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Any questions or queries on Fethard RFC please  contact on Martin Murphy on 086 0678874.
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Fethard big win in last league game

Fethard seniors had a big win in their last league game over bantry bay in Fethard on Sunday last which sees them in the play off stages for promotion, the take on Dingle on March 5th  .

Fethard dominated from early on with Matthew Walsh crossing early, followed by Chris Large, Puc Cuddy,Emmet O Shea and Gary Kavanagh.

The second half was more of the same with Connie Coen scoring twice and Kavanagh kicked eight conversions overall. Richie Carroll ,Glamour and Thomas Murphy were other good performers.

Next week we play Kilorglin at home in the semi final of the munster junior bowl and then we have the final of the Martin O Sullivan cup, so please support your team.

Great win for 18s in Pan Munster

Our 18s had a fine win over Old Cresent on sunday morning last , a win which sees them into the play off stages. Some great passing move by the backs saw Dale Murphy and Mark Heffernan score early on but the limerick team came back to score leaving the half time score 10-7 .With the wind behind them fethard applied the pressure leading to trys for Ross Mc Cormack, Richie Houlihan and Jack O Rourke, it was a very good team performance and we look forward to the play off stages.

Fethard 16s

Fethard 16s started slowly yet again and found themselves 15 nil down at half time and as in other game ayed a great second half with trys scored by Evan Looby and Paddy Gaynor converted by Ryan Walsh leaving 15-14 with ten minutes to go,David Gunn made a great break and was stopped just short of the line,Will Ruttle, John Hayden and Cillian White were also to the fore.

Fethard 14s

A fine display by this young team who made a great come back to be drawing 29 all with Waterpark with time nearly up , but in fairness the waterford team had the final say with a late try.Aidan Fitzgerald,James Ryan,Michael Long,Robert Wall and Oisin Smullen had fine games.

Weekend fixtures-

Busy Weekend

Saturday 11th February U14s Boys Home 7pm

Sunday 12th February U18's Boys Home 11am to Bantry

Under 16s Boys home to Old Crescent 12.30pm

Senior First XV Home at 2.30pm to Bantry

Welcome to Fethard Rugby Club

The home of Fethard RFC  

Our Site is recently Constructed and we wish to say Thank you to all our volunteers, all our sponsors and  local businesses that have helped our Club over the years who have supported us to make it possible to provide Rugby in Fethard .  

We really appreciate all your support, which has enabled the Club, through the game of Rugby, to enrich the lives of so many young people.   With your continued assistance we wish to increase this year on year through the enjoyable game of Rugby where you make "friends for life".

So come along and join in the fun with us at Fethard RFC for a healthier and fun future.

Senior Teams train at 8pm on Wednesday &Friday evenings.

Training for the Minis (5yo to 12 yos) on Friday evenings from 6.45pm to 8pm.

Girls Rugby Training is at 8pm to 9pm on Friday Eve in Fethard& 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Rosegreen on Monday nights.  Suitable for Girls from 7 years old to 18 Years.

Weekend fixtures-

Busy Saturday 4th February for Fethard Rfc with our  Under 18s Boys away to Charleville on Saturday 4th Feb at 11.30am.

Then U18 Girls play Listowel in Munster Cup semi final at 12.30 in Carrick, followed by our U15 Girls at 1.50pm in Carrick VsListowel in Munster Cup semi final.

Saturday 28th Jan

:U16Boys @Middleton 11.30am KO

U10 &U12 Girls @St Mary's 12.30KO

U15Girls 2.45pm KO in St Mary's 

Sunday 29th Jan

Minis  Home 10.30am Vs Thurles

Seniors 1st XV In Killarney 2.30pm

Thank  you for supporting our Fashion Show Club Fundraiser

Fethard Rugby Club recently held a wonderful Fashion Show fundraiser  on Thursday 3rd November at the Horse & Jockey. It was a great success thanks to the wonderful organising of Theresa Kavanagh with the ladies including Mary Lynch.  Your support was much appreciated.


 Thank you to all of you who kindly supported our Rugby Club Fundraiser Table Quiz last Friday Evening. We really appreciated the local support there on the evening and  Congrats to our Winners from our Senior Team on the night.  


U15 Fethard Girls win Munster

League Final in CIT 17th Dcember 

Congratulations to our U15 Girls who recenlty became Munster League Champions when victorious against Listowel in the Final at CIT Cork on Saturday 17th December.  Thank you to all the Coaches and Mentors with the Players and theior families on an incredible achievement.  

