Club News

New Coach Appointed

July 15th, 2013

Mr Eddie Walsh formally of Westport RFC has been appointed as new head coach of Connemara RFC. He will be welcomed to the club my President Matt O’Sullivan and committee on Tuesday July 17th. We wish all the best and will support him fully in what we hope is a long and successful stint at the club.

Connemara RFC Monster Raffle 2013

July 15th, 2013

Everything is almost in place for our pitch development Monster Draw. First prize will be an Opel Astra and there will be at least ten other prizes. We expect the draw to take place during the Christmas season . Tickets will be available in the next few weeks, any person wishing to help sell some of these tickets please call or leave a message for Rory @ 087-2203178. All help and support would be forever appreciated by everyone inside Connemara RFC.

Connemara RFC 7’s Tournament

July 15th, 2013

Twenty one men’s team and six ladies’ sides took part in this year’s Connemara 7’s tournament, which started on Friday evening with a nights music in our marquee. Sadly, Saturday was a wet and damp day but there was brilliant sunshine on Sunday. All games were run on time and a high standard of rugby was played. Galwegians Ladies had a great win over the All Sorts in the Ladies Final, beating the previous two years champions.

The men’s competition saw two great teams from Portlaoise play exceptional rugby. Tuam also fielded a great side. It was Oughterard men’s first venture here, and they are to be complemented for taking part. It was also a first outing for the Connemara ladies at this level. A great weekend was had by locals and visitors.There was a great welcome back for Emmet Ferron’s and Martin O’Malley

Sincere thanks to Supervalu and Lidl for their great help, also the Ambulance crew. Massive thank you to Rory O’Toole, Pete Smyth, Irene King, James Staunton, Gerry Delaney, PJ Heffernan, Kevin Keogh, Peter Keane, Owen Hayes, Des Fogerty and all the volunteers who helped massively throughout the weekend and not forgetting the referee’s who gave up their free time to officiate at the tournament.

This years winners are as follows:

Men’s Junior 1 Cup: The Apostles of Smudge

Men’s Junior 2 Cup: The Cooks

Ladies Cup: Bo Peep’s Sheep

Men;s Junior 1 Plate: Connemara Blacks

Men’s Junior 2 Plate: Northside Massive

Ladies Plate: 1 Run Wonder

Men’s Junior 1 Bowl: Portlaoise RFC

Men’s Junior 2 Bowl: The Late Withdrawels

Ladies Bowl: The Scrum Virgins


Connemara RFC AGM

July 15th, 2013

There was a reasonably good attendance at Connemara RFC’s AGM at the Station House recently. Outgoing president Des Fogerty thanked the members for giving him the great honour of being president of such a great club. He regretted our exit from the All Ireland League, but said it was the end of a cycle. Emigration and injuries have played havoc.

Mr. Matt O’Sullivan, the incoming president, thanked Des for all his work during the previous two years and reminded him that the club had won three underage Connacht titles and an under 18 Connacht ladies title during his years in office. He wished him and his wife, Margaret, a happy semi retirement.

Next year’s committee is as follows:

Chairman: Aidan O Halloran

President: Matt O Sullivan

Vice President: Peter Keane

Secretary: Irene King-Staunton

Treasurer: Mary Lydon

Membership Secretary: Peter Smyth

Pro: Rory O Toole

Fixture Secretary: Gerry King

Annual Golf Am-Am @ Connemara Golf Links

July 15th, 2013

Many thanks to Connemara Golf Club and all the organizers of our annual Golf Am Am; great thanks to all the players and sponsors and who made the occasion a success. Rory O’Toole, Peter Smyth and Peter Keane must be commended for their Trojan work in organizing the event. The competition was won by the team of Aidan O’Halloran, Eugene Casey, Tom Vaughen & Pat Casey

Connemara RFC Underage Rugby

July 15th, 2013

Connemara RFC honoured all the young men who won Connacht underage titles this past year at a function in The Station House Hotel. This honour also extended to all the coaching staff and parents. Presentations were made to the boys and the star performers during the year. It was a great occasion, with the president and the coaches, Nigel Murray and Dara Heanue, presenting the players with their medals. James Staunton and Irene King were masters of ceremonies during the evening. Matt O’Sullivan recounted briefly the early history of the club and reminded everyone of the clubs

motto; ‘Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body’ and said the club during the next year will avoid all negativity and be positive for the betterment of the club and it’s many members.

Connemara RFC Weekly Lotto

July 15th, 2013

Draw Results: 14/07/2013

Numbers Drawn: 3 , 7 , 21 , 24

No Winner

Match 3’s: 3 @ €50

Marty Bourke Recess, John Houlihan & Eamonn McGonagle

Attendance Prizes: Brid Whelan*2 & Eileen Cohill

Next Draw: Tom King’s Bar Clifden, Sunday 21st July

Jackpot: €15,000 plus Attendance Prizes

New Attendance Draw ” Find The Joker” this week’s jackpot is €575

Connemara RFC Weekly Lotto

July 15th, 2013

Draw Results: 7/07/2013

Numbers Drawn: 9 , 15 , 19 , 27

No Winner

Match 3’s: 1 @ €100

Michael Monaghan Moycullen

Attendance Prizes: Pat Connell, Odette Gavin & Rory O’Toole

Next Draw: Lowry’s Bar Clifden, Sunday 14th July

Jackpot: €15,000 plus Attendance Prizes

New Attendance Draw ” Find The Joker” this week’s jackpot is €550

Connemara RFC Weekly Lotto

July 15th, 2013

Draw Results: 30/06/2013

Numbers Drawn: 12 , 13 , 18 , 19

No Winner

Match 3’s: 2 @ €50

Mary Smyth & Eileen Cohill

Attendance Prizes: Tommy O’Toole, Brid Whelan & Breda Ann O’Toole

Next Draw: O’Malley’s Bar Clifden, Sunday 7th July

Jackpot: €15,000 plus Attendance Prizes

New Attendance Draw ” Find The Joker” this week’s jackpot is €525

Thanks to our many Sponsors and Supporters

Sponsors Clifden Station House David Jameson Group Clifden SuperValu The Oil Company Clifden