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Girls Rugby Poster 2016

Ballincollig RFC are introducing girls youth rugby to the club for Season 2016/17.

This is a very exciting development for rugby in Ballincollig.

Please pass on to anyone who you think would be interested.

Open day for players and parents on Saturday 16th April 12-1.30pm.
Come along and see what it’s all about!!

Best of luck to the U.18’s playing in the Munster U.18 Clubs Bowl Final in Thomond Park on St. Patrick’s Day (KO 12.15 back pitch)




Nutrition & CW Flyer

BRFC Ball on grass


Under 16s

This was our first game of the season. You could easily tell, Ballincollig were vey gittery in the first quarter, with a lot of handling errors, knock ons and missed tackles.  We let the opposition in for some easy scores which helped them settle in early in the game.In the second quarter we got our act together winning good line out ball, competing well at the breakdown it helped us get into their 22 and put them under pressure which resulted in a penalty which we converted. We had our spirits up and kept them under real pressure all over the pitch, but we couldn’t get in for a try before half time.

The second half kicked off and we were doing the right things but couldn’t put points on the board. Ballincollig turned over a lot of possession but Con couldn’t take advantage of it. Just before the third quarter with some quick forward play and swift movement through the backs we got over for a try but didn’t convert it. For the remainder of the game it ebbed and flowed between both ends of the pitch, both teams doing their utmost to drive the other team up the pitch. Players were at full tilt and made it very hard to make ground. A loose ball let Cork Con in for a late try and seal victory. A great start for us and a positive one. Roll on next Sunday when we take on Old Christians.

Well done lads, great performance but a lot of work still to be done.

Final score Ballincollig 8 Cork Con 24.


Fixtures Saturday 12/09/2014

U7 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U8 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U9 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U10 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U11 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U12 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U13 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U14 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U16 – Friendly v Old Christians Home Kick Off 11.30am

U18 – Friendly Castleisland HomeKick Off 11.30am

Senior Friendly – London Irish Kick Off 2.30pm

Fixtures Sunday 13/09/2015

1st XV – Sundays Well home Kick Off 2.30pm

Fixture Tuesday 15/09/2015

2nd XV Muskerry Cup Home Kick Off 6.30pm


  • All player registrations & subscriptions are now due and can be paid ONLINE HERE
  • Club shop open every Saturday morning 9.45am

Congratulations to all Youth Award Winners from U13 to U18 for 2014/15.  A bit thank you to all the management team and coaches involved with Ballincollig RFCs Mini’s and Youths for all the hard work and dedication throughout the season.  Enjoy the summer break and looking forward to seeing you all in September 2015.



Most Improved Forward – Aidan Kilgrew

Most Improved Back – Rhian Brennan

Most Consistent Forward – Cathal Mac Dermott

Most Consistent Back – Conor Bray

Player of the Year – Patrick Kelly



Most Improved Forward – Denny Kiely

Most Improved Back – Emmet Costello

Most Consistent Forward – Ronan Hennessy

Most Consistent Back – Shane Brennan

Player of the Year – James Kelly



Most Improved Forward – Tiernan Quinn

Most Improved Back – Sam Kiely

Most Consistent Forward – William Ronan

Most Consistent Back – Conor Downey

Player of the Year – Cillian Buckley


Munster Representation Under 16

Liam Fahy – Munster Cadets

Jack Casey – Munster Cadets

Michael Hallisey – Munster Cadets

Cillian Buckley – Munster Regional Development Squad



Most Improved Forward – Jack O’Sullivan

Most Improved Back – Owen Sweeney

Most Consistent Forward – Daire Buckley

Most Consistent Back – Cameron Lucey

Player of the Year – Fionan Mc Dermot

Youth Player of the Year – Fionan Mc Dermot


Munster Representation

Peter Kelleher – Munster Youths


International Honours

Peter Kelleher – Irish Schools v Scotland



1. Match Poster U16 - April 2015

Under 14s

Ballincollig under 14s fielded a depleted team due to temporary defections to other codes but without depletion of attitude or commitment. Ballincollig received the ball at the opening Kick off and began with great composure. The majority of the early play Ballincollig were stuck in their own 22 and initially struggling to make the gain line but the pressure eventually wained and Ballincollig pushed into the Crosshaven half with fortitude culminating in a try and conversion by James Kelly and Daragh O’Brien respectively. The Ballincollig lads had to combat initial forays forward by a committed Crosshaven side but again the Ballincollig defence held solid which the back row playing a major role in preventing any yardage forfeit. Ballincollig having weathered the storm broke in the Crosshaven 22 and james Kelly crossed over the line despite last gasp Crosshaven defenders reminiscent of Ginger McLoughlin’s try against England during the 80s, James carrying ball and opponents over the line. Daragh successfully converted and Ballincollig led 14-0. Initial pressure was relieved until the half time whistle blew. On the restart, Ballincollig fielded the ball but little yardage was gained as they struggled to make the gain line. Eventually the ball was kicked to touch from a clearance in the 22 landing at the half way mark. Within minutes of the restart Sean O’Hanlon Lane suffered a knee injury having fallen badly  and was taken off. This injury appeared to unsettle the side as a break by Crosshaven was made through the middle resulting in a try. Moments later another break and many missed tackles allowed Crosshaven right back into the contest on a score of 14-10, Crosshaven having missed both conversion attempts. With the score at 14-10 and with just four minutes left to play, Crosshaven battled hard in the Ballincollig 22  but the defence was stout however resulting in a major turning point with an injury to Ballincollig’s talisman James Kelly. James was replaced by some noble under 13s who had also stepped into the breach for the aforementioned Sean. Unfortunately lack of experienced showed and Crosshaven took full advantage and slalomed through the Ballincollig defence in quick succession to score two tries and convert both. The final whistle blew as the ball escaped over the bar and the game ended. A very disappointing result but well done to the lads who showed up on the day


