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ORFC unveils plans for major facility expansion

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Oughterard Rugby Football Club (ORFC) has unveiled major new plans for the club’s expansion after its purchase of 11 acres of land at Pier Road. This will enable the club to grow from its existing site on the Clifden Road, which has been its home since 2004. As this was leased land, the club could…

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ORFC first XV back to winning ways in league

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Now that the weather has hopefully taken a slight turn for the better, sports clubs all over the country will be making up for lost time by training and playing matches before their seasons begin to draw to a close. Oughterard Rugby club are certainly no different, with all sections from the U7 minis up…

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ORFC youths brave brutal blitz weather!

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MINI RUGBY: As with all clubs and sports, this season ORFC has been hugely affected by the weather. It seems like it hasn’t stopped raining and blowing a gale since the start of November. However, having training cancelled only twice due to the weather, our mini and girls section have braved the conditions most Saturdays…

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ORFC first XV start league with unbeaten run

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Mini Rugby: October and November are always busy months in the rugby season, and this year is no exception. The Oughterard RFC mini sections have been on the road to blitzes at Tuam, Corinthians, Galwegians and Carraroe over the past few weeks. First up was the trip to Tuam RFC on a lovely, sunny and…

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Young Blacks teams show signs of progress

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After deservedly clinching the Connacht Junior 1A title, Connemara were entered into this year’s All Ireland Interprovincial Junior round robin, the winner of which secures a place in a playoff with the second from bottom All Ireland 2C team. With All Ireland League Senior status on the line, there was plenty to play for.  Drawn…

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Season ends on a high for ORFC youth sides

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The rugby season may now be over but the last few weeks of the year were very busy and exciting for all the sections. MINI RUGBY: ORFC U10s and U12s represented the club magnificently at the rugby festival and camp in Athy, Kildare recently. Although the temperature was cold – below freezing in the tent…

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ORFC youth side aims for strong cup showing

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MINI and GIRLS RUGBY: Like last season, the bad weather in January put paid to two out of the first four training sessions of the second half of the season. We’re back into full swing of things now though, having hosted Tuam RFC and Gort RFC on consecutive weeks in February. Thankfully the weather was…

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