2017 News Updates.....
Sunday 8th January saw two of our Yotuh Boys teams play. Firstly our U16 Boys took on Abbeyfeale at at home in the Munster Plate Group 2 and were only beaten by a converted try at the final whistle. A good performance from our Guys with 12 points scored to Abbeyfeales 19.
Our Fethard Boys U18's team were triumphant away to Kilfecle in the Munster Plate Group 2 last Sunday scoring 22 potins with fine teamwork with Kilfecle scoring 10 points. Congratiulations to all involved in the pat few months for making the enjoyment possible.
BUSY WEEKEND FOR FETHARD RFC
Fethard 18 Dungarvan 10
A great display by Fethard firsts secured a great win in this hotly contested league game,Dungarvan were favourites to win having beaten Killarney the previous week. However it was Fethard who started the stronger playing most of the first half in the oppositions 22,their pressure was rewarded when Gary Kavanagh kicked two great penalties.Then a great break down the left wing between Akim Faragh and William Power was stopped just short of the line. James Houlihan was introduced for Matthew Walsh who had taken a knock to the head and along with Brian Murphy and Kieran Power really carried the game to the Dungarvan.On a rare visit into Fethards half Dungarvan were awarded a penalty which they converted leaving the half time score 6-3 to the home team.
Fethard started the second half really well with the boot of Conor Kavanagh keeping Dungarvan pinned in their own 22 and the from a serious of great phases Richie Carroll got over the line to score a great forwards try Gary Kavanagh converted.The home team continued to pile on the pressure and from the back of one such ruck Gary Kavanagh made a great break from inside his own half opening up the Dungarvan defence and when tackled by the full back offloaded to Shane Kavanagh who scored in the corner,Gary hit the post with the conversion leaving the score 18-3 to the home team.To be fair to Dungarvan they came back hard and after a few dominant scrums were rewarded with a score.This was a brillant win for this young Fethard team and gets them back on track for the season
FETHARD seconds great win in Gleeson league
Fethard seconds travelled to Waterford city on Saturday last to play their first game in the Gleeson league and came away with a great win,most of the lads playing for the first time together performed really well under the guidance of the two everygreen veterans PaulScully as captain and Martin Murphy as pack leader.Afine front row performance by Luke Keating, Bill Phelan and JR Mc Grath laid the foundation as well as some great carries by Jamie Mc Cormack,Michael Gaynor and Griffin Ivors. Tomas Murphy had a great game at scrum half ,Kevin Hayes ,Chris Bannister and John Clancy other good performer.
18s travelled to Waterford city on Saturday evening last and came away with a victory in what was a great game of rugby as the scoreline of 27-25 would suggest.Ned Grogan ,Harry Butler,Jack O Rourke,Joe Mee and Richie Houlihan had great games against a much bigger pack,while the backs of Patrick Scully,Oliver Pearson and Jack Kealy put their bodies on the line in what was a great defence.
16s travelled to Clanwilliam on Sunday morning last and played a great game of rugby losing narrowly by 19-17.Fethard were slow to start and were 12nil down at half time,the second half saw a much improved performance with Will Ruttle,Evan Looby,David Gunn and Paddy Gaynor dominating forward exchanges while in the back Eoghan Walsh and Ryan Walsh had fine games.
Fethard 14s were beaten by a strong Cashel side;
Training continues every Friday evening at 6.45 for minis and youths and at 8pm for seniors and girls. New members always welcome and for more information please call 086 8388205
Fethard RFC News 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, More new updates tpo follow later....
Fethard RFC News Sunday 2nd October
Fethard seniors made the long journey to Killorglin on Sunday last to get their league campaign under way, conditions were very windy with a strong breeze across the pitch.Fethard started very slow and failed to clear from the drop off and Killorglina were awarded a penalty which they converted, The game ebbed and flowed for the next twenty minutes and a good maul from a lineout saw Fethard cross the line but the ref dident see the ball been grounded, a long clearance by the outhalf saw Killorglin pile on the pressure in Fethards 22,a long phase of pick and go from the ruck saw the home team get in under the posts to leave the half time score 10 nil to the Kerry side.
The second half saw Fethard take the game to the home team with Shane Kavanagh and Richie Carroll carry ball at every opportunity and make hard yards,the scrum also did well with Mark Ronan,Brian Murphy and Jonathan Spillane more than holding their own.0n a rare visit to Fethards 22 the home team converted a penalty , but dominant play by Fethard saw Gary Kavanagh slot three long range penalties.another 3 points were added by the kerry side but Fethard started to get their back line moving and a serious of side to side movements saw Connie Coen score in the corner. With 10 minutes remaining the score was 16-14 to the home side but it was the home side that ran out winners.Alot of positives can be taken from this game, but there is alot of work to be done especially on lineouts.
Next week the seniors have Dungarvan at home in the league on Sunday at 2.30 while the seconds are away to Waterford City on Saturday night.The 18s are also away to City.
Fethard U16s played Nenagh on Sunday morning last at home and ran out deserving winners after a slow start.A good pack performance laid the foundations and David Gunn,Eoghan Obrien and Cillian White were to the fore.Rob Barton had a fine game at scrum half, while Eoin Walsh,Patrick Griffin,Ryan Walsh and Sean Prendergast had fiie games.Fethard 16s play Clanwilliam away in their first league game next Sunday morning at 11am.
Fethard U14s played Kilfeacle on Sunday morning in their first league which they won well, congrats to them on a winning start.
Training continues every Friday night at 6.45 for all youths teams and also minis',while girls training takes place at 8pm
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 www.fethardrfc.ie
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.
Club News 11th September
Fethard made their way up west on Saturday last to play Portumna in a senior friendly. Conditions were ideal for rugby and this suited the much younger Fethard team, who ran out comfortable winners with trys from Gary Kavanagh (2),Shane Kavanagh,Akim Faragh and Conor Kavanagh,Gary also converted four of these.Training continues every Friday evening and new members are also welcome.
Mini training started on Friday evening last with good numbers despite some heavy showers.Fethard Rfc minis caters for children from 6 to 11 ,both boys and girls, so why not bring your child along where they will have great fun, be trained by experience coaches and make some great new friends in what is an all inclusive athmosphere. Fethard minis train every Fri eve at 6.45 to 8.
Under age training also takes place at 6.45 on Friday evenings with Fethard fielding teams at 14s, 16s and 18s.
Our girls teams continue to grow every week under Polly Murphy and new members are always welcome.
The club would like to congratulate Ross Mc Cormack who played for Munster 18s on Sunday defeating Leinster.