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Election of new President and Vice-President of Westport RFC

 

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Joe O'Grady - In coming President

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Out going President Sean Corcoran, Joe O'Grady in coming President

and Andrew Maxwell in coming Vice-President

 

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 Sean Corcoran congratulating Joe O'Grady on becoming President

 

Westport U14s

Westport U14s won the cup at the Devon Rugby Rock's Tournament.

Well done lads, you did your club proud.

 

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18 April 2018

Congratulations to 17 year old Grace Browne Moran. Grace has been elected for the U18

women European sevens championship, which is to take place in Vichy France from the

26th to 30th April. This is not the first time that Grace has played in the green jersey,

last year Grace played in the Ireland 7's school games that took place in Loughborough

University, England, from which Ireland went on to bring home the gold!

Best of luck Grace and we are all very proud of you.

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23 March 2018 

Congratulations are in prder for 17 Year old Dylan Prendergast from Louisbugh, Co. Mayo,

a student at Sancta Maria College, will this Saturday line out for Ireland Schoolboys against

France. This is an enormous achievement as Schools caps are rare enough for players who

have come through the Youths system but extremely rare if you are from and play your

rugby in Connacht. Westport RFC are tremendously proud of Dylan and wish him the very

best on Saturday and also for the Easter tour to Wales. 

 

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 On Saturday 14th April 2018 the official turning on of the Floodlights at Westport RFC

took place. Minister Michael Ring performed the turning on at 8.30pm. All schools

and clubs in the area were invited, along with local politicians. The President and members

of the Connacht Branch were also present.

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Connacht Club and Community

26 March 2018

A very good meeting was held with representatives from Connacht Club and Community. Thanks to

Joe Gorham, Fraser Gow, Lyndon Jones, P Walsh and all from the club who attended.

 

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Monday 2nd April 2018

The Six Nations Trophy and Triple Crown Tour will be come to Westport

Monday 2nd April to the town hall in Westport. It will be there at 2.30 approx.

till 3.45. All are welcome to come.

General - Trophies

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27 March 2018 - New Foodlights

Exciting news

New floodlights were installed and they were tested out last Tuesday, all

went well and this will allow matches to be played at night.

This will be a big boost for Westport RFC.

 

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Please find below the Registration Form for the Minis/Youths

2017/2018 Season

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Give it a Try: Girls Rugby Open Day

We have an open day planned for Saturday 14th Sept from 12:30-5:00pm and I need everyone's help to promote the event.

 

It will be an open day promoting girls rugby from mini level right through to under 18's.

There will be fun games and activities, face painting, and carnival style events and activities for all ages.

It promises to be a fun event and a great day out for any girls thinking of taking up the sport.

Any support you can give us would be greatly appreciated, as I'm sure you are aware being an amateur sports club funds are pretty tight but if there's anything you need from us in return please let me know and I'll see what we can do.

Rugby is a growing sport for girls and as the Irish ladies team has shown by winning the Grand Slam earlier this year there is no limit to what can be achieved as we are seeing more competition available to girls.

Girls’ rugby started in Westport 4 years ago and we're now going into our fifth season. In the beginning the numbers were relatively small but thanks to word of mouth and hard work by some of the players and teachers in local schools the numbers began to grow.

Westport has a great history of producing players and the current Connacht U19 girls’ team is made up primarily of Westport girls and the Westport U18's girls’ team are going into the coming season as reigning Connacht champions, so we have put ourselves firmly on the map.

The idea of this event is to try and boost our numbers and try and get more players involved particularly at mini level as it’s important to nurture talent at a young age.

Thank you for your time and interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind Regards

Colin Weston

(Westport RFC Girls Youth Team Manager)

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Calling All members, Ex Players, Supporters and Parents of Westport RFC

In Conjunction with the Club winning the ULSTER BANK RUGBY FORCE AWARD in Connacht. Westport RFC 2013 CLUB DAY takes place at the club grounds next Saturday 17th August.

 

It involves a work help-out day from 12 until 4 Where we will be undertaking external painting and cleaning, essential repairs, sanding of pitches, levelling work and general Tidy Up.

The Club have won a support package of €5,000 from Ulster Bank as winners of the Connacht Rugby Force and staff from the local Ulster Bank (PJ & Niamh ) will joining us on the day.

Rugby Force T-Shirts,  Banners and Rugby Balls will also be in place, while some photographs are taken for the local press.

All club members Male & Felmale are welcome and bring along some young helpers.

We hope to get as much participation as possible from all ages levels in the club, an hour or two  of your time will be greatly appreciated.

There will be fun games for the young ones and a BBQ to replenish energy levels after all the hard work!

Entertainment will be laid on for all to enjoy.

Contact for the day is   Pat McCormack 087 241 2360

 

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Westport U16 Girls Youth Team had the privilege to play during half time at the Rabo 12 match between Connacht and Ulster at the Sportsground in Galway. It was a big celebration of girls and women's rugby as some of the grand slam winning players from the Irish Ladies Team were present to showcase the Six Nations Trophy that they won earlier this year. The Westport team along with Ballina, Tuam, NUIG and Connemara were paraded around the pitch to the capacity crowd and formed a Guard of Honour as the Connacht and Ulster Teams entered the field.

At half time Westport played Ballina and Tuam played against NUIG/Connemara. It was a great occasion and the Westport girls did us proud as they played some brilliant rugby and managed to get revenge on Ballina following their Connacht Cup Final defeat last month.

That rounds off a great year for the Westport U16 girls who look forward to big things next season

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