ABOUT.

We are based at,

Ballincrossig, Rathcooney, Glanmire, Cork. T23 RK7R

Our U18.5 playing Christians Brothers

We are the only club on the north side of Cork City we cater for boys and girls from 6 years of age to whenever you wish to stop playing. We used to have a close association with Christians brothers school we were set up as a place for ex school players we are now a club in our own right we do have players who attend Christians brother but you don’t have to attend there. we also have players who attend Presentation brothers, players who attend Glanmire Community College and so on. We have a wide catchment area catering for players from Watergrasshill to Mayfield, Glanmire to Ballyvolane and anywhere in between.

Junior Rhinos shirts

Our Minis are called Rhinos they are aged 6 up to 12, and they have regular games away and at home boys and girls either train on a Saturday or have a game. The Older Rhinos train during the week for their Saturday games.

Junior Rugby is U13’s up to U18.5. The boys and girls are split up at this age and play in leagues, all over Munster.

We also have 2 adult teams our Minor team is J2 and our Main team is J1 who are surging in their league and are on track to get promoted.

PresidentDave Philpott
ChairmanDonal Scully
Hon SecretaryAdrian O’Connell
TreasurerDarren Drummy
ProHilary Clarke
FinanceColin Murphy/Darren Drummy
  
Director of RugbyBrian Brennan
Mini Rugby Co OrdinatorShane Kavanagh
Youth officerPaul Redmond
ProjectsT.B.C.
Child Welfare OfficerCaroline O’Connell
Fixture SecBarry Daly
GroundsT.B.C.
FacilitiesC/O Hon. Sec.

A word from the President.

 

It’s a great honour for me to take over from Emily as Club President, but if I am honest, there is a shortage of older members and I already own a club blazer.

When I first joined Old Christians R.F.C., back in the 72/73 season, things were a lot different,  indeed life was very different.

During my time, I have seen the club change from having up to five adult teams, (and one pitch), to the situation where we now  boast  three full size pitches, one floodlit to match standard, plus floodlit training areas, a gym, a large hall, six dressing rooms and a cafe, but fewer playing members.

Back then, there were teams for all levels of “players” and indeed some great clubmen down the years, did not play at all.

As with every sport however, adult PLAYING membership has fallen.

I have connections to a West Cork G.A.A. club and since last season, they have lost five players in the 21/22 age bracket. Some moved for work, some just gave up.

It’s vital that we make the younger age group feel welcome.
Our membership is open to all, whether you have played before or a complete novice or even if you just wanted to be a non playing member, you would be more than welcome.

Normally the incoming President, states his hopes etc. for the coming season and while promotion would be nice and it’s important to balance the books etc, my main hope would be that we would have a second team playing preferably on Friday nights.

Ideally this would include a lot of players leaving the under 18.5 grade.

The step up from Under 18 to Munster Junior League is huge and a lot of players are not ready at 19. We need to ensure that we cater for these lads until they are ready to step up. Friday night games could also help to bring back the social side of Rugby, which was once the envy of other codes.

People need to feel that “this is their Club”.

We have a good committee in place, including some vital new blood and I would welcome any ideas or suggestions from  people who feel that things could be improved in any way.

I can be contacted at

087 9342956 or augha15@gmail.com


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