This Weekend Matches

February 2017

Busy Saturday for Fethard Rfc with our U18 Girls play Listowel in Munster Cup semi final at 12.30 in Carrick, followed by our U15 Girls at 1.50pm in Carrick Va Listowel in Munster Cup semi final.

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Saturday 28th Jan - U10 & U12 Girls Away to St Mary's Grove Island, Limerick 12noon for 12.30pm Kick oof for Munster Blitz.  

U15 Girls Away to St Mary's Grove Island, Limerick 1.45pm for 2.45pm KO.  

U18's TBC  Sunday 29th Janaury 


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Last Week -  Sat 21st Jan - U15 Girls Cup Game in Carrick at 11.30am KO Vs Middleton/Youghal

Sat Jan 21st - U18 Girls Cup Game in Carrick at 1pm KO Vs Middleton/Youghal

Sat Jan 21st - U13 Girls Away in BRUFF RFC for Munster U13 Girls Blitz at 2.45pm

Our U18 Girls in Cork CIT last September 2016

Our U15 Girls in CIT Cork September 2016

Congratualtions to Dorothy Wall Representing Munster U18 Girls this season.

Girls Rugby - Tipp Stars : Nov ‘16

Newsletter  Check out our Club’s new Website   www.fethardrfc.ieFollow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

Girls Rugby in Fethard : Continues the great start and incredible progress made and fun had.  The Club in such a short time for Girls Rugby has grown incredibly thanks to your support.  Special thanks to Jason Flannery, Michael Fogarty, Ted Walsh, Marie Gayson and Kate Gayson, Olivia Sheahan and Ciara Parker for their help with the Girls on Monday evenings in Rosegreen for the Monday training sessions 7.30pm to 8.30pm &  Friday Eve 8-9pm    We have gone in a few years from just having an U18's team to now also U10’s,  U12’s ,U’13’s and U15's.  So please spread the word and let’s get more girls joining in the fun.     

Great Start to the Girls season so far  :  We are delighted to be arranging fixtures this 2016/17 season for 5 Girls age grade teams from Minis through to Youths girls.    

Special Guest : Former Munster & Ireland Player Ronan O’Gara will be in Fethard RFC for Kicking Clinic/Training Session on this Thursday, 8th December 4pm to 5.10pm.

U18  :    This year sees our U18’s competing very well in the Munster League.  Next Fixtures are League Semi Final Sunday December 11th away to Listowel in St Mary’s RFC, Limerick  Bus with Carrick meeting at Clonmel & Tipp Town for 2.30pm Kickoff.  Munster Final in Independent Park on Sat 17th Dec

U15  :    This year sees our U15’s competing very well indeed topping their League with 6 straight wins in Munster League.  The play on Sunday 11th December 1pm at St Mary’s RFC , Limerick.  Bus going with Carrick from Tipp Town.  If win then Munster Final in Independent Park on Sat 17th Dec.

U15’s & U18’s CUP Matches : Jan 21st & 28th Jan with Semi Finals 11th Feb & Finals in Limerick on 18th Feb.   Then 7’s Tournaments 4th March & 25th March.     

U13  :    Munster have been arranging development Blitzes for the U10’s, U12’s & U13’s girls which Fethard have been the only club to attend all so far.   Our U13 Girls played excellent at the Weekend in UL Bohs and play next Saturday 3rd December in Tralee RFC at 12noon Kick off.  Then Blitz w/end January 14th, Feb 11th & March 18h.

U10s & U12’s  :  Our Under 12’s Girls played recently with Waterpark in the Munster Glasgow Game in Thomand on a very special day.  Our U12’s also were luckily picked to play at the Half time game for the Autumn International recently on Sunday 13th November at UCD Bowl, Dublin at the womens Ireland Vs England.  The girls were excellent playing a strong Ulster team, but never gave up.     Our U10’s also have travelled this season to UL’s 4G pitch and had fun and showed great skills.   We also had a great day out in Midleton RFC last Saturday  with our U10 & U12 Girls.  This is the second outing of the season for our younger girls and they certainly proved they are a talented bunch of girls with great skill and teamwork.  Next day out is January 28th with maybe a friendly planned before that depending on weather.    Then Feb 18th and March 10th.    We also travelled last Sunday, 27th November to see Ireland Women play The New Zealand All Blacks in UCD Bowl, Dublin.    Great day and wonderful that our trip up and back was sponsored by The IRFU and Polly sponsored her own Adult Ticket.       

