2021 AGM
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 1 July 2021

Kinsale RFC will be holding their AGM on Thursday 15th July at 8pm.

This years AGM will be held in the Club Grounds at Snugmore which will allow the club to ensure we adhere to current social distancing rules. 

Any proposals for items to be added to the agenda, or nominations for the club officer roles can be emailed to [email protected] at least 7 days before the AGM as per the clubs constitution. An updated agenda will be distributed once all items are added.

Please wear face masks, santize and adhere to current social distancing rules.

Club Shop
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 20 May 2021
The NEW Kinsale RFC Samurai Team Store is now live with pre orders open!
Use the code FREEKINSALE21 at checkout to get free shipping on your first order . All items ordered now will be ready in August. After that all items will be available for order within 48 hours
Underage Return to Rugby
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 22 April 2021

It’s been a tough year for all of us, and the club you like to thank you for your ongoing commitment to Rugby and Kinsale RFC in this most extraordinary Rugby year. The good news is that underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence from Monday 26th April until the end of May.

Included below are the times and details for all our training times from Monday the 26th of April.

We look forward to seeing you next week, we missed the atmosphere and vibrancy of the activity at the club that you provide. We strongly advise that you comply with all instructions from your teams’ coaches and Covid-Coordinators.

We have been advised by the IRFU that your children are dropped off and collected after training. Parents who wish to stay are advised to stay in the cars until after training has finished.

Monday 26th April

U13s pitch 2-time tbc

U14s pitch 1 6.30-7.45

Tuesday 27th

U11s pitch 2 6-7.15

U16s pitch 1 7.30-8.45

U18.5 pitch 2 7.30-8.45

Wednesday 28th

U14s pitch 1 6.30-7.45

Thursday 29th

U12s pitch 4 6-7.15

U13s pitch 2 tbc

U16s pitch 1 7.15-8.30

U18.5 pitch 2 7.30-8.45

Friday 30th


Saturday 1st May


Pitch 1-u7s and u8s

Pitch 2- u9s

Pitch 4 -girls

Pitch 5 -girls


Pitch 1 u10s

Pitch 2 free

Pitch 4 u11s

Pitch 5 u12s


Pitch 1 U13s

Pitch 2 U14s

Pitch 4 U16s

Heineken Kinsale 7s 2021 Cancelled
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 25 February 2021

The Heineken Kinsale sevens committee and Kinsale rugby club have been watching the developing situation with Covid-19 World-wide and feel unfortunately it would not be advisable to stage the rugby sevens on the May bank holiday weekend 2021, with current restrictions, as well as attracting to many players and visitors from Ireland and aboard to the Kinsale area.

We will start making plans for next year, 2022, and would like to thank our sponsors and supporters. We look forward to seeing everyone May Bank Holiday weekend 2022.

Heineken Kinsale 7s Committee

Kinsale RFC Lotto is Back
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 10 August 2020

Kinsale RFC Lotto Is Back

The Kinsale RFC Development Lotto is back and its first draw will be held on Thursday 20th August

 €20,000 JACKPOT

Weekly Lotto Play PRIZE WINS €50, €25, €25

Tickets will be available to purchase in the following locations for €2 a line

  • BANDON CO-OP, Farm Lane
  • KITTY O’SÉ’S, Pearse St.
  • MURPHY GROCERS, Pearse St.

You can also purchase a ticket Online at www.kinsalerfc.com

  • €24 for 12 weekly draws
  • €50 for 26 weekly draws (one free)
  • €100 for 52 weekly draws (two free)

Thank you for your support. Lotto players must be 18 years of age or over.

Tickets will be available to purchase from this Friday.

Kinsale RFC AGM
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 30 July 2020

Kinsale RFC will be holding their AGM on Thursday 13th August at 8pm.
This years AGM will be held in the Trident Hotel which will allow the club to ensure we adhere to current social distancing rules. 

Any proposals for items to be added to the agenda, or nominations for the club officer roles can be emailed to [email protected] at least 7 days before the AGM as per the clubs constitution. 

The staff of the Trident Hotel will sanitise the room before and after the meeting is held and santiser will be also available at the door.
Please wear face masks.

u12 Girls play at Energia Stadium
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 13 February 2020

Storm Ciara was no match for our amazing u12 girls last Sunday at the Energia Stadium.

Our u12s were one of four teams chosen to provide a guard of honour for the national teams, and to play exhibition matches during half time at the Womens 6 Nations Ireland v Wales game. They showed great heart and spirit, and were the first to score a try! It was an inspirational day out for our young ladies and a great day for Ireland. The future of women's rugby is looking bright.


2019 Munster Skills Camp
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 14 June 2019

Kinsale RFC is hosting one of the 2019 Munster Rugby Skills Camps (u13 to u16).
Tues 30th July - Friday 02nd August 2019.

This camp will be held subject to numbers

There isn't an online registration for the skills camp. If you are interested in sending your son or daughter then please let Dennis Collins know 086 172 3702.

For the skills camp to be viable we would need 12 players at each age group so please make Denis aware asap with the name and age of your child(ren).

The preseason skills camp will run from Tuesday to Friday inclusive and will cost €50.

The Skillscamp will focus on player development ,skills ,s/c and advise on nutrition etc.

Application form can be download from http://www.kinsalerfc.com/userfiles/Skills-Camp-2019.pdf

2019 Munster Summer Camp
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 14 June 2019

Kinsale RFC is hosting one of the 2019 Munster Rugby Summer Camps.
Monday 29th July - Friday 02nd August 2019.

Places are available for boys and girls from 6 to 12 years old with 22 venues hosting camps across the province.

Camps take place over one week (Monday through to Friday inclusive) between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Please note there is an online booking facility in place – If you wish to book online for your preferred venue you will be asked to register with Easy Payments Plus to ensure secure payment. Please click here for more details

The cost is €85 per child. Additional children from the same family can attend for the discounted rate of €75 per child.

More Details can be found

You can download an application form from here also

2019 RBS 6 Nations Ticket Application
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 24 August 2018

Kinsale RFC are now accepting applications for the RBS 6 Nations.

Please download the document and fill it out and email to [email protected] before September 15th.

2019 RBS 6 Nations Ticket Application Form.docx

McDondald Hotel Leisure Centre Gym Promotion
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 7 October 2017
Just so everybody is aware the Kinsale RFC Gym is for Players, Coaches and Refs
if you want to use this Gym you must be involved in Playing, Coaching or Reffing for the Club. This Gym is not open to general members and this includes the Club President, Club Treasurer, Club Secretary and many other heavily involved volunteers who cannot avail of this fantastic facility. 
But do not despair fitness fans you can join the Kinsale RFC Corporate Group for the McDondald Hotel Leisure Centre which gives a much reduced membership fee for the Top Class Gym and Swimming Pool of €325 for and Adult and €100 for every child. 

Renewal date for this Group is the 10/10/2017 and if you would like to join this group please get in touch with Denis Cusack. This offer is for all members. 

Denis Cusack

E-Mail: [email protected]

Mob:   + 353  86 838 2420

Full Details of offer are as follows

It is €325 for every adult and €100 for every child for the year. I also wanted to take this opportunity to make sure you were aware of our ‘Member Plan’. If you are not already receiving these deals and lifestyle/diet/exercise plans, please let us know your interest and we’ll make sure you are signed up.

Don’t forget; every adult has two automatic free guest passes when they re- join, Just check in your guest at reception. Alternatively, you can nominate a person for the first five days of your membership, just leave their; name, contact number and email with us at reception. After that, all adult guests are €12 and children are €5.

And as always; there is 25% off the Spa, and 10% off the Hotel.

Kinsale RFC Town Hall Meeting
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 7 October 2017

The Kinsale RFC main committee would like to invite members and everybody connected or interested in Kinsale RFC to an opening meeting or as what some would know as a Town Hall meeting. 

The purpose of this will be to have an open and frank exchange of ideas and opinions the Good, the bad and the ugly. We want to hear your voice, your concerns and try and see want we can do to make this Club a Community that we all feel a valued part of.

Town Hall Meeting to take place in the Clubhouse on Monday 16th of October 2017 at 8:00PM 

Kinsale Kickoff with a League Win
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 25 September 2017

Kinsale kicked off their 17/18 league campaign with a home win against Mallow. Final score 13 - 12. Report will follow. Checkout the video highlights here (Courtesy of Colm McCarthy)

O Neill Cup v Mitchelstown Report
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Kinsale 21 Mitchelstown 12

Kinsale RFC 1st XV got off to a great start in their first competitive game of the season against Mitchelstown RFC in the O’Neill Cup at Snugmore last Friday.

Fergus Gimblett opened the scoring for Kinsale after 5mins with a try in the corner, which was converted by Barry McGory.

Mitchelstown responded well from the restart. Following a series of penalties from the home side, Mitchelstown went to the corner and scored a converted try from a maul.

On the 25minute, McGory added a further 3 points from a penalty on the Mitchelstown 22m.

Again Mitchelstown reacted well from the restart, they turnover the ball at the breakdown and moved the ball wide to Tom O'Callaghan, Mitchelstown’s No 10, who powered over the line for 5 points. The conversion attempt was missed.

In the closing moments of the 1st half there was some great inter play by Kinsale resulting in Evan Palmer putting Gimblett away in the corner for his 2nd try of the night. The conversion attempt was missed.

Half- time score: Kinsale 15 Mitchelstown 12

On the 46 minute McGory added an extra 3 points to make it 18-12 to Kinsale.

Three minutes later McGory completed the scoring on the evening with a well taken drop goal.

The game finished 21 – 12 to Kinsale.

Kinsale now advance to the Semi Final of the O’Neill Cup v Crosshaven – Date TBC.

2018 RBS 6 Nations Ticket Application
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 18 August 2017

Kinsale RFC are now accepting applications for the RBS 6 Nations.

Please download the document and fill it out and email to Lorraine Sullivan @ [email protected] before September 22nd.

https://www.kinsalerfc.com/userfiles/2018 RBS 6 Nations Ticket Application Form.docx

Kinsale RFC Announce Assistant Coach
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 29 July 2017

Kinsale Rugby Club are excited to announce the appointment of Cian Bohane as assistant coach for the 2017/18 season. Cian join’s new head coach Wayne Falvey’s coaching set-up after an accomplished career as a player.

After School Rugby at Presentation Brothers, Cian made his senior rugby debut at Dolphin in division 1A. His performances led to Cian signing for the Munster Academy in 2011, progressing to the senior side in 2013, making his senior debut against Zebre in the same season.

Cian’s most recent success involved captaining the Munster A team to winning the British and Irish Cup in 2017 before retiring to focus on his studies, having signed with UCC to continue his career at an amateur level.

Cian was attracted to Kinsale RFC because of the vision and direction of the club, stating that “the focus on the culture and community approach of the club appealed to me hugely and I’m looking forward to helping Kinsale become a successful community based club”. Also, the opportunity to work with Wayne Falvey and the players proved too exciting an opportunity for Cian to pass up.

Our club are excited by our new young coaching team, and welcome them to Kinsale and we hoping that Wayne and Cian can deliver success for Kinsale RFC, both on and off the pitch.

(Reminder that Pre-season kicks off Tuesday 1st of August at 7pm.)

Kinsale RFC Appoint New Head Coach
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 22 July 2017

Kinsale Rugby Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Falvey as new head coach for the 2017/18 season. Wayne joins the club on the back of a fruitful career as both a player and coach.

A playing career spanning years with early beginnings at underage level in Ballincollig, Senior cup experience at Christians, All Ireland success with UCC under 20’s, Promotion with UCC seniors and ultimately moved into coaching whilst playing with Highfield RFC.

As a coach Wayne has amassed a wealth of experience as well as success during his burgeoning Career. From his beginning as a player coach Wayne has went on to coach the Munster ladies team to 2 Interprovincial championship triumphs over 3 years, but it is at UCC that Wayne has achieved his latest achievement leading an exciting U20's side to finish top of the Donal Walsh League, to a Munster Final and the All Ireland knock out stages. Wayne is also involved in coaching the Munster Age-Grade squads.

Wayne has been impressed by the clubs planning, facilities, and ambitions all drawing him to Kinsale. Wayne plans to balance on field team success, with personal player development off it and development of the club’s capabilities.

The vision Wayne presented impressed the club, as well as the character, integrity, and leadership skills he has displayed throughout his career. The committee and club community wish to extend a warm greeting and best wishes to Wayne and the team for the coming season.

Pre-season begins Tuesday 1st of August at 7pm in preparation for the exciting season to come.

Aaron Kingston

U16 Pan Munster Final : Thomond Park
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 22 March 2017

Summer Kids Camp 2017
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 15 March 2017

Kinsale Rugby Summer Camp Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July 2017

Kinsale RFC is now one of 23 kids camp venues throughout Munster during the summer of 2017.

Boys and girls aged 6-12 welcome.
Cost per child €85 reduced to €75 if booked before 5th May.
Your €85 buys you 5 days camp with Munster Rugby coaches each day from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Includes Munster Rugby t-shirt, shorts, socks, draw-string bag, mouth guard and a ticket to a Munster rugby match.

For more details, and to apply and pay online, go to the Munster Rugby website link below. Hurry - places are limited!
UPDATE : U16 Pan Munster 1/4 Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 7 March 2017

The U16 Pan Munster 1/4 Final vs Ennis has been re-fixed for this Saturday the 11th March in Snugmore @ 1.30pm. Please come along, show your support and help the lads make history for the club!

U16 Pan Munster Quarter Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 2 March 2017

Our U16 team are lining out this Saturday (4th March) against Ennis in the U16 Pan Munster Quarter Final. Kick off @ 1pm in Snugmore. Please come along and support the team in making history for the club!! All welcome.

Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Saturday 11th February - ALL DAY Hot Food Served from 1.30pm

Support Ireland vs Italy in the 6 Nations


Kinsale Rugby 2020 - Take Our Survey
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 8 February 2017

Kinsale Rugby 2020 - Your Club - Your Future

Have your say!

Fill out the following survey and be in with a chance of winning Champions Cup 1/4 Final Tickets Survey Link : https://www.research.net/r/9R7P969



U16s Last Home Game of the Season
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 1 February 2017

Come out and support our U16's

The U16's are out in their final home fixture of the league this Friday, 3rd February, against Old Christians. This is their last home game and second last game in the competition. Kinsale are currently lying second in the league, four points behind Galbally and two clear of Old Christians. This is a chance for them to put a six point gap between themselves and Old Christians and top the table equaling Galbally.

All support would be greatly appreciated. The game is scheduled for Friday 3rd February at 7.30pm in Snugnore under flood lights. The bar will be open with a great evening of rugby in store. We hope to see you there!

development fifteen in fermoy
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 31 October 2016

fourteen players took traveled to north cork to play their junior 3 fixture in Fermoy, a difficut tie but bouyed with the resounding home victory over Shandon in the previous game hopes were high. The game was a tough one with lots of impact collisions Josh Brady performing well at inside center and Jimmy Walsh running well on his shoulder. Unfortunately Josh received a red card for a tip tackle with twenty or so minutes to go in the game, Kinsale played through it 13men v15 how could they see the getting any result yet with three mins to go Aaron Kingston scored a fine try and the scores were tied 22pts all... Scorers jimmy Walsh, JC, Aaron Kingston tries and 2conversions plus penalty JC.  Well done guys great performance and a massive result.

Friendly defeat..
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 20 September 2016

Kinsale rugby took to the road west last Sunday the 18th of Sept to play their last warm up game before the trip to Thurles on the 25th. We were looking to bulid on the performance laid down the previous weekend in the extra time win over Mallow at Snugmore. The squad unfortunatley was thin on numbers as key individuals were unavailable due to injuries and or other commitments. Kinsale showed early on their ability to move the ball and with a new configuration holding up their midfield defense they moved into 8pts to 7pts lead going into half time. Kinsale shipped a few injuries and the challenge proved to much for the ever growning inexperienced team. In the end the game was beyond Kinsale with the score line showing 29pts to 15. Kiwi import Sam Bergerson showing well for the seasiders scoring a try and making another for Ian Costello then adding a penalty and conversion. Thurles awaits next weekend in the league .......

club captain named
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 9 September 2016

This upcoming season brings a new look to the playing staff at kinsale rugby football and a change at captaincy, for the 2016/17 season Mr. Ian Coleman takes his charges into battle in league and cup competitions. The very best of luck to Ian and the boys for the upcoming campaign 

Match v Dolphin 4 Sept Cancelled
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 3 September 2016

The Dennehy Cup 1st round match scheduled for Sunday 4th Sept has been cancelled.

new pitch development on track
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 24 July 2016

During the off season the club have been busy with works on the third full size pitch below the tennis club, it now is seeded and during the course of the year we will update on the progress of the growth etc, the aim is to be ready for the 7's 2017 looking forward to seeing you there.

Preseason coming
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 July 2016

preseason training will commence on the 26th of july at 7pm at Snugmore, if your interested in playing a decent standard of rugby and are new to the area why not try out and see what were all about....again preseason begins 26th of july 7pm on the pitch, bring trainers ie runners etc

Junior rugby 2016 Kinsale v Cobh
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 July 2016

One of the outstanding games of the season as Kinsale took full advantage of being the home side 27pts to nil, on a cold night in january under stadium lights

new face at the helm of first team
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 July 2016

The club wishes to extend its warmest welcome to incoming coach Mr. Mark o'Connell for the upcoming season at Snugmore. Mark has had numerious coaching posts and has represented ireland at league, best of luck in the upcoming season..

Kinsale 7s team 2016
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 20 July 2016
Macra na Feirme tag blitz 2016
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 20 July 2016

many thanks for the terrific pictures of the Macra tag blitz at our home Kinsale Rugby Football Grounds, great event and hope to see you again soon 

Club Fixtures 12th/13th March
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 11 March 2016
Club Fixtures 12th/13th March 2016
Saturday 12th March 2016
Under 6s/7s training in Saile indoor hall @ 12pm
Under 8s training in Saile outdoors @ 12pm
Under 9s training in Saile outdoors @ 12pm
Under 10s training in Saile outdoors @ 1pm
Under 11s training in Eli Lilly @ 10am
Under 12s V Crosshaven AWAY arrive 10am
Under 14s V Youghal AWAY Time TBC
Under 16s V Shannon/Richmond/St Marys @ Snugmore @ 12pm
Under 18s V Bandon AWAY @ 10.30am
Sunday 13/03/2016
J2 League Mick Barry cup section
Cashel v Kinsale K.O 2:30 in Cashel
Tuesday 15th March 2016
Under 13s V Bandon @ Snugmore @ 7pm
Club Fixtures 27th/28th February
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 25 February 2016
Club Fixtures 27th/28th February
Saturday 27th February
Under 7s, 8s, & 11s are playing in Musgrave Park kicking off at 10.20 meet at 10am
Under 9s, 10s, 12s are playing in Tramore Valley Park (Old Dump) kicking off 10.20 meet at 10am
(enter park off the link road keep left...there will be traffic stewards to direct you where to go)
Under 13s V Skibbereen at home at 11.30
Under 14s V Carrigaline away at 12pm
U16's V Cashel at Kinsale 12.30 kickoff.
Sunday 28th February
J1 league division 2
Tralee v Kinsale k.o 2:30 in Tralee
J2 league Mick Barry cup section
Cashel v Kinsale k.o 2:30 in Cashel.
Please come out and support your club this weekend :)
Club Fixtures 20th/21st February
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 19 February 2016

Club Fixtures 20/21st February

Saturday 20th February

Under 7s & 9s training in Saile at 12pm

Under 11s training in Saile at 1pm

Under 8,10 & 12s blitz away to Dunmanway arrive at 10am 
kick off at 10.30am

Under 13s V Cork Con away 
Under 14s V Clonakilty at home at 11.30am
Under 16s v Dunmanway away at 12pm 
Under 18s V Skiberreen at home 12.30pm

Sunday 21st February

Dev XV V Mallow away at 12pm (Kelly Cup)

Club Fixtures 5/6/7th February
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 5 February 2016
Club Fixtures 5/6/7th February
Friday 5th
Under 16s V Skibbereen at home at 8pm under lights
Saturday 6th
Under 7s & 8s training at 12pm in Saile
Under 9s & 10s training at 1pm in Saile
Under 11s training at 2pm in Saile
Under 12 V Garryowen and Cork Con in Cork Con arrive 10.45 for 11am kick off
Under 13s V Sundays Well At home at 11.30am
Under 14s no game
Under 18s no game
Sunday 7th Feb
Dev XV V Clonakilty in Clonakilty at 12pm
Club Fixtures 30/31 January 2016
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 28 January 2016
Club Fixtures 30/31 January
Saturday 30th January
Minis training in **SAILE** this weekend
7 & 8s at **12pm
9s @ **1pm
10s Blitz AWAY to Bandon 9.30 kick off
11s training time to TBC
12s TBC
U13 V Highfield AWAY @ 2pm
U14, Away to Dolphin in Mahon 1pm
Under 18s no game
Sunday 31st
Under 16s V Dungarvan AWAY Time TBC
1st XV V Waterpark AWAY @ 2pm
(Munster Junior Plate)
***UPDATE*** Club Fixtures 16/17th January
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 20 January 2016

***UPDATE**** Club Fixtures 23/24 January 2016

Saturday 23rd January

***Under 7 & 8s @ home training at 9.15am
Under 9s away to Old Christians arrive 9.45
Under 10s @ home V Old Christians arrive 9.45
Under 11s away to CBC kick off 10am 
Under 12s @ home V Old Christians arrive 9.45
Under 14s away to Crosshaven 12pm
Under 18s training at 11am

Sunday 24th January

***Under 13s V Cobh away at 11am

Under 16s V Abbeyfeale [email protected] 1pm

J1 league division 2 
Ennis v Kinsale k.o 2:30, in Ennis

J2 league Mick Barry cup section 
Clonakilty v Kinsale k.o 12:00, in Clonakilty

Club Fixtures 16/17th January
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 14 January 2016
Club Fixtures 16/17th January
Saturday 16th January
Training at home at 9.15am
Under 16s V Dungarvan at Kinsale 1pm kickoff
Sunday 17/01/2016
J1 league division 2
Kinsale v Thurles k.o 2:30 in Snougmore, Kinsale
J2 league Mick Barry cup section
Kinsale v Cobh k.o 12:00 in Snugmore, Kinsale
Junior cup Kinsale v Cobh Pirates
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 10 January 2016

Final score 23-7 to the Pirates scores for Kinsale from a Sean Kingston try and conversion a good build up match for Kinsale to the important Thurles league match next week Sunday 17th  January.  The game hot spots for Kinsale was how our scrum was very dominant for most parts of the game and how returning players and young players performed so well  

Under 18s - Match Reports Pan Munsters
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 22 December 2015

Munster U18 Cup (‘Pan-Munsters’)


Away v Dolphin

After an unbeaten run of 7 matches in Conference 2 of the U18s league, Kinsale qualified top of their group for the Munster U18 Clubs Cup.


