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Another Great Day at Ashbourne

Competition, Venue, Date, KO Time: Leinster League Div. 1A at Milltown versus Cill Dara Saturday the 17th  of January 2015 2.30pm kick-off Ashbourne 1st XV  39-7 Cill Dara Another strong second half performance meant Ashbourne 1st XV recorded a gritty bonus point victory over Cill Dara on Sunday. The win moves Ashbourne into the top four of the Leinster League for the first time, 4 points clear of Clondalkin and Cill Dara in 5th place....

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Double For Ashbourne over Clondalkin

Double For Ashbourne over Clondalkin

Competition, Venue, Date, KO Time: Leinster League Div. 1A at Ashbourne versus Clondalkin Saturday the 3rd of January 2015 2.30pm kick-off A perfect start to 2015 for Ashbourne’s first XV after a strong performance in the second half gave them a well needed boost up the league table as they recorded a hard fought 32-11 bonus point win over Clondalkin in glorious conditions at Milltown. The victory sees Ashbourne move onto 19 points and...

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The Legends – No.8′s

The Legends – No.8′s

     Final Week     –     Number 8’s                                     (1)   Rory Gleeson ‘Captain fantastic’ Rory has the honour of being the first Ashbourne Captain to hold aloft the Towns Cup as winners. Rory another product of our youth system who has played in more positions than Jamie Dornan plays in 50 shades of grey! Rory, a talented Prop / Hooker / Wing forward / Centre...

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Andy Kettle RIP

Ashbourne RFC would like to pass on our condolences to the family of Andy (Drew) Kettle who passed away yesterday. Everybody knows Andy for the work he did for Dublin GAA and his own club, The Fingal Ravens, near neighbours of ours. But he also played rugby with Ashbourne in our early days and was as tough and uncompromising player as you will get. He was a talented footballer and a great team mate. Though he is first love was gaelic, he...

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Ashbourne U19s deliver against a strong Enniscorthy/Wexford in the Leinster League.

Enniscorthy 7 – 11 Ashbourne Ashbourne travelled to Enniscorthy for this Leinster League fixture on what proved to be the coldest morning of the year. Conditions were grim and the scheduled mid-day kick-off was delayed for 15 minutes to allow the watery winter sun work its magic on a hard frozen playing surface. When the action finally got under way the early exchanges were fairly even and big hits by Conall McGrath, Peter Anderson and...

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Week 13 The Legends – Outside Centres

Week 13 The Legends – Outside Centres

Entry forms and details of how to enter will be available next week with our final list of nominations                    Week 13 – Outside Centre #13’s                          (1)   Gerry Duignan Ger is the son of the late great founding member of the club- Fergus Duignan (RIP). There was no one more proud of seeing Gerry come all the way through the youths of the club and onto the 1st XV team, than...

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The Legends – Scrum Halves

The Legends – Scrum Halves

Week 12 – Scrum Half’s #9’s                          (1)   Paddy Magill Having contacted the Club by letter, the then President (John May) and Captain (Jeff) decided to take a gamble and bring Paddy to this side of the world and see how a southern hemisphere player could bring the club forward. The Original Mr Grumpy, Paddy was one of the first Kiwi arrivals to Ashbourne (1993/93) and was responsible for the...

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