ladies RFC. Bandon took an early lead 3-0 through a converted penalty. This did not deter the BBRFC ladies as they have often been on the back foot. Through a lot of phases the Bay ladies found themselves on Bandon 5m line with a

Crowds turn out for successful Adrigole Tag Rugby Blitz

by John Bohane PLAYED under the glorious West Cork sunshine it was Cork based team “Balls Deep” that emerged victorious in the 2nd annual Adrigole Tag rugby blitz played on the August bank holiday weekend as part of the Adrigole festival.

Exceptional year for Bandon’s James French

by John Bohane BANDON Grammar secondary school student James French enjoyed an exceptional year representing his province in U18 rugby, and representing his country with great distinction in shot put. James, who is in fifth year in the prestigious West Cork secondary school, won the All-Ireland intermediate title in shot put, while he represented the Munster U18 side in the Inter-Pro’s last season.

Coombes makes his mark in Munster Schools Senior Cup

by John Bohane Talented Skibbereen rugby star Liam Coombes recently helped Christian Brothers College win their 29th Munster Schools Senior Cup following their dramatic one point win achieved against Crescent Comprehensive in Irish Independent Park.

Fond memories for Clon rugby hero Michael O’Hea

by John Bohane FORMER Clonakilty rugby star Michael O’Hea has carved out a new life working as a quantity surveyor in Sydney, Australia, but the towering second row still retains a firm love and deep affection for his native town and rugby club as he recalls with great nostalgia. Michael continues to play club rugby to a very high standard in Sydney, but the memories and friendships he formed with

Skibbereen Rugby News

Skibbereen U14’s League and Cup rugby championships ON the 19th April 2015 at the PBC grounds in Wilton, Skibbereen U 14’s were crowned South Munster League Champions. In perfect conditions the Skibbereen boys gave a near flawless display to cap a terrific league campaign. Skibb played with the aid of a slight breeze in the first half, but it was the physically stronger Cobh team who were applying all the pressure for the first

Skibb team heading for European Youth Rugby Festival

THE Skibbereen  under  13 team have been invited to participate in the Terenure 13’s European Youth Rugby Festival which is happening on the weekend of  May 2nd to 4th .  This Is a fantastic opportunity as they will get the chance to compete against teams from different parts of Ireland and Europe, thus allowing them to embrace different languages, cultures and styles of rugby first hand.  The festival is a professionally organised

Bantry Bay RFC notes

As another season kicks off for Bantry Bay RFC committee and coaches reflect on the current strong position of the club. The home pitch at Ballycommane Park, Durrus is a huge boost for the club. The club is hugely indebted to Eugene Hickey & family for allowing us use of this former soccer grounds. The pitch has been transformed over the summer by the generous labour of players & members

Donal Lenihan launches Heineken Kinsale 7s

FORMER Irish International Captain and Manager of the Irish and British & Irish Lions rugby teams and renowned rugby journalist and broadcaster, Donal Lenihan, launched the 2014 Heineken Kinsale 7s that takes place in Kinsale over the May Bank Holiday (3rd & 4th May).   Now in its 26th year, The Heineken Kinsale 7s is Ireland’s largest Rugby 7s tournament and builds on its success each year. As always, it

Rugby results weekend March 7th – 9th 2014

Munster Junior League Division 1 Cobh Pirates 16, Skibbereen 18 Kanturk 7, Muskerry 0 Kilfeacle 21, Clonakilty 25 Division 2 Waterford City 13, Kinsale 19 Division 3 Dunmanway-Bantry Bay 0, Abbeyfeale 30   South Junior 2 Cup Muskerry 0, Dungarvan 25   Women’s Development League Dolphin 24, Bandon 48

Skibb kids step out at Thomond

SKIBBEREEN RFC’s under 11s played a half time game during the Munster v Cardiff Blues game at Thomond Park recently.   Despite the huge occasion, the Skibb lads showed no signs of stage-fright taking on Old Crescent and winning the contest by three trys to nil. Well done lads!