Drawn in Group 2 with Dolphin, Charleville, Shannon, Dungarvan & Garryowen, this promises to be a tough pool.

Bizarrely, finishing as pool winners did not prevent us from getting 3 away games and only 2 at home, surely something the organisers of the tournament will have to get right next year.


With a raft of injuries, and only managing to field 14 men, our first outing away to Dolphin proved to be a bridge too far. In the wind and rain and mud at Mahon, Kinsale went down 46-nil to a very strong Dolphin side, surely amoung the favourites to lift this trophy.

The lads tackled bravely till the end, but Dolphin- with over 30 players there on the day, highlighted the stark difference in squad sizes between one club and the next in U18 club rugby.


Home v Charleville

Last Saturday, we hosted Charleville in our 2nd match in Group 2.

This time, we managed to field 15 men, but lost Josh O’Leary to injury just after half-time.


This Charleville side are as big a team as I have ever seen at Youth U18s, and playing to their strengths, they played direct, route-1 rugby for the full 70 minutes.

It was Kinsale however who scored first, when Paul O’Donovan followed up a long grubber kick, and just managed to get the touchdown.

Evan Palmer tagged on the 2 points.

Charleville, playing with the strong wind, spent lengthy spells hammering away at the Kinsale line, and were eventually rewarded with a try as one of their big ball-carriers forced his way over.

Just before half-time, Palmer landed a cracking long-range penalty into the wind to give Kinsale a 10-7 lead at half-time.


With the wind at their backs, Kinsale could not find the score they needed as the game swung between both halves.

The last quarter culminated in a most thrilling endgame. Charleville had an 8-minute spell during which they pounded the Kinsale line relentlessly, throwing big runner after big runner into the breach.

Kinsale were yellow-carded for off-side, so spent most of this spell down to 13 men.

But when it was most needed, to a man, they threw themselves into the tackle like their lives depended on it, putting their bodies on the line, and in the end repelled what must have been 30 bludgeoning assaults on their line. Heroic stuff.


So we live to fight another day.

The dream of quarter-final qualification, like last year, is still very much alive.


Next 3 Pan-Munsters :

Sun 10th Jan away v Shannon

Sun 17th Jan away v Dungarvan

Sat 30th Jan home v Garryowen

Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 21 December 2015
Issue on behalf of Irish Rugby Football Union
The Irish Rugby Football Union today announced its intention to register to participate in the ongoing World Rugby Raleri goggles trial. The IRFU Medical Committee made the recommendation following a thorough review of World Rugby trial data and updated advice given by independent medical experts. Some of the initial concerns that had been raised have been addressed by design changes in the goggles.
The current restriction on goggles remains in place until such time as the IRFU has been confirmed as a trial participant by World Rugby. The IRFU hopes that this will be completed early in the New Year.
If the IRFU is accepted onto the trial those seeking to wear goggles on the field must then apply to World Rugby to participate in the trial and purchase the Raleri goggles directly from the Italian manufacturer – in accordance with the terms of the trial, no other eyewear will be permitted.
The IRFU encourages parents, players, coaches and volunteers to review information available from World Rugby in relation to the trial. http://playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/goggles
To assist those seeking a greater understanding of the situation the IRFU advised:
1. What is the World Rugby goggles trial?
1. World Rugby is conducting a trial to test the safety of goggles/eyewear.
2. The trial covers one set of goggles (manufactured by Raleri Italy) in one size.
3. The trial was due to be completed in May 2015 but has been extended on two occasions and is now due to be completed in late 2016.
4. Players can wear goggles if they are members of a union that is partaking in the trail, they register for the trial with World Rugby and they wear the Raleri trial goggles.Players must present a letter, to the referee, from their eye expert confirming their need to wear goggles.
2. What is the current status of this trial?
1. The trial has been extended until late 2016.
2. As the trial has taken longer than initially planned the IRFU sought trial data from World Rugby for review.
3. Based on this review, and an updated goggle design, the IRFU Medical Committee has advised that the IRFU can apply to enter the trial.
3. Has the IRFU ever allowed people to wear glasses or goggles on the field of play?
1. No, with the exception of non-contact forms of the games such as Leprechaun, Tag and Touch rugby, it has never been permissible to wear eyewear of any variety whilst playing contact rugby in Ireland.
4. Why did the IRFU initially decide not to participate in the trial?
1. Based on independent medical advice and medical/safety concerns (in relation to the initial goggle) it was decided that Ireland would not participate in the trial.The IRFU understood that this decision would not be popular with many, but the Union will always put player welfare first.
2. Over the course of the trial the goggle design has been updated and based on this, and the trial data to-date, the decision was made to enter the trial.
5. What are the next steps?
1. The IRFU will now register its intention to enter the trial with World Rugby.
2. Upon approval the IRFU will advise club and schools that applications can then be made to World Rugby by players seeking to wear goggles as part of the trial.
6. What advice does the IRFU have for any coach/parent/player or referees that may be tempted to allow people to play with goggles immediately?
1. The current restriction in relation to the wearing of goggles in contact rugby remains in place until such time as the IRFU has notified clubs and schools that Ireland has been accepted onto the World Rugby trial
2. Once the IRFU have been accepted by World Rugby and are participating in the trial, the wearing of the Raleri goggles only will be permitted by players who have been accepted into the trial.ALL OTHER GOGGLES WILL REMAIN PROHIBITED IN LINE WITH WORLD RUGBY LAWS.
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Club Fixtures 19th/20th December
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 17 December 2015

Club Fixtures 19/20th December

Saturday 19th December

Christmas Party in the Clubhouse @ 9.30am

U14 League V Dolphin Away 12
U13 League V Cork Con Away TBC 
U16s v Dungarvan Away 12.00
U18s v Charleville in Kinsale 12.00

Sunday 20th December

J1 league Division 2 
Charleville v Kinsale k.o 2:30, in Charleville

St Stephens Day Annual RNLI Fundraiser/Club Christmas party 
KO 5pm...more details to follow. 

Club Fixtures 12/13th December
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 10 December 2015

Club Fixtures 12/13th December

Saturday 13th December

Under 7, 9 & 11s training in Snugmore @ 9am
8,10,12 Blitz @ home KO 10am (sharp) V Bantry & Dolphin
Under 13s V Muskerry @ home Time TBC
Under 14s V Clonakilty @ home Time TBC
Under 16s V Sundays Well 11.30 @ home

Sunday 13th December

J2 friendly 
Old Christians v Kinsale k.o 2:30 in Rathcooney, Old Christians

Club Fixtures 28/29 November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 26 November 2015
Club Fixtures 28/29 November 2015
Saturday 28/11/2015
Under 7s, 8s & 9s AWAY to Clonakilty - Arrive 10.30 kick off 11am
Under 10s, 11s & 12s HOME to Clonakilty & Old Christians arrive 9.30am kick off 10am
Under 13s V Old Christians @ Home KO 11.30am
Under 14s V Bantry @ Home KO 11am
Under 16s no game
Under 18s training @ home 11.30am
J1 league division 2
Kinsale v Cobh k.o 7:30 in Snugmore Kinsale
Sunday 29/11/2015
J2 league
Kinsale v Dunmanway k.o 12:00 in Snugmore Kinsale
Club Fixtures 20/21/22 November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 19 November 2015


Friday 20th

Munster V Yorkshire Carnegie at 8pm

Saturday 21st

Under 7-11 training in Snugmore 9.15am
Under 12s away to Bandon kick off 11am 
Under 13s home to Ballincollig at 11.30am 
Under 14s home to Skibbereen at 11.15am 
Under 16s away to Muskerry 
Under 18s take a well deserved break!

Sunday 21st November

Dev XV at home to Bandon at 12pm

Munster A v Yorkshire Carnegie Fri 20th Nov at 8pm
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 16 November 2015
Under 18s V Skibbereen 14th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 15 November 2015

On an atrocious day weather wise Kinsale put their unbeaten season run on the line against Skibereen at home. For the first time all season Kinsale had 2 subs. Kinsale elected to play against the gale force wind in the first half and as anticipated, Kinsale were called on to defend from the off.  The Skibb pack was a heavier pack but Kinsale forwards defended as if their lives depended on it.  They showed incredible team spirit as they brought the bigger Skibb lads to the ground with brave tackles.  The front row of Cody O’Neill, Billy Hayes and Daire Cournane led the way, able supported by Josh O’Leary and David Graham in the second row.  Skibb drew first blood after 15 minutes with a well worked try off a scrum. They failed to covert. Kinsale were under huge pressure in defence and conceded a few penalties. Skibb opted to kick to the line looking for a 2nd try but Timmy Bradley,  Carl Pichon and Robin Stokes contested all the line outs and never allowed Skib to win clean possession and score a second try.  Full back Paul O’Donovan went over on his ankle as he put in a try saving tackle.  Luckily we had subs today and James Cronin replaced Paul.  Skibb elected to shoot for the posts with one of their penalties and the scope was 8 to nil at half time.

               At half time Kinsale players felt happy with their first half performance and encouraged each other to recover the deficit with the aid of the wind in the second half.   Within 5 minutes Kinsale had a penalty which Evan Palmer kicked to reduce the deficit to 5 points.  Skibb had a lot of defending to do at this stage as Kinsale backs were full of running with Sam Malone, Ben Gur, Johnny Keane, Cuan Tobin, James Cronin and Dan McCarthy all playing great stuff.  Evan Palmer was kicking well and keeping Skibb pinned in their own half.  A second penalty came Kinsale’s way and again Evan kicked it successfully to reduce the deficit to 2 points.  With only 10 minutes remaining Kinsale kept the pressure on Skibb and it paid off with a further penalty coming Kinsale’s way in the final minute and Evan Palmer kept his composure to kick it over and give Kinsale a 9 to 8 win over a very good Skibb side.  Kinsale remain unbeaten and look forward with optimism to the pan-munster competition next. 

Club Fixtures 14th/15th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 11 November 2015
Club Fixtures 14/15 November 2015
Saturday 14th November
Minis U7-U12 Blitz with Crosshaven and Youghal at home
Kick off 10am sharp
Under 14 & 13 V TBC @ Snugmore Kick off 12pm
Under 18s V Skibbereen @ Snugmore Kick off 11am
No Under 16s fixture
Sunday 15th November
First XV V Charleville in Charleville @ 2.30pm
J1 league Division 2
Don't forget the British & Irish Cup is coming to Kinsale RFC next Friday 20th November. Tickets available on www.munsterrugby.ie
Development XV V Clonakilty 8th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 9 November 2015

Kinsale 19-13 Clon

Great performance by the lads in terrible conditions. Kinsale lead 12-5 at halftime try scorers Damien O’ Mahony and Jack Walsh with 1 conversion by Barry McGrory. Kinsale defended strongly in the 2nd half and scored the crucial try through Captain Jimmy Walsh which Barry McGrory converted into a strong wind from the side line. Super win for the lads with particularly strong performances from Damien O’Mahony, Tom McCarthy, Jack Walsh and Gary Pringle.

First XV V Newport 8th November 2015
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 9 November 2015

Kinsale won a league bonus point yesterday in a match where they dominated from the start.  The Kinsale scrum started well as did their impressive line out with accurate throw ins and good jumping from Dave Cowhig and Joe Moriarty.  Continued pressure in the first half only secured us 3 points from the boot of Sean Kingston, at half time the score was 3 apiece.


The Second Half proved a much more entertaining affair with Captain Pat O’Regan scoring Kinsale’s first try from 3m out.  From the restart Newport were under pressure and gave away a penalty and yellow card.  Sean Kingston kicked the penalty to put it 13-3 and then the game opened up.  Soon after the try of the match was scored by Aidan McCarthy, super passing across the width of the pitch in 3 passes which gave Aidan space and he used his pace to score under the posts, which he followed shortly afterwards with another one! Newport rallied to score two tries of their own but the bonus point was on the minds of the Kinsale pack and they were rewarded with a fourth try by Fergus Gimblett after a serious of penalty line out drives.  This created the platform to outnumber Newport out wide for Fergus to score in the corner.  Sean converted to complete a spectacular kicking tally of 6 from 6…. Kinsale march on having worked hard on set pieces and back plays prior to the match, well done lads!


Next game away to Charleville November 15th 2.30pm

Under 16s V Cork Con 7th November Match Report
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 9 November 2015

Under 16s  played Cork Con in a league match in Con, the match was hard fought a super try scored by man of the match Ronan O'Conor

and converted by Soren Minahane,  unfortunately it wasn't enough to secure the win in a very tight match.  Final score 10-7 to Cork Con. 
Under 18s V Highfield 31st October
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 9 November 2015

U18s League Round 5 – Kinsale v Highfield

The U18s recorded an impressive win over city opponents Highfield and showed their considerable cutting edge, outscoring the visitors by 4 tries to 1.

With 5 wins from 5 in Conference 2 and two more matches to go, they now have their sights firmly set on a qualifying spot in the top-tier Pan-Munster Cup.


Once again, Kinsale fielded with 15 players and no subs, and once again small numbers seemed to double the resolve of this group.

In fact, they have played all their league matches to date with only 15 (and on one occasion 14…) players, and have shown each time that they relish the challenge.


Highfield were a big side and posed a considerable physical challenge, but Kinsale were undaunted and tackled with gusto, with brave defensive performances from Sam Malone (as ever…), Carl Pichon, Daire Cournane, Dan McCarthy Cathal Keohane out wide, and a couple of morale-boosting tackles from Paul O’Donovan at fullback.


Against bigger men, Kinsale were clever with ball in hand, with some fine running from Cuan Wilson-Tobin, Tim Grattan-Bradley, Billy Hayes, Cody O’Neill and James Cronin (reconverted for the day to flanker from his usual position in the centre…).


The Kinsale lineout functioned well, with Pichon and Eric Murphy catching a regular supply of clean ball. Murphy, also reconverted for the day from back to forward, did a fine job for his team, asked to pack down in the 2nd row beside more experienced partner David Graham.


Kinsale came out of the blocks fast, with Malone darting over after only minutes.

Evan Palmer, as he has all season, showed soft hands when he delivered a perfectly timed pop pass to Ben Gur, who sliced through the initial line of defence, and then showed his pace, pulling away to score Kinsale’s 2nd.

In the second half, Kinsale won a penalty in front of the posts and with all expecting them to take the points, Malone tapped quickly and fed to Hayes who got over for an opportunistic 7 pointer.

Finally, it was Gur again who showed us his Shane Williams sidestep to beat the initial defenders and then put on the burners down the touchline to score in the corner.

Palmer tagged on 2 conversions and 2 penalties, one a beautifully struck effort from 40m.


Final score: Kinsale 30 – Highfield 11

6th league game next Sat 7th Nov away to Dunmanway.

7th & final league game home Sat 14th Nov v Skibbereen.

Club Fixtures 7th/8th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 5 November 2015

Saturday 7th November 

Minis Training at home at 9.15am 

Under 13s V Skibbereen away @ 11am 

Under 14s V Clonakilty away @ 12.30 league game

Under 16s  Cork Con V Kinsale in Mahon @11.30am

Under 18s V Dunmanway away @ 11am


Sunday 8/11/2015

J1 league division 2

Kinsale v Newport k.o 2:30, in Snugmore Kinsale

J2 league 

Clonakilty v Kinsale k.o 11:30, in Clonakilty

Development XV V Bandon 1st Nov
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 5 November 2015

On Sunday 1st November the  Dev XV played their 1st game in 8 weeks away to Bandon,unfortunately due to injuries and unavailability we travelled with a depleted squad.Saying that the players took to the pitch determined to represent the club with pride.
                                 The lads started the game very well,Conor Murphys kicking gave us good field position.we attacked at every opportunity,in the backs Ronan power and Fergus Gimblett were a constant threat to Brandon's defence.fergus scored a super individual try ehich Conor Murphy converted and followed that with a penalty which gave the lads a 10-00 lead late in 1st half.bandon came back at us strong towards half time and we went in 10-10.
                        In the 2nd half Bandon upped their game and we struggled to cope with their big runners.  In the end Bandon won comfortably but there were positives for squad with best on the day for Kinsale were Damien O'Mahony,Tom McCarthy,Jack Walsh,Aarron Kingston,Conor Murphy and Fergus Gimblett

British and Irish Cup comes to Kinsale!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 1 November 2015

Kinsale RFC are proud to announce we are hosting the first ever professional game to be played on Kinsale soil. This exciting event will take place in conjunction with the official launch of our brand new lights on Pitch 1.

  • When:  Friday 20th November
  • Where: Kinsale RFC, Snugmore
  • What: British & Irish Cup 
  • Who: Munster V Yorkshire Carnegie 

This is a fully ticketed event and tickets, which can be purchased on ticketmaster, are from €3 - €10 each. 

This is a momentous occasion for Kinsale RFC and we hope  you can all join us to celebrate it. 

Fixtures 31st Oct/1st November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 27 October 2015

Fixtures for weekend October 31st/November 1st

Saturday 31st October


Under 7,8 10 & 12s training at home at 9.30am

Under 9 & 11s blitz at home arrive 9.30am kick off 10am with Cork Con and Whitechurch/Shandon

Kinsale U/18 V Highfield at Kinsale 12.30pm kick off

Kinsale U/16 V Ballincollig at Kinsale 11am kick off

Sunday 1/11/2015

J2 league (2nd)

Bandon v Kinsale, K.O 12:00 in Bandon

J1 Challenge shield (1st)

Abbeyfeale v Kinsale, K.O 2:00 in Abbeyfeale

Under 14s V Dunmanway 24th October
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 27 October 2015

In their first league match of the season the Under 14s travelled to Dunmanway.  Kinsale were comprehensive winners with a final scoreline of 52-0.  Tries from Jordan Wright (2), Brendan O'Connor (2) Isaac Tobin (2) and one a piece from Evan Wreene, Sean Hill, Jack Walsh, & Callum Fennel, all coversions from Corey Saunders. 

First XV V Ballincolllig 25th October
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 27 October 2015

Ballincollig 7 - Kinsale 17

Try scorers 
Richard Kingston, converted by Sean Kingston
Sean Kingston, converted by Sean Kingston 
1 Penalty kicked by Sean kingston

1st half 
The first half as with most of the match was dominated both in terms of territory and possession by Kinsale, This unfortunately this did not translate into points with a few good try scoring opportunities breaking down at crucial moments and 1 kick at goal by Sean Kingston drifting wide on the 26th minute. The other worrying trend in this half was the number of penalties been awarded against Kinsale which culminated in a yellow card against Sean Kingston for hands in the ruck.

2nd half
Kinsale started the second half down to 14 men and with changes at scrum half with Ian Coleman replaced by Eoin Kingston and Kevin Voltes on for Ciarian Keogh but Kinsale still looked the far more threatening team. After a day of heavy hitting and strong carrying Andrew Kelly went off with a knock and was replaced by the evergreen Billy Kiely while in industrious Timmy Lynch being replaced by Richard O'Donovan on 50th minute. Back to full strength Kinsale finally made the breakthrough with a try finished off in the corner by Richard Kingston on the 54th minute and converted by Sean Kingston. This was to be followed by a Sean Kingston penalty soon after, Kinsale finally making their dominance count. The penalty count was hurting and 62 minutes in Dave Cowhig (not rolling away) was the unfortunate player binned for an accumulation of perceived infringements. After this Ballincollig for the first time in the match really started to look like could score but a stubborn Kinsale defence with notable contributions from Joe Moriarty and Eoin Kingston keeping them bay with Timmy Broderick clearing for great distance when given the chance. After another nicely worked backline move with10 mintues left William Crowely showed great hands and Sean Kingston got in for a try which he converted himself. A third yellow was awarded against Kinsale with Dan O'Brien been binned for a deliberate knock on, he tried to convince the ref otherwise but to no avail. With 5 minutes left and Kinsale down to 14 men again Ballincollig finally got a conciliation try to get the score to 17 - 7 which is how it ended.

Overall a good day beating a strong Ballincollig team. Onwards and upwards.

Club fixtures 24th/25th October
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 20 October 2015

Saturday 24th October 

Minis training at home 9.30am 

Under 13s training at home...Time TBC

Under 14s V Dunmanway in Dunmanway KO 11am 

U18's V Bandon at Kinsale on Friday 23/10 at 7.30pm (Under lights)

U16's V Clonakilty at Clonakilty on Saturday 24/10 at 12.30pm

Sunday 25th September 

Kinsale XV  V Ballincollig in Ballincollig Kick off 2.30pm 


Please come out and support your club this weekend. 

Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 20 October 2015

LAST MAN STANDING UPDATE: Drum roll please...we have a winner..Mick Fitzpatrick well done on correctly predicting Ireland to loose (:()!!!!

