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Club Notes | Latest From Killarney RFC

18th April 2023 By The Editor

Club Notes | Latest From Killarney RFC

The Killarney and Tralee U14 Boys teams. Photo Credit: Killarney RFC

Our latest edition of Club Notes comes from Killarney RFC.

By Liam Murphy

A huge day of rugby ahead this Saturday (A Super Saturday) for our U14 and U16 boys as they contest their respective West Munster Cup Finals. Both matches take place at Tralee RFC and both teams face Rugbai Chorca Dhuibhne in what promises to be two brilliant matches. All support very welcome so please try and get to O’Dowd Park to support both teams. Best of luck to all players and coaches. U14 kick off proceedings at 2.30pm while our U16s kick off at 4:15pm.

Lily Morris represents Ireland U18:

A huge congrats to our own Lily Morris who represented Ireland in England over the past week and a half, taking part in the U18 Six Nations tournament. Lily played in all games and scored tries against England and Scotland and is joint top scorer from Ireland for the tournament. We are so proud of you Lily! Very well done!

Lily Morris. Photo Credit: Killarney RFC

Give It A Try – 22 April:

Our Give It A Try rugby programme, aimed at getting girls aged 8-14 playing rugby, kicks off at Aghadoe on Saturday the 22nd of April next. This eight-week programme is a great way for girls to play rugby, make new friends and have great fun. Run by our own excellent coaches, these hourly sessions are a fantastic way to get girls playing rugby. For further information contact Fiona on 087-2304689.

Minis finish season with party:

Last Saturday our Minis finished up their season with an end of season training session and party. Player awards were handed out along with medals to celebrate another successful season. Thanks to all of our players who trained hard all season and had great fun making new friends playing rugby. Thanks also to our coaches for looking after their charges, our fantastic volunteers who helped with hospitality and sign in and to our Coordinator Dave Hickey for looking after everything.

Killarney RFC’s Minis. Photo Credit: Killarney RFC


U14 West Munster Cup Final

Killarney V RCD – @ O’Dowd Park, Tralee – 2:30pm

U16 West Munster Cup Final

Killarney V RCD – @ O’Dowd Park, Tralee – 4:15pm

Members of Killarney RFC win Tropical 7s Girls Rugby Tournament 

By Diarmuid O’Malley 

Several rugby players from Killarney RFC joined up with the US based Hawkeyes teams earlier this month in Tampa, Florida to play in the Tropical 7s Rugby 7s tournament. Played in the searing Florida heat the players acquitted themselves very well in the international tournament.

Beaufort girl Clodagh Foley played in the U18s competition and won the plate while Listrys Emjay Leslie and Beaufort boy Luke O’Malley played in the U14s boys competition.

Fia Whelan and Ava O’Malley played in the U16s girls competition that was coached by Diarmuid O’ Malley and Josh Whelan. They managed to win the tournament outright, playing some exceptional rugby in the process. The team was made up from girls from Fiji, USA and Samoa.

The Hawkeyes U16 Girls team. Photo Credit: Diarmuid O’Malley

Coach O’Malley added,  “What was so interesting about this group is that the girls just met for trials on the Wednesday before the tournament and gelled immediately.

“The standard of rugby they played was off the charts but more important they all learned so much from the experience and have now formed friendships which will last a lifetime.”


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