Youghal RFC Match Reports

Youghal RFC Report

Under Age Rugby:


Our boys under 14s, 16s and 18s are back into the swing of things and training every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7pm. New players are always welcome at these age groups so come along and give it a try!


Our Under 15 and Under 18 girls are joining with Midleton this year. We are currently training on Monday nights in Youghal at 7:30pm and on Saturdays in Midleton at 9:30am. We are always looking for new girls to come up and give rugby a try. Contact Ciara O’Flaherty on 086-3725759 for more information.


Ladies Team:

This season the decision was made to make amalgamate with Dungarvan Ladies Team and make the jump up to Division 1. This is a big step but the girls are working hard and are improving week by week. We are always looking for new Ladies to come and join our ever-growing team. Contact Ciara O’Flaherty on 086-3725759 if you’ve any interest.

18-09-2016 Youghal v Fermoy

An Amalgamated Youghal/Dungarvan ladies team faced Fermoy in the first of their Division 1 League campaign. The south east side got off to a slow start against a much seasoned Fermoy side. As the first half progressed the Youghal/Dungarvan team settled and showed the potential and abilities available. Ann McCarthy and Rebecca Terry made fantastic debuts, putting in tackles and taking on the ball with great confidence. Kathleen Denn led the team in her new role as Captain and did so by example and effort.  On such a wet day the ball was kept in close, however the hard work of the team as a unit still shone through. Fermoy ran in 6 try’s in total. Youghal/Dungarvan were unlucky not to capitalise on the runs Edel, Kellie and Anna made. The team did fantastic for having to step up a division and showed the potential that is within our group. We will no doubt build and improve over the coming weeks. All in all a positive start for a new team moving into a higher division, who at no time looked out of place in division 1.

Team: Kathleen Denn O’Grady (C), Jade Fraher, Claire Murphy, Abbie Jayawardene, Jillian Hayes, Marie Ahlers, Donna Sheehan, Kate Sheehan, Aisling O’ Flaherty, Edel Wilson, Kellie Faul-Kelleher, Anna O’ Brien, Clare Keniry, Ann McCarthy, Rebecca Terry, Priscilla McEvoy.

25-09-2016 Youghal v Bantry

Youghal had their second match of the Division 1 league this weekend against a travelling Bantry side. Youghal stayed in contention with Bantry in the first half, the scrum was very solid and we capitalised on this on a few occasions. Our newest player Barbara, made a great debut by both taking on the ball and getting stuck in the action. Ciara in full back played outstanding, she made great runs that we were unlucky not to capitalise on. Our backs tested the defence of Bantry all day. Bantry took charge for parts in the second half but Youghal showed their ability and strengths in parts but just couldn’t seem to keep that momentum. Simple mistakes cost us scores, but mistakes can be rectified with more training. Edel’s great breaks and attacking lines again showed her talent, which along with the team as a unit contributed to her Hat -trick of try’s.  Kathleen and Abbie did triple the amount of work in the forwards clearing rucks and making breaks. The ability and talent within the team is outstanding, but we need to capitalise on this in training in order to build for our next match which is on the 9th of October away to Tralee. Next Home game is in Youghal on the 23rd of October against Bandon. Please come out and show your support!

Team: Kathleen Denn (captain), Meghan Hurley, Claire Murphy, Barbara Nicholson, Marie Ahlers, Kate Sheehan, Donna Sheehan, Abbie Jayawardene, Aisling O Flaherty, Edel Wilson, Rebecca Terry, Katie Manning, Claire Keniry, Kelly O Shea, Ciara Hurley, Sorcha Hurley.




First Team:

Youghal’s first team began their Division 2 League campaign against Ennis in Youghal on Sunday the 25th of September. Youghal came out victorious on a scoreline of 30-9. Many thanks to match sponsor Denis Broderick.

Try scorers for Youghal were Keith McCarthy, Aaron Daly, Brendan Mackey and Aaron Hogan. Keith McCarthy also scored 2 conversions and 2 penalties.

Next game is Sunday 2nd of October away to Tralee. They will play at home on Sunday 9th of October against Charleville at 2:30pm. Please support your club.