At least Ireland’s misery has profited one man in Kinsale RFC’s Last Man Standing competition! Out of 15 still standing at the start of the 1/4 finals:

MacCarthy Family – Pool D (QF Wales win)

Harry O’Leary – Pool D – QF Wales win

Des Walsh – Pool D – Ireland win

Padraig Towmey – Pool D – Ireland win

Allen Murphy – Pool D – Ireland win

Bryan Mullen – Pool D – Ireland win

Tadgh Jones – Pool D – Ireland win

Tomas O’Brien – Pool D – Ireland win

Huw Jones – Pool A – Wales win

Trace Kingston – Pool A – Ireland win

James Donovan – Pool A – Ireland win

Gillian Carey – Pool C – Ireland win

Fraser Hodgson – Pool C – Ireland win

John Elliot – Pool C – Ireland win

Mick Fitzpatrick – Pool C – Argentina win

The Wales loss to South Africa took out 3 hopefuls, but only one man correctly forecast all Pool C matches, and the South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina quarter final wins. No-one else forecast an Argentina win so Mick is the Last Man Standing. Congratulations to Mick who wins the €1250 jackpot

Results October 17th/18th
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 20 October 2015

Results from this weekend:

Under 14 V Ballincollig won 28-24

Under 13 V Ballincollig drew 10 all 

Development XV V Clonakilty bye for Kinsale

Club Fixtures 17th/18th October
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 13 October 2015

Saturday 17th October

Mini teams Under 7s - 12s training at home at 9.30am 

Under 13s V Ballincollig at 11.30am in Snugmore

Under 14s V Ballincollig at 11.30am in Snugmore

Under 16s & 18s training in Snugmore at 12pm 

Dev XV V Clonakilty in Snugmore at 6pm followed by New Zealand V France at 8pm in the clubhouse. 

Results October 10th/11th
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 13 October 2015

Wins all around this weekend for Kinsale!!

Under 13 V Highfield 33-8 to Kinsale 

Under 14 V Highfield 20-3 to Kinsale

Under 18s V Bantry 15-21 to Kinsale 

First XV V Charleville 29-14 to Kinsale

Under 18s V Bantry
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 13 October 2015

U18s League Round 3 – Bantry Bay v Kinsale

Kinsale 18s made it 3 from 3 in the league after an intruiging encounter with Bantry Bay on Saturday.

Both teams went into the game with an unbeaten record so it was always going to be a tight affair.

With a huge front 5, this Bantry side are surely the biggest, most physical team in the conference, but what Kinsale lacked in size, they made up for in pace and cutting edge with ball in hand.

Kinsale were also rewarded for good discipline and keeping cool heads under pressure, whereas their opponents, in contrast, seemed to be in constant disagreement with the referee’s interpretations.


Bantry opened the scoring with a penalty in the opening minutes.

Bantry 3 – Kinsale 0

From a linout near the Bantry line, David Graham fielded the throw-in, and did well to spot the space and dive in for an opportunistic try.

Outhalf Evan Palmer knocked over the conversion.

Bantry 3 - Kinsale 7

The big Bantry pack applied severe pressure, and Kinsale had to tackle hard to keep them out, but eventually the Bantry forwards forced their way over from a 5m-scrum.

Bantry 8 - Kinsale 7

Palmer, who was striking his place-kicks well, tagged on another 3-pointer before half time.

HT Bantry 8 - Kinsale 10

It was nip and tuck for the 3rd quarter. Eventually, 2nd centre Ben Gur picked off a lovely intercept, Bryan Habana style, and sprinted over half the pitch to score. This was just reward for Gur who stamped his mark on the match, with many mazy runs that had the Bantry defenders clutching at shadows.

Bantry 8 - Kinsale 15

Kinsale continued to defend resolutely, with fine displays of tackling from scrum-half Sam Malone and flanker Carl Pichon.

And in attack, Robin Stokes made many fine breaks off the base of the scrum, and captain Billy Hayes gave his team a lot of go-forward with ball in hand.

Another penalty from Palmer made it a 2-score game.

Again soon after, Bantry were penalised for backchat, and Palmer struck the kick perfectly to push the lead out to 13 points.

Bantry 8 - Kinsale 21

But Bantry were never going to lie down, and sure enough they kept their opponents under pressure for a lot of of the final quarter.

In the end, they got their second try, but it was Kinsale who closed out the game with cool heads, for a deserved win against a strong Bantry side.

FT Bantry 15 - Kinsale 21

No match next weekend.

4th league game home v Sat 24th Oct v Bandon


Club Fixtures 10th/11th October
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 7 October 2015

This weekend's fixtures 

Saturday 10th October

Under 7s Training at home at 9.30am 

Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s & 12s are playing a blitz in Bandon RFC, arrive at 10.30am 

Under 13s away to Highfield kick off 10.30am 

Under 14s away to Highfield kick off 10.30am 

Under 16s at home V Dolphin kick off 12pm 

Under 18s away to Bantry 


Sunday 11th October

J2 league 
Dunmanway v Kinsale k.o 12:00, @ Dunmanway

J1 Challenge shield 
Charleville v Kinsale k.o 13:30, @ Charleville


Check out our www.kinsalerfc.com for an update on all the action from last weekend. 

Under 14s take a trip to the Kingdom
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 6 October 2015

Under 14s beat Killorglin 33-17 and lost to Tralee 15-12 during there start of season trip to the Kingdom. 

Kinsale XV V Presentation
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 6 October 2015

Presentation were the opposition for the 1st home league match in Snugmore.  Kinsale showed endeavour in attack in the first half and played most of their rugby in the oppositions half.  Super back play by William Crowley combining the Kinsale centres and wing backs, Fergus and Aidan to nearly score on 3 occasions out wide.  Sean K kicked a 40m penalty to open the scoring and Kinsale continued to apply pressure.  The scrum was dominant and good inter linking between the forwards brought Kinsale to Presentation’s line 5 or 6 times only to knock on.  This relentless pressure was rewarded with a try when recycled ball was passed out to the centre Damian who crashed over from 15m.  Sean duly converted to leave it 10-3 at half time.  


The second half was as the saying goes a game of two halves with Presentation now applying the pressure and getting more dominant in most areas, their converted try brought the two teams level.  Sean then produced another spectacular penalty from 50m out, to which Presentation replied with 2 penalty kicks giving them the win.  Final score 13-15. 

A large crowd turned out to support and it was followed by the Ireland V Italy game in the clubhouse.  Next week is cup time. 

Under 18s V Cork Con Rd 2
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 6 October 2015

U18s League Round 2 – Kinsale v Cork Constitution

In their second league outing, Kinsale hosted Cork Con at Snugmore.

It was an exhilarating affair, a ding-dong battle in which the lead changed hands five times, with both teams scoring 3 tries.

In similar circumstances to their first game against Clonakilty a week ago, this Kinsale U18 team again showed a never-say-die attitude that helped them claw back the lead with only minutes to go, and hold on for their second league win, by 22 points to 20.

Con opened the scoring with an early penalty.

Kinsale 0 – Cork Con 3

Kinsale came straight back and, following a fine forward drive to the line, Carl Pichon got the first try for the blue-green-and-whites.

Outhalf Evan Palmer tagged on the conversion.

Kinsale 7 – Cork Con 3

After a period of Con pressure, the visitors replied with their first 5-pointer.

Kinsale 7 – Cork Con 8

Kinsale had their most dominent period in the second quarter. A lovely interchange between Palmer and 2nd centre Ben Gur, allowed the centre to slice through, leaving the Con defence in his wake. Palmer again converted.

Kinsale 14 – Cork Con 8

Soon after, Cork Con worked a clever short lineout, catching Kinsale napping, and scored in the corner.

Kinsale 14 – Cork Con 13

And just before half time, Kinsale moved the ball out wide, and wing Cuan Wilson Tobin outpaced his opposite man to get over in the corner.

HT score Kinsale 19 – Cork Con 13

The high tempo continued in the 2nd half. Kinsale with only 15 men and no subs, were having to work extra hard, with Con bringing more and more fresh legs off the bench.

Up front for Kinsale, Carl Pichon, David Graham and Josh O’Leary were all doing great work in the tackle and at the breakdown.

And out wide, Paul O’Donovan ran superbly from fullback, and Cathal Keohane showed real bite with ball in hand and in the tackle.

Eventually, a defensive lapse saw the big Con No.8 cut through and score unopposed under the posts, putting the visitors back into a 1-point lead.

Kinsale 19 – Cork Con 20

With the game on a knife-edge, still toing and froing from one half to the other, Kinsale got a penalty 40m out with about 8 mins to go. Palmer stepped up and sent the ball flying through the uprights and into the carpark behind.

Kinsale 22 – Cork Con 20

Cork Con got one last shot at goal from a difficult angle, but it drifted wide.

FT Kinsale 22 – Cork Con 20

Well done to the lads - another gutsy performance that will stand to them for the rest of the league.


3nd league game next Sat away v Bantry Bay.

4th league game home v Sat 24th Oct v Bandon

Ethan in Munster Interpros Action
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 1 October 2015

Kinsale Youth Player Ethan Greene played on the victorious Munster U18 team who beat Ulster 24-7 in Military Hill recently.  Pictured here with Ethan is his fellow class mate Colin Deane, Clonakilty RFC.


Under 13 & 14 V Presentation
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 28 September 2015

Saturday 26th September 


Under 14s drew 25 all with Presentation 

Under 13s lost 27 - 15 against Presentation 

League opener V Dungarvan 27th Sept
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 28 September 2015

Kinsale XV opened their league with a bonus point win away to Dungarvan, final score 30-5.  Paudie O’Connor finished a serious of searing runs off loading to Pat O’Regan & Jack Walsh with a try which set the tone for most of the match.  Barry McGorey crossed the line to round off persistent pressure by the Kinsale Pack.  Dungarvan replied with a try before half time in their only visit to Kinsale’s 22.  The second half saw the match trend continue with the game being played in the Dungarvan half, the third try by Joe Morriarty from a well controlled line out maul, saw the openside flanker out fox his marker and score in the corner. Sean Kingston followed this with a penalty, two sustained pressure tries from Owen and Damien were converted by Sean K.  Next week we welcome Presentation to Snugmore at 2.30pm.  

Match Report Clon V Kinsale Under 18s
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 28 September 2015

U18s League – Clonakilty v Kinsale

In their first league outing of the year, Kinsale U18s had a tough assignment away to Clonakilty. Already beset with injuries, combined with a few unavailable players, Kinsale had to field 14 versus 15. But as last year’s 18s discovered, being a man down can often bring out the best in a team with their backs to the wall.

And so it was. Kinsale came out all guns blazing, outplaying Clon in the opening quarter, and got just reward when slick hands allowed Cathal Keohane to outpace the cover out wide and sprint in from 40 yards.


A high-tempo battle ensued, with both sides showing a cutting edge with ball in hand. Clon replied with a try in the corner, then Johnie Keane nipped over for an opportunistic Kinsale score, converted by Ethan Greene.


In the second half, Greene tagged on a penalty, and then Clon went over a second time, to leave Kinsale with a 15-12 lead.

With 20 minutes to go, Kinsale lost centre Greene with an ankle injury, and had to finish the game with only 13 men.

Clon now had their opponents under the kosh. With 10 minutes to go, they picked off the base of a 5m scrum to score in the corner.

At 17-15 down, surely a win was now a bridge too far for Kinsale. They had to withstand a wave of Clonakilty attacks, and it took a number of last-ditch tackles to prevent another score.

When there seemed no way back, Robin Stokes- now at out-half- fired through a grubber deep into the corner, Dan McCarthy won the ball at the breakdown and dived over to make it 20-17.

With still 5 minutes to go, the Kinsale players- at this stage pretty much out on their feet- threw their bodies into the tackle like their lives depended on it, and kept defending to the final whistle.


On a day when all logic dictated that they should lose this game, this must surely go down as one of the most gutsy performances ever from a Kinsale underage side.

This group may be short on numbers but they’re long on heart.

Today they did their club proud.


Clonakilty 17 – Kinsale 20


2nd league game next Sat 3rd October at home v Cork Con. 12 noon KO.

Pat scores twice
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 17 September 2015

Skibbreen RFC were our guests for the first match under lights , Captain Pat O’Regan scored twice from five yards after sustained pressure by Kinsale, in the first half Kinsale dominated at scrum time and territory in the first half Sean Kingston converted one try and added a penalty to put Kinsale 15 up at half time . After Billy was sent for an early shower in the first half after a ruck skirmish Skibb used their numerical advantage as the match wore on to score three tries and the game was tied 10 minutes to go.  A feature of the game from a Kinsale point of view was the performance of youth graduates and u20 players.  Head Coach Shane O’Regan was delighted as the Skibb team are mid league performers in a league above us. "much done much to do"

The game was tense and had a derby feel and was enjoyed by 200+ , after the match both teams and supporters enjoyed each other’s company in true rugby style

Dennehy Cup 1/4 final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 15 September 2015

Kinsale IV V Highfield RFC


After last week's heroics in Crosshaven the Development V IV faced a huge test against a very strong Highfield side in adverse weather conditions.  While Highfield proved too strong for Kinsale the lads never stopped working and will learn from this and improve.  Particularly strong players in this game were Richard O'Donovan, Bryan O'Donovan and Conor Murphy. 

Ethan greene scores for munster
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 14 September 2015

kinsale youth success in the u18 interprovincal last saturday when ethan greene scored his first try for munster in the provinces 29-3 win against connact,

munster also won against the exiles 11-3 ,and lost in a high scoring 21-29 game against lenister, hopeing for more success on 19 of oct when they play ulster

robin stokes was also on the  training squad for the summer, the club convare belt of lots of talanted players is proving its worth  well done lads


Under 18s Friendly V Skibbereen
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 14 September 2015

In the curtain-raiser to the first ever match under floodlights in Snugmore, Kinsale U18s played their opening friendly of the season against Skibbereen.


In an evenly-matched and high-scoring affair, both teams were enterprising and entertaining in a match that yielded 7 tries.


Kinsale were out of the blocks quickest, with early tries from Robin Stokes & Johnny Keane, both running elusive lines to beat the last defenders. Evan Palmer slotted both conversions.

But Kinsale took their foot off the pedal, and the guests took the initiative, replying with two tries of their own, and tagged on a penalty to give them a slender lead at half-time.

The pace of the first half was frenetic and it looked like it would come down to who had the greater fitness.


Skibb came out strongest in the second half, scoring a third try and electing to kick rather than run two more penalties, to extend their lead.


But Kinsale weren’t finished yet. A lovely unders line by centre Dan McCarthy, crashing onto the perfectly timed pass from Palmer, took him through the Skibb midfield to score under the sticks.

Soon after, Kinsale left behind another 5-pointer, when a slaloming run by centre Ben Gur cut open the defence, but the last pass to full-back Cuan Tobin just didn’t stick.

Both sides kept up the the lung-busting tempo, and the Kinsale defence had to show its mettle, with some fine tackles put in by Billy Hayes, Cathal Keohane, Carl Pichon and Samuel Coleman.

Kinsale had strong runners right across the park, with Cuan Tobin, Paul O’Donovan and Josh O’Leary all showing their threat with ball in hand.


Skibb finished on the front foot with a 4th try at the death.

Final score Kinsale 19 – Skibbereen 31.

It promises to be an intriguing head-to-head when these two teams meet again in the last match of the league.




Under 11s play for Munster :)
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 10 September 2015

On Saturday 5th September our under 11s had the opportunity to see their Munster heroes in action and play on the same field as them at the Irish Independent Park. We were very lucky to have 2 teams involved at the half time matches.


One side took on Young Munster with an eventual one try each at full time, both sides very evenly matched, neither side didnt give up terrirtory easily. Young Munster did eventually go route one as all limerick sides can and power over the line. Our lads didnt drop the heads and quick thinking by Callum Griffin with a tap and go and sprinted clear to touch down


Our other team took on Tralee RFC who quickly showed that they were worthy opponents when they started well and took the lead with two tries from open play. It took Kinsale just a couple of minutes to shake off the cobwebs from the Summer break and get back into the swing of recycling the ball from the ruck. Once functioning, we began to gain ground with some quick breaks, including a notable charge by Ted O'Callaghan that got stopped short. Soon afterwards, teamwork and good passing allowed Matthew O'Donovan to make a break near their end and go over to get the first try back. Our second try came from successfully recycling the ball from the ruck near the half-way line. Some excellent rucking allowed the ball to be passed out Conor Forde on the wing whom evaded a couple of defenders before making a long break and going over in the corner. As full-time approached, our team assured themselves of the draw by defending well, pushing the opposition into touch to end the game with honours even. 


Afterwards, the referee took the time to thank the lads for fair play and respecting the referee.All players on the night represented the club proudly, both on and off the field, it was a great experience for all players, coaches and parents on the night.
Kinsale Legends
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 8 September 2015

Two of our under age coaches were captured on camera with Doug Howlett at the LEGENDS bike challange.  Looks like it was one of the few fine days this summer or else they were sporting hangovers with those sun glasses !! Yes it is Tom O'Connor and Jeff Reynolds, well done lads!

Kinsale Development XV
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 6 September 2015

Kinsale Development XV are through to the next round of the Dennehy cup after a 19-19 draw with crosshaven after extra time having scored 3 tries to 2 ,Kinsale scorers were Fergus Gimblett (2 tries) and Kevin Voltes (1 try)  with James Collins converting 2 of these, great run out for both teams in a enjoyable match .  Next round is this Sunday 13th September V Highfield in Snugmore.  Kick off 12pm.

Welcome to the 2015/2016 Underage Season
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 2 September 2015

Dear Parent,                                                                                                               


Welcome to the 2015/16 rugby season at Kinsale RFC. Thanks to your continuing support, our underage section continues to thrive with over 250 active playing members and 35 volunteer coaches. It is time to renew your membership, under IRFU rules every player must be a club member as non-members may not participate in matches.  Underage membership costs only €35 per player, or cover the whole family for €100. Benefits of family membership include free use of the clubhouse for events and access to Munster and Ireland match tickets. Join, pay and get more details at www.kinsalerfc.com.  We ask that all players are registered before 30th September 2015.

Our Club mission is to continuously improve our standard of rugby and promote the sport of rugby for children and adults in Kinsale and surrounds.  We do this not only through activities in the club but also through our schools rugby scheme, tag rugby blitzes and our annual KidsCamp.  Last season saw our youth teams perform incredibly well on the Munster circuit, with both our Under 16s and Under 18s teams making it through to the A Cup final!

We were fortunate to be able to purchase new lands around the club 2 years ago, and our aim this year is to start development of the land to provide additional playing and training space. The committee has agreed that we will fund this development mainly with the proceeds of the Kinsale 7s and our Club Lotto scheme.  Development has already started by the installation of match-grade floodlights on Pitch 1 to allow for some evening games to take place throughout the season. We urge all parents and members to help these efforts by promoting the sale of lotto tickets and helping with the 7s when the time comes in May 2016.

We welcome the involvement of parents in all the activities of the Club. There are many ways you can help, from becoming an accredited coach or road and car park marshal, selling lotto tickets, serving coffee and food on Saturday mornings, to name but a few. Let us know, by speaking to your coach or committee member, or ticking the box when you pay your membership online.

Finally, we do hope you and your young players enjoy the coming rugby season, and all the other activities of the Club such as KidsCamp, Tours and our planned events around the Rugby World Cup. Our first priority is player safety and the underage team works hard to ensure we are organised to run the sport according to IRFU requirements.


Here’s a few dates for your diary:

Last Man Standing Rugby World Cup competition – closing date Sept 17th. Win the jackpot!

Minis training starts on Saturday 5th September at 9.30am

Youth training has started, contact John Walsh (U13/14) or Paul Mulcair (U16/18).

Club Open Day Saturday 19th September (further details coming soon)


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me


Yours in Rugby

Kim Kerins                                                                                                                    

Minis Officer, 0877973868

Greene makes Munster team
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 31 August 2015

Congratulations to Kinsale RFC club member Ethan Greene who played on the wing for the Munster youth Under 18 club team.

skibbereen visit
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 30 August 2015

skibreen rfc are to visit kinsale on saturday 12 sept for a group of challange against adult and youth team some matchs under lights!! 

under 11 play in independant park
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 30 August 2015

kinsale u 11 are honoured to play at half time during the guiness pro 12 match  between munster and benetton on saturday 5 september a great kickstart to their season



official start to youth and mini season sat 5 sept
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 30 August 2015
adult pre season starts 4/8/15
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 27 July 2015

 pre season starts  tuesday4/8/15 and every tuesday and friday night for august 

tag finals
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 27 July 2015

 tag rugby finals night  8 teams play for the silver ware, bbq  and DJ for a great night

adult players meeting
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 24 July 2015

 start of season players meeting club house tuesday 28 july at 7,30 with head coach shane o regan backs coach peter murphy and forwards and tec scrum coach matt jevin

Underage Fixtures 19th October 2013
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 18 October 2013

 Fixtures Saturday 19th October 2013



Under 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s & 12s are all away to Old Christians RFC kicking off at 10.30am.  Directions to Old Christians can be found a http://www.oldchristiansrfc.ie/index.cfm/page/directiontotheclub

If you have any issues finding the club please contact your lead coach:

Under 8s Conor Dillon 0868184655

Under 9s Will Lehane  0871384949

Under 10s Tom O'Riordan 0862270166

Under 11s Glynn Aherne 0872487100.

Under 12s John Walsh 0868199611


The Under 7s will train at home on pitch 2 which is the pitch below their usual pitch.  

There are 4 youth teams in action this Saturday at home, please note that this will be a particularly busy morning in the club and parking will be limited. 

The Mens 1st team are at home this Sunday to Crosshaven in the league.  Kick off is at 2.30pm.


Please remember to pay your membership for 2013-2014.  You can do this online www.kinsalerfc.com.  

Have a great weekend!






Ko Time


Under 18



Cobh Pirates




Under 16






Under 14






Under 13



Cork Con



Muskerry Cup Final Win
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 30 September 2013

On Sunday 29th September the Kinsale Development XV took on Bandon in the Final of the Muskerry Cup in Ballyanly, Muskerry.

The result at the final whistle was a hard earned win for Kinsale 19-12. With Tries from Kenneth O'Leary, Sean Kingston and David Kingston.

Well done to all players involved.




