Welcome to Carlow Football Club ‘News of Events’ page


Upcoming Events for County Carlow Rugby Club

The management of County Carlow Football are very grateful to all for adhering to all rules and regulations at this difficult time. The pitches are now, and will remain, closed until further notice. We look forward to seeing you all within our club and enjoying rugby again soon.


Membership open for 2020/21 season: 

To all our loyal members – firstly we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. We are delighted to announce that rugby is slowly returning to County Carlow Football Club.  We have, and will continue to, work hard to ensure everyone’s safety and keep up to date will all Covid-19 restrictions. IRFU return to rugby information can be found on: 


We have a strict policy in place this year – if membership is not paid then people can not train or play. This is to ensure, to our best ability, everyone’s safety. Membership forms can now be downloaded from the link below.

Membership Application Form All Categories 2020-21 (1)

For any questions please feel free to contact our Subscription Secretary on: subs@carlowrugby.ie




President’s Welcome
As the 2021 President of Carlow Football Club, I would like to welcome all our members, players,
coaches, officials, family and friends to the start of our season. The very best of luck to our club Captain
Richard Whyte and our Coyotes team captain Jenny Ardill. I would like to wish our new senior club coach
Corey Carty and forwards coach Jeff Carter all the best for the season ahead. They all work tirelessly for
their players and I have every faith that they will all rise to the occasion and bring a renewed drive and
success to your teams.
Our Youth and Mini sections continue to grow thanks to the hard work and drive of our Youths
coordinator Tom Crotty, our mini’s coordinators David Ryan and Pat Hernan along with the many
coaches and volunteers that give up their evenings and weekends to make it
happen. Our director of
rugby is Derek Cope, he is dedicated to making sure that the club is up to speed on everything rugby
related and ensuring all our coaches and players have the best possible support throughout the year.
I also want to wish our All-Inclusive Tag Rugby Bees, their head coach Niall O’ Malley and all the other
coaches and parents all the best for the season ahead. As a club, we strive to be inclusive and family-friendly.
To our committee members and volunteers throughout the club, I would like to express sincere thanks
and commend them for their energy, passion and innovation that continues to grow and develop our club
and I look forward to working alongside them this season.
Each year we organise different events throughout the season for all our members. I would encourage
people to sign up to our weekly newsletter on our website, to keep informed of upcoming fixtures and
social events.
Please make sure to get out and support all our teams this season, be the 16th man. I want to wish each
team every success for the coming season and I look forward to supporting them throughout the year.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge and thank all our sponsors and in particular Netwatch for their
excellent support throughout the year
I look forward to seeing members on the side-lines come rain or shine.
Kind Regards
Edel Gibbons






 Here is a link from the IRFU Website Insurance Page which allows members and parents to view details of the IRFU Insurance Programme: http://www.irishrugby.ie/club/clubhouse/insurance.php


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