Thank You to all families who support & travel to Matches / Blitzes as they are great for our young players.  Please Remember the weather is getting cold so Warm clothes including, jacket, tracksuit, hat and gloves for the players is always recommended along with the Gum shield. 

Players on Munster U18’s Congratulations to the two girls who played with Munster U18’s this year of Dorothy Wall & Katelyn Flemming.  Also Kate Gayson was on the Munster U18's girls panel but through injury had to step back.  Wishing Kate a speedy recovery.

Coaches : Polly & Kate Gayson – U10 & U12’s  &  Jason Flannery – U13’s & U15’s with Michael Fogarty

Ted Walsh – U18’s  Also  Special Thanks to Aobh O’Shea, Olivia Sheehan, Marie Gayson & Ciara Parker

Please contact us if you have any questions.  If you are not receiving the club text notifications about training and match fixtures please text your players details to Polly on (086 339 4959)  Please remember to give support to the coaches is always welcome and appreciated.    Check out our Website or Fethard RFC on facebook for pictures, updates and details.  We are also on Twitter and Instagram.    Suggestions or feedback is really important for the young people to flourish and the club to grow.  We aim for the progression of a healthy lifestyle through the enjoyment of our sport both physically and mentally.  Remember Girls Rugby is the fastest growing sport as well as now being an Olympic sport with the 7’s Rugby.  We must not forget the Women’s World Cup Rugby is in Ireland next summer, so lots of exciting opportunities for our Girls in prospect with the Trophy coming to Tipperary hosted by our Club.  “Sport Changes Life".

Contact Details for receiving Club Texts on Matches & Training     Involved in all Girls Teams : Polly Murphy (086 339 49 59) (U10’s, U12’s, U13’s, U15’s & U18’s) It is always nice to reply to Texts.

Girl’s Trip Away Spring 2017 -  I am planning a trip away for the Girls, Possibly Scotland or Wales.   We would travel on Ferry & work around School breaks.   In an ideal world it would be a 7’s 10 a side team for U13’s, U15’s & U 18’s following the success of last year’s rip to Chester.  We have been lucky to travel to Dingle as well March 2015.  Overnights the previous years for World Club 7’s with the older girls & a trip horse racing.  We would have to do a fund raiser to help keep costs down and also make it available to all families.  I am trying to get the trip at around €150 to €175 to include Meals.  The more we fundraise the cheaper it will be.   Please contact Polly on 086 339 49 59 if you are interested or have any questions.  So don’t delay, please contact me soon on 086 339 49 59 to book your interest and we can then arrange Parents meetings and get the ball rolling. 

 

 

Fundraising Events

Dates for your Diary :Your Club Your Country Draw : Tickets available from Polly.  Text sent

Cash For Clobber Collection– Remember any unwanted clothing, bags, curtains, shoes, boots and Linen is being collected as a Club fundraiser and can be dropped off at Training.   Thank you to those that have already kindly supported this.

Table Quiz : Club Fundraiser coming up that we will be in touch with.  A great night and please support.  Table of 4 for €20. All proceeds will go towards Pitch Flood Lighting repayments.

 

Information Talks  :  Following the successful Strength & Conditioning  Information Evening by Fergal O’Callaghan (Munster S&C Coach for Youth Age Groups & Olympic Rowing S&C Coach)  would you as a parent or player be interested in attending more information eves to do with Nutrition, coaching, development of skills.  Please contact Polly on fethardrfc@gmail.com or message on 086 339 49 59.

Upgrading our Facilities :  The Floodlights that were installed last year are a god send, so please don't forget the €2 every Friday night.   All that money is a vital contribution in helping us service the pitch lighting & Club House loans which cost us over €1000 per month. Many thanks for your support.

Catering Request for Visitors: Please remember if it is a home Game / Blitz for the teams /families travelling we always appreciate your generous donations of sandwiches & cakes.  Also huge thanks for all those that help in the distribution and cleaning up after matches, without your help it would not be possible.   We require your help as many hands make light work. 