Kinsale 7s 2013 is our 25th!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 3 April 2013

Hi All,


The 25th Kinsale 7s approaches rapidly! Taking place across the May Bank holiday weekend 4/5 May, we already have 87 teams booked in and paid which is a first for the beginning of April. This year we see more Ladies teams at 27, 52 Mens Junior teams and 8 Elite teams. So - we are calling all KRFC members and friends to help us run the event. Whether its help at the bars, in our Entrance Marquee, down town in our Information and wristband hut, Car parking, security, pitch marshalling etc etc - the list is long and we need your help! With all our proceeds going towards the land development and club improvements, this is your opportunity to support your Club.

Return to Training 2013
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 3 January 2013

 Happy New Year!!

Just a quick note to let you know that some of our underage sides return to training/matches this Saturday 5th January:


Under 7s & 8s are back to training on January 12th

Under 9s, 10s,11s & 12s are all training on 5th January at 10am

Under 13s have a match at home at 12pm on 5th January

Under 15s have a match at home at 11.30 on 5th January 


Mini Fixtures up to Xmas
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 19 November 2012

 This weekend (24th November) the following is the Minis activity:

Under 7s training Pitch 1
Unders 8s training Pitch 1
Under 9s training Pitch 2
Under 10s training Pitch 2
Under 11s game AWAY to Cobh (awaiting kick off time but looks likely to be 10.45) Bandon and Mallow will also be attending this blitz
Under 12s game AWAY to Muskerry kick off 10.30am

Saturday 1st December

Under 7s training Pitch 1
Unders 8s training Pitch 1
Under 9s game AWAY to Carrigaline kick off 10.30 meet in Ballyorban at 10.15
Under 10s training Pitch 2
Under 11s game AWAY to Carrigaline kick off 10.30am meet in Ballyorban at 10.15
Under 12s training on Pitch 4. 

Saturday 8th December

All minis training at home. 

Saturday 15th December 

Club day (Under 8s - Under 12s) with Skibbereen and Clonakilty in Kinsale.  Kick off 10.30am.
Under 11s & 12s trip to Fiji
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 19 November 2012

 On Saturday 17th November the Under 11s & 12s went on a day trip to Thomond Park to the Ireland V Fiji match.  70 people in total travelled up on 2 buses. Feedback on the day was very positive and a great day was had by all.  Well done to the Under 11s & 12s coaches for organising it all.  

Minis V Dolphin RFC
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 11 October 2012

This Saturday the Under 9s, 10s, 11s & 12s are playing in Musgrave Park against Dolphin RFC.  Kick off is at 10.30 with meeting times between 10 and 10.15.  The Under 8s and 7s are training at home in Snugmore. 

Don't forget to register for your membership to ensure you get regular updates on our fixtures!

Minis V Ballincollig
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 2 October 2012

 The under 8,9,10,11&12 are away to Ballincollig this Saturday. Kick off in Tanner park is 10.20 am to arrive around 10am. 




The under 7s train at home. 

Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 6 September 2012


Kinsale RFC underage training returns on Saturday 8th September at 10am in Snugmore.  Boys and girls between 6 and 18 years are all welcome to come.  For more information please contact Kim for ages 6-12 (0877973868) or Peter for 12 upwards (0862841747).  If you would like to register for membership in advance you can now do so online www.kinsalerfc.com. Looking forward to seeing you all then.

Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 3 September 2012
As and from 1st September 2012, the Kinsale RFC Gymnasium is for the sole and exclusive use of the following fully paid up members of Kinsale RFC who :
  • are players of Kinsale RFC
  • are coaches of Kinsale RFC
  • are referees involved with Kinsale RFC
  • are those with expressed approval for the Committee of Kinsale RFC
By order of The General Management Committee of Kinsale RFC
Kinsale Road Race
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 29 August 2012

We are organising a 5 Mile run in conjuction with our Charity partner, Build for life(Cystic Fibrosis) on Sunday 30th of September at 11am as a joint fundraiser for the Underage section and Build for Life.
Its an opportunity to invite friends and family to Kinsale to run the race and spend some time in Kinsale, it would be great if you could invite 5 runners each to run the race, think of your family and friends and colleagues that now run.
A free family walk on a separate route is also being held at the same time to encourage more people to attend. The race will start at the club and finish on Long Quay, and transport will be provided back to the club.


Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Kinsale-RFC/251327734907992

Underage Season Starts
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 28 August 2012

Kinsale RFC underage training returns on Saturday 8th September at 10am in Snugmore.  Boys and girls between 6 and 18 years are all welcome to come.  For more information please contact Kim for ages 6-12 (0877973868) or Peter for 12 upwards (0862841747).  If you would like to register for membership in advance you can now do so online www.kinsalerfc.com. Looking forward to seeing you all then.

Under 14s represent Cork
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 16 July 2012


Kinsale RFC Under 14s took part in the community games this weekend in Limerick representing Cork. They won against Kerry 9-8 in the quarter final after extra time but lost to Limerick 10-8 in the semi final. Organisers at the event said that Kinsale were the best team they had seen play against All -Ireland Champions (4 years running). Well done to all of those who took part and we hope to see you back to us in September!
Under 12 Season Report
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 19 April 2012

On Saturday the U'12's finished their season, as they began it, with a comprehensive victory. Another fabulous year for this talented side. 


Over the season every player was given equal time on the pitch with the result that all are now playing at a very high standard. All players also played in a number of different positions in preparation for next years move to the 15 a side game. 


With an emphasis on player development it was inevitable that we would lose matches. The lads however didn't like this theory and decided to have another unbeaten season. There is just no talking to them.


En-route to this fine achievement they conceded 18 trys and scored 233. A remarkable try difference of plus 215. We played and beat teams from all over Munster and learned a great deal along the way.


A big thank you to the parents that gave great help and support throughout the year. Last training session next Saturday. Then we can sit back and wait for the challenge of next season. 

We're ready for it.

Kinsale RFC Tour To Malone - May 2012
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 4 April 2012

The biennial Kinsale RFC - Malone RFC tour is taking place on the 18th May 2012. Kinsale will travel to Belfast this year with a 30 strong touring side to compete for the Linda Murphy Bolton Memorial Cup. Kinsale RFC took the honours from the Malone Tankards in the epic 2011 affair but it may be a different story this year with the Belfast men having the home advantage. It is hoped it will be another good tour to strengthen the bond between the two clubs. We look forward to the guaranteed hospitality offered every year the club makes the journey up north.

Minis Blitz Day
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 17 January 2012

This weekend the Under 8s, 9s, 10s and 11s travel to Fermoy RFC.  Meet time in Fermoy is 10.30am with an 11am kick off.  The Under 7s will be at home training.  Best of luck to those Under 12s members who have entrance exams this weekend!!


Santa Clause is coming to town ........
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 15 December 2011

This Saturday we have the underage christmas party in the clubhouse from 10am onwards.  There will be music, fun, games, cake, mulled wine, sweets and of course a very special visit from Santa!!! See you there...........................

Minis Training November 19th
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 18 November 2011

Due to unplayable pitches in Mitchelstown and Midleton, Kinsale's minis teams will train at home this weekend.  Next weekend (26th November) Under 11s are away to Carrigaline, Under 12s are at home to Bandon and 7s,8s,9s, & 10s are at home to Highfield.  All home games are kicking off at 10am.

Underage fixtures 5th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 3 November 2011

This weekend Kinsale RFC minis are playing a blitz at home on Saturday morning at 10am - under 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s are hosting Crosshaven and Mallow. The Under 13s have a friendly away, the Under 15s are away to Skibbereen, Under 17s are at home to Dunmanway at 12pm, Under 19s are at home to Muskerry at 12.30. Please come to support your underage teams!!

Under 17s V Ballincollig
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 3 November 2011

Kinsale RFC U-17s vs Ballincollig 29 OCT 2011.

Kinsale travelled to Ballincollig on Saturday morning to compete against Ballincollig in the U-17 league.
The weather was appalling with high winds and rain hampering the opening exchanges.
Ballincollig seemed to enjoy the conditions and their large forwards were having a field day enjoying the muddy battle.
... This pressure yielded a try 20 minutes into the game which was converted and 10 minutes later they repeated this .Half time score 14-0 to the home side.
Kinsale did not lie down however and continued to battle on .
The visitors were unlucky on the day with the conditions ruining their fast flowing game.
They kept Ballincollig scoreless for the entire half and Timothy Broderick was on hand to covert a penalty from half way to restore some pride for the visitors.
Full time score 14-3 to Ballincollig.
This Kinsale side have won 2/3 so far so we wish them all the best in the next game.
Under 15s V Ballincollig
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 3 November 2011

Kinsale U-15s were in action on Saturday in Snugmore and defeated Ballincollig in a game played with very high winds and a greasy ball.
Kinsale dominated in the lineout and coped with the conditions much better than the visitors.
Both sides were evenly matched in the scrum,but the home side's back row were everywhere enjoying turnovers at the breakdown and generally causing also sorts of problems for Ballincollig.The visitors did not lie down however and scored a consolation try and tackled well throughout the game.
Four tries for Kinsale on the day and all were converted by the accurate boot of Luke Kingston. The final score Kinsale 28 Ballincollig 5.

Under 19s V Tralee
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 3 November 2011

Bank Holiday Monday when many people are tucked up in bed the U-19 squad were travelling across the county bounds to play Tralee.
The opening encounters yielded very little for both sides and Kinsale led by 5 to 3 at the interval.
This was most definitely “ a game of two halves”!!
Kinslae clicked and everything seemed to be working in the visitors favour as they totally d...ominated Tralee in the second half.
Scores a plenty for Kinsale and scrum half David Evans scored five tries and converted two an amazing display of control and brilliance from this young man.
Richard Kingston came off the bench and got two more .
Prop Damien O’Mahony burst over the line for another fine try.
Eoin Kingston and Ryan O’Sullivan were on hand to kick two conversions.
Tralee scored one try , one penalty and a conversion .
Final score Kinsale 48 : Tralee 10
Coach Paul Kingston was delighted by the result and the way these young adults played as a squad .He is ably assisted by William Crowley and Jamie Reece.
The Squad:
Damien O’Mahony, Richard O’Donavon, Dan Mc Aleer, Abraham Cashman, Andrew Curran, Conor Buckley, Andrew Kelly, Jamie Bowen,
David Evans, Sean Kingston, Andrew O’Brien , Rory Mac Donald, Chris Pringle, Thomas O’Connell, Eoin Kingston, Ryan O’Sullivan, Richard Kingston.
We wish them well in their next game against Muskerry
New Season Starts
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 24 August 2011

The 2011/2012 Season starts with a bang this Sunday with both the 1st XV @ 2.30 and 2nd XV @ 2.00 taking on Cobh at Snugmore in Kinsale.

Schools Tag Rugby Blitz
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 22 June 2011
On Friday 17th June pupils from 1st 2nd & 3rd class of Dunderrow National School, Gaelscoil Kinsale, St John's NS, St Josephs NS and St Multose NS all participated in a tag rugby blitz. A great day was had by all. We would like to especially thank Finny O'Regan from the Munster Branch who attended, the teachers from all the schools who took part and all volunteers on the day.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 29 May 2011
photos of the Under 11's and 12's who travelled to Tralee over the May Bank Holiday weekend have just been added...check 'em out!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 31 March 2011
For more details log on to www.kinsalerfc.com/april_fools_run.asp
Underage Fixtures 2nd April
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 31 March 2011
This weekend the Minis host Crosshaven (Under 7,8 & 11) and Fermoy (Under 7,8,9,10,12) with a kick off time of 10.30am. Under 17 host Skibbereen in the Development cup semi final at 10:30 am while the Under 15 and 14 play Old Christians in friendlies kicking off at 1pm. Under 13s are away to Bandon with time to be confirmed. Don't forget this weekend the players committee are running their April Fool's Fun Run details to follow.........
Underage Fixtures 26th February
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 24 February 2011
This Saturday sees another busy day for the Kinsale Sharks. Under 8s, 9s, 10 and 11s are hosting Kanturk, Skibbereen, and Cobh at 10am in the club. The under 19s are in action against Cobh Pirates at home with a 11.30am kick off. Under 17s are in Temple Hill with a match against Cork Con while the Under 15s also have a match away this Saturday. On Sunday Under 12s are taking part in a blitz in Temple Hill against Cork Con, Midleton and Sundays Well.
Underage Fixtures 26th February
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 24 February 2011
This Saturday sees another busy day for the Kinsale Sharks. Under 8s, 9s, 10 and 11s are hosting Kanturk, Skibbereen, and Cobh at 10am in the club. The under 19s are in action against Cobh Pirates at home with a 11.30am kick off. Under 17s are in Temple Hill with a match against Cork Con while the Under 15s also have a match away this Saturday. On Sunday Under 12s are taking part in a blitz in Temple Hill against Cork Con, Midleton and Sundays Well.
Mini Rugby Cancelled
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 5 February 2011
All MINI rugby has been cancelled Saturday 5th February due to bad weather. The YOUTH matches will go ahead as follows:Under 19s away to Old Christians at 11.30am, Under 17 V Crosshaven at 10.45am, Under 15 V Highfield at 12.15am, and Under 13 V Charleville at 11.30am.
Underage fixtures 29th January
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 28 January 2011
This weekend all minis teams (Under 7s - 12s) are playing in Carrigaline. Meeting time in Carrigaline RFC is 10.30am with a kick off before 11am. To get to Carrigaline RFC from Carrigaline - At Shannonpark Roundabout take the Cork Road (first Exit) and then after the Maxol petrol station turn Right off Carr's Hill. Take the next right and then left, follow the road for 1/2 a mile and then turn right. Douglas RFc is on your left and Carrigaline RFC is 200M along on the right. The Under 19s and Under 17s are at home against Fermoy. Both matches kick off at 11.30am. The Under 15s are away to Highfield with at 10.45am kick off.
Minis Fixtures 15th January 2011
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 13 January 2011
This weekend sees the minis back in action after a long break due to the inclement weather. The Under 7s,8s,9s,10s,&12s are away in Muskerry, meeting time there is 10.30am with an 11am kick off. The Under 11s particpate in the first Under 11s only blitz day in Youghal with Highfield, Dolphin and Clonakilty also attending. Kick off in Youghal will be at 10.30am. Best of luck to all our teams. Don't forget this Sunday sees our first team in action at home to Kanturk in the league.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 7 January 2011
Kinsale Rugby is delighted to congratulate Steve Waluk on his election as Mayor of Newport, Rhode Island. from all your friends in Kinsale and Kinsale RFC
Santa Claus is coming to town ........
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 14 December 2010
This Saturday is party time in the clubhouse!! Santa will be coming to visit after training followed by a party for kids and parents. HO HO HOpe to see you all there!!
Fixtures Saturday 11th December
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 6 December 2010
The fixtures for this weekend are as follows: Under 8s, 9s, & 10s blitz day at home with Old Christians, Highfield, and Cork Con travelling down for the games which will kick off at 10.15. Under 13s have a league game against Crosshaven at home kicking off at 10.30am. Under 15s league game kicks off at 11.30am at home to Bandon. Under 19s host Midleton in a friendly starting at 1pm. The 1st team are away to Youghal with a kick off at 14.30pm this Saturday in their final league game before the New Year.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 3 December 2010
Due to the poor weather conditions all mini and underage rugby has been cancelled this weekend. All adult fixtures have also been cancelled. The Under 12s qualifiers in Ballincollig will be rescheduled at a later date.
Underage Blitz 20th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 17 November 2010
This weekend the Under 10s and 12s will travel to play CBC at their grounds in Military Hill. Kick off will be 10.30am. Best of luck guys!!
Defibrillator in Clubhouse
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 16 November 2010
A defibrillator has been installed on the tennis club end of the clubhouse. Training for this will announced shortly. To register your interest in a course please contact Kim - [email protected]
Under 11's Magners league fixture in Musgrave Park
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 16 November 2010
Kinsale RFC Under 11s squad have been invited to play against Killarney during half time at this weekend's Magners League fixture in Musgrave Park. Tickets for this match are still available on www.ticketmaster.ie. Best of luck to the squad!!
Under 9s and 10s Match report 6th November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 16 November 2010
U9's Bandon 8 Kinsale Sharks 5 Try Scorers Jack Walsh, Jordan Wright, Jerry Coughlan, Calum Fennell, Dan Clancy Great Team Performance from Kinsale, scored some great tries, and all worked very hard. Other squad members include Christian Hurley, Olan Griffin, Tadgh Jones, Jacob Luke, Robert Sweetnam, Rory Kelleher, Cian Coleman, Cillian Ryan, James McCarthy U10's Bandon 7 Kinsale Sharks 5 Strong turnout from the under 10's. Good Team performance in poor conditions. Tries from Rowan Palmer, Daniel Graham and Rhys Reynolds. Squad: David Twomey, Rowan Palmer, Jackson Gilbert, Andrew Sullivan, Louis Murphy, Conall Gilleran, Rhys Reynolds, Daniel O' Hanrahan, Patrick Gowran, Brian Murphy, Daniel Graham, Andrew O Connell, Faelan Stewart, Brian Desmond, Jack Egan, Cian Ryan, Daniel Lordan, Sam Peare.
Minis Club Day 6th November 2010
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 1 November 2010
This weekend all minis teams will be attending a blitz day in Dolphin RFC. This event will kick off at 10.30 am in Musgrave Park.
Under 10s and 12s Blitz
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 29 October 2010
Please note that the Under 10s and 12s Blitz away to Whitechurch scheduled for Saturday 30th October has been cancelled.
Underage Fixtures 30th October 2010
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 27 October 2010
Under 9s and 11s will be in Mallow this weekend in a blitz with Mallow, Sundays well, and Clonakilty. Kick off at 10.30am. Directions to the rugby pitch in Mallow are as follows:From Cork, arrive at roundabout, take the right and head towards town, Take the first right, you pass co-op stores on your right and tesco on your left, follow the road until you arrive at a T junction with traffic lights take a right, follow the road, travel over the bridge, follow the road you are now in Ballydaheen, at the top of the hill you arrive at Spar forecourt and carry out retail outlets take the left and you follow the road you pass aldi on your right, you travel a half mile approx. on this road, at the end of the housing estates on your left you arrive at the rugby pitch, it is located at the old Mallow GAA pitch.
IRB Breakfast
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 1 October 2010
Kinsale RFC were proud to host a delegation from the IRB (International Rugby Board) in the club on Saturday 25th September last. The group who form part of the world governing body of the game of rugby were in Kinsale for a strategic think tank to discuss the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand and The IRB World Seven Series which is held in major cities around the world among other things. This was the first visit by the IRB to a local club and they were impressed by the community based ethos of Kinsale RFC. Clare Nash and the team from Nash 19 restaurant were on hand to entice the taste buds with a breakfast that provided a select choice of the best local produce. The group got to see the mini and youth training sessions in action - from Under 8's right up to Under 13's. The weather even played its part with glorious sunshine on hand. Photos taken on the day have been uploaded to the GAllery section of the website.
Colouring Competition
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 29 September 2010
Results of the Colouring competition were announced at the Open Day on Sep 18th The Overall winner was Siomha Dolan from Dunderrow National School. siomha wins 4 tickets to see Munster play Toulon in Thomond Park on October 16th. Winners from the other categories were Ava O' Donnell Summercove National School Jack Wall, Summercove National School Cian Paul Murphy, Dunderrow National School The competition was a gresat success with over 300 entries all of which are now available to be seen in the Club house. The overall winner was presented with a canvas of her entry and the others each received framed photographic prints of their drawings. A big thank you to Jayne Barry who judged the competition for us and to all the schools who took part.
Colouring Competition
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 31 August 2010
The Colouring Competition is being run to promote awareness of the club and is open to Primary School students from 1st to 6th Class. Entry Forms will be circulated to the local primary schools and closing date is September 10th The winning prize is 4 tickets to see Munster play in Thomond Park (exact match to be finalised) Entry forms will also be available in the club on Saturday September 4th at underage training just in case anyone has missed the opportunity to get one in school. Get colouring! Winner will be announced at the Underage Open day on Sep 18th.
Presidents Message 2010
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 26 August 2010

Fáilte! Bienvenue! Welcome to Kinsale Rugby Football Club ! Another exciting and challenging season beckons. I look forward to the season ahead where the Club will compete in Munster J1 and J2 as well as Munster Women’s Development League, U-19; and from U-17 down to U-8 levels, under the auspices of ‘Kinsale Sharks’, as well as our ‘Vets’ team.

I know that all players, coaches and supporters will meet the challenges ahead and win, lose or draw, represent Kinsale Rugby with pride. This season has all the ingredients for a success, which can be measured in various ways, with the retention and strengthening of our coaching team led by our Director of Rugby, Denis Collins. Kinsale is very much dependent on volunteer coaches, from those involved with all the teams for our youth and adults alike. May I wish you well for the season, the Club very much appreciates your time and effort given to the Club and players. All these teams are deserving of our support on Saturdays and Sundays and I am confident, that with that support, they can look forward to a very successful season. The Club’s strength is based on all its teams and success is based on their performance, not least of our 1st XV.

With that in mind, Kinsale Rugby must continue to progress from the ‘ground up’ building on strong foundations from previous seasons. The club is very much community based and depends largely on local support, as well as those who have come to live in the greater Kinsale area over the years. Kinsale Rugby provides a much needed base, both on a playing and social front, to the local community, and in these present times this is more important than ever. I would like to welcome all new playing members to the club. I hope you enjoy your rugby with Kinsale and also that you and your families enjoy the hospitality, comraderie and friendship, for which the ‘Kinsale Rugby Family’ is renowned. Good luck and enjoy!

I also wish to extend a welcome to past players , other club members, old and new alike, near ‘home’ as well as those who live ‘across the foam’ and hope that you will support our teams playing at home in Snugmore, during the playing season. For Kinsale to remain a vibrant and successful club, we very much depend on the efforts of various sub committees, the Executive committee, led by our Club Chairman, Paul McCarthy, our Club Officers, as well as our Club Trustees. The Club owes a great debt of gratitude for their continued hard work. Well done to all those involved and thank you for your support.

