Athy RFC are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the Provincial Towns Seconds Cup (J2) Semi-Final this Sunday 22nd April at 3pm. The Semi-Final will see neighbouring clubs Naas & Tullow take on each other with the hope of securing their place in the Seconds Cup Final. If any of our members are to available to help on the day please contact the club page or Ger Brennan.

Athy RFC was the venue once again for the 6th Annual Rugby Camp-Out, which saw 65 teams of both Boys and Girls from all 4 provinces participating in this unique event. Proceedings commenced with blitzes at U10, U11 and U12 grades with neutral referees for all matches and the standard of rugby displayed at all grades shows that the future of Irish Rugby is very bright.                                        
 
After the rugby, the teams were treated to a hot meal before an evening of team-building activities which included an obstacle course, tug-o-war and team sack races. The passing showers certainly couldn't dampen the spirits of the kids who put on a brilliant display of dancing during the outdoor disco also. The attendees then settled in to their camp-sites for the night before departing back to their home clubs after a hot breakfast on Sunday morning.                                                        
 
The feedback for this unique event has again been amazing and lots of photos are being uploaded to the Athy Rugby Camp-Out Facebook page. This event was again made possible by an army of almost 150 volunteers from all sections of the Athy RFC club and the work has already begun on the 2019 event. 
 
Photo: Ballynahinch RFC U10's
 
 
Athy's Got Talent takes place on Saturday 5th May in The Arch, Kilkenny Road, Athy. Showcasing the Next Big Star from the area. Tickets are €10 and are on sale now from Conlans, The Gem, Winkles and Top Oil (Kilkenny Rd). For more information, check out Athy's Talent Weekend on Facebook
 
Internationally acclaimed local musician Jack L will be playing a homecoming gig on Sunday 6th May at 8pm in The Arch, Kilkenny Road, Athy. Proudly supported by the very talented Kevin Morrin & Band.  Tickets are €30 and are on sale now from Conlans, The Gem, Winkles and Top Oil (Kilkenny Rd) or www.eventbrite.ie. For more information, check out Athy's Talent Weekend on Facebook.
 

 

The Bank of Ireland Leinster School of Excellence is back again for the 21st time. It is one of the most successful rugby camps in Ireland which aims to provide players from 12-17 years old (boys & girls) with a comprehensive rugby package which allows them to experience a week in the life of a professional rugby player. Players attending can learn to play the Leinster way as they will gain greater understanding of the game and learn about values such as team work, commitment, integrity and communication. The camp is hosted in The Kings Hospital School, Palmerstown, which has been its home since its conception. For more information, check out: Leinster Rugby School of Excellence