Fethard Rugby Club reach Martin O Sullivan cup final

It was a busy weekend for rugby in Fethard with the first team making the long journey to Chorca Dhuibhne in what was a double header for both the semi final of the Martin O Sullivan cup and the league.Fethard were also short a number of regular first team players so this made the task more challenging. Fethard played with the wind and the quiet considerable hill in the first half and after about ten minutes were rewarded for some fine back play when Connie Coen got in in the corner,Gary Kavanagh converted,With Fethard lineouts and scrums working well a rolling maul was heading for the line when scrum half William Power saw a gap and scored,Kavanagh converted.It was very much one way traffic with the aid of the elements and when the ball was delivered from a lineout Kavanagh was in under the post then converted, Chorca Dhuibhne then stole a ball from the Fethard lineout and when they spred it wide the speedy fullback was in under the post and the outhalf converted,this was a warning to Fethard how dangerous this backline was with three past all ireland winning minors in it.Fethard continued to pile on the pressure and when awarded advantage for pulling down a maul Kavanagh chipped over the back line gathered and scored, the conversion from the side also went over, just before half time Fethard added another three points to leave the half time score 31-10 in favour of the visitors.

The second half was always going to be difficult against both a strong wind and a considerable hill,the home team were camped in the Fethard 22 and eventually were awarded with a try,with the elements against them it was difficult to get up the field and again from the back of a scrum the big number 8 crashed over the line to leave the score at 31 to 22,with ten minutes remaining,game on,Fethard introduced the veteran Paul Scully to steady the ship ,a number of forward carries by Kieran Power ,Mark Ronan and .Luke Keating got Fethard into the opposition 22 and a penalty then saw a lineout close to the line ,Richie Carroll gathered and as the opposition went to defend Richie got in in the corner, the conversion hit the post,to be fair to the home team the stayed trying and scored again, but the victory was Fethards and a place in the cup final.James Houlihan,Jonathan Spillane and Cathal Meagher also made great contributions.

Fethard 2nds - Fethard seconds travelled to Clanwillian on Saturday to play their last game in the Gleeson league ,despite dominating proceedings for the first twenty minutes failed to get points on the board,Clan led 6 nil at the break,Michael Power assisted by David Heffernan ran in a fine try but it was Clan who finished the stronger and ran out deserving winners.Bill Phelan ,Oliver Mc Grath and Martin Murphy had fine games.

Fethard 18s - Fethard 18s travelled to Middleton on Saturday morning last and had to give best to the home team.

Fethard 16s - Fethard 16s played Kilfeacle on Saturday night last with a very even game which finished in a draw at 17 points each.

Fethard 14s - Fethard 14s were host to Waterford City on Sunday morning last and ran out comprehensive winners.


Fethard RFC News 19th / 20th Nov

Another exciting weekend with a number of our teams playing.  

The weekend started off with our U15 Girls going for a clean sweep of 5 out of 5 wins in their Munster league winning victoious against St Mary's in Grove in Limerick with a 20-12 win.   This now means the girls get their Semi final in Tipperary on Saturday 10th December TBC.

Our Senior 2nds team travelled to Clonmel on Saturday afternoon and provided a strong and exciting first half.  Clonmel came backin the scond half to go 2 points ahead of Fethard, however our guys never gave up.  Great performance lads.

Our Mini Girls travelled to Midleton RFC along with Bantry for the Munster Mini Girls day and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with.   We played several games betwen U10's & U12's and have lots of fun. Congrats to these girls and the future looks bright.

On Sunday morning our U18 Boys were Victorious aginst Youghal with a solid performance and more that 8 tries scored by the Fethard lads.  

November 12/13th

Lots of activity this weekend from our club teams.  Starting with our U15 Girls winning 53-0 against on Saturday  Shannon in their Respective Munster League game to stay top of their league.

Then our U18 Girls played Shannon and after suffering a defeat earlier int he season our Girls played super rugby to draw 12 -12 at the final whistle.   It was a truly exciting game.   Our girls have improved with each match this year and lets hope it continues. They are currently lying second in their Munster League.

Our U14 Boys had a good win over Thurles on Saturday evening.  A team with an exciting future ahead,

Our U16's travelled to Cashel and played very well themselves,  The result did not reflect our boys rugby and very prooud of the guys to go down by a narrow defeat,

Congrats to our Seniors winning their league game on Saturday evening at Home to Cashel with a solid performance.

Our U12 Girls travelled to the UCD Bowl to represent Munster playing a very strong Ulster team at the Half time Ireland Women's game against England.   Our girls showed good skills and determination.  We had a fantastic day out at the match and thank you to all who made it possible.

Our U18's were victorious on Sunday in their game away against Michtelstown.  They put in a strong performance and are a team with a smart future ahead.  Well done boys.

Sunday 23rd October

A Busy weekend with our teams.  Update to follow.

Our Minis Travelled to Thurles for a fabulous morning of Rugby for our 6yo to 12yo's with Kilfecle also.  Thank you to all the parents who travelled with their players to make the great morning of Rugby. Thurles as always give us a very warm welcome with great hopspitality and exciting rugby.

Thank you to all for making it possible,  More new updates to follow later....

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Sunday 15th October Weekend

Our U12 Girls travelled to U L Bohs for the Munster Avia Mini Festival on Saturday and played teams form U L Bohs and Protumna.   Great results with lots of tries and progressive rugby Skills.  Well done to all invovled.

Our U15 Girls were victorious aginst Shannon Under 15's with Jennifer Fogarty women of the Match.