The close of last season witnessed a superb Heineken Kinsale Sevens. Once again, the Kinsale Rugby Family with ‘Friends of Kinsale Sevens’ gathered in early May in the best of old traditions that still survive in Munster today ... ‘ag dul ar meitheal’ and neighbours gathering together to ‘bring in the harvest’. It was followed this summer by the best Tag Rugby so far in Kinsale. Thank you all who helped the Club. I wish to thank our close neighbours for their interest, support and understanding throughout the year. It is most appreciated. Many thanks also to our business sponsors with whom we wish to build on the ‘partner’ approach from previous years. I trust that our players and members will support your respective businesses in the year ahead.

Finally, may I wish Club Captain, Andy Lynch, the very best for the season ahead and to all players, may you all enjoy your rugby and have an injury free season. I know that the players’ dedication, endeavour , commitment and giving that ‘ extra per cent ‘ will positively define the season ahead. Also, we will meet again with many friends and acquaintances from the rugby world, regardless of the result we invite you to join us in our Clubhouse for some of our Club’s famous hospitality. To all players, members, friends and supporters of Kinsale Rugby: ‘ go n-eirí an bóthar linn ‘. May the road rise to meet us - the journey continues!

Yours in Rugby, Ronan Kett

President Kinsale RFC - August 2010

Silverware for Snugmore......
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 7 May 2010
So the season hasnt played out the way it should have with the first team squad so near yet as the saying goes yet so far, with the expectations of the club resting squarely on the shoulders of the development side they were the only avenue to getting silverware to Kinsale. Musgrave park the venue the opposition coming in the guise of Muskerry RFC. The paddock was rough hard and to be fair well and throughly needing a rest just like the players on its surface, Kinsale having reached the final as a result of beating Dolphin at home knowing this would be a fast hard frantic game where mistakes would be made. Kinsale took to the pitch first gathered in the center of the pitch and had their customed huddle where voices from the experienced senior members could be heard, composure, top two inches, passion, breakdown and get them low was repeated over and over, everyone knowing its now or never to excell or fold, to leave everything on the pitch no regrets nothing just give it all. Captained by DOC Kinsale tore into the opposition hitting hard pressing up and causing turnovers and penalties. Kinsale took the lead through a penality DOC converting from 22 metres.Muskerry conceding several needless penalites and then getting a man sin-binned for an off the ball. Kinsale kicked two further penalties leading at the break 9pts to nil. Muskerry managed to raise their game in the second half probing time and time again but Kinsale's defense was superb throughout great cover tackles from Ian Coughlan and Ralf Cresswell. Muskerry did manage to cross the line in the last 15 mins and converted this making the last ten unbearable to watch for a nervy Kinsale side but again superb tackling from johann Fab and centre Fintan Lawton who were excellent throughout.. final score Kinsale 9pts Muskerry 7pts... A great win by a side who had not done so great most of the season but came good at the end.. special thanks to the entire squad of whom this acheivement could not have happened, the subs the guys who couldnt make the 20 panel the water guys the physio's the management thank you .....
Kinsale Development team at Musgrave....
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 5 May 2010
Kinsale take on Muskerry in the South Munster bowl final on Thursday 6th May at 7pm best of luck to the team from all at Snugmore
Defeat for the U17's
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 5 May 2010
Unlucky unforgiving and hard to stomach was the words chosen after a huge effort by the Kinsale U17's at Musgrave coming so close to beating the much fancied Cobh team.Only losing on the 1st try scored rule the game ending 20pts a piece. With just alittle luck Kinsale could have won the game but last ditch defending and dropped passess hampered the seasiders.lucky but well done to the boys done the club and its supporters proud next year awaits.....
U17's take on Cobh Pirates
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 21 April 2010
thursday 22nd April 18:45 Musgrave park final of the South Munster U17 final. Kinsale reaching the final by beating Muskerry 14pts to 7 in the previous round. best of luck to the team......
Garryowen grab late win
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 19 April 2010
Kinsale hosting the semi finalist Garryowen in the junior plate was a tie to saviour and so it became. Buoyant from an impressive win at home to a strong Thomand outfit Kinsale did indeed fancy their chances against their more established opposition. A perfect setting in Snugmore where the paddock looking every bit a senior pitch was ready for running rugby. Now for the gladiators to bring the cheers and groans from the expectant crowd. Kinsale started well hitting rucks with fierce passion and determination turning over ball time and time again, notably Captain Marvel Barry Wright whose determination and hitting power was evident throughout the game from minute one till the final whistle. Kinsale not using the excuse of missing key members of the team due to the unforeseen Iceland volcano stopping all flights were stretched in their personal options, veteran Denis O’Dowd coming in for the German stricken Frazier Hodgson and Jason Murphy coming in for full back Colm McCarthy who was stranded in Turkey. To their credit Kinsale attacked the Garryowen defence only to find an unusual gap created from pick and drive ball off the forwards. Shane O’Regan playing six was outstanding all day creating pockets for his fellow loose forwards to penetrate and Kinsale scoring a beauty under the sticks from No.8 Tagh Wright touching down. Kinsale continued to press with Peter Murphy looking for centre Edouard LeMaire to use his gas to outpace his opposite number. Kinsale scoring two further tries through wings Shane O’Halloran and Andrew Lynch. Unfortunately the Limerick side got the rub of the green in the closing stages and with the game poised at 23-20 to Kinsale, some decisions and to be fair questionable went against the home side. The final score 32-23 to Garryowen if they ever had a tie they were lucky to get away with, this was it. Kinsale played with pride passion and more importantly played for one another this result went against Sale but it was a proud day for me watching and the way Kinsale have embraced the ideology of free flowing attractive rugby warms the coldest of hearts. The season is ending but memories of this game will remain maybe for some the manner in which Kinsale had played against a senior club maybe for others in the way the game turned on key moments in the closing ten minutes. Personally I wish to believe in how we played and not the latter.
Development 15 advance to final of J2 south bowl
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 14 April 2010
without playing their semi Kinsale seconds now progress to the final of the J2south bowl as Listowel couldnt fullfill the fixture the final isnt set but Musgrave looks a venue
Munster tickets available limited number
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 14 April 2010
Anyone wishing to order Heineken Cup semi final tickets must contact Paul Mulcair by 12 noon on Thursday 15th April.
Bandon beat Development side
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 5 April 2010
The Development fifteen had a Good Friday outing in Old Chapel Bandon for the j2 shield but it turned out to be a loss, the game kicking off at six in the evening but alas most eyes were fixed on the evening’s game up in Limerick. Kinsale played with great endeavour and passion as did Bandon but as a spectacle it wasn’t much to write home about. Both teams’ seasons have been poor to average and this was somewhat a curtain closer for many participants. Kinsale had a huge problem in their ability to win lineout ball with Bandon reading and stealing many. Both back lines were equally matched and it seemed like the game would be a tight narrow affair and so it turned out with a solitary kick separating the teams at the death 6-8. Kinsale know they could have played better and to be fair were well disciplined throughout this tie Bandon receiving two yellows which seemed harsh but the ref was consistent with his decisions. So the question remains are the Development fifteen developing and yes would have to be the answer, ok poor results and ill discipline have plagued them this season but many players are new and learning. If the squad can remain largely intact the coming season should prove a more fruitful one, one must be aware this season is the first were the development side compete in j2 south so a respectable and realistic season was had they still have another cup completion in the Bowl so it’s not over yet........
Thomond beaten by seasiders
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 5 April 2010
Easter offerings at Snugmore as Kinsale took on the side with pedigree and stature in the guise of Limerick side Thomond in the junior two plate. Kinsale of late have been playing a nice brand of footie and using the full width of the paddock has put up some impressive scores against Bandon and Muskerry. Thomond advanced to the ¼ finals through a walkover from Tralee and were fairly confident of putting another win under their belts down in Kinsale. Kick off at two thirty and Kinsale opted to play down towards the tennis end of the grounds. In the opening exchanges Kinsale pressed Thomond hard for any openings and through narrow channel attack found some space to get in behind the oppositions defence. Kinsale should have with their dominance put a few scores up with Colm McCarthy and Andrew Lynch both fielding and returning cleared ball with interest only for some last ditched tackling close to Thomond’s five metre line stopping the home side from taking the lead. With fifteen minutes into the game Thomond injected some real pace with South African born wing Fernando causing huge problems through his open field running and combining with his loose forwards the visitors were awarded a penalty opportunity on Kinsale’s twenty two metre line which they duly converted a penalty given for tackler not rolling away from the contact area. A yellow card shown to second row Barry McQuaid for not rolling quickly enough was harsh but the ref had warned both sides he wanted fast plays and didn’t want to be bogged down at the break down contest too much. Kinsale pressed hard and the game closed in on itself with both packs trying to get a dominance and mental edge coming into the second period, line outs, scrums and mauls were the main targets with both teams probing their opposition’s fringe defences. Going into the break Thomond had the slim advantage of a three point margin. Coming out for the second period each and every Kinsale player believed they had yet to get into third gear and knowing this had a self belief they could go on and win this game today. Within five minutes Kinsale had been awarded a simple penalty from just wide right of the upright inside Thomond’s twenty two which out half Peter Murphy converted tying the scores. Kinsale began to up the tempo and using a combination of fast paced back row forwards hitting direct channels and quick ruck release from dummy half Ben Alary gaps appeared for the home team. On one such occasion number eight Tadgh Wright took a ball from the base of a scrum, and using his pace attacked their ten channel a fast clearout from fellow back rowers Shane O’Regan and Barry Wright cleared the ball for the dummy half to release Peter Murphy who gave a beauty miss pass to Edouard Le Maire advancing to the contact area slipped a classy inside ball to Frazier Hodgson who then ran fifty metres to touch down in the corner. Thomond a little shell shocked conceded another minutes later from a scrum turn over and a ball being fed to Hodgson who scored under the post and converted by Murphy, this score was attributed to the massive effort by stalwarts Pat O’Regan, John Sullivan and Eddie Farren front row and the engine room of Barry McQuaid and fellow second row David Cowhig. Thomond response was quick from the kick off they turn over Kinsale and with two extremely quick rucks had got their ten to get under the posts leaving the scores 15-10 with fifteen to play. The game had become very open and a number of changes from both teams had a bearing on this. With minutes left Kinsale were deep in Thomond’s half a line out taken by McQuaid and down feed to Farren in the rolling maul and when the ref asked for the ball to be used Farren peeled and made ten yards being stopped inside the opposition twenty two, fast ruck and a flat pass to Murphy hitting direct combining with outside centre La Maire touching down under the post 22-10. Frantic play resulted and Thomond finally finished the scoring sequence from very good open field running leaving the final score 22- 15.
Under 12s Blitz 28th March 2010
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 1 April 2010
Well done to the Kinsale Under 12s who took part in the South Munster blitz in Bandon last weekend. This non competitive competition saw them play Mallow, Bandon and Skibbereen amongst others. Kinsale also picked up the Fairplay award which is given to the team who shows the most respect for the game and its rules both on and off the pitch.
Minis end of season
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 1 April 2010
The minis will end their season on Saturday 10th April 2010. Please keep an eye on the website for details on the awards night towards the end of May.
Tour to Malone RFC...MAY
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 31 March 2010
The trip north of the border is soon on us again and Coach Denis Collins wishes that anyone interested should contact him through again the usual channels if they wish to travel, a great weekend is always had so if u can do go.
Tickets Munster games...
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 31 March 2010
All Magners and Heineken Cup Match tickets are now all gone sold out... Tickets that may be sought is Ireland Via The Barbarians at Thomand park contact Paul Mulcair through the usual channels ......
Garda ladies shown a red light by Kincollig
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 22 March 2010
Kincollig recorded a huge win against the much fancied Garda ladies in the All Ireland cup Sunday. A huge effort from all the girls saw them take the spoils and the result was deserved 39pts to 8pts well done from all at Kinsale rfc keep up the work and best of luck in the next round...
U 19's record win against Bandon U19's
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 22 March 2010
A huge cup win for the U19'S against a strong Bandon side 9-6 the final outcome in favour of Kinsale. Kinsale points coming from the boot of Colin Nash with two penals and a drop goal from outhalf Donal Crosbie. well done boys
Bandon Beaten by Bullish Sale
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 21 March 2010
A day were Kinsale had to secure 4th place in the league and wait till the Munster branch decide if the top four teams go up or not from the league.The game as everyone thought would be full of passion and endevour. Bandon from the kick off played with fire and pride and this resulted in an early score for the No.5 crossing the line after constant pressure from pick and drives close to the Sale line this was converted and the visitors lead 7pts to nil.Then within five minutes Bandon were handed a chance to extend their lead from a penalty which their No.13 acheived, 10pts to nil. Kinsale didnt start well and it took well into the first half before they began to string phases together, Peter Murphy deep inside Bandons twenty two taking a flat pass off a ruck and crossing the line untouched out on the far right corner 5pts to 10pts. Within minutes Kinsale showed their strength with Frazier Hodgson scoring under the sticks from good approach work from the forwards and conversion by Peter Murphy, Kinsale 12pts Bandon 10pts. Kinsale extended this with a penalty from inside Bandons ten metre line 15pts to 10 at the break. Tagh Wright worked extremely hard from the base of the scrum to give excellent go forward and with the impressive front five clearing everything before them Kinsale begun to dominate the remainder of the game. Indeed Tagh Wright scoring from a scrum wrapping around Peter Murphy and touching down fending off two would be tacklers converted by Peter Murphy 27pts 10pts.Kinsale again scored through an overthrow inside Bandons twenty two Ben Alary catching and offloading to Shane O Regan who scored 32 to 10 pts..Bandon did score agin through their impressive No.10 out paceing Kinsale's rear guard.32pts to 15pts.Edouard Le Maire scoring in the corner after great approach work from Frazier and Peter final score 39pts Kinsale Bandon 15pts...
Tag Rugby at Kinsale
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 21 March 2010
An event at the Folkhouse bar Kinsale for the launch of this coming seasons Tag Rubgy is happening this thursday 25th of March at 9:30 loads of info on events and team enquires available
1/4 final All Ireland Plate for the Ladies
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 19 March 2010
Ballincollig venue for Kincollig against the Garda womens team time 12:00 lets hope the girls serve a mean dish for the plate!!!!
Double header at Snugmore this weekend 21st
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 19 March 2010
The development Squad take on Carrigaline in the J2 cup competition at Snugmore at noon, followed shortly by the first who take on Bandon at 2:30 the difference could be you!!!
international rugby tickets sold out !!!!!!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 10 March 2010
Notice to all seeking International tickets Paul Mulcair has none available to the remainder matches. completely sold out of Wales and Scotland games..
Congrads to Bandon Grammar School
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 10 March 2010
Congrads to BGS for winning the Mungret cup and having a hugely sucessfully season, Conor Stallard captaining the side in the absence of James Bendon, well done to all from Kinsale rfc....
No safe haven for the Cross at Snugmore....
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 8 March 2010
Kinsale Development XI 33pts Crosshaven 11pts. With several defeats in the last number of weeks the development side would be excused to think their season has but all ended but this was not to be today in the George O’Connell cup. A good day greeted both sides in the early morning kickoff and a good match was anticipated by a large crowd at Snugmore. Crosshaven winning the toss elected to kick towards the tennis end of the ground and within minutes Kinsale had dropped the ball forward and after the subsequent scrum a penalty was given for collapsing it. The visitors kicking the penalty from inside Kinsale’s 22metre line 3 pts to nil. Kinsale now needed to regain some territory and using the boot of David O’Connell put the Croshaven wingers under pressure with spiral kicks to the corners, making them to run the ball back and gain some much needed yards. A turn over from one such tackle lead to No.9 Johann Fabrities darting off a ruck formation with ball in hand taking the tackle and creating a maul which was unstoppable, a try resulted which prop Jeremie Naudinat his first try in over three years. The conversion was taken by Jason Murphy which gave Kinsale the lead 8-3. The game did unfortunately turn into a penalty fest for the away side with Kinsale going off their feet on a number of occasions at the breakdown but luckily Crosshaven had their kicking boots firmly back at the seaside’s dressing rooms. Kinsale upped the tempo with excellent work from No.8 Paul McCarthy and Brian Desmond rooming in the midfield creating space for David O’Connell to spread the ball wide to Pat Moriarty to race down the down line tacking three defenders with him passing a beauty of an inside ball to Robin O’Flynn to touchdown in the corner. Crosshaven now looking a pale complexion of what took the field originally with 1st centre going off with concussion after a tackle by a combination of wing Fintan Lawton and O’Flynn and Crosshaven’s prop going in centre. Kinsale scored their third try from Jason Murphy a result of excellent play up the touchline from back row Jamie Reise dummy pass and chip through and Murphy gathering. 19pts to 3 going in the half. The second period didn’t live up to the standard of the first with several infringements from both team, Kinsale conceded a very dubious try from poor midfield defence but in the final minutes raised their game when wing Fintan Lawton chipping the ball and scoring himself. Kinsale conceded another penalty which Crosshaven did kick. Kinsale rallied towards the end again and a try came from superb run by replacement David O’Mahony racing up the touchline passing to No.10 David O’Connell to finish the scoring 32pts to Crosshaven’s 11pts.
Turkey shoot for Kinsale's 1st team??????
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 8 March 2010
Turkey season at Snugmore for the 1st Team. KinsaleRFC 54pts Kanturk RFC 27pts. Kinsale hosted what had been a somewhat bogie team for them in previous meetings Kanturk RFC, Kinsale having lost to the same side in a hugely contested Junior Cup outing at Snugmore did not wish to repeat that performance again. Kinsale within four minutes of the game kicking off had an opportunity to kick a penalty on the oppositions twenty two but No.10 Peter Murphy’s effort fell wide and short. Within 15mins Kinsale took the lead with Frazier Hodgson feeding flanker Barry Wright to coast through a very static defence and pass inside to the supporting runner in outside centre Edouard le Maire to touch down under the sticks, dually converted by No,10 Murphy. On 22mins No.9 Ben Alary broke off a maul feed his No.10 to race down the touch line to score kinsale’s second. Kanturk managed a score form a collapsed lineout with No.5 Barry McQuaid adjudged to have pulled on the jersey of opposition lineout jumper thus the award of a penalty which was taken. Another fine try came as a result of excellent approach work from Andy Lynch weaving his way through Kanturks back division laying it to supporting forward McQuaid before he was tackle short of the line and when the ref warned the defence to roll and this not been adhered to a penalty came, Shane O’Regan tapping and feeding Frazier Hodgson to score with Murphy converting 19pts to 3pts. The game ebbed and followed back and forth for some time with penalties happening and a messy affair began to develop unfortunately No.8 Tagh Wright been sin binned for going off his feet and subsequently killing Kanturk’s attacking advantage. Kinsale rallied once more and from a ruck ball No.9 Alary feed a flat pass onto the rushing Peter Murphy to race up the touchline and score in the corner also converting his own try leaving the game 26pts to 3pts in favour of the home side. The second period began as it ended with Kinsale applying huge pressure in the scrum through John O’Sullivan and co. Kinsale scored on the hour mark through a simple lineout, ten hitting 12 and looping racing away untouched to score his second of the game converting also. Another try came when a training ground move came off perfectly with Frazier Hodgson going in off a scrum attack inside Kanturk’s twenty two metre line converted by Murphy. Now with score standing at 40pts to 8pts with Kanturk scoring a try off Kinsale throwing ball around where they shouldn’t and dropping it for the opposition to touch down. Minutes later a cross field kick from Murphy aimed at wing Shane O’Halloran resulted in the winger feeding centre Hodgson who in turn returned to Shane to speed away leaving the score 47pts to 8pts. To their credit Kanturk rallied to scored tries to earn a losing bonus point scoring three late tries, Kinsale replied near the end when Murphy got his hat trick of tries and converting leaving it 54pts to 27pts......
Development league final at Snugmore
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 4 March 2010
The development league final between Muskerry rfc and Douglas is being held at Snugmore. Time of ko 12:00.
All saints here no sinners as Kinsale 1st take spoils
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 22 February 2010
