Carrick on Suir RFC

Smashers since 1923

Minis

Ages for Mini players are from U-7 to U-12 and it’s open to both Girls and Boys.  We have a full calendar playing and hosting other clubs throughout the area which allow the players to test their skills they have learned at training.

“At Carrick on Suir Rugby club we are constantly on the look out for budding Paul O’Connells or Brian O’Driscolls.  Truthfully, we are just delighted to see our kids having great fun every Sunday morning.”

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All new members welcome.  Our friendly well trained team of coaches are looking forward to meeting you.

See you there!

Youths

Club training nights are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Games are organised for weekends agreed between opposition coaches in advance of the fixture and notified to players on training nights.
We endeavor to have suitably qualified coaches with each age group and are constantly recruiting and getting training organised through the Munster Branch of the I.R.F.U. who run the training courses at different locations throughout the year.
We look forward to seeing you all at the club at the start of the new season.

Tag Rugby

The tournament attracts all levels of players.  It is for both men and women over 14 years and the social aspect is as much of an attraction as the playing.

Sponsors

Sean Meade, Meades Pharmacy
Ed O’Donnell, O’Donnell’s Crisps
Shee & Hawe
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International Tickets

APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNATIONAL TICKETS 2016-17
Contact Dermot Fogarty 087-279 1496

Ladies

Club training nights are Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Games are organised for weekends agreed between opposition coaches in advance of the fixture and notified to players on training nights.
We endeavor to have suitably qualified coaches with each age group and are constantly recruiting and getting training organised through the Munster Branch of the I.R.F.U. who run the training courses at different locations throughout the year.
We look forward to seeing you all at the club at the start of the new season.

History

There was a Rugby club in existence in the town in the second half of the 19th century but records go back officially to 1923 when the cricket club in Carrick-beg dissolved and the rugby club was founded.  Among the founder members were William (Bud) Galvin, Jack Walsh, Martin Walsh and Tommy Lynch among others.
The club ceased to function in 1941/42 owing to the war and shortage of petrol but reformed again in 1957 as a result of meeting between Dr. Paul O’Brien, Bud Galvin, Michael Cleary, Tom Cleary, R.L. Burke and Dick Cleary.
The reformed club played its first match on Sunday October 6th 1957 when it met a Thurles selection at the Pill Road pitch.  Although the scoreboard showed a decisive victory for the more experienced Thurles fifteen, the general run of play indicated bright possibilities for the home team in the future.  About five hundred spectators enjoyed the game, which was played under ideal weather conditions.  Included in the attendance were many veterans of the old Carrick rugby club such as Bud Galvin, John Walsh, R.L. Burke all of whom were committee members of the new club.  Its President Dr. Paul O’Brien, an all-round athlete of distinction, had been a Munster inter-provincial representative in the early thirties.
The team that lined out that day was; S. Healy, J. Fleming. Eddie Curran, Pat Murphy, Pa Faulkner, Gerard Cleary, J. Cooney. J. Kelly, Al Power, Tom Morrissey, John Connolly, Noel Healy, Milo Murphy, Stephen Gibbons and Eddie Stokes.  Mr. P.J. Fennell refereed the match. Carrick had a second fixture lined up a fortnight later on October 20th against Cashel.
During the following years the club played at many venues in and around the town including the Castle Field, near Coolnamuck Road, Pill Road opposite Tinvane, Cregg Road, Mountrichard, Deer Park and eventually Tybroughney.

Contact Us

OUR LOCATION
PRESIDENT : Louis Dowley 087-231 3106  E-Mail : dowleys@eircom.net
HON SECRETARYS (Joint): Vivienne Bourke 086-199 4255 & Ken Murphy 087-680 7644
HON TREASURER : Tony Musiol 087-248 3052
HON. FIXTURES SECRETARY : Conor Murphy 086-198 3704
INTERNATIONAL/INTERPROVINCIAL TICKET CO-ORDINATOR: Dermot Fogarty 087-279 1496
GROUNDS : Michael Hickey 087-694 3109
CHILD WELFARE OFFICER:  Sarah Moore 086-165 8580
CLUB HEAD COACH:  Adam O’Loughlin 086-074 2815
CLUB CAPTAIN : John Phelan 086-806 2969
WOMENS RUGBY:  Kieran O’Brien 086-345 3327 & Sarah Moore 086-165 8580
YOUTH RUGBY: John Hogan 086-354 5760
MINI RUGBY:  Donal Moriarty 087-973 5721
CLUB REFEREE:  Ross Cleary 087-244 7372

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