We would love you to get involved : We would be delighted to have parents get involved in assisting the Coaches whether it is marking out pitches, holding tackle bags or just encouraging a small group in one of their games.  It all helps to keep the enjoyment in the Club for the young players.    Also if you are interested in attending a coaching course for the club we would be delighted with the support.  There is going to be an IRFU Mini’s Coaching course held by Munster Rugby next spring plus a Stage 1 for Youth’s coaching.  Please let Polly know (Girls co-ordinator) if you are interested on 086 3394959.  I really could do with more help.

 

Contacting The Club -  www.fethardrfc.ie

  Email - fethardrfc@gmail.com      Also on Twitter , Facebook & Instagram

 

President : Pat O’Donnell (087 625 6542)                               Chairman : Paul Kavanagh  (086 838 8205)

Secretary : Breda O’Donnell (086 823 1899)                           Treasurer : Liam Hayes (087 617 4853)

Director Of Rugby : Paul Kavanagh (086 838 8205 )               PRO : William Ruttle (087 822 8923)

Child Welfare Officer : Theresa Kavanagh : (086 075 7836)     Girls Rugby : Polly (086 339 449 59)  Email :  sportsmadfamily@gmail.com

Medical Officer : Dr John Gilman                                          Minis Co-Ordinator : Michael Knightly (086 822 2923)

Merchandise :  We have a Girls Royal Blue Quarter Zip available to order in various sizes.  Also we have blue and white Club Socks Available for purchase in the Club House on Training nights at €5 a pair.  Not forgetting Sponsored Shorts to be ordered.  Advertising : Would you like to place your advertising board along the side of the main pitch on the post-and-rail fence.  If you are involved with a Company or private enterprise and would like to see your company’s name alongside the pitch please contact the Club Secretary or Treasurer to discuss options.    We’d be delighted for your support in this way.   Thank You to our Sponsors : Thank you very much to all the sponsors in the past couple of years with jerseys and equipment.  We appreciate your support and special thanks to Caharclough Tarmacadem, Fethard Electrical, Lee Therm, Dick Boland, McCarthy’s Restaurant, Solve IT Clonmel, M C Landscaping, Robert O’Brien, OB Plant Hire, O’Donnell Fencing and Coolmore Stud.   Without your support we could not continue future

Thank you for Continuing to enjoy Rugby with

“Here’s to a continued future of great sporting activity”

Girls Rugby - Tipp Stars : Nov ‘16

Newsletter  Check out our Club’s new Website   www.fethardrfc.ieFollow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

Girls Rugby in Fethard : Continues the great start and incredible progress made and fun had.  The Club in such a short time for Girls Rugby has grown incredibly thanks to your support.  Special thanks to Jason Flannery, Michael Fogarty, Ted Walsh, Marie Gayson and Kate Gayson, Olivia Sheahan and Ciara Parker for their help with the Girls on Monday evenings in Rosegreen for the Monday training sessions 7.30pm to 8.30pm &  Friday Eve 8-9pm    We have gone in a few years from just having an U18's team to now also U10’s,  U12’s ,U’13’s and U15's.  So please spread the word and let’s get more girls joining in the fun.     

Great Start to the Girls season so far  :  We are delighted to be arranging fixtures this 2016/17 season for 5 Girls age grade teams from Minis through to Youths girls.    

Special Guest : Former Munster & Ireland Player Ronan O’Gara will be in Fethard RFC for Kicking Clinic/Training Session on this Thursday, 8th December 4pm to 5.10pm.

U18  :    This year sees our U18’s competing very well in the Munster League.  Next Fixtures are League Semi Final Sunday December 11th away to Listowel in St Mary’s RFC, Limerick  Bus with Carrick meeting at Clonmel & Tipp Town for 2.30pm Kickoff.  Munster Final in Independent Park on Sat 17th Dec

U15  :    This year sees our U15’s competing very well indeed topping their League with 6 straight wins in Munster League.  The play on Sunday 11th December 1pm at St Mary’s RFC , Limerick.  Bus going with Carrick from Tipp Town.  If win then Munster Final in Independent Park on Sat 17th Dec.