Under 16s

Ballincollig U16s were beaten  by 20 points to nil by  Muskerry in their first league defeat this season. Ballincollig were 12 points to nil down at half time by giving away two soft tries due to poor tackling and allowing too much space to the opposition. Ballincollig could not put the phases together in the first half compared to their previous impressive displays .Ballincollig were out played in the set pieces and struggled to win their own ball in the line outs. In the second half Ballincollig were more competitive with good carrying and direct running but were unable to get over the Muskerry line. There was a lack of fluency and confidence in some of the moves and the set pieces but this team are well capable of putting this performance behind them and can look forward to another derby match with Highfield in Tanner Park next Saturday. 


Under 18s

Ballincollig 48       Kanturk Nil

Ballincollig RFC U18s got back on a winning formula after a blip in Castleisland 2 weeks ago with a comprehensive win over Kanturk at sun drenched Tanner Park on last sat 22/11/14. Ballincollig got out of the traps with gusto from the start and Humphrey O Mahony touched down for his sides opening try on five minutes. It was apparent from the early stages that the home side were dominant in all areas of the field which was apparent from the final score line. On the 14th minute Dave Mc Coy gathered the ball on the half way line and danced his way through a number of tackles before touching down under the posts which Cameron Lucey converted. Dave was to follow with another try on the 18th minute this time from a lineout ball which was flashed through the backs and Dave came into the line from full back and duly obliged by crossing the whitewash for his second five pointer of the day. More misery was poured on Kanturk before the half time break as Humphrey O Mahony scored again after some excellent mauling by his rampant pack to leave his side points ahead and no way back for the visitors. Ballincollig lorded it at scrum time and lineout time where Fionnán Mc Dermott and Dave Barry were clinical and from their hall maul proved unstoppable before Humphrey got his hat trick of tries. The game was now over as a contest but Ballincollig piled on the pressure with tries from Eoin Sweeney, Cameron Lucey and James “Peaches” Kelleher with Dan Sweeney converting each. It was an excellent performance by the Ballincollig lads and what was most pleasing was the continuity of their play keeping the ball alive at every opportunity giving the opposition no time to realign and defend. Kanturk to their credit fought gallantly to the end but alas had nothing to show on the scoreboard for their efforts.


Fixtures Weekend 29/Nov/2014

U7 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U8 – Blitz away Kanturk bus leaves at 9am sharp

U9 – Blitz away Kanturk bus leaves at 9am sharp

U10 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U11 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U12 – Training 10am Tanner Park

U13 – Skibereen League Tanner Park kick off 11am

U14 – Skibereen League Tanner Park kick off 11am

U16 – Highfield League Tanner Park kick off 12.30am

U18 – Highfield League Woodleigh Park kick off TBC

All player registrations & subscriptions are now OVER DUE these can be paid in the club house on Saturday morning

Club shop open every Saturday morning 9.45am

The South Munster U14 League fixtures for the 2014/2015 season are now available.

We start the season with a home visit by Kinsale on October 18th and finish up with home fixture against CBC on February 7th.

The Quarter-Finals will be played on February 21st and the Semi-Finals on March 7th.  The date for the Final to be confirmed.

Click here to download the full fixtures list >> SOUTH MUNSTER U14 LEAGUE 2014 – SECTION 1

Ballincollig RFC would like to invite all their Senior Players, Coaching and Managing Staff of all Age Grades and their Partners to the Annual Players Award Night.

We wan to celebrate on the great success of the club in the past year.
• 1st Team promoted as champions to Division 2 of the Munster Junior League
• Ladies Team – winners of AIL Plate
• Under 18’s winners of U/18 League

A 3 course meal will be served by a caterer.
This will be followed by the Awards Ceremony.

A band will play for entertainment and DJ Conway will keep the party going until late.

Wardrobe : Black Tie & Cocktail Dresses

Tickets can be purchased for 30,-€ each or 50,-€ the pair at the Ballincollig RFC Clubhouse.