The qualifiers for the Pat Browne Cup took place over the past two days at Balbriggan RFC. Local primary schools took part in the two day blitz which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. The Cup is played in memory of the late Pat Browne, a former President of Balbriggan RFC.
There was some great talent on display over the two days. All participants received a medal for taking part. The winner from day 1 was St Molaga’s NS, and the winner from day 2 was St George’s NS. St Molaga’s and St George’s now go forward to the Cup final which will be played at the club next month.
Balbriggan’s Women’s team travelled to Terenure on Sunday for the first round of the Paul Cusack Cup against CYM’s J1 team. This was CYM’s J1’s first outing in competitive rugby match. Credit must go to CYM for fielding a second women’s team.
Balbriggan won by 60 points to nil. Well done to all the team on a great performance. They’re now through to the next round of the Cup.
Balbriggan beat Kilkenny in the second round of the 2nds Towns Cup on Sunday afternoon. Final score 41 v 22. Geordie Boyce scored a hat-trick of tries, and also converted three tries on a very windy afternoon at Bowhill. Skipper Ciaran Malone, Dave Healy, Mark Geraghty and Ruaidhrí O’Brien also scored one try each. This was a super performance by the team, who now have their last two League matches to play, before a quarter-final encounter with Ardee on March 26th. Credit must go to a fine Kilkenny outfit who, despite the score never dropped their heads and played to the very end. Well done to the lads from Balbriggan and to Kilkenny on a great match.
It’s Cup Rugby time at Balbriggan RFC. This Sunday, 26th Feb, Balbriggan’s IXV play Kilkenny in the second round of the 2nds Towns Cup. KO 3pm. This is a home game so please come along and support the team.
This season’s North East Santa Blitz at Balbriggan RFC was a huge success. The children got to play some rugby, and were also treated to a visit from Santa and a selection box each. They also got to meet Leinster and Irish rugby players, Garry Ringrose and Joey Carbery.
Each year, the Santa Blitz raises money for a designated charity. This year’s charity was the IRFU Charitable Trust. This week, some of our youngest Balbriggan RFC mini’s along with Mini Co-ordinator Eamon Darcy and North East Chairman Eamonn O’Hare presented a cheque for €500 to former Leinster and Irish rugby player, Mick Quinn, who is a member of the IRFU Charitable Trust Committee.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our club members and their families as well as the many friends of Balbriggan RFC, wherever you are in the World, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
We have done a huge amount in 2016 and I thought you might like to take a few moments to reflect on what we in our Club have achieved. We are on the cusp of achieving great things and this is certainly a very exciting time to be involved in Balbriggan RFC. As you know, the first part of 2016 saw the close of the 2015 – 2016 season when we completed our 90th anniversary celebrations. That season was brought to a successful completion with our Club’s Awards Night and Book Launch which was held in the Bracken Court Hotel in May. Although rugby is a Winter sport, we did not take a rest over the summer months. Tag Rugby was played throughout the Summer. The Leinster Summer camp in July this year was one of the biggest held by Leinster Rugby anywhere in the Province this year! Continue reading →
Balbriggan RFC are delighted to announce Moriarty Group as a major Corporate Sponsor of Balbriggan RFC, commencing January 2017, in what will be an exciting new era for the Club. Luke Moriarty and the Moriarty Family have a long and deep connection with our town and wider community, primarily through SuperValu Balbriggan and The Bracken Court Hotel. We are honoured that the Moriarty Group have chosen to support Balbriggan Rugby in such a substantial way. The Moriarty Group are a natural fit for our Club and our Community. We invite members and friends of Balbriggan RFC to show your appreciation by supporting SuperValu and the Bracken Court Hotel now and into the future.