The U18 Girls had a very tough game aginst a strong Shannon team going down by a few tries but never giving up when do to 11 players against 13 for second half  with Sarah Garrett as player of the match.

Our Senior 2nd XV beat Carrick on Saturday evening at home in Fethard.

Sunday 9th October

A Busy weekend with our U15 & U18 Girls winning both their league games Vs St Mary's and Newport on Saturday followed by our Second XV winning in Waterford City and our U18 Boys Winning in Waterford City too.

Sunday saw a Busy day with our U14's Beaten by an extremely strong Cashel team.  Our U16's were narrowly defeated by Clanwilliam.  

Our Minis Travelled to Clonmel for a very well organised blitz and great numbers proved for exciting rugby.

The icing on the cake was a great win by our First XV at Home against Dungarven 18-10 to go second in the league.   

Thank you to all for making it possible, 


Weekend 1/2 October : -

Our U14's Boys beat Kilfecle at Home on Sunday.  

U16 Boys beat Nenagh on Sunday.

Our  Fethard Rfc Seniors travelled to killorglin on Sunday narrowly defeated by a converted try.

Our U15 Girls won thier Tournament in Dublin on Saturday.

Our U18;s Girls were beaten finalists in Dublin on Saturday.

5 Girls in our Under Age Groups attended the Munster Development Blitz and shone brightly playing rugby on Sunday in UL. 

Fethard Rfc notes Sunday 25th September

The Fethard Rugby U16 boys took part in the Adam Burke invitation tournament in Clonmel RFC recently .  Our Boys played really well and reached the final of the bowl.

Our Fethard U18 Boys had their first friendly  on Saturday against Clonmel where we ended with a good victory to kick off the season.   It was great to see the players turning up in great numbers for the match when it looked like we could struggle earlier on to get a team together.    Thanks to the hard work of Ray and Mark they got the lads ready to play. Looking forward to the season ahead now with our first league match only 2 weeks away. hope to see everyone at training on Friday night at 6.45pm.   Please note new time of 6.45pm.   New members always welcome.

Our Girls Rugby teams are growing each week and the past two weekends have seen friendly Matches in Cork with 2 victories for our U15 & U18's Girls over Listowel & St Mary's recently and last week a fine victory at  Waterpark.   We travel to Dublin on Saturday to take part in a Leinster tournament.  Our U10 Girls with the U12 & U13's have a Munster development officer blitz on Sunday 2nd October in Limerick.  New girls always welcome to join.  Training Friday nights at 8pm in Fethard for all girls ages from 6 to 18.

Special recognition to our own Fethard RFC Club's U18 Dorothy Wall for playing for U18 Munster Ladies on their two recent games with a win over Connaught and a thriller of scoreless draw with Leinster in the Irish Inter pros championship these past two weeks.  Wishing you and your Munster team all the very best on Saturday in your Title decider at Ulster.  Dorothy was also selected this Autumn to train with the U18 Irish team.   Keep up the great work Dorothy we are so proud of you.  A bright future ahead.

Minis Rugby continue to train  on Friday night's at 6.45pm to 8pm.   New members are always welcome to our club.   Friendly matches will start in next couple of weeks on Sundays for the minis.  Any questions please contact Paul Kavanagh on 086 8388205

Check out Fethard Rugby Clubs new website currently being constructed 

Saturday 17th September

Fethard Girls U15's  joined with Carrick Girls won both their games  against St Mary's and Listowel in Saturday's first Munster tournament of the new Rugby Season in Cork CIT.  

Our U18's Girls joined with Carrick also took park in their first Munster tournament of the new Rugby Season in Cork CIT and drew their first game against Listowel and then went down by a try to Shannon in the second. Wonderful display of skills.  

U16 Boys took part in the Adam Burke Memorial Tournament in Clonmel on Saturday.   Great rugby was displayed and delighted to have the boys back playing.  Thank you Clonmel for hosting.

Saturday 10th September

Fethard RFC 1st XV had a Great win travelling away on Saturday 33-0 against Portumna.  Tries from Gary Kavanagh (2), Akim Farage, Conor Kavanagh and Shane Kavangh all scoring a try a piece.  Gary Kavanagh also scored 4 Conversions.   Wonderful result for a great team / coaches.    Full match report to follow.

Thank you to Coolmore Stud

& Ronan O'Gara for arranging the

wonderful visit from

Ronan O'Gara recently for a

Kicking Clinic at our Rugby Club

Great Turnout for Minis training on  Friday evenings from 18:45 to 20:00.  We have seen snearly 3 months training and wonderful to see the members back.PPicutred 

Ronan O'Gara with Michael Scully Pictured on December 2016 during the Coaching Clinic that Ronan O'Gara kindly gave our Club members.  Thank you for a great evening. 


Also wonderful to welcome new members and their families. The rugby skills are coming along a treat and the fun at training is mighty.

Registration continues in the club house at Training for the new season.   Remember for new members please bring a copy of  Birth Cert or passport 


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Kilknockan Road
Fethard, Co, Tipperary E91 K120