All Ireland Junior Cup Winners – Ashbourne 22 Enniscorthy 20, Energia Park
The club open its 4th pitch in in 2015 which was a full sized 4G pitch and it was floodlit. The club had to acquire an extra 5 acres of land to expand the grounds and left the club with 4 state-of-the art pitches.
2006/2007 was the season that Dermot Grimes had his ‘10 in Row’ side that won Division 2 and it created a great buzz in the club. Dermot led by example, and he had the wounds to show for it. Our under 16’s were runners up in the NE Area league.
During this period the Leinster Leagues came into being and Ashbourne started out in Division 3 and gradually worked their way through the divisions. The next significant development in on – field activities involved a move to Provincial Rugby in 1998, which was a move that was discussed long and…Read More
The Club went on to Junior 1 competition in the 1981/82 Season, going down to Seapoint in the final of the Spencer Cup in Donnybrook. Throughout the 80’s Ashbourne remained a competitive side with many fine teams and characters coming through the club. Life in the Metro area was difficult…Read More
The Under-age Section was set up in 1977, with Pat Bobbett, Tim O Connor and Fergus Duignan taking a lead role. The Ladies Committee were also busy inter alia organising Christmas Bazaars and other fund raising ventures for the fledging Club. The Christmas Bazar held in the village hall (beside…Read More
Ashbourne Rugby Club was conceived by eight founding fathers, in the village hall in Ashbourne, in March 1974. A subsequent gathering of approximately forty at THE HUNTER’S MOON set the club in motion. Ned Nulty, on his farm, on what is now the Crestwood Estate, kindly provided a pitch. The…Read More