It may be off-season but it’s all a go at Ballinasloe Rugby Football Club (BRFC) with several teams back training for fun and fitness. Although there will be no competitive fixtures for some time yet. Mini Summer Camps have been scheduled for late July with further updates coming soon. Overall, it is recognised that they have an important role to play in the physical and mental wellbeing of its members.
Similar to other sports, players will be required to submit health declarations beforetraining/activities. While hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and social distancing will feature strongly amongst other measures to minimise risk to players, coaches, and volunteers. The committee and coaches are working hard to ensure the Club is prepared to welcome you all back for the 2021 rugby season.
Fundraising through its 50/50 fundraiser continues with ever-increasing members. The community’s continued support has been greatly appreciated. It is easy to enter by setting up a five euro per month standing order to the club or by paying a once-off €60 that will guarantee inclusion in the draw for 12 months. More details can be found on their Facebook page or from any committee member.
A very popular clothing collection was held to raise much needed funds, not only for the teams but also for a local worthy charity, Ballinasloe Lions Club. The collection is ongoing so keep an eye out on social media for further collection dates.. All money raised will help fund ongoing and future projects including pitch lighting, entrance safety enhancements, car park drainage to include tarmac and lighting, dressing room completion and other facility enhancements.
Some former and current players have also been shining provincially, nationally and internationally of late. Béibhínn Parsons has continued to feature strongly with the Irish Women’s squad in this year’s Six Nations competition with several tries to her name and some memorable performances. Colm Reilly has signed a professional contract with Connacht Rugby. BRFC offer their heartiest congratulations to Méabh Deely and Aoibheann Reilly who have been selected in the Irish Women’s Sevens squad for the International Rugby Sevens tournament at St George’s Park.
To get in touch with Ballinasloe RFC with their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BallinasloeRFC or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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