Table Top Quiz:

We will be holding a table quiz in the clubhouse on Friday the 9th of October at 8:30pm. A table of 4 will cost €40 with all proceeds going to club development.


Weekly Lotto Results:

Saturday 23rd September: No jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were: 03, 11, 25, 27. Lucky dips: Mick Kelly c/o Club, Mary McDermott, David Daly Jnr c/o The Anchor Bar, B Phelan c/o Crees, Jackie Butler c/o PadJoe.

Next week’s jackpot is €2000. Please support your club by buying a lotto ticket for €2.

Under 16′s Win against Old Christians

On Saturday the 25th of October Youghal Under 16s opened their league campaign with an emphatic victoy over Old Christians. On a day when Youghal did most of the right things right, they won 59-12. Tackling was much improved on early season matches and great passing and strong running saw Youghal run in nine tries.
The forwards held their own in set pieces but good support play and pressure in open play gave Youghal a huge boost. Wing forward Jordan Yellop scored five tries, Nr 8 David Kenny Farrell got one, full back Jack Monaghan got one and centre Diarmuid Clancy got two tries and seven conversions.
Next league match is away to Midleton on the 8th of November. Well done to all the Youghal squad. Hopefully their great spirit will see them continue on their winning ways.

U14s first league game at home vs Kanturk

After a first round walkover, our u14s got their league campaign off to a start with a home game against Kanturk on Sunday 26/10/2014.

With an 11am kick-off, the game started with a strong wind blowing from the School side of the pitch. There were many highlights in the game, including some good play from our backs and forwards, which lead to our first try with only a few minutes of the game played. After some good rucking and ball retention from the forwards the ball was released to the backs where Padraig Quilligan made a good line break only to be tackled on the 22 where he off loaded the ball to Evan Villis who touched down in the corner. The difficult conversion from the touchline was unsuccessful through no fault of the kicker.

Our second try came from good play from the forwards and halfbacks with outhalf Padraig Quilligan making a good break through the Kanturk backline and scoring in the corner, again this try went unconverted. The third try of the first half was again scored by Padraig who showed good strength in fending off some tackles before crossing the line in the corner and touching down under the posts. This try was converted. The last action of the half saw Kanturk cross for a second try after keeping Youghal pinned in their 22 for a sustained period.  Halftime score 17-10 to Youghal.

The second half started as the first ended with Youghal under pressure in their22 until some good forward work saw Youghal reclaim the ball and carry it to the 22, where after a ruck the ball reached Oran Finn who made a great break to score in the corner. The final score of the game for Youghal came from some good play from Youghals forwards and backs who retained the ball through a number of phases, the ball then reached Padraig on the Kanturk 10 meter line, he then broke a number of tackles to score under the posts.

The game ended with Youghal once again under pressure in their own 22 with Kanturk trying their best to break through a good defence. Through some good work, Youghal managed to turn over the ball and with only seconds left in the game Kelvin Yellop took the initiative and kicked the ball to touch and end the game. The final score 29-20 to Youghal.

All players showed some good skills and hard work during the game, which bodes well for the remaining games in the league.

A thank you from the team also goes out to the great support from parents and others on the sidelines during this game.


Kelvin Yellop, Jordan Lupton, Michael Aherne, Ryan Hennessy, Tristan Hennessy, Zack Ansbro, Cian Walsh, Tomas Power, Olan Coleman, Padraig Quilligan (C), Evan Villis, A.J Brophy, Dean Colman, Oran Finn, Ben Ingamels, Daniel Cronin, Darragh Coleman, Josh Sheridan, Aron Gardiner.

Training for the Under 14s continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00pm until 7:15pm.

New players born in either 2001 or 2002 are always welcome contact Colin Hayes on (087) 6245530.

With Sympathy – Unexpected Passing of Declan O’Flaherty

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Declan O’Flaherty Treasurer and ex President of Youghal RFC.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his wife Mag, daughters Aoife, Ciara and Aisling and son Diarmuid.

Reposing at Egans funeral home Greencloyne Youghal from 5pm Wednesday 3rd September followed by Removal at 7pm to St Marys parish Church Youghal. Requiem mass on Thursday at 12 noon funeral afterwards to North Abbey cemetry Youghal.

May he rest in peace.