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 Welcome to Bandon Rugby Club, One of Irelands oldest affiliated teams to the IRFU.

Bandon Rugby Football Club was established in 1882. The Rugby Club facilities, which comprise a Pavilion and 3 full size pitches is located a mile on the Clonakilty side of Bandon Town at Oldchapel. Oldchapel has been the Club's base since 1982, when in the centenary year of the Club the dream of many members came to fruition when the then president of the I.R.F.U
Gerald Reidy officially opened the Pavilion and Grounds. Bandon R.F.C is a Junior Club and today enjoys a large membership with Junior 1, 2, 3 Teams being fielded by the Club.



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RFC Lottery

On the

21st January 2015  - the numbers drawn were 3, 11 and 15. The jackpot of €6,700 was not won. The following won €25 each: Adam Murphy, Innishannon; Dan Buckley, Kinsale; Willie O’Driscoll, Kilbrogan Street; Michael Riordan, Dublin; Eileen Harrington, c/o Denis O’Donovan’s and Tony Neville, Dohertys Road. Next week’s jackpot is €6,800.See full details here  Next draw will be on next Wednesday with a jackpot of  €6,800. For your chance to win €6,800 buy a ticket in a shop or pub around Bandon.

Match Reports
Bandon hosted Thurles at Old Chapel on Sunday last in a vital league game which pitched first versus third. Thurles had run Bandon very close in a recent cup encounter so there was a keen awareness for the home side to put in a strong performance to maintain their position.   Bandon won the toss and played the first half playing towards the clubhouse into quite a strong breeze. On a perfect day for running rugby Bandon made there intentions known early with a break by Ogie Murphy and some good ball retention forced a penalty under the posts that was duly converted by Richie Walsh for an early 3-0 lead. Thurles were also trying to get into the wider channels but Bandon’s defence was up to the task and despite some good handling managed to force the turnover. Thurles continued to probe but the line speed of the Bandon forwards put them on the back foot and when they tried to go wide Conor Pullen managed to intercept for a fine individual try which again was converted. This gave Bandon a healthy 10-0 lead and with Bandon getting on top in the set piece Thurles had very little platform to stage an attack. Bandon were awarded another penalty after Thurles transgressed at a ruck to make the score 13-0. The home team continued to dominate possession and were also kicking well to kick pressure on Thurles deep in their half. From a lineout on their 22 the away team tried to break out of defence but some aggressive tackling by Bandon eventually forced a block down and after three close in rucks Colin Jackson managed to force his way over for another converted try. The half came to an end with Bandon again on the attack but the home team were very satisfied with their efforts in the first half and looked to have established an impregnable lead.   The second half began with Thurles keen to try and get a foothold in the game but although it looked like they had a opportunity from a kick through early in the half some good sweeping by No.8 Tom Ferguson averted the danger. Bandon came back into the game and although they had some good spells of possession and made good ground especially in the wide areas didn’t manage to add to their score. Then on 25 minutes a strong run by Enda Phelan setup an attacking lineout on the Thurles 22. A superb throw and catch to Nicky Walsh at the tail of the lineout was passed swiftly across the backline by Ogie Murphy and Jack Murphy and a perfect pass by Gearoid Crowley setup a great try for Kevin Lucey in the corner. This was unconverted but gave Bandon a glimpse of a fourth try and the prospect of getting an unexpected bonus point. With time running out Bandon won a scrum on the halfway line, Richie Walsh was well scragged by his opposite number but with Gerry Crowley tidying up well and a quick ruck ball some slick handling again saw Bandon break through out wide. With Michael Beecher stopped inches short a Thurles player was penalised for killing the ball. Bandon kicked to touch and after a well organised maul Enda Phelan touched down for a vital fourth try and bonus point victory.   This was a great win and performance from Bandon in their first fixture against one of the other top three sides and sets them up well for a title decider with Clanwilliam in a few weeks time. Next up is the Junior Cup against UCC in the Mardyke on Sunday week.   Team:- Tim Crowley, Scott Kingston, Colin Jackson, Enda Phelan, Des Prendergast, Dermot Robinson, Nicky Walsh, Tom Ferguson, Richie Walsh, Sean Og Murphy, Gearoid Crowley, Conor Pullen, Jack Murphy, Christian Mulcahy, Kevin Brophy, Subs: Mike Murphy, JP Lucey, Gerry Crowley, Michael Beecher, Kevin Lucey

J2 Rugby: Bandon 37- Kinsale 00. Bandon: Olan Crowley; Andrew Willis; Christian Mulcahy; Gearoid O’Leary; Owen Sugrue; David Aherne; Jerry Crowley; Donie Madden; Rob Herlihy; Ross Bateman; Cian Buttimer; Colum Hurley; Liam Crowley; James Neville (c); Richie Powell. Subs used: Rob Coughlan; Cathal Crowley; David Healy.   Bandon kicked off the second phase of the league with a resounding win away to Kinsale.  Playing into the wind in the first half the away side opened their account with a penalty through the boot of Olan Crowley.  A try followed shortly after with Gearoid O’Leary picking a great line to beat his marker and go in under the posts.  Crowley added the conversion.  Further tries followed with another for O’Leary and Jerry Crowley, who followed up a well weighted David Aherne chip to dot down to leave it 20-00 at the break.    Kinsale played better in the second half without ever threatening a score while the Bandon backs always looked threatening.  O’Leary showed superb feet and acceleration to get a third try with Owen Sugrue and David Healy also crossing the line.  Crowley added a conversion for a final score of 37-00.   Bandon’s next outing is again in the league on the 01st February at home to Chorca Dhuibhne (Dingle) with a 2:30 kick off.
Match Tickets
One of the many benefits of becoming or retaining membership of your local club. We have tickets available to members for all matches (Munster & Irish Matches) All members are asked to fill out applications for their ticket requirements.
To become a member and for all for all membership applications click here.
For members tickets for any Heineken Cup or International Matches contact Ger O Flynn on 086 2338431 or full members click here


Our All-Weather pitch is now available for hire Contact Ann Marie on 023/8854230. The Bar and Hall are also available to rent for details contact the social officer Willie O'Driscoll on 0868212801.

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