A difficult outing for Kinsale in Limerick facing a tough robust St Mary’s outfit who themselves are fighting off the real treat of going down from this division. Kinsale travelling minus several frontline players either suspended or out with injury needed a win to help progress up the table and give themselves any outside chance of going up. Kinsale fell behind to a try early on, sloppy defence owning to a simple try by the home team, Kinsale did recover quickly with a try of their own coming from a kick and a good chase with Shane O’Regan tackling St Mary’s fullback trying to run the ball back, not releasing result penalty and sale called a scrum. A simple 8 9 10 move left No.8 scoring Tagh Wright. The conversion was missed leaving the teams tied at the break. The second half was a very good one by the visitors with tries coming from constant pressure with Frazier Hodgson playing a major part hitting and causing many turnovers, allied with the French import Ben Alary supplying quick ball to the backs when and where possible. Further tries came with Ben Alary crossing after a quick feed into the scrum 5 metre out, converted by No.10 Peter Murphy 12-5. A block down by Frazier Hodgson and a quick offload allowing wing Andrew Lynch to use his pace to sprint down the touchline to cross in the corner not converted. With seconds left St Mary’s tried to run the ball from deep in their own half and Andrew Lynch ran onto a floated pass and again sprinted to the chalk line another try, 22-5 a bonus point win also. Although Kinsale did come out victors St Mary’s played very a hard and physical game and Kinsale had to earn every inch blade of grass with blood sweat and tears. Players to have a special mention Frazier Hodgson and Ben Alary who excelled.
Development XV v the Well
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 21 February 2010
Sunday the 21st Feb 2010. George O’Connell cup Musgrave park. Development XV of Kinsale travelled a short journey to their illustrate counterparts Sunday’s Well team in the George O’Connell Cup. A midday kick off was set and both team seemed to struggle to get teams out. Kinsale squad on the today was at its bare bones Kinsale read D O’Mahony, P Moriarty, J Lynch, starting back three. S Tobin, F Lawton, D O’Connell midfield attack, J Fabrities at nine. The pack read as P Maloney, D O’Brien, D Smith starting front row. C Sheehan and A Murphy in second row, back row read as P McCarthy, B Desmond and R Creswell. Kinsale subs were L Darmody, O Wright, G Walsh and M Frawley. Kinsale elected to play away from the Dolphin end and the Well kicked off into them, the kick off fell short and kinsale were awarded a scrum on half way with No.8 R Creswell taking the ball linking with no.9 Fabrities and setting up a ruck on the Wells ten metre line. Kinsale couldn’t use the quick ball as the Well had hands in the ruck a penalty award which was kicked towards the opposition 22. Unfortunately for Kinsale the Well defended the lineout extremely and contested the four ball sacking our ball carrier and getting the decision from the ref as the ball was adjudged to be held on the deck. The game it’s lacked any structure and ill discipline was all there tom be seen in regards to holding on when tackled niggling challenges after the ball had been released, this mainly coming from the home team. The Well did have a huge front five and also had the ability to interchange these players with even heavier front row players. A try came for the home side midway through the 1st half as a result of Kinsale inability to clear their lines, a lineout gathered at four started the structure for a maul which Kinsale were able to defend, 7-0 with the conversion. Kinsale looked shocked and a little out of their depth lacking in keys areas the experience to settle and regroup. Another try came basically from the exact set piece that cost Kinsale so dear earlier. A lineout to four, down drive and over the line to make it 12-0. Kinsale rallied and were awarded a penalty for players going off their feet, fullback J Lynch converted just in front of the post, 12-3 halftime. Second half Kinsale conceded through a simple line break from an inside pass from the Wells impressive No.10 to his inside centre crossing untouched, 17-3. Kinsale now were in mix with several heads looking towards the dirt pitch they were on. Another try came again down the 10 12 axis 22-3. Kinsale knowing that pride now was at place tried to up the intensity and were awarded a penalty for not rolling away from a tackle, a quick tap by P McCarthy breaking two challenges to offload to D O’Brien to cross 22-8. The Well at this stage had a player sin binned for the illegal use of boot and fist??? Yellow! A try came now nearly from kick off for the Well a sloppy return from Kinsale ended up with a touchline break by No.10 feeding his winger and crossing over making the score 29-8. Kinsale to their credit started to give it a crack and some lovely open field running from D O’Connell and back rowers P McCarthy and L Darmody coming in for the injured B Desmond combining well to get full back James Lynch through a gap and off loading to captain Padraig Maloney to score a fine props try form two yards out. Then with only minutes left L Darmody ripping and going up the short side after a tackle was made inside the Wells 22 scoring under the posts making it 29-22 final score. Kinsale showed they could move up a few gears but it takes a bit of time yes the Well reduced their work rate but Kinsale did play well in the last 30 minutes alot of work on the paddock is a must but they realise this. So a bad result a bad 1st half but promising none the less.
Double header at Snugmore in cups.....
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 15 February 2010
The day started well for Kinsale as the development 15 chalked up an impressive win over Killarney in the George O'Connell cup by a score of 31pts to 3pts. A great forwards display helped with this victory as the lineout was the chief source of attacking ball with Brian Egan excelling as did Brian Desmond. Scores from loose forward Jamie Reise from close in after excellent approach work from Ian Coughlan playing centre off loading to Reise to drive from 5 yards out. The next try came form the centre himself after good fringe work from Paul McCarthy and Dave Smith creating space for I.Coughlan crashing over. Within minutes of the restart centre partner Robin o'Flynn scored from direct phase off a lineout with a fast ruck release and Robin crashing over outwide. Half time score Kinsale 17pts Killarney 0pts. The second period didn't live up to the first with both sides appearing happy to just play out the remainder of the game, Kinsale tried to up the intensity and scores duly came from again centre Robin O'Flynn adding two more tries with Killarney adding just 3 pts to leave it 31pts to 3pts with James Lynch kicking from the boot for Kinsale, a sour taste was left for Kinsale when a red card was shown to flanker Jamie Reise but promising display from the team. The first team had a difficult tie with Clanwilliam the visitors. Kinsale opened the scoring through the boot of outhalf Peter Murphy a penalty for offside 3pts to nil approaching 10 minutes into the tie.The next twenty minutes was a mixture of fast hard rugby with several errors, the home side did on more than one occassion spill ball, or go off their feet and ruck time in Clan's twenty two. Penalties were the order of the day and this created large volumes of 'kick and chase' rugby. Backrows found it very hard to gain much valued yards with both packs cancelling each other out. Kinsale remained dangerous when the outside backs got go forwards ball Edouard LeMaire performing well when given the chance to run and take on his opposite number, scrumhalf Ben Alary snipping also helped Kinsale finish the stronger of the side leading 3 pts to nil at the break. Clan came out with renewed hope and kicked a penalty for an offside offence 3 all with ten minutes into the second half.Kinsale now started to up their intensity and created good platforms to attack off and a try finally came when from a penalty that was knocked on over the line the ref awarding a five metre scrum and number eight Tadgh Wright taking a delayed pass off Peter Murphy crashing over from 7 yards, duly converted by Murphy. 10 pts to 3 and things looking good for the home side. The game really should have been well and truly over but very good scramble defense stopped Kinsale from pulling away. Clan then began to pressure Kinsale fringes and penalties were awarded, the first with 15 minutes on the clock then another with only a few minutes leaving it 10pts to 9pts.Both sides went at each other and again excellent cover tackles from Colm McCarthy and Edouard LeMaire stopped Clan scoring a certain try with seconds on the clock. Intense pressure was being felt by Kinsale but they held firm, now deep into injury time Sale only had to clear their lines and get the ball out. The clearance kick came in but was fielded by Clan, they moved to position for a drop goal which was perfectly taken leaving the home side in tatters. 12pts to 10 pts. Clan continue in the Munster junior cup.
Development fifteen narrowly lose
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 8 February 2010
Kinsale's development fifteen narrowly lost away to Bantry RFC in Skibbereen by a margin 22-15 scorers for Kinsale Mike Crowley playing centre and Brian Egan. One penalty and conversion by James Lynch. A massive performance from Bryan Desmond on his debut season was the high light for Kinsale....
Kinsale first's draw against Old Christians
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 8 February 2010
Kinsale RFC 1st XV continued their good sequence of results by taking 2 points from league leaders Old Christians last Sunday ( 7th Feb ) at Rathcooney.** Kinsale started brightly and opened their account with an early penalty scored by Peter Murphy. They dominated the set pieces and increasingly pushed Old Christians off the scrum. Their efforts were awarded by winning a scrum inside the opposition '22' and recycling the ball over several phases before the ball was whipped out wide in a good move with Eduoard Le Maire crossing the line and Peter Murphy converting. Old Christians replied with a penalty. Kinsale picked up the pace again with play again inside the farside '22' and scored with a 2nd penalty taken by Murphy. Kinsale again opened up Old Christian's defence with probing runs by forwards and backs alike. Kinsale might have finished off the 1st half after 4 scrums on Old Christian's tryline but advantage was cut the Ref's untimely whistle for halftime. 3 -13 to Kinsale. ** Old Christians picked the challenge in the 2nd half and scored an early penalty and mid way through the half rolled up a strong maul which eventually drove over Kinsale's line for a try and conversion. 13 all .. Kinsale were not finished however and brought play back up to Old Christians 22 again and were awarded with a penalty, easily scored by Murphy again. With about 5 minutes to go Old Christians replied with a third penalty. 16 points apiece in the end. ** Kinsale were the more impressive team, particularly in the set pieces. In that respect, it was their best performance all season. More work needs to be done on the ball coming out from the base of the scrum and also the return kicking. So more work on the training paddock this week to prepare for Clanwilliam's return to Kinsale in the 3rd round of Munster Junior Cup on this Sunday 14th with a 2.30pm k.o.. Kinsale will have every incentive to play to their best, keep their 100% home record and advance, having beaten Sunday's Well already in the Cup. A big crowd is expected for this game.**
Mr & Mrs Night - not to be missed!!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 8 February 2010
Just 5 days to go to the social night of the year. Make sure you grab your ticket now as they are selling fast. They are available from Kinsale Sports Shop and Giles Norman Photography. Alternatively contact Kim on 087 7973868.
New arrival at Under 8s!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 8 February 2010
Congratulations to Coach John Walsh and his wife Helen on the birth of their beautiful baby girl Lily-Mae last Friday!! There's a few sleepless nights ahead we think!
Underage Fixtures 5th February 2010
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 2 February 2010
Hi all, Under 8s, 9s, 10s,11s & 12s are all training at home this weekend. The following week (13th February) we host a club day with Fermoy RFC. Kick off is at 10am so please be ontime.
Munster Junior Cup Kinsale V Sundays Well
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 1 February 2010
A brisk bright day greet both teams in the Munster Junior Cup here at Snugmore.The Well coming down to Kinsale having played and won several league fixtures fancied turning the seasiders over on their home patch.Kinsale in the opening stages lost one of their best performers during the season Billy Kiely to an ankle injury and replacement Tadgh Wright coming in not having played anything in over three months should have looked ring rusty but not to be. Tadgh from the moment he came on was a constant thorn in the side of the Well's breakdown ability.The home side settled the quicker and had several opportunities to score but failed due to last minute defense or dropped ball. Finally a score came from an unlikely source,the Wells No.10 went for a crossfield kick but was gathered by the impressive Andrew Lynch who sped away down the touchline pasing to hooker Eddie Farren who was tackled on the 22 metre line, quick ruck and fly half Peter Murphy weaved his way under the posts converting also 7-0. Kinsale then went on a twenty minute offensive where the Well were out played in most facets of the game. Another try was there for the taking and duelly came from excellent approach work from Shane O'Regan and Tadgh Wright. Big Barry McQuaid touching down after a great pick and drive play from the entire pack,again Peter Murphy converting 14-0. On the 28th minute Kinsale gave a away a penalty on their 10 metre line but the Well could not convert their chance. With the close of the 1st half in sight Kinsale got caught for an offside and Tadgh was sin binned, the Well converted. Kinsale in a strong position 14-3 up at the break. The second half and though Kinsale had only 14 players on the pitch, attack was on their minds slicing through their back division Shane O'Halloran linking with the ever green Denis O'Dowd creating scoring opportunities, but due to a mixture of poor handling and defensive covering tackles they didn't materalise. Kinsale did score again when the Wells scrum collasped resulting in Peter Murphy kicking again leaving it 17-3. Andrew Lynch then had to be replaced due to a blood injury and Jason Murphy taking his place on the wing. Kinsale were award a penalty and with their tails up ran the ball which again resulted in Peter Murphy touching down under the post and converting 24-3. Nothing left for the Well or was there?! Two late tries from the away side made the last ten minutes tense for the home side this came due to the home side taking the foot off the gas and various replacements not getting into the intensity quick enough. A sour taste was left when a red card was given to Jason Murphy harsh enough. Final score was 24-15 well done lads. Peter Murphy was excelent on the day and probably deserved the title of man of the match.
Kinsale return to winning ways v Ennis
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 25 January 2010
Munster junior league division two, Sunday 24th Jan 2010. Kinsale RFC hosted the visit of Ennis in the Munster league division two at Snugmore, Kinsale not having played many games since the adverse weather conditions struck sporting events throughout England and Ireland over the Christmas period and beyond, Kinsale wanted to rekindle their promotion ambitions. Having lost the previous season in Ennis, the home side knew only a strong and positive approach would see them win through. Both teams entered the arena with a sizeable crowd there to shout on their respected sides. Ennis won the toss and chose to kick towards the sheltered end of the pitch allowing the ball not to be held up and subsequently Kinsale fielded and set up an attack straight off. Within the first five minutes the home side had gathered mauled the ball up to the opposition ten and moved it wide allowing speed man Andrew Lynch to weave his way through a couple of defenders and with a 20 metre sprint crossed the line giving Kinsale the early advantage, the subsequent kick was missed. After the opening volleys from the forwards a kicking game was introduced which showed the lack of game time both teams have had in previous weeks as no one trusted their backline attack, conditions worsening also lead to balls being dropped when going into contact. With thirty minutes of a kick and chase game Ennis finally got on the score sheet, a drop goal attempt from No.10 Brian Murphy positioned in front of the post from a ruck which was defended manfully from Kinsale when it seemed the home side might have leak a try. Within minutes Ennis were awarded a penalty from Kinsale player adjudged not to be rolling away after the tackle and B.Murphy dually kicked leaving Kinsale trailing 6-5 at half time. The second half Kinsale came out with the same vigour that the possessed in the opening quarter of the match, forcing Ennis to kick to our full back and dangerous wingers who return the ball with some degree of interested either from running it or with well positioned punt returns. One such occasion kinsale were inside Ennis twenty two using quick ball Peter Murphy miss pass to Eduoard Lemaire looped and scored under the posts, kicking the conversation himself. 18-6 the score remained for several minutes, the home side now trying to press Ennis into making more mistakes either poor kicks or trying to run out of defence. One such occasion resulted in a tackle by Billy Kiely and a penalty coming for not releasing, again dually kicked by No.10 Peter Murphy leaving us with a victory score line of 21-6. The key thing was to most spectators the ability of Kinsale to absorb huge amounts of pressure and create turnovers in the key areas of the pitch.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 16 January 2010
A fundraiser is to be held in the Trident hotel on the 12th of Feb for Kinsale underage. Mr & Mrs night as seen in the hit TV show with local couples facing tough questions,tickets are priced at 20euro, and can be bought from the sports shop,and Giles Norman event sponsors. lots of prizes are on offer so dont be shy bring ur gal or guy......
International Tickets available
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 15 January 2010
any enquiries regarding International tickets for six nations please contact Paul Mulcair on either 0871350502 or on his e-mail [email protected] club members can only apply.. please only International ticket request
Kinsale ladies up for the cup!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 11 January 2010
Kinsale ladies will be joining up with Ballincollig ladies for the Munster cup coming this 23rd 24th of Jan.Training is as usual at snugmore on Thursdays, all new players welcomed from seasoned vets to new and eager, training time is 7 on the pitch.
andy lynch and christmas
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 7 January 2010
congrads to andrew lynch for popping the question to his girlfriend over the christmas holidays, after much thought about the date to ask the 28th was chosen, best of luck mate from all the club
Kinsale Ladies Rugby 2009 7s report
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 25 May 2009
This year again provided lots of excitement for the Kinsale Rugby Club and none more so than the Kinsale Ladies team once again. This year we started off against a few unknown quantities and a few we know well! Saturday morning kick off on Pitch 1 saw the local ladies do battle against a team from Wimbledon. It took a few minutes to settle in again to the fast pace of the 7s but with only 7 minutes a side, we couldn’t afford to wait too long. An early try by Danielle Kiely saw Kinsale get on the scoreboard but the Wimbledon ladies were not giving in too easily. It proved to be close for most of the game but game, set and match to Kinsale with a final score of 19-12. A second try from Danielle Kiely and another by Aoife Hurley secured the points. A quick jog across to Pitch 5 and the “Luscious Chancers” from Longford in the UK were lined up to have a cut off us. By now, we were beginning to fire on all cylinders and the Luscious Chancers were treated to a luscious thumping – 36 – 5 to Kinsale. Tries scored by Christina Broderick (3) Jenny Hodson (1) Liz Tye (1) and Aoife Hurley (1). Next up however were the Irish Vixens. These ladies are made up from the development squad of the Irish Ladies team. These guys came third in the 6 nations this year and again proved a little too much for the local team and they put an end to proceedings on Saturday. Sunday came around and the bodies were still recovering from the bruises of the events from Saturday. First up were “Ritchies Bitches” from Clonakilty. Some of whom are playing senior Division 1 rugby with different squads since Clonakilty disbanded a couple of years ago. Back in the groove again and with tries from Courcey girl Mel Hunt (2), Christina Broderick (2) and Aoife Hurley (1) saw Kinsale victorious by 31-14. The mighty team from Highfield were next to be put to the sword. A division higher than Kinsale and fairly confidant of a victory, Highfield put the pressure on early but Kinsale stood up to the mark and kept in contention all the way. The difference between the 2 teams proved to be in the conversion of our 2nd try by Aoife Hurley. Final score Highfield 10 Kinsale 12. Now into un-chartered quarter final waters. Once again an international battle to commence! A much fancied French Army ladies team were warming up on Pitch 2 and throwing lots of shapes. Having just run across from Pitch 3 due to incorrect information coming over the public address, the Kinsale ladies didn’t take much notice of the un orthodox warm up methods and proceeded to the middle of the pitch for kick off. Within minutes, we were up 3 tries and cruising. The French army was straining under the Kinsale invasion and their heads started to droop. Tries by Aoife Hurley (2) Christina Broderick (1) Danielle Kiely (1) and Jenny Hodson (1) completed the demolition and ended the dreams of the French ladies. Final score Kinsale 27 French Army 5. Staying with the international challenges, we headed back over to pitch 3 to meet the “Wooden Spoons”. This is a team made up from the English development squad who had won the 6 nations championship this season. This time however, the hurdle was a bit too high and the visitors took the spoils and went on to win the competition against the Vixens. For finishing in 3rd spot though, Kinsale were awarded a €300 purse and without hesitation agreed to donate the money to the very worthy cause of Saile Sports and Leisure. This is a very worthwhile cause and will be of benefit to all of the local community for years to come. A presentation was later made to Bronwyn Connolly of Saile at the rugby club and another brick was added to the ever growing wall. Stay tuned for future developments at the club.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 18 May 2009
Tag Dry Run ... Wed 20th May 2009. Get your team registered, order all your kit or find a team to play with. Fun line up - its going to be a blast. More Info
Under 14s Team of the Year
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 17 May 2009
The Under 14s team received the Team of the Year accolade at the recent awards night. Well done to all.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 17 May 2009
At the Underage Awards night on Friday last, Damien O'Mahony was presented with Overall Club Player of the Year for the second consecutive year - a first in the club. Damien's rugby career is moving in leaps and bounds and he was recently selected as a member of the Munster Clubs Under 17's squad - another club first so well done Damien, keep up the good work and make us proud!
7s 2009 - Thank You
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 12 May 2009
A special note of thanks was extended at the monthly Committee meeting to all those who helped out in any way at the recent 7s event as well as to all KRFC neighbours who continue to be extremely supportive of the club and its events.
Adults Awards Night
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 12 May 2009
The 2009 awards night for adult players will take place on 6 June at 8pm in the clubhouse
KRFC - AGM 2009
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 12 May 2009
Underage Awards NIght
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 12 May 2009
The 2009 awards night for the Underage will take place at the clubhouse on 15 May at 7.30. All welcome.
Bud Light Tag Rugby 2009
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 8 May 2009

