Ballyboughal, Fingal North Co Dublin. Est Feb '08

rugby…? in ballyboughal….?!!




You would think with the recent success of the Junior GAA team that rugby would be the furthest thing from anyones mind [in Ballyboughal at least…] at this moment in time…. 😉

But over the weekend at The Pavillions Shopping Centre in Swords, Swords Rugby Club continued their Fingal-wide recruitment drive with a two-day promotion at the retail centre and members of the club were on hand to discuss any information required. I stopped by to say hello to the lads.

It’s been a long time since I played rugby… or hurling for that matter and being honest I didn’t realise just how big an outfit Swords Rugby Club was…. 😉

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There’s the men’s teams at 1st, 2nd and Over-35s level and for the younger there’s now the first-ever Under-13 and under 9 team. There’s also Under-12 and Under 10 levels.

A mini rugby launch is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 27th in Brackenstown and the club’s Under-19 team will also been in action, managed by Martin Troy and coached by Fran McKevitt, Derek Brennan and Jamie Gormly.

It’s shaping up to be a big season at all levels and the coaching ranks have been further strengthened with Fran, Fiachra Coll and Simon Lear being the latest to undertake coaching courses.

Swords RFC president, Alan Butler said.

Our preparations couldn’t have gone better so far and it all bodes well for the coming year, as well as the future,We have had an influx of new players and our youth development officer, Jamie Gormly, is back coaching in the local schools once again.

Special thanks must go to the Pavilions for facilitating our promotions weekend, which will be a great chance for anyone, of any age or experience, who is interested in playing or supporting rugby, to sign up and get involved.

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