U15’s & U18’s CUP Matches : Jan 21st & 28th Jan with Semi Finals 11th Feb & Finals in Limerick on 18th Feb.   Then 7’s Tournaments 4th March & 25th March.     

U13  :    Munster have been arranging development Blitzes for the U10’s, U12’s & U13’s girls which Fethard have been the only club to attend all so far.   Our U13 Girls played excellent at the Weekend in UL Bohs and play next Saturday 3rd December in Tralee RFC at 12noon Kick off.  Then Blitz w/end January 14th, Feb 11th & March 18h.

U10s & U12’s  :  Our Under 12’s Girls played recently with Waterpark in the Munster Glasgow Game in Thomand on a very special day.  Our U12’s also were luckily picked to play at the Half time game for the Autumn International recently on Sunday 13th November at UCD Bowl, Dublin at the womens Ireland Vs England.  The girls were excellent playing a strong Ulster team, but never gave up.     Our U10’s also have travelled this season to UL’s 4G pitch and had fun and showed great skills.   We also had a great day out in Midleton RFC last Saturday  with our U10 & U12 Girls.  This is the second outing of the season for our younger girls and they certainly proved they are a talented bunch of girls with great skill and teamwork.  Next day out is January 28th with maybe a friendly planned before that depending on weather.    Then Feb 18th and March 10th.    We also travelled last Sunday, 27th November to see Ireland Women play The New Zealand All Blacks in UCD Bowl, Dublin.    Great day and wonderful that our trip up and back was sponsored by The IRFU and Polly sponsored her own Adult Ticket.       

Thank You to all families who support & travel to Matches / Blitzes as they are great for our young players.  Please Remember the weather is getting cold so Warm clothes including, jacket, tracksuit, hat and gloves for the players is always recommended along with the Gum shield. 

Players on Munster U18’s Congratulations to the two girls who played with Munster U18’s this year of Dorothy Wall & Katelyn Flemming.  Also Kate Gayson was on the Munster U18's girls panel but through injury had to step back.  Wishing Kate a speedy recovery.

Coaches : Polly & Kate Gayson – U10 & U12’s  &  Jason Flannery – U13’s & U15’s with Michael Fogarty

Ted Walsh – U18’s  Also  Special Thanks to Aobh O’Shea, Olivia Sheehan, Marie Gayson & Ciara Parker

Please contact us if you have any questions.  If you are not receiving the club text notifications about training and match fixtures please text your players details to Polly on (086 339 4959)  Please remember to give support to the coaches is always welcome and appreciated.    Check out our Website or Fethard RFC on facebook for pictures, updates and details.  We are also on Twitter and Instagram.    Suggestions or feedback is really important for the young people to flourish and the club to grow.  We aim for the progression of a healthy lifestyle through the enjoyment of our sport both physically and mentally.  Remember Girls Rugby is the fastest growing sport as well as now being an Olympic sport with the 7’s Rugby.  We must not forget the Women’s World Cup Rugby is in Ireland next summer, so lots of exciting opportunities for our Girls in prospect with the Trophy coming to Tipperary hosted by our Club.  “Sport Changes Life".

Contact Details for receiving Club Texts on Matches & Training     Involved in all Girls Teams : Polly Murphy (086 339 49 59) (U10’s, U12’s, U13’s, U15’s & U18’s) It is always nice to reply to Texts.

Girl’s Trip Away Spring 2017 -  I am planning a trip away for the Girls, Possibly Scotland or Wales.   We would travel on Ferry & work around School breaks.   In an ideal world it would be a 7’s 10 a side team for U13’s, U15’s & U 18’s following the success of last year’s rip to Chester.  We have been lucky to travel to Dingle as well March 2015.  Overnights the previous years for World Club 7’s with the older girls & a trip horse racing.  We would have to do a fund raiser to help keep costs down and also make it available to all families.  I am trying to get the trip at around €150 to €175 to include Meals.  The more we fundraise the cheaper it will be.   Please contact Polly on 086 339 49 59 if you are interested or have any questions.  So don’t delay, please contact me soon on 086 339 49 59 to book your interest and we can then arrange Parents meetings and get the ball rolling. 

