Santa Blitz 2016

The annual North East Leinster Santa Blitz took place on Sunday December 4th at Balbriggan RFC. The event which is now in its sixth year saw almost 400 U7’s, U8’s and U9’s come to Balbriggan to take part in this rugby blitz. Teams from Ardee, Balbriggan, Boyne, Dundalk, Navan, Ratoath, Skerries and Virginia Rugby Clubs took part in this years Santa Blitz which was hugely successful from start to finish. At a blitz such as this, the emphasis is on having fun. The children all played three games, and they got to meet Santa and received a selection box. Coaches were encouraged to join in the fun by dressing up if they wished. Amongst the coaches this year, we had an elf from Balbriggan and two reindeer from Virginia!

Of course the main event of the day was when the children got to meet Santa. This year though, Santa wasn’t alone and had two helpers! We were delighted to have Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery, come along to meet all the children. This made the children’s day (and their parents!) as they got to meet their rugby heroes. We greatly appreciate the time that the lads gave to all the children at the club on the day. 
Thanks to Jacinta O’Rourke, Chairperson of the PR Committee for Domestic Rugby in Leinster and Eamonn O’Hare, Chairperson of the North East Leinster Branch, for joining us on the day. Thanks also to St John’s Ambulance and their volunteers for being on hand at such a big event. The annual blitz also raises funds for a charitable cause. The charitable beneficiary of this years fundraising efforts was the IRFU Charitable Trust. This year we raised just short of €500 for the IRFU Charitable Trust. 
Much thanks must go to Eamon Darcy, Balbriggan RFC’s Mini’s Co-Ordinator who organised the event. Finally, thanks to all the helpers at the club who made sure that everything ran smoothly. An event like this simply could not take place without these volunteers.
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Your Club, Your Country – IRFU Draw

The IRFU and Ulster Bank are delighted to announce that the ‘Your Club, Your Country’ Grand Prize Draw is back again this season – and this year the prizes are better than ever! Last year the initiative raised over half a million euro for the club game throughout Ireland thanks to club supporters.

Getting involved could not be easier. All of the prizes are kindly provided by the IRFU and their family of partners, with the club retaining 100% of the amount from those sales to support our club activities during the season.

Tickets cost €10 each, and as already said the prizes are fantastic. In addition to the IRFU prizes, Balbriggan RFC are holding a club draw for all those who purchase tickets, with the winner  receiving two RBS 6 Nations tickets.  Continue reading →

Autumn Internationals & Six Nations Home Internationals

Tickets for the Autumn internationals can be collected at the Club at 8pm this evening (Thursday).

Orders for Home international tickets must be made by Friday 18 November. Email rcashell@eircom.net to order tickets.

Also, if anyone is interested in travelling by bus to the New Zealand match from the club, please contact Kevin Sweeney for details.

Race Night

Balbriggan RFC’s Race Night in the Bracken Court Hotel was a great success last night. We have many people to thank for making last night such a great success. These include, all who supported the night by buying horses, local businesses who generously sponsored each race, comedian Eric Lalor who put on a great show and members and friends who attended last night. Particular thanks to the members of the fundraising committee who organised the Race Night and ensured that it ran so well. Attached is a list of winners of each race. Well done to all!  Race Night Winners 2016

Clubhouse Planning Permission

Balbriggan RFC are delighted to announce that Fingal County Council have granted permission for the construction of a Clubhouse at our grounds at Bowhill, Balrothery.
 
Balbriggan RFC are grateful to Fingal Co Co and to those who assisted us in getting to this stage, particularly Councillor Tony Murphy. We will now move to the next stage in this vital project which will involve tendering for construction of the clubhouse.

Balbriggan RFC looks forward to working with our members, our neighbours and with our wider Community in Balbriggan and Balrothery in developing this state of the art sports facility which will benefit the men, women, youths and children that play rugby at Balbriggan RFC.

Click on the links below to see the Clubhouse Plans

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Balbriggan RFC U12’s Entertain at the Aviva

40,000 spectators were entertained by Balbriggan RFC’s U12s when they played at half-time during the Leinster v Munster game in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday October 8th. In what was a momentus day for the U12s and their families, it was great to see the huge number of supporters that travelled from Balbriggan RFC. The U12’s put on a great show, and should be very proud of what they achieved. It was a nice bonus that Leinster won too! Thanks to all who travelled to the game to cheer on the team. Thanks also to Gerry Buckley from Super Valu Balbriggan for providing goodies for the team. Check out our Gallery for more photos from the day.
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The Bulldog – Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS

Well done to the U12 on their performance at the Aviva today but against a heavier Portarlington side they got their first experience of Midland Beef.  They were making a great comeback and looked just about to score when the ref ended the match.  What a thrill to get to play at the Aviva on the same pitch as all their heroes and see Leinster get a well Continue reading →

Away Internationals

AWAY INTERNATIONALS

If anyone is interested in going to the away internationals would they please send an email to the Hon Sec, Robert Cashell no later than Wed 19th Oct.

 

The dates of the games are:

Sat 4 Feb               Scotland               14.25

Sat 11 Feb             Italy                        15.30

Fri 10 Mar              Wales                     20.00

 

We get a very limited of tickets for the away games so an order may not guarantee a ticket.  We don’t get an option on tickets either so cannot give an indication of price.

Balbriggan RFC Race Night

Balbriggan RFC are hosting a Race Night on Friday October 14th in the Bracken Court Hotel. The night will also see award winning comedian Eric Lalor perform a comedy act. For the Race Night, each horse costs €20 and race sheets are available at the club. You can also purchase a horse online through My Club Finances by clicking on the poster below. There is a prize of €100 for the winner of each race. All are welcome to the first social night/fundraiser of the season.

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