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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Munster Junior Cup Kinsale 24, Clonakilty 38 Munster Junior League Division 1 Skibbereen 17, Old Christians 23
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
Munster Junior Cup Clonakilty 61, Dungarvan 3 Kinsale 46, Douglas 24 UCC 19, Bandon 36
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield Semi Final Bandon 14, Thurles 12 Munster Junior League Division 1 Tralee 9, Skibbereen 23 Kelly Cup Dunmanway 22, Kinsale 8 Mallow 17, Clonakilty 15
Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Quarter Final Skibbereen 21, Old Christians 16 Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Shield Quarter Final Ennis 7, Bandon 47
Munster Junior League Division 1 Clonakilty 20, Kilfeacle 13 Muskerry 30, Kinsale 25
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
Munster Junior League Division 1 Clonakilty 15, Clonmel 24 Kilfeacle 60, Kinsale 19 Muskerry 22, Cobh Pirates 13 Skibbereen 20, St. Mary’s 7
Munster Junior League Division 1 Clonakilty 30, Tralee 11 Kinsale 14, Clonmel 51 Muskerry 30, St. Mary’s 20 Skibbereen 8, Newcastle West 20
Cork County Cup Skibbereen 20, Muskerry 3 O’Neill Cup Bandon 19, Ballincollig 3 Dennehy Cup
Munster Junior Cup Semi Final Clanwilliam 16, Clonakilty 10 Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup Semi Final
Munster Junior Clubs Shield Semi Final Bandon 30, Clanwilliam 29 Dave Dineen Cup Final Kanturk 10, Muskerry 5 McCarthy Cup Semi Final Charleville 8, Dunmanway-Bantry Bay 22
Munster Junior Cup Cashel 5, Clonakilty 21 Skibbereen 13, Clonmel 26
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
Munster Junior Cup Muskerry 21, Bandon 10
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
Munster Junior League Division 1 Muskerry 10, Kilfeacle 19 Newcastle West 14, Tralee 20 Waterpark 10, Cobh Pirates 13
William Crowley scores the opening try for Kinsale in the recent 19 – 9 victory against Thurles in Munster Junior League Division 2. Pic: John O Loughlin
Munster Junior League Division 1 Clonakilty 7, Muskerry 10 Clonmel 16, Waterpark 10 Cobh Pirates 11, Newcastle West 14 Kanturk 13, Skibbereen 8
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!
Munster Junior League Division 1 St. Mary’s 21, Tralee 17 Division 2 Waterford City 15, Killorglin 5
Munster Junior League Division 1 Galbally 11, Clonakilty 3 Newcastle West 16, Clonmel 13 Skibbereen 15, Muskerry 10;
Munster Junior League Division 1: Galbally v Clonakilty postponed Mallow 5, Cobh Pirates 19 Skibbereen 10, Kilfeacle 28 St. Mary’s v Tralee postponed Waterpark 5, Kanturk 19