The reforming of Carrick rugby club occurred in 2006 with the members in the area entering a team in the Connacht Junior league. As rugby hadn’t a recent history in the region, the majority of the team in the first season had never played rugby before. However the team quickly earned respect as a hard hitting and committed team, something that has continued to this day. In the last number of years the club has introduced rugby to a lot of new players with little or no experience, but they have been quickly brought up to speed and thoroughly enjoyed the game. We work on every aspect of the game with the players from fitness to endurance, along with the basic core skills of the game including tackling, ball skills and general game knowledge.
The club takes particular care in teaching tackling to newcomers with a focus on good technique and usually in one or two sessions new players pick up the basics. New players are always welcome regardless of age or ability and we openly encourage those who like the idea of playing to come out to one of our training sessions. The clubs training and home ground is now at on the Castlecarra Rd where a new training and playing pitch have been developed. Carrick Rugby Club play in the Connacht J1C league in the coming season 2013/2014.
There are 8 teams in the league with a home and away fixture for each club. The league is extremely even and it is a regular occurrence for any of the teams to beat each other on their day. We also compete in two cups during the season. The season runs from the end of September to March and a number of players find it fits as a way of keeping fit during the off season for other summer sports. The club also has a strong social side with a number of events during the year and with a ladies team also present in the club there tends to be good craic and banter around! If you are interested in playing or having a look please email email@example.com or contact Coach Dean Weaver 086 823 8795 or Colm McWeeney 087 6036566
Mens Team Contacts
Coach Kevin Coffey – 086 381 9082 Captain Colm McWeeney – 087 603 6566
When: Monday Evenings at 8pm (pre-season training) Where: Our Training ground on Castlecara Road, see ‘our location’ for details.