Club News

Connemara RFC News April 2016

April 29th, 2016

The U18.5 League Final – Sun 01 May 2016
The U18.5 League Final – Connemara RFC V’s Sligo RFC this Sunday 1st May 2016, in Castlebar. Kick off at 2PM.

Please come along and support the Connemara RFC team.

Directions to Castlebar RFC from Castlebar Town Centre
The address is Cloondeash, and it is off the main Castlebar-Ballinrobe road.
Leaving Castlebar, follow the signs for Ballinrobe.
About 2.5 miles from Castlebar, you will see a “Castlebar RFC” signpost on your left. Take the right turn here off the main road. 0.3mile later you will see another signpost, and you take another right turn. This road is very twisty and narrow. The clubhouse is 0.3 miles up this road.

Connemara front row Alan Pryce and his wife, Sinead, celebrated the christening of their son, Luke Michael, at St. Joseph’s Church, Clifden recently.

They were joined by Sinead’s twin sister, Sorcha, and husband, JP Casey, whose son, Jack Matthias, was also baptised at the same ceremony.

Canon James Ronayne did the church honours.

Afterwards, the two families and frowns had a get together at Connemara Sands Hotel.

Girls & Ladies Rugby

All girls and ladies interested in playing rugby in Connemara should get in touch immediately with club coaches or committee members.

The future of ladies rugby is very exciting.


Connemara committee and club me members wish our club member Darren Little and his future bride, Kate Hambleton, best wishes in their upcoming marriage in June. Darren plays full back and wing for the club and is son of Martin and Lilian Little of Ballyconneely. The wedding will take place in Barna.


The annual general meeting of Connemara RFC will take place at the Station House Hotel, Clifden on Wednesday, June 1st at 20:00.

It is hoped that a large number of players and members will attend, as well as future members.

The club is looking forward to a new and exciting season with many aspirations. Ladies are particularly invited; at present, there are only three ladies members on our committee.

Tiernan Returns:

It is a huge boost to rugby followers of Connemara that Tiernan O’Halloran has returned from injury and will play for Connacht tonight against Treviso. Connemara’s other Irish U20 international, Oisin Heffernan, has had a strong season and has been included in Leinster match day 23’s.

Emmett Ferrons:

Congratulations to former club captain Emmett Ferrons on his impressive season with St Mary’s, where the prop started all games as the Dubliners ran away with the AIL 1A league title.

Lansdowne Road Fundraiser:

Report next week.

Thanks to our many Sponsors and Supporters

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