Kinsale are hosting a fast paced, full of fun tag rugby tournament in association with the IRFU and sponsored by Bud Light. 10 weeks of great fun, good rugby, social nights and a surprise treasure hunt. Make sure you register your team by the 28th May to avoid disappointment. Final night is no to be missed with fast rugby, food galore and loads of fun. REGISTER NOW!!

Cost : €475.00 per team

Max 14 Players per team

Closing Date For Registering Teams : May 28th 2009

Logon the IRFU Tag Rugby Site and Register your team today

O'Neill Cup Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 28 April 2009
Kinsale v Skibereen - 27 April 2009 In what was a very competitive game, Kinsale were unfortunate to loose their chance of silverware for Snugmore. They led 8 – 0 at end of first half with Fraser Hodgson getting a try which went unconverted followed by a penalty. In the second half Skibereen were awarded a penalty bringing the score to 8 – 3. Kinsale were also awarded a penalty, thus increasing the gap to 11 – 3 however late in the second half skibb got a try directly under the posts which they converted bringing the score up close 11 – 10. with only a couple of minutes left Skibb got a penalty leaving them victorious at 13 – 11 Well done to all the players, they gave it everything on the night with very strong defence.
Kinsale U11's return from Tralee Winners
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 20 April 2009
U11’s Competition at Tralee Rugby Festival After a slow start Kinsale drew with Bohemians, 2 - 2, a game which they should have won. Next Cooke beat Kinsale 4 – 1 and went on to become eventual winners. Cooke are a much bigger side and were 3 – 0 up at half time, Kinsale matched them in the second half. After that Kinsale performed very well. Results of Qualifiers Bohemians 2 Kinsale 2 Cooke 4 Kinsale 1 Blackheath Tigers 0 Kinsale 7 Tralee Dragons 2 Kinsale 5 Quarter Final – Bye Results of Semi-Final Tralee 0 Kinsale 5 Result of Final Blackheath Lions 1 Kinsale 2 In the final Kinsale were 2 – 0 up at half time, Blackheath Lions scored their try with 2 minutes to go, which made for a very exciting finish. All players played excellent from prop, John Finn, to wing, Mathew Scanlon. Players John Finn Prop Cody O’Neill Hooker Patrick Moylan Prop Joe Moriarty Second Row – Captain Sam Hurley Scrum Half Shane O’Connell Our Half Luke Kingston First Center Ethan Twomey Second Center James Bowen Second Row Mathew Scanlon Wing
Kanturk defeat Kinsale in County Cup 1/4 Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 9 April 2009
Kinsale were unfortunate against Kanturk Try scorers were Pat O'Regan, Tadgh Wright and Peter Murphy. Jason Hodges converted 2 try's and 2 penalties.
Tag Launch Night
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 2 April 2009
The launch of the Kinsale Tag season will take place next Wednesday evening (8th April) in the rugby club at 7.45pm. The evening will kick off with a test match at 7.45pm on Pitch 1 followed by information on the season ahead including social events, kick off times, registration, and much more. We are looking for people who played last year and people who have never played before to come along on the night - so please spread the word. Also, just a quick reminder about Tag Bootcamp (Women only) which continues every Wednesday at 6.45pm in the rugby club. Everyone is welcome and there is no obligation to join a team at the end, classes are only €5 per night and members can join at any time. Depending on demand we will also be kicking off a Mixed Tag Training night on Tuesdays so please let me know if you are interested.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 28 March 2009
A windy day both on and off the pitch at Snugmore after a night in the White Ladey, saw 'Veteran' Gareth Murphy get the final try to seal the game for a touring Malone side and see the cup, (if they found it), stay north! A hat trick of tries for Lloyd Darmody as well as one each for Fintan Lawton and Greville Walsh made up the scoring for Kinsale. The teams were well looked after by the Kinsale 'Ladies who do' with food and drink at the club. No doubt another night of debauchery will be on the cards for those with the stamina to stick with it and a few songs from the Phantom of the Opera will be blasted out once proper lubrication takes place!! Final score 26 - 25
Kinsale in Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 23 March 2009
Kinsale had a great performance taking them to the Final Tadgh Wright, Joe Lyons and John O'Sullivan all cored tries, with Fraser Hodgson converting each one. Fraser also scored a penalty. Final Score 24 - 10
County Cup
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 18 March 2009
In an exciting match Kinsale defeat Bandon away 41-22. Kinsale struggled in the first 20 minutes trailing 17-0, but they knew what they had to do and fought their way back to a tremendous victory. Final Score 41-22
Junior 3 Cup 1/4 Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 18 March 2009
2nds J3 Cup, 1/4 final played in Snugmore Kinsale started strongly and went into an early 7 nil lead with a try from Dan Buckley, converted by David O'Connell. The rest of the first half was a battle between 2 good sides with Bandon finishing the half the strongest of the two. The second half saw Bandon exerting a lot of pressure and quickly bringing the score to 7 - 6 with 2 quick penalties in succession leaving a frantic last quarter in which Kinsale piled on the pressure and David O'Mahony scored a fine try, under the posts, bringing the score to 12 - 6. Both teams continued to play with Bandon searching for a score to try and win but Kinsale held out and won 12 -6 This was a good all round performance by the team and in particular, Gordon Sullivan who held the defence together. The next fixture is the J3 cup semi final on 29 March against Mallow in Snugmore.
Munster Junior 1 Division 2 Decider
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 9 March 2009
Final Score: Kinsale 3 Ballincollig 13 Ballincollig and Kinsale went head to head in the Munster Junior 1 Division 2 decider in Tanner Park yesterday. Two very evenly match teams took to the field, both pushing for a Division 1 promotion. While Kinsale needing to win with a bonus point all Ballincollig needed was two a win to secure their promotion to the top flight. Kinsale started the game very well with the wind at the backs. They dominated most aspects of the game early on but failed to convert on the pressure applied with Ballincollig winning a large amount of turn over’s in open play and at the set piece. Kinsale’s pressure did yield 3 points midway through the first half with out half, Fraser Hodgson kicking a penalty from the left flank. That was the only score of the first half with both teams trading missed penalties before the half time whistle. The second half was much of the same story, but Ballincollig quickly upped the ante and after a period of sustained pressure broke the Kinsale defence and went over for their first try, which was not converted. They soon were awarded a penalty for indiscipline under the posts and made the score board 8 – 3 with 20minutes left in the game. Ballincollig kept the pressure on Kinsale for the rest of the game and finally got their reward with another try in the left corner which brought the game to a close. Kinsale still have a chance of promotion based on the remaining league results but may have to fight it out in the Division 2 League next year, while Ballincollig are the first of the teams to secure promotion and go on to play in the top flight next season.
1st Defeated by St. Mary's
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 5 March 2009
1st XV Munster Junior Plate v St. Mary’s in Snugmore Lost 21 – 20. 2 try’s converted by Fraser Hodgson and Tadgh Wright. The rest of the score was made up with penalties.A strong first half but the momentum of the match faded for most of the second half until the final play but it was all too late for Kinsale.
2nd's Lose to Mallow
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 5 March 2009
2nd XV Quarter final McCarthy Cup v Mallow in Mallow A bad day with terrible pitch conditions saw Kinsale lose in Mallow, to the home side 3 - 0. Though they gave a determined display with lots of pressure on Mallow, Kinsale just couldn't force a score and had 2 tries disallowed. A disappointing loss considering the level of play so far in the season. A good forward display from Kinsale. Stephen Murphy and Pat Moriarity played well in the backs. Hopefully there will be an improvement in J3 cup.
Planned Malone Visit - Diary Note
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 24 February 2009
Diary note - 2 teams planning to come to Kinsale on 28 March so book your colonics for the following Monday!!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 24 February 2009
Tag Rugby will be commencing for the Summer season on 28 May at Snugmore. There will be a maximum of 16 teams with 14 players on each squad. Kim Kerins will be running a boot camp in March, consisting of fitness and ball skills (more info to follow). The success of last year's event was so clear, there was never any doubt that it would be a runner again this year. Tag Rugby is open to both male and female players and is the largest growin sport in Ireland. If you are interested in finding out more about the rules of tag rugby, log on to www.irfu.ie Club contacts for Tag Rugby are: Brian Hadden Eoin O'Callaghan Kim Kerins
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 24 February 2009
KINSALE V ST SENANS - 22 FEBRUARY 2009 A glorious day last Sunday saw Kinsale 1st XV tog out against St Senan’s. The visitors got the scoring underway with 2 penalties but Kinsale fought back and Andy Lynch was awarded a try (unconverted). Half time score 6 – 5 to St. Senan’s Senans scored a try early in the 2nd half, which remained unconverted. This was followed by a penalty by Jason Murphy. Andy Lynch touched down again for his second try bringing the score to 13 – 11 to Kinsale. It was nothing more than pure heroic action as Kinsale defended their line in the dying minutes to hold St. Senan’s off to win 13 – 11. It was a very tight, closely fought game. Well done to all.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 15 February 2009
Congratulations to Paul & Michelle on their engagement in Italy yesterday.
First XV defeated by Ennis
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 15 February 2009
Kinsale 1st XV were defeated by a strong Ennis side, in Ennis today. Final score 22 - 3. Further info to follow
2nds take a deserving win over Charleville
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 15 February 2009
Kinsale 2nd XV gave a powerful performance in Charleville today with a deserved 46 17 win over the home side. A total of 7 tries were scored by Kinsale, coming from Greville Walsh, Dan Buckley, Aidan Murphy, Pat Moriarity, Tim O'Leary, Cian O'Brien and Dan O'Brien. Dave O'Connell added 4 conversions & a penalty to bring up the score. Kinsale started well, scoring early. Charleville retaliated strongly up to half time with a 15 10 score at the break. The second half saw Kinsale taking control and stamp their authority on the game as they upped the tempo. Good fitness levels showed through. Midway through second half some lovely running and passing led on to Kinsale scoring 3 or 4 tries from open play, notably a sizzler from Pat Moriarity who ran from about 40 yds out and beat several defenders, some twice around the block! Man of the Match : Whole Team!! Ralf Crestwell and Billy Kiely were very dominant in the pack and Pat Moriarity and Dave O'Connell in the backs. Well done to all
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 2 February 2009
Kinsale 43 Mallow 18 Kinsale beat Mallow 43-18 yesterday at Snugmore to stay on course in the MJL division 2. Jason Murphy kicked 13 points as the host ran in six tries past a depleted Mallow side. The first of the tries came after only seven minutes. Loosehead prop Pat O ‘Reagan ended up in space on the right wing and his expertly timed pass sent Andy Lynch away for the opening score. Jason Murphy missed the conversion, his only miss of the day, but made amends shortly after with a difficult penalty to give the hosts a commanding 8-0 lead. Mallow fought back strongly and despite the sin binning of John Singleton, they worked their way back into the game courtesy of a penalty from Andy Cashman. The visitors pushed on for another score but were found overcommitted on the stroke of half time. Kinsale substitute Kenny O’Reagan intercepted the ball deep in his own half and ran the length of the pitch to force a penalty try. It was a sucker punch for Mallow, and despite another penalty from Cashman immediately after the break, the game began to slip away from them. They really struggled to cope with Kinsale’s incisive running in the backs but the real damage was done up front where the lineout was taken apart and the scrum driven backwards. Tadgh Wright, the outstanding forward on the field, barged over to claim Kinsale’s third try before Colm McCarthy secured the bonus point with a brilliant individual score. With the game over as a contest, the match became loose and gaps began to appear. Kinsale began to spread the ball from touchline to touchline and their expansive approach play eventually yielded another try, this time for Kenny O’Reagan. To their credit, Mallow refused to give in and worked hard to stem the flow of home pressure. Their tight rucking game was particularly effective and provided a reliable source of go-forward ball. With five minutes remaining, Des Golden claimed a consolation try for the visitors after a pinpoint crossfield kick from Cashman found him in acres of space. From the restart, Mallow attacked again and stunned the home crowd with another try. Golden was again involved, making the initial break in midfield to set up Leonard Brown for a close range try. Incredibly, a losing bonus point now seemed possible for Mallow and they threw caution to the wind in the last few minutes in pursuit of another score. Their hopes were dashed with the last play of the game however as New Zealand born outhalf Fraser Hodgson capitalised on some tired defending to dance his way over the line. Murphy again added the extras to wrap the win. Scorers for Kinsale: Tries A Lynch, Tadgh Wright, C McCarthy, K O’Reagan, F Hodgson and 1 penalty try. Cons J Murphy (x5). Pens J Murphy (x1) Mallow: Tries D Golden, L Brown. Cons A Cashman (x1). Pens A Cashman (x2) Kinsale: J Murphy; J Coughlan, C McCarthy, P Murphy, A Lynch; F Hodgson, J Fabritus; P O’Reagan, E Farran, J O’Sullivan; D Cowhig, S O’Reagan; I O’Leary, B Wright, T Wright. Subs: K O’Reagan for A Lynch 32, B McQuaid for S O’Reagan 65, J Lyons for I O’Leary 65 Mallow: D Golden; B O’Brien, C O’Donovan, J Singleton, L Brown; A Cashman, R McSherry; N Lucy, F Thornton, J Sheehan; J McAulive, D McCarthy; G Lynch, G Kelly, M Lynch. Subs: D Lucy for J McAulive 50, H Kenna for G Lynch 50, L Kelleher for J Singleton 50. Referee: Kieran Murphy
U14 Beaten at home by Bandon
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 27 January 2009
The U14 team suffered an undeserved defeat in a home fixture last weekend against Bandon. The visiting side, though not the strongest, left the final score at 19pts to 7.
Inclement weather wins over weekend fixtures
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 27 January 2009
Another weekend was lost due to poor weather and fixtures against both Ennis & Charleville had to be cancelled. Revised dates have not yet been confirmed.
Weekend Roundup Cancelled
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 18 January 2009
All scheduled matches were cancelled this weekend as a mark of respect to the late Patrick Walsh, father of Greville Walsh who passed away during the week.
Ladies unable to win over Youghal
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 16 December 2008
Sunday 14th at Snugmore. The Kinsale Ladies team were up against the Division 2 table toppers - Youghal on Sunday last in Kinsale. The visitors got off to a flying start and put in 2 tries before Kinsale settled into the game. Efficient use of the back line resources proved to be the difference between the 2 sides as the 2 packs fought hard to gain control. It is fair to say that Kinsale had the better possession for most of the game but just could not capitalise with sufficient scores. It was one of those days where despite getting over the Youghal try line 6 times and being held up 4 times, we could not convert the huge effort into scores. Final score Kinsale 10 Youghal 29 Every player gave 100% commitment and showed once again how much we have improved. Let it not be forgotten that this is our first year in competitive rugby and the club can be very proud of the effort and dedication of these ladies. On behalf of the coaches and the ladies, we would like to wish all everyone a happy Christmas and prosperous New Year. Enjoy the break and come back to visit and support us again in the New Year.
Kanturk too strong for 1st XV
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 16 December 2008
The first team went down 10-0 in the first 15 mins coming back with a penalty before half time, taken by Jason Murphy. Both Teams played hard in the second half and Kanturk scored under the posts making it 17-3. Kinsale fought hard but found it hard the break through the Kanturk defence. Peter Murphy scored a try with 10 mins to go, converted by Jason Murphy. Despite Kinsale going over the try line 5 times through the game, it was held up every time leaving the final score 17 - 10 to Kanturk.
2nds Taken by Ballincollig in League Decider
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 16 December 2008
Sunday 14th December saw Kinsale 2nds travel to Ballincollig for rearranged league fixture, which given the league position of both teams, turned out to be a deciding game in the destination of the J3 league South. After an error ridden and scrappy first half, the sides were level and 3 points each. Kinsale score coming from a penalty by Lloyd Darmody. The second half was an altogether different game with Ballincollig making a breakthrough to score a try and a conversion, leaving the score 10-3. Kinsale replied almost immediately with a fine team score from David O'Connell, conversion added by Lloyd Darmody leaving the sides 10 a piece. Almost immediately Ballincollig got in for another try, however they failed to add the conversion leaving the score 15-10, With five mins to go, Kinsale took the lead with a try from William Crowley, converted by Lloyd Darmody and now a 15-17 score. In the dying seconds Ballincollig were awarded a penalty, which they converted, leaving the score 18-17 to the home side. Best for Kinsale on the day were James Lynch at full back and Billy Kiely led a fine forward display. Next Fixture: Sunday 21 December Kinsale v UCC at Curaheen - kick off 12.00
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 7 December 2008
Sunday 7th saw Kinsale travel to Fermoy in the J3 League. This was a very important game in the context of the competition. The game was played on a very heavy pitch leading to a very tough physical encounter. Kinsale played all their rugby in the first half, running in 2 fine tries from Dave O'Mahony and Joe Lyons with Lloyd Darmody adding a conversion and a penalty to make the score 15-0 at half time. The second half was a dogged affair with Kinsale excelling in defence keeping a determined Fermoy team at bay. Fine individual performances from Billy Kiely, Joe Lyons and Ian Connolly provided a platform for Kinsale to hold out deserved winners, 15 nil. Man of the Match was Billy Kiely. Next Fixture Sunday 14th sees the penultimate league game versus Ballincollig in Tanner Park. Kick Off time to be confirmed.
1st XV Overcome Charleville
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 2 December 2008
update to follow - score 13 - 6
Charleville give 2nds a win
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 2 December 2008
Game cancelled due to non fielding of team by Charleville. Kinsale win.
A Home Win for the Ladies v Young Munsters
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 2 December 2008
Kinsale 20 Young Munsters 0 Report to follow
2nd XV do it again!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 24 November 2008
Last Sunday saw Kinsale 2nds play Listowel in the J3 league at Snugmore with a 2.30 kickoff. In terrible wet and windy conditions, Kinsale 2nds overcame Listowel but ensured a good competitive game was played. Early in the first half Listowel took a 5 nil lead with a try. Kinsale exherted some consistent pressure and were rewarded with a penalty taken by James Lynch. Just before half time, after some good forward play, David O'Connell scored a try, which was converted by James Lynch. leaving the home team 10 - 5 going into the break. With the wind in their wings for the 2nd half, Kinsale turned the game around with veteran Gordon O'Sullivan scoring an early try. Listowel replied immediately with a penalty to leave the score 15 - 8. At this stage, Kinsale upped the tempo of the game and put Listowel under a lot of pressure resulting in a fine try from James Collins which was converted by James Lynch (22 - 8). Minutes later an opportunisitc drop goal from David O'Connell increased Kinsale's lead to 25 - 8. Finally with minutes left to play, a fine individual try by David O'Connell was converted by James Lynch leaving the final score 32 - 8. Man of the Match: David O'Connell for consistent and impressive play throughout the game Next Sunday: Kinsale 2nd XV v Charleville in Snugmore. Kick off 12.00
Ladies defeated at Shannon
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 24 November 2008
A bitter cold day in Shannon and a comparable scoreline, Kinsale playing with only 14 players took a knock back when Shannon, realising their oppo's weakness, changed tactics and the overall scoreline leaving the visiting team a little frosty! - Shannon 24 Kinsale 5 Next Sunday Kinsale Ladies host Young Munster in Snugmore. Kick off 13.00
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 16 November 2008
Kinsale faced Cork Constitution at Ballyanly, Muskerry last Sunday 16th November. The day was perfect though the pitch was heavy .. Kinsale started nervously but settled down well, particularly in the set pieces and clearing the lines to gain territory. Kinsale had most of the possession going the 2nd quarter and their pressure was rewarded with penalty well taken by Lloyd Carmody. 3-0 to Kinsale at half-time. The start of the second half saw Cork Constitution looking livlier - the game developed into close battle of attrition with Cork Con scoring an unconverted try after 30 mins. Shortly after, Kinsale were down to 14 men after an obstruction offence inside Kinsale's 22 metre zone. Cork Cons' tails were up, but instead the men in green, white and blue answered the call. They raised the tempo of the game with inciisive kicking and mauling strongly up the middle of the park. Then running the ball wide and Ian Coughlan scoring a deserving try. Kinsale kept up the pressure and scored a 2nd try resulting from quick passing and finishing with Dave O'Connell crossing the line. 13-5 for Kinsale with about 8 minutes regulation time to go. Cork Con did not fold and responded with a converted try but even the then, Kinsale seemed the fitter side at the end and played with more purpose. 13-12 was the final score. An exciting game with both sides giving their best. As Conor Cullen, Kinsale Captain said when accepting the O'Sullivan Cup Trophy '' Thanks to Cork Con, you didn't make it easy for us, but Kinsale really wanted to win this one! ''. Next week( Sunday 23rd Nov ) it's back to basics ... Kinsale 1st XV will host Muskerry in the J1 league and the 2nd XV will host Listowel also at home; both games start at 2.30 pm at Snugmore .. Good rugby in prospect and an oppotunity to build on league wins to date for both teams.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 15 November 2008
Sunday 16 November see's the 2nd XV face Cork Constitution in the 'O'Sullivan Cup' Final kick off is at 12.00 at Ballyanly, Muskerry RFC [pass the 'Anglers Rest' bar at Carrigrohane, off the straight road, near Ballincollig, go through the cross roads and bear left about 1/3 mile from there to go towards Cloghroe. Stay on this road .. about a mile and you see Inniscarra Community Centre ( on the RH side ) - Muskerry RFC is behind the grounds of the Community Centre ]. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
2nd Team fixture called off
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 10 November 2008
Bad weather led to an unplayable pitch in UCC and the cancellation of the J3 fixture yesterday.
Horredous conditions don't stop Kinsale
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 10 November 2008
In near artic conditions at Snugmore, Kinsale managed to defeat Newcastlewest 13 - 11. Going into half time 8-0 down they scored 2 tries in the second half, one by Colm McCarthy and one by John O'Sullivan then with just five mins to go Jason Murphy scored a penalty to put Kinsale ahead and win the game. Well done to the fowards who all played a blinder and to both Peter Murphy and Tadgh Wright who shone, probably giving them the joint man of the match position.
Clanwilliam outweigh Kinsale
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 3 November 2008
Kinsale took the long road to Clanwilliam on Sunday last but were beaten by a strong Clanwilliam side. After taking the lead with a Jason Murphy penalty, Kinsale were reduced to 13 men after receiving 2 yellow cards! Clanwilliam levelled the score with a penalty taking the game to half time. The second half was opened by a home side try and followed by a second touch down mid way through the half. Kinsale fought hard and with 10 mins to go, were awarded a try by Ed Burke and were unlucky not to get another. Next Fixture - Sunday 9th November v Newcastlewest in Snugmore. Kick off 2.30pm
2nd XV Prove too strong for Malllow
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 2 November 2008
Kinsale 2nd XV overpowered a visiting Mallow side today with a convincing 34 nil score during an entertaining game of rugby. The match opened with a great try from Gordon O'Sullivan following a great surge by the pack and was subsequently converted by Janes Lynch. William Crowley went on to score try no 2 when he picked the ball of the back of a ruck and took it over the line. The game flowed well with great handling by the backs and led on to a try by Dave O'Mahony bringing the half time score to 17 nil. Mallow came back into the game in the second half, availing of the advantage of the wind being in their favour and keeping the pressure on the home team for a good 20 mins. Kinsale weathered the pressure well and after great work by the backs, James Lynch went over for a corner try. Combined superb play by both the forwards and backs led on to try no 5 in the game coming this time from Dave O'Connell. With 5 mins to play, James Collins made a great break inside his own 22 and set up Gordon O'Sullivan for a try which was subsequently converted by Dave O'Connell. Man of the Match - William Crowley for a great display at No 8 Next Fixture: 9 November away to UCC - Kick Off 12.30
Kinsale Jazz over Abbeyfeale
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 26 October 2008
Kinsale were proud victors over West Limerick side Abbeyfeale at Snugmore today, holding the visitors 22 pts to 16.
Second XV Success in Round 1 of League
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 14 October 2008