 

 

Fundraising Events

Dates for your Diary :Your Club Your Country Draw : Tickets available from Polly.  Text sent

Cash For Clobber Collection– Remember any unwanted clothing, bags, curtains, shoes, boots and Linen is being collected as a Club fundraiser and can be dropped off at Training.   Thank you to those that have already kindly supported this.

Table Quiz : Club Fundraiser coming up that we will be in touch with.  A great night and please support.  Table of 4 for €20. All proceeds will go towards Pitch Flood Lighting repayments.

 

Information Talks  :  Following the successful Strength & Conditioning  Information Evening by Fergal O’Callaghan (Munster S&C Coach for Youth Age Groups & Olympic Rowing S&C Coach)  would you as a parent or player be interested in attending more information eves to do with Nutrition, coaching, development of skills.  Please contact Polly on fethardrfc@gmail.com or message on 086 339 49 59.

Upgrading our Facilities :  The Floodlights that were installed last year are a god send, so please don't forget the €2 every Friday night.   All that money is a vital contribution in helping us service the pitch lighting & Club House loans which cost us over €1000 per month. Many thanks for your support.

Catering Request for Visitors: Please remember if it is a home Game / Blitz for the teams /families travelling we always appreciate your generous donations of sandwiches & cakes.  Also huge thanks for all those that help in the distribution and cleaning up after matches, without your help it would not be possible.   We require your help as many hands make light work. 

We would love you to get involved : We would be delighted to have parents get involved in assisting the Coaches whether it is marking out pitches, holding tackle bags or just encouraging a small group in one of their games.  It all helps to keep the enjoyment in the Club for the young players.    Also if you are interested in attending a coaching course for the club we would be delighted with the support.  There is going to be an IRFU Mini’s Coaching course held by Munster Rugby next spring plus a Stage 1 for Youth’s coaching.  Please let Polly know (Girls co-ordinator) if you are interested on 086 3394959.  I really could do with more help.

 

Contacting The Club -  www.fethardrfc.ie

  Email - fethardrfc@gmail.com      Also on Twitter , Facebook & Instagram

 

President : Pat O’Donnell (087 625 6542)                               Chairman : Paul Kavanagh  (086 838 8205)

Secretary : Breda O’Donnell (086 823 1899)                           Treasurer : Liam Hayes (087 617 4853)

Director Of Rugby : Paul Kavanagh (086 838 8205 )               PRO : William Ruttle (087 822 8923)

Child Welfare Officer : Theresa Kavanagh : (086 075 7836)     Girls Rugby : Polly (086 339 449 59)  Email :  sportsmadfamily@gmail.com

Medical Officer : Dr John Gilman                                          Minis Co-Ordinator : Michael Knightly (086 822 2923)

Merchandise :  We have a Girls Royal Blue Quarter Zip available to order in various sizes.  Also we have blue and white Club Socks Available for purchase in the Club House on Training nights at €5 a pair.  Not forgetting Sponsored Shorts to be ordered.  Advertising : Would you like to place your advertising board along the side of the main pitch on the post-and-rail fence.  If you are involved with a Company or private enterprise and would like to see your company’s name alongside the pitch please contact the Club Secretary or Treasurer to discuss options.    We’d be delighted for your support in this way.   Thank You to our Sponsors : Thank you very much to all the sponsors in the past couple of years with jerseys and equipment.  We appreciate your support and special thanks to Caharclough Tarmacadem, Fethard Electrical, Lee Therm, Dick Boland, McCarthy’s Restaurant, Solve IT Clonmel, M C Landscaping, Robert O’Brien, OB Plant Hire, O’Donnell Fencing and Coolmore Stud.   Without your support we could not continue future

Thank you for Continuing to enjoy Rugby with

“Here’s to a continued future of great sporting activity”

U15's & U18's will take part in the Munster League and also Championship agin this season.  Throughout the Season it will take the format of 10-a-side to 15-a-side and then 7-a-side.   To join the girls contact Polly 08633949 59

U13's Team will have Regular  Munster Blitzes 7 a side and 10 a side throughout the Season with Friendly Games also on Saturday's mostly.    We have been invited to travel outside the Province to play also this season.  Contact Polly if interested in this team on 086 339 49 59

U10's & U12's teams will have Munster Developement sessions & Blitzs with 7 a side and 10 a sideFriendly Games on Saturday's throughout The Season.  Call Polly on 086 339 49 59 if interested in your Daughter joining us.


