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Barna Knocknacarra Rugby Club

Our season is over, Thank you so much to all our players, parents and coaches for participating again this year. It is its own reward for us all, to see the development of our young players both in rugby skills and in becoming fine young gentlemen. We will resume again in the coming September. Watch your emails for a message from us. You will also be able to pre-register online for this coming season. If you could forward this onto your son’s friends, school buddies, neighbours then next year will be even better? 2016/17 REGISTRATION FORM

The AGM of Barna Knocknacarra rfc will be held in the boardroom of the ‘Twelve’ hotel Barna on Thursday May 5th at 8pm. All parents and coaches are welcome. Come along and get fitted for a sheepskin! We are actively looking for support in the areas of coaching, and committee membership. It’s not just Connacht rugby that have big dreams!

The winners of our Klubfunder RBS 6 nation’s competition were as follows.
1st – Fionn Healy
2nd – Johnny Feeney
3rd – Tom Moloney
Cheques are on the way to you all.

Our under 10,11,12 teams recently participated in the Connemara Cup held as usual at Carraroe, organised by an Ghaeltacht rfc. All our teams did themselves proud as usual with our under 11’s proving victorious again and winning the cup for a second year. ( See pic below)

Our under 7, 8, 9 teams also finished up for the year with a fun day on April 9th attended by Connacht Players Daragh Leader and Peter Robb.

Our final outing of the season took place last weekend, Our now annual trip to Seapoint Dublin for the country’s largest blitz, with over 100 teams and nearly 1000 players taking part, BK rfc along with 56 players in 4 teams, with 11 coaches and 20+ parents boarded buses at 06.30 and had a wonderful day in Dublin. Again we cannot speak highly enough of all the players who behaved brilliantly both on and off the pitch. (The parents and coaches weren’t so bad either).One for your diaries next year.

U10s-seapoint-2016 Barna Knocknacarra Under 10 at Seapoint Blitz, April 24th

U10-11-Seapoint-2016 Barna Knocknacarra Under 10/11 at Seapoint Blitz, April 24th

U11-Connemara-Cup-2016 Barna Knocknacarra Under 11,winners Connemara Cup, April 16th

U12-Connacht-Cup-2016 Barna Knocknacarra Under 12,at the Connacht cup, March 19th

Laws of Rugby (10.4f )
Playing an opponent without the ball. Except in a scrum, ruck or maul, a player who is not in possession of the ball must not hold, push or obstruct an opponent not carrying the ball.Source World Rugby Laws

Famous rugby quotes
Tim Allnut, Connacht Backs coach
“Tim, how much caffeine do Connacht inject into Bundee before a game to get him so worked up?
Tim’s beautifully timed response to the camera. “ Er no mate, Bundee’s not allowed caffeine!”

Up-coming Connacht home games.
o Friday April 29th
o Saturday 7th May Connacht v Glasgow 15.00

Connacht v Treviso 18.30