Ballinasloe RFC rugby graduates continue to excel on the highest stage with Maebh Deely scoring on her Irish debut on the Ireland Women's tour of Japan. Additionally, Beibhinn Parsons returned to action with the Irish Women’s Sevens in the World Cup Sevens in South Africa scoring some outstanding tries on their way to the quarter final. So, girls join Ballinasloe RFC and end up travelling the world playing Rugby!
Also, Club graduates on the mens side - Oisin McCormack, Shane Jennings, Colm Reilly and John Devine played for Connacht 'A' in that series of games.
The next generation of players known as the 'Ballinasloe Broncos' train every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 am and all boys and girls from six to 12 are welcome. All mini's coaches are trained and vetted and offer an inclusive, fun environment, with excellent facilities for all children. Further details on the Broncos can be had from Steve Goode at 0852662142.
The club fields in all ages in the boys - from minis, 13s to senior in men's and at girls, minis (six to 12) and at U14, U16 and U18 in women.
The senior men led by Captain Andrew Manion, currently compete at Connacht Junior C level with the League commencing in October. Following the completion of Curley Cup where they won their first fixture 41 - 7 v Claremorris, lost 21 to 24 against NUIG in an entertaining game and defeated Ballina in their final Group game. The Management team of Noel Manion, Tom Finn, Kevin Hogarty, Conor Higgins were impressed with the squad.
Like all Clubs fundraising is an ongoing necessity and support is asked for their Table Quiz on Friday 21st October In Clubhouse at 8pm with loads of spot prizes and a fun night guaranteed. There is also an ongoing pre-worn clothes collection facility in the Club and donations are always welcome. And the ongoing 'Half the pot' monthly draw continues.
The improvement of the club facilities is continued with ongoing upgrading of the pitch lighting, and dressing rooms for women. Plans are also afoot to build a storage shed and construct a walkway on the periphery of the playing pitches to allow parents and members exercise while their children train and play.
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