It was great to see our minis and youths return to training this week. The theme of training sessions was fun, as players took to the pitch for the first time in four months. Our younger minis (U6/7 through to U9) will return to training on Sunday May 2nd. Training is at 10.00am-11.00am.
The Stingers will return to training on Sunday May 9th – U18’s only, for the first training session, as per government regulations.
From Monday May 10th, seniors will return to training.
Tipperary woman Rachael Blackmore has made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times. What an incredible achievement!
Thanks again to all who supported our Grand National Sweepstake. Here are our winners, who will each receive €100. Well done to all!
Here is the draw for Balbriggan RFC’s Grand National Sweepstake. The Aintree Grand National takes place on Saturday at 5.15pm. Best of luck to everyone and thanks for your support of Balbriggan RFC.
Click on the attachment here to see which horse number you have been allocated – 2021 Balbriggan RFC Grand National Sweepstakes FINAL green
Here’s the same list in alphabetical order, by family surname – 2021 Balbriggan RFC Grand National Sweepstakes FINAL name
We’d like to wish all our members and supporters a peaceful and Happy New Year. Thanks to you all for your continued support. Look forward to seeing you back at the club in 2021.
We are delighted to confirm that Balbriggan RFC has been approved for significant funding under the Fingal Leader programme. The Leader Programme will provide a total of €28,257.24 towards two upgrade projects in the Club. These projects are an upgrade of the lighting on the front pitch together with an upgrade/replacement of the fence between the front pitch and North County Cricket Club. The Leader programme provides 75% of the total funding towards these two projects with Balbriggan RFC funding the rest of the projects from its own capital.
Balbriggan RFC are very grateful to Fingal County Council and the Leader team for this support which will help to improve the training facilities at Balbriggan RFC whilst also adding to the safety of our grounds. The Club would like to thank Councillor Tony Murphy who worked tirelessly to help Balbriggan RFC secure this funding and Angela Manoli in the Leader team for her help and guidance through the application process. Hopefully our members and the wider community will soon see the benefits of this Leader support through our enhanced facilities.
Balbriggan RFC wish to acknowledge and thank Fingal County Council for their support of Balbriggan RFC during the Covid crisis. Balbriggan RFC received funding of €842 which helped with the substantial costs of purchasing and installing sanitising stations at all pitches, including the astro pitches, hi-vis vests for our Covid Compliance Officers, plus the on-going cost of sanitiser for all of these stations, to help with the safe return to sport of our community.
To Members & Friends of Balbriggan RFC,
Please take note that the Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) of Balbriggan RFC for the 2019 – 2020 season will take place at Balbriggan RFC’s clubhouse on the evening of Tuesday 11th August 2020 at 8.30pm.
As per Article 10 of the Constitution of Balbriggan RFC “Voting Members” as at 1st November 2019 are entitled to vote at the AGM. The Constitution of Balbriggan RFC can be accessed at the Club website at http://balbrigganrfc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2014.10.21-Balbriggan-RFC-Club-Constitution.pdf
Please note that due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and guided by Government of Ireland advice on health and safety, the AGM may be postponed or cancelled at short notice. Attendees at the AGM will have to comply with social distancing and complete Covid-19 health declaration forms.
Attendees must confirm in advance their intention to attend the AGM in order to ensure that a space is reserved and therefore must reply to the Honorary Secretary confirming that they will attend at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reply by Tuesday 4th August informing me if you wish to attend.
With kind regards