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Upcoming Events for County Carlow Rugby Club to be Confirmed 


Huge congratulations from all in County Carlow Football Club to Dr Sandra Keogh who won a trip to Paris with the Your Club Your Country draw. Huge thank you to everyone who bought tickets.

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 2021-22

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


Strategic plan 2021 – 2026:

We are pleased to introduce our current Strategic Plan which will guide our development and growth over the next five years. As we approach our 150th Anniversary year in 2023 this ambitious plan will result in the enhancement of the game of rugby in the Carlow area and will increase access to the game at all levels. It will mean the enrichment of our facilities in Oak Park in preparation for the next 150 years and will open our facilities to the entire local community.
The plan will also support and facilitate investment in our club both in financial terms but also, and more importantly, an investment in our people, our structures, our organisation, and our future.

Please click on the link for the full plan: Strategic Plan 2021 2026



I’m extremely humbled to be asked to up the position of President of County Carlow
Football Club for 2021/2022 season. On a personal note, I am honoured to be President of a
Club that I love dearly. It gave me the opportunity to play and coach rugby at a competitive
level – to develop, learn and progress in rugby, but also as a person while making life-long
friendships, and for this experience I’m truly grateful. The rugby club has been a huge part
of my own and my families life over the years from the blur of the towns cup winning days,
to the highs and lows of senior rugby and getting to watch my own children represent the
club, but most of all it’s the friendships and the warm welcome that the club has always
given that makes it so special. We have an amazing club steeped in history and full of
amazing people who think nothing of giving up their time so that our club may flourish for
years to come. I as President am excited to play my part in helping ensure that our current
and future players get the same opportunities to develop a life-long relationship with the
I would like to thank our past president Edel Gibbons for doing such an amazing job guiding
the club through one of the strangest and testing times in its history. Edel been a superb
ambassador for our club throughout the years and has been there at the end of the phone
to help or offer advice. I wish Edel the best going forward in her new role as Chairperson of
County Carlow Football Club.
I would like to say a sincere thanks to all the volunteers who have been working so hard
behind the scenes for the last year to keep the finances of the club on track in such testing
times and to maintain the grounds to the amazing condition that is visible for all to see.
To all the committees I look forward to working with you all this season and hopefully by
the end of the season we will be back to some form of normality, thank you going forward
for all your continued support.
To our head coach, Corey Carty, and our extended team of coaches, captains, managers and
players from the minis to the seniors, I extend the club’s thanks and gratitude for your
continual commitment and overwhelming dedication. I would also like to extend the
warmest of welcomes to all new members, parents, volunteers supporters, and visitors to
the club, particularly all those from Tullow RFC who have helped with a joint venture
between the clubs to form the girl’s Rhino rugby u14 and u16 teams this season and I wish
them every success.
To an amazing bunch of people who look after our bees all-inclusive Rugby a big thank you
and continued success going forward
To Des Kavanagh continued success in your position as President of the IRFU, we as a club
are extremely proud of all you have achieved.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors for their continued generosity. The club could not survive without the support we receive through these vital sponsors. I encourage all club members to reciprocate support when possible to our club sponsors.

Finally, I would like to remember all those who passed during this covid time club members,
family and friends may they all rest in peace.
Because Oak Park is not just a field on which rugby is played. Because
Carlow rugby club is above all a place of friends, family, sharing, and social
Let’s all come together for this 2021-2022 season and make it an
extraordinary year.
Yours in Rugby
Tom Crotty
Club President 2021/2022





 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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