Kinsale v Bandon- 2nd XV - League First J3 League match of the season saw Kinsale dominate Bandon in a home game. At half time the home side led 25pts to 3 with tries from Billy Kiely, Joe Lyons (2), James Collins & Dave O'Connell Bandon opened the second half scoring with a try but this was counteracted by Joe Lyons at no 8 who scored his hatrick and was a very strong runner around the pitch, visible in all facets of play. This was converted by James Lynch. Handling errors on both sides halted a further two or three tries. Ralph Cresswell took a lot of good ball for Kinsale in lineouts and Dave Smith was a strong front row presence and around the park for Kinsale Man of match awarded to Ralph Cresswell and Dave Smith.
First XV Beat Youghal in Round 1 of the League
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 14 October 2008
Youghal v Kinsale - 1st XV - League Kinsale set the pace against a strong Youghal team holding them 11pts to 5 for most of game. 2 penalties were scored by Jason Murphy and an unconverted try from Peter Murphy all in first half. Youghal got a try which went unconverted and with about 5 mins to go they had a converted try. Kinsale went up from kick off and got a penalty by Jason Murphy to bring the score 14 pts to 12 to Kinsale Kinsale have a free weekend 19th October. Next Fixture - Division 1 league V Abbeyfeale in Snugmore Sunday 26 October - kick off 14.30
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 14 October 2008
This was a tough battle contested in Kinsale between an experienced Nenagh side and an enthusiastic Kinsale pack. Nenagh kept control of the game for most of the first half as Kinsale tested time after time and held the home side to 12 nil for most of the game. Kinsale soaked up the pressure however and responded with 3 tries by Emma Dunne, Melanie Hunt and Danielle Kiely in the second half to go ahead 15 pts to 12. With just 2 mins left, Kinsale conceded an easy penalty which Nenagh converted to tie up the points between the top 2 teams in Division 2. Well done to Kinsale Ladies, their fitness levels certainly shone through on the day to give them a well deserved result. Final Score Kinsale 15 Nenagh 15 Sunday 19 October - Free Sunday 26 October - Free Sunday 2 Nov - away to Tralee
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 8 October 2008
The next committee meeting will take place on 11 November at 8pm in Snugmore. Please forward agenda items to the Secretary
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 8 October 2008
Under 16s play Cork Con in Templehill on Saturday 11 October at 11.30. Please support
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 8 October 2008
A course is being run through the Munster Branch at Snugmore on 17 and 18 October. Approx times Fri - 16.45 - 21.00 / Sat 9.30 - 5. Anyone interested should contact Paul Kingston
Final O'Sullivan Cup - Prov Date
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 8 October 2008
The final of the O'Sullivan Cup is provisionally set for 16 November - further details to follow
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 5 October 2008
On a fantastic day in Crosshaven, Kinsale opened the scoring with a penalty from James Lynch, the home side then replied with penalty to level the scoring. Fifteen mins into game, Dave O'Connell scored the first try for Kinsale. Moments later, Kinsale scored a second try through Ian Coughlan which was converted by James Lynch giving the visiting side a 15 -3 advantage at half time. Crosshaven came out with all guns firing in the second half, putting Kinsale under pressure and scored 2 quick tries in succession bringing the score up to 15 13. Kinsale batteld bravely and were awarded for sustained pressure with a drop goal from David O'Connell to leave final score 18 13. Kinsale weathered a fierce Crosshaven storm in the final ten minutes but held on bravely. They will now face either Carrigaline or Cork Con in the final of the O'Sullivan Cup. Next Sunday's fixture is at home against Bandon, Kick off 2.30 tbc Final of O'Sullivan Cup prov scheduled for 16 November
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 5 October 2008
Kinsale Ladies v Clanwilliam On a lovely sunny day at the new pitch in Clanwilliam, Kinsale set out in search of a victory in the first official 15 a side Kinsale ladies team and their mission was accomplished as Kinsale finished victoriously with 6 tries from Liz Tye, Aimee Brett (2), Sylvia O'Sullivan, Ruth Doran and Aoife Hurley. There was a 110% effort from the whole team proving a great start to another chapter of Kinsale Rugby Club! - Final score 34 22 Next Sunday sees a home game against Nenagh. Time TBC
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 5 October 2008
With the sun shining down on Snugmore and a huge crowd in place, Crosshaven proved too much for a strong Kinsale side in the 1/4 final of the MJCC, leading 10 nil in the first half from a converted try by Peter Matson before Frasier Hodgeson kicked 2 penalties to bring the half time score to 10 6. A second half Kinsale try saw the home side lead by a point but alas it was short lived as Crosshaven went on to be awarded 2 penalties and ultimately the game! Final score 16- 13 to Crosshaven. With the sun shining down on Snugmore and a huge crowd in place, Crosshaven proved too much for a strong Kinsale side in the 1/4 final of the MJCC, leading 10 nil in the first half from a converted try by Peter Matson before Frasier Hodgeson kicked 2 penalties to bring the half time score to 10 6. A second half Kinsale try saw the home side lead by a point but alas it was short lived as Crosshaven went on to be awarded 2 penalties and ultimately the game! Final score 16- 13 to Crosshaven Next Fixture - Division 1 league V Youghal, kick off 3pm in Youghal.
2nd XV- walkover from Highfield
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 5 October 2008
2nd XV- walkover from Highfield. Next fixture against Crosshaven - semi final O'Sullivan Cup 12.00 Sunday 5th October in Crosshaven.
MJCC 3rd Round Success for 1st XV
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Sunday 5 October 2008
A beautiful day and a beautiful score - that was the story at Snugmore on Sunday 28th September as Kinsale 1st XV secured yet another win taking them into the 1/4 final of the MJCC. Old Christians made a very good start to the game putting pressure on Kinsale with a Penalty but it was short lived as Kinsale got a foot hold on the game and turned the pressure round with Jason Murphy scoring a penalty shortly followed by a try scored by Colm McCarthy. Fraiser Hodgeson and Peter Murphy went over for a try each before half time with the first being converted by Jason Murphy. Old Christians worked an early second half try but that was to be their last score. Kinsale's fitness levels were superior and with a high tempo amongst the pack, they wore Christians down allowing the home side to run in three more tries from Tadgh Wright, Ian O'Leary and Eddie Farran. A great result for Kinsale with the quarter final taking place at 14.30 next Sunday 5th October in Snugmore. Final Score 39-8.
2nd Team Defeat to Bandon
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 22 September 2008
Bandon v Kinsale 2nd XV -1st round of Dennehy Cup Kinsale were injury dogged going into this first round of the Competition. At half time, Bandon led 7 6 Kinsale having missed a few early scoring chances. 2 penalty kicks from Lloyd Darmody made up the Kinsale scores. Bandon scored a converted try after half time bringing the score up to 14 6 and then again around the 60 min mark leaving it at 21 6. Dave Smith crashed over the line for an amazing try which was brought to the line by the forwards from back the field rucking and mauling all the way the game was now at 21 11 with a missed conversion opportunity. Bandon managed to score a last unconverted try in dying minutes. Next Fixture - 12.00 Highfield in O'Sullivan Cup at Highfield.
MJCC 2nd Round Win
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 22 September 2008
Kinsale 1st XV v Clanwilliam - MJCC Final Score - Kinsale 13 / Clanwilliam 11 As the sun shone down on Snugmore, a good local crowd gathered to watch Kinsale battle their way through their 2nd round attempt in the MJCC against Clanwilliam. Shane O'Regan opened the scoring in the first five mins with a great corner try. This was followed by another from Lyndon Kiely however the home side were unlucky not to be able to convert either. Clanwilliam fought back with a try and a subsequent penalty to bring the game up to 10 8. It was a ferociously physical game with hard knocks on both sides from great tackling opportunities. Kinsale dominated up front for the first twenty mins. With about ten mins to go, Clanwilliam scored another penalty in front of the posts and taking them a point ahead but it wasn't the last score as Jason Murphy saved the day and kicked a superb penalty from about 40 yards out to secure a home win and a 3rd round game ahead. Next Fixture - Kinsale v Old Christians at 2.30 in Snugmore next Sunday.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 15 September 2008
The next General Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday 7 October at 8pm in Snugmore. Please forward agenda items to the Secretary.
1st XV MJCC Round 1 Success
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 15 September 2008
A fantastic win was had in this first round of the MJCC by Kinsale, playing under terrible conditions, especially in the second half. 2 first half tries by Shane O'Regan and Lyndon Kiely were converted by Jason Murphy who also scored a penalty in this half and followed up with 3 further penalities in the second half. Kinsale were very much in control throughout the game however the momentum was broken for approx 8mins in the second half for Youghal injuries. Role on round 2 - 21/9/08 Kinsale v Clanwilliam 14.30 in Snugmore
Dennehy Cup First Round
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 10 September 2008
Kinsale 2nd XV play Bandon in the first round of the Dennehy Cup on 21 September in Old Chapel. Kick off 12.00
Munster Junior Challenge Cup Round 1
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 10 September 2008
Kinsale 1st XV will play Youghal in the first round of the MJCC on Sunday 14 September in Youghal. Kick off 2.30pm. All support welcome
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 August 2008
The first match of the season will take place against Clonakilty at their grounds with a provisional kick off time of 3.30pm on Saturday 30 August. Your support would be greatly.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 August 2008
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 August 2008
Training for U12, U11 and U10 will take place (provisionally) on Thursday evenings. Contact Paul Kingston for further updates.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 21 August 2008
Ladies Training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Snugmore. New members ALWAYS welcome.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 15 July 2008
Celebrations were held in Snugmore on Saturday night when a surprise party was held for Oliver O'Regan, by his family, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his 20th birthday! As one would expect, the entertainment on the night, was from the man himself, closely supported by Tomas & Aine O'Brien and the O'Regan clan who gave various renditions of both song and story telling over the evening. Those gathered included Ollie's family, Sinead, Ken, Susan & Mary, brothers Connie (Castlepark) and Joe (Belgooly) and their extended families as well as a number of friends and colleagues from the club including Noel (Nobby)Lucey and Michael (Tough) Barry who both accompanied Ollie on previous Lions Tours, Club President, Eoin O'Callaghan, Chairperson, Paul O'Donovan and PRO, Maria O'Mahony, Jim Good, Carl Davenport, former player/manager of Cork Celtic to mention a few. Ollie (DAD) was a former Oarsman with Kinsale & Dock Rowing Club, as well as playing football with Courceys for many years. He played rugby with Midleton & of course Kinsale and is a Past President and former Captain of the club! Congratulations!!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 4 July 2008
Can you please ensure to contact Maria O'Mahony, PRO on 021 4773571 / 087 2406747 or [email protected] with any news items/photos etc from all levels of KRFC rugby / related social events. Thanks.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 4 July 2008
Next General Committee Meeting currently scheduled for Wed 6 August at 8pm in Snugmore. Please forward agenda items to Secretary. Reminder text will be sent out closer to the date.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 4 July 2008
Current news on fixtures: 14/9/08 - MJCC Qualifier 1st XV Away to Youghal 21/9/08 - Dennehy Cup 2nd XV Away to Bandon Watch this space for further info.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 4 July 2008
Training is currently taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at Snugmore. Official start date for season is 30.8.08 with a couple of non competitive games currently being arranged. Further details to follow.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 18 June 2008
Pre Season Training Starts on Tuesday 1 July at 8pm in Snugmore
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 18 June 2008
A large crowd attended the recent AGM at our club house in Snugmore. Officers for the coming season were electred on the night as follows: President: Eoin O'Callaghan Vice Presidents: Ronan Kett/Gordon Sullivan / Michael Scully. Chairman: Paul O'Donovan Hon Sec: Barbara Darmody Hon Treas: Liam Darmody PRO: Maria O'Mahony The club has had a very successful season with the 1st XV promoted to Div 2 of the Munster Junior League and the 2nds reaching the final of the J3 Cup as well as winning the McCarthy Cup, defeating Mallow in the final. The U18s won the Development Cup and the ladies showed their strengths as they culminated their inaugural season by winning 5 out of 6 rounds of a Blitz in Young Munsters. Let's hope that the 2008/9 season will be even more successful. Pre-season training starts on Tuesday 1 July at 8pm in Snugmore. New members welcome. Enjoy your summer!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Wednesday 18 June 2008
Annual Awards Night - Sat 14 June 2008 Last Saturday night saw the curtain go down on an excellent year for Kinsale RFC. Awards were presented on the night to players from the 1st and 2nd squads and the newly formed ladies team. Medals were also presented on the night for the 1st XV panel who won the Div 3 junior league. Music on the night was provided by club members Matt & Siobhan Devon, David O'Connell and Colm McCarthy. Food on the night was supplied by Barracuda. The large attendance were elated by the surprise visit of the Heineken Cup, kindly arranged by the ever faithful Ultan! Awards presented on the night were: 1) Person Most Committed to Training: Gents: Andy Lynch Ladies: Jackie O'Connell 2) Most Improved Player of the Year: Brian Egan 3) 2nd Team Player of the Year: Aidan Murphy 4) Club person of the Year Paul O'Donovan 5) Players Player of the Year Gents: Barry Wright Ladies: Siobhan Devlin 6) Young Player of the Year Gents: Ian Connolly Ladies: Siobhan Devlin 7) Player of the Year Gents: Frasier Hodgson Ladies: Aine O'Regan
Kinsale v Sundays Well J3 Cup Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Saturday 26 April 2008
Kinsale met Sundays Well today in the final of the Munster Junior 3 Cup. This game was destined to be tough as Sundays Well are an experienced side with great skill. A strong drive from Well in the early minutes tested Kinsales defence. With a counter attack Kinsale winger Dave O’Mahony scored a try as a result of a 45 metre run but the touchline conversion was missed. Well rallied and applied more pressure but Kinsales defence was immaculate and they cleared the lines with a penalty turn-over for holding on. Well retaliated with a try from 25metres but the conversion was missed. Well responded again from the re-start and forced their way down the pitch where they won a penalty which was kicked to corner and a try scored from the resulting Maul, again the conversion was missed. For the rest of the half both teams battled but held each other off with fantastic defence from both sides. Shortly before half time the injured Ian Coughlan was replaced by Aidan Mc Claverty. Kinsale immediately applied pressure from the restart but missed a penalty early on. Well responded proudly and a great tackle from Dave O’Mahony kept them at bay a while longer. Well were determined and scored a converted try after 55mins from 15meters out. Kinsale counter attacked and temporarily releaved pressure but Well ran in another converted try. Shortly before the last Well score Kinsale made a few substitutions which rallied the team and a try was scored by Connie O Reagan and converted by James Lynch. Great performances from Connie O’Regan, Greville Walsh, Fintan Lawton and an exceptional display of rugby from Conor Cullen tested Well and kept the pressure on. Unfortunately Well proved the better team on the day and finished the game 24-12 up.
Kinsale U18 Cup Champions!
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 25 April 2008
Kinsale played Fermoy tonight in the Final of the U-18 South Munster Development Cup at Ballincollig. The match started strong with powerful defence from both sides. In the early minutes a drop goal from First Centre Lloyd Darmody put the Kinsale side 3-0 up. Soon after, the same Darmody was Red Carded and so Kinsale were faced with the challenge of playing the remainder of the game 1 man down. Taking advantage of Kinsale’s vulnerability Fermoy scored their own drop goal evening the score to 3-3 heading into half time. The second half saw a number of scoring opportunities for both sides but neither was able to break through the oppositions defence. After a yellow card to Fermoy and a number of substitutions, they were under pressure with Kinsale’s strength and fitness and showing through. Great performances from Captain William Crowley, Aiden Mc Claverty and crunching tackles from Robin O’Flynn kept Fermoy from breaking the defence line. Kinsale attacked with great heart which paid off with the referee awarding them the win as a result of having the first score under Munster Branch rules which does not allow the play of extra time in U18’s.
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 25 April 2008
Annual Awards Night - Sat 14 June 2008 Last Saturday night saw the curtain go down on an excellent year for Kinsale RFC. Awards were presented on the night to players from the 1st and 2nd squads and the newly formed ladies team. Medals were also presented on the night for the 1st XV panel who won the Div 3 junior league. Music on the night was provided by club members Matt & Siobhan Devon, David O'Connell and Colm McCarthy. Food on the night was supplied by Barracuda. The large attendance were elated by the surprise visit of the Heineken Cup, kindly arranged by the ever faithful Ultan! Awards presented on the night were: 1) Person Most Committed to Training: Gents: Andy Lynch Ladies: Jackie O'Connell 2) Most Improved Player of the Year: Brian Egan 3) 2nd Team Player of the Year: Aidan Murphy 4) Club person of the Year Paul O'Donovan 5) Players Player of the Year Gents: Barry Wright Ladies: Siobhan Devlin 6) Young Player of the Year Gents: Ian Connolly Ladies: Siobhan Devlin 7) Player of the Year Gents: Frasier Hodgson Ladies: Aine O'Regan
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 25 April 2008
A large crowd attended the recent AGM at our club house in Snugmore. Officers for the coming season were electred on the night as follows: President: Eoin O'Callaghan Vice Presidents: Ronan Kett/Gordon Sullivan / Michael Scully. Chairman: Paul O'Donovan Hon Sec: Barbara Darmody Hon Treas: Liam Darmody PRO: Maria O'Mahony The club has had a very successful season with the 1st XV promoted to Div 2 of the Munster Junior League and the 2nds reaching the final of the J3 Cup as well as winning the McCarthy Cup, defeating Mallow in the final. The U18s won the Development Cup and the ladies showed their strengths as they culminated their inaugural season by winning 5 out of 6 rounds of a Blitz in Young Munsters. Let's hope that the 2008/9 season will be even more successful. Pre-season training starts on Tuesday 1 July at 8pm in Snugmore. New members welcome. Enjoy your summer!
Kinsale-V-Ballincollig -McCarthy Cup Semi Final
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Thursday 24 April 2008
It was to a biting cold and strong wind that in Kinsale stepped out in Ballincollig tonight for the semi final of the Mc Carthy Cup. Kinsale worked hard against the wind but after 1 missed and 1 kicked penalty Ballincollig scored a try in the corner bringing the score to 8-0. Another penalty in favour of the home team widened the gap which was quickly brought back down to earth with a try under the posts by David O Mahoney. James Lynch stepped forward and converted closing the gap to 11-7 down. Kinsale started the second half missing both Outhalf and Second Centre to injury. In the early minutes newly appointed Outhalf Lynch kicked a penalty leaving Kinsale breathing down Ballincolligs neck. Not to be out done Ballincollig kept Kinsale under pressure throughout but a brave decision from the away team saw Lynch bringing the side ahead with a penalty kick from 41 meters out sealing his man of the match performance. Strong work from centre Fintan Lawton and Back Rows Gordon Sullivan and Robbie Darmody helped bring Kinsale to a 13-10 victory over the home side and a place in the cup final.
Update from 20th April
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Tuesday 22 April 2008
An ever improving Kinsale side stepped out against Bandon on Sunday 20th March competing in the quarter finals of the Mc Carthy Cup. While Kinsale kept pressure on they were 3-0 down heading into the second half. In no time there was a try by full back James Lynch putting Kinsale in the lead, Bandon not to be out done came back strong and kicked a penalty putting them back in front. A disallowed penalty kick by Lynch later on rallied the away team resulting in another commendable try from Lynch. Yellow cards to both Bandons Out Half and Hooker left the team weak at times but they defended well. Although a strong side, Kinsale kept Bandon quiet and on full alert for the rest of the game showing great fitness and determination. Great work from the back row Robbie Darmody, William Crowley and Eoin O Callaghan kept Bandon at bay resulting in a 10-6 victory for the deserving Kinsale side and a place in the semi final. Later on in the day Kinsale 1st XV hit the pitch running against League rivals Charleville for the O'Sullivan Cup Semi Final in Snugmore. This was a big game for both sides as Kinsale beat Charleville 9-8 in a nail biting last match of the league final on 02.03.08. A determined Kinsale side played a physical game resulting in a 10-3 lead to Kinsale with a fantastic try by winger Andy Lynch, conversion and penalty kicked by Out-half Fraser Hodgson. A second Kinsale try off a line-out by Shane O'Reagan gave Kinsale a lead of 15-3. In the second half Charleville proved to be a large threat coming back with 2 kicked penalties to 15-9. Charleville applied a lot of pressure and for a while Kinsale looked to be in trouble but they defended well and cleared the lines. Later a counter attack by Colm Mc Carthy second centre broke through several lines of defence but was stopped short and Andy Lynch finished the move with a second try rounding off a fantastic performance giving Kinsale a winning margin. Good pressure from Captain John O'Sullivan, Barry Wright and huge team focus kept Charleville from racking up any more points resulting in a 22-9 win for the home team.
Weekend Fixtures
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 11 April 2008
Also the Under 14's are playing their 'A' Cup semi final vs Fermoy this Saturday 12th at the Club kicking of at 12pm. Fermoy are planning a Cup Final 'double' with the U14's and U18's, and we would love to scupper their plans and do the 'double' ourselves! Please do come and offer your support - we also have an U15 Touring Team in from Weybridge in England, that match kicks off at 11am so the bar will be open. The U16's won their Plate semi-final vs Kanturk (I believe the score was 27-10) and will meet Crosshaven in the final. No date set for the final yet. The U18 Dev Cup final date will be set following the result of the U14 semi-final this Saturday, currently the 19th does look like a favourite date at a neutral venue - we will keep you informed as soon as we know the arrangements.
Latest Club Update
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Friday 4 April 2008
1st XV made the long trek to play Scarriff from east Co Clare. This will be the first time Scarriff and Kinsale met in competition - Scarriff already taking Killarney's scalp. Kinsale had enough guile and experience to deal with the very adverse weather conditions, emerging deserving winners. Tries by Tadhg Wright, Cian O'Brien, Fraser Hodgson and John O'Sullivan with 2 tries conversions and a penalty by Hodgson. The final score read 27 - 7 to Kinsale. The Linehan Cup was also presented to John O'Sullivan, Captain, to mark the winning of the J1 Division 3 League. The trophy was presented by Paul Collins, Hon Secretary, and Munster Junior Committee after the match against Scarriff. Kinsale will know face the winners of Castleisland - Charleville 1/4 final. Further details of the O'Sullivan Cup Semi-Final, at the time of writing are not yet known. Next Sunday week (13th April) sees the prospect of another battle royal (home fixture) - this time against Crosshaven - in the 1/4 final of the County Cup. K.O will be 2.30 pm and a very big crowd will be expected as this will be second cup fixture between the fellow seasiders. Kinsale's 2nd XV will take on the winners of Fermoy / Mallow in the Semi - Final of the J3 Cup, probably next Sunday also... This will be an away fixture for Kinsale. Finally, our U-18's are showing the way by beating a fancied Mitchelstown XV stormy ( weather ! ) game on pitch 3, Saturday morning, winning 17-12 and now will meet Fermoy in the U-18 Development Cup Final very soon. The players are staying focused as they really want to win this trophy... As usual when further details are available regarding Fixtures, members will be advised.
Tag Rugby in Kinsale for the summer
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 31 March 2008
AN IRFU supported tag rugby competition will be held in kinsale during the summer.For team entries or any information regarding tag rugby,log onto www.irishrugby.ie and click the link for tag.Join in the fun.
Malone Tour 2008
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 31 March 2008
Kinsale make their bi annual trip to Belfast to play Malone RFC on the 11th of april.Anyone interested in going on tour should contact Tom Finn at Kinsale Sports Shop asap
Four Kinsale players make Munster Junior squad
Posted by Kinsale RFC on Monday 31 March 2008
Four Kinsale players have been picked for the Munster Junior squad. They are Kinsale captain John O'Sullivan, Barry Wright, Tadgh Wright and Colm McCarthy .Kinasle Rugby Club would like to wish all players concerned, the best of luck in the upcomming interpro series. As a club we are very proud of their promotion to the Munster Junior ranks. A full schedule of interpro games can be found on the Munster website- www.munsterrugby.ie