UP COMING MATCHES FOP GIRLS 2016 /2017 SEASON

U12 Girls Play half time on Saturday 22nd October in Thomand at 1pm with Waterpark joint for Munster Mini Girls series.


First Girls U15's & U18's Munster Season Games go well on Saturday 17th September in CIT Cork

Our U15's & U 18's Girls played their first games last Saturday 17th September in CIT in Cork.  Great results we acheived and all credit to the girls in both teams for great performances.

Next matches for U10's & U12's Development Blits is on Sunday 2nd October in Limerick at 10.30am start.  More details to follow.

U'13's Girls Rugby Blitz Re fixed for Sunday 2nd October in Limerick

U15 Munster Womens Youth Conference B

 DATE             TIME      HOME  Team                 AWAY                      VENUE

08/10/2016   11:30      Carrick-Fethard          St Marys                        Carrick-on-Suir

15/10/2016  13:00       Shannon Girls             Carrick-Fethard           Coonagh

29/10/2016  13:00       Carrick-Fethard          South Cork Girls         Carrick-on-Suir

05/11/2016  13:00       South Cork Girls         Carrick-Fethard          South Cork

12/11/2016  13:00       Carrick-Fethard          Shannon Girls             Carrick-on-Suir

26/11/2016   13:00      St Marys                       Carrick-Fethard          Grove Island

 Note Times can change the week before for matches in both age group  -  Please text Polly on 086 339 49 59 if any questions.

 

 U18 Munster Womens Youth Conference B

 DATE                  .TIME            OME                                 AWAY                              VENUE          

08/10/2016          13:00            Carrick-Fethard              Newport Vixins           Carrick-on-Suir

15/10/2016          13:00            Shannon Girls                 Carrick-Fethard           Coonagh

29/10/2016          13:00            Carrick-Fethard              South Cork                    Carrick-on-Suir

05/11/2016          13:00             South Cork                     Carrick-Fethard             South Cork

12/11/2016          13:00            Carrick-Fethard             Shannon Girls               Carrick-on-Suir

26/11/2016          13:00            Newport Vixins              Carrick-Fethard             UL

Watch Fethard Girld Rugby enjoy the fun of the game  on Give It A Try IRFU TV http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/37860.php#.V80pe_krLIU 

Our Fethard Girls Rugby Train Twice a Week.  Monday in Rosegreen Sports Field from 7.30pm to 8.30pm & Friday evening from 8pm to 9pm in Fethard.  

Thank you to O'Donnell Fencing for the very generous Sponsorship of our Girls Jerseys.   We really appreciate all your support Connor & Breda O'Donnell

Our first 10-a-side Blitz is on Saturday 17th Setpember in Cork.There will be rugby for Girls for U10's, U12's, U13's, U15's and U18's.  After the Blitz we will also have the opportunity with the Club going to Watch The Munster U18 Girls take on Connaught in their Interprovincial league game with Fethard's Own Dorothy Wall on the Munster Girls Team.  Very proud day for the Girls section of the Club.  We also have Kate Gayson Molloy on the Squad, however Kate is currentl;y out injured and wish Kate a speedy recovery.

Our Girls Rugby section is based on involvement and enjoyment of the game for Development.  As a Club in the past few years we have travelled the not only throuhgout the Province of Munster, but the Country of Ireland  as well as travelling to England earlier this year to Chester and Warrington.   Our Girls in the Past 12 months have played in Thomand, Independent Park and Aviva Stadium to name but a few.   So come along and join in the fun.

Special Thanks to Amanda Greensmith, Andy Brace, Jane Burns, John Henry and all those involved in Munster Rugby to help progress the fast growing sport of Girls Rugby in the Province.   Also thanks to Nora Stapleton from the IRFU for continuing support to our Girls Rugby.

New Members always welcome to Give It A Try.  We have Girls Rugby from 7 years old upto and Including U18's

Please contact our Girls Coach / Co- ordinator Polly Murphy 086 339 49 59

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