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The Legends – Second Rows Part 1

The first quartet of Legends tho be considered – next batch next week so more to come!  (1)   Mick Gleeson Mick competes with Dave Sutton and Jeff for being one of the longest ever career players for Ashbourne. Mick funnily started playing on the wing early in the first season of the club, 1974 (in green GAA shorts may we add), it only took a few weeks before ending up in the 2nd row. Mick was club captain in 1984/85 finished his...

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Ashbourne U17′s on Top in Local Derby

Ashbourne’s U17s took on neighbours Ratoath in a friendly under the lights on Wednesday the 29th. There was a chill in the air as we were officially now into winter and beanie hats were order of the day for the spectators. Tonight’s game was under the watchful eye of an international ref so both teams were going to need to be on their best behaviour. Ratoath kicked off and straight from the start Joey received the ball and used...

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Under 12′s Halloween Treat at the RDS Halftime Game!

Friday night is Halloween and while most 11 and 12 year olds are out trick or treating, our Under 12′s will be taking to the centre stage at the RDS to show the crowd a few tricks and I am sure they are in for a treat! They will be on the hallowed turf at halftime bewitching the crowd during the Leinster V Edinburgh game in the PRO12. It will great if Ed Doyle is their with his wand and whistle blowing up a storm as referee as well....

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Legends – Inside Centre (No. 12)

Yes it is the highlight of the week – the Legends Nominees This week it is the turn of the Inside Centre position (No. 12) and this is an interesting bunch (1)   John Byrne John was a Power house of a centre, He was one of the early day members of the club and was one of the longest serving centres to play for the club. John also excelled in playing some other positions on the team – at both Wing, Wing forward & Prop – few...

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Under 19s Leinster League win.

Under 19s Leinster League win. Ashbourne U19s, decimated by injuries had to postpone the scheduled Leinster League game at home to Skerries and only embarked on their Leinster League journey last Sunday away to Ardee.  And in keeping with how the season has gone so far they had to field without Sam Kenna who injured a shoulder while playing for the Seconds against Cill Dara the previous week and Scott Crowley, well enough about “tat”,...

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U9 Taken on Balbriggan!

We had a great turn out of our U9 squad last Sunday morning with our first home game of the season against Balbriggan. Due to our opposition numbers we decided to play 3 ten minute halves , instead of two team games. Our game was 10 aside, allowing us to roll on and off our subs. Straight away we saw it was going to be a tough game , with Balbriggan scoring the first try. Our might boys persevered and dug deep, with some great tackling from...

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Fixtures This Week

ASHBOURNE RFC Fixtures 2014/2015 Whats On This Weekend! Team Date Day Where K/O Time Opponents Competition Result 1st XV No Game 2nd XV No Game 3rd XV No Game U19′s Sun 19th Oct Ardee 12 Ardee/Dundalk Leinster League U17′s U15′s U14′s U13′s Sun 19th...

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