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Nenagh Ormond

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Nenagh Ormond

Nenagh Ormond RFC
Full name Nenagh Ormond Rugby Football Club
Union IRFU
Founded 1884
Ground(s) (Capacity: ~1000)
President Michael Mackey
Captain(s) Eoin Gardiner,

Nenagh Ormond RFC is an Irish Rugby union club based in Nenagh, County Tipperary. It was founded in 1884 as The Ormond Cricket and Football Club. The club plays in Division 2A of the All-Ireland League and was County Tipperarys first ever senior grade rugby club. The club's main ground is New Ormond Park with another ground in Tyone where underage teams can train and play. The club fields 2 adult sides and 10 underage sides, from u7 to u20, that compete in blitzes with neighbouring clubs in Tipperary and Limerick as well as further afield at u7-u12 levels while from u13-20 level Nenagh competes in East Munster competitions and Munster competitions. The club also fields a Women's side and girl's underage sides. The club joined the senior ranks in 2005 when they won the round robin and spent their first ten seasons as a senior club in the bottom division of the All Ireland League. In the 2013/2014 season under the coaching team of Derek Corcoran and Trevor Hogan the club won Division 2B of the All Ireland League and retained the Munster Senior Plate which had been won for the first time in December 2012 with a win over Dolphin in Mahon, Cork. In 2014 Nenagh beat Young Munster by 74 points to 7 to win a third competition in the senior ranks.

Prior to joining the senior ranks the Munster Junior Cup would have been the main focus each season for the club and Nenagh are the most successful of the provincial clubs(not based in Limerick/Cork) with 5 victories and are by far the most successful Tipperary side in that competition with their 5 successes comparing to 1 each for Clonmel, Clanwilliam, Kilfeacle and Cashel.

Nenagh Ormond has produced three Irish full-internationals as well as several players who either played for Munster in the amateur era or played professionally for an Irish province or in England. Tony Courtney (1899 - 1970) with seven caps, Trevor Hogan (formerly Munster and Leinster) who won three caps made his debut against Japan in 2005 and Donnacha Ryan (Munster) who has won twenty eight so far making his debut in 2008 against Argentina in Croke Park, Dublin. Ray Hogan played professionally with Connacht and David Delaney played professionally with Plymouth

Club honours

  • A.I.L Division 2B - 2014
  • OBM Munster Senior Plate - 2013, 2014
  • Munster Senior Club of the Year -2 2014
  • A.I.L. Round-Robin Series - 2005
  • Munster Junior Cup (5): 1931, 1935, 1948, 2000 & 2004
  • Munster Junior League, Division 1 - 2005
  • Munster Junior League, Division 2 - 1999
  • Munster Junior Clubs Challenge Cup - 2000, 2003
  • Manseragh Cup 1931, 2004
  • Garryowen Cup 1931, 2000
  • Gleeson League 2000
  • O'Carroll Cup 2000
  • u20/21 O Connor Cup 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • u20 Munster division 2 league 2009
  • All Ireland u18 Cup 2000
  • Munster u18 Cup 2000
  • East Munster u18/19 League 2000, 2009, 2013
  • East Munster u18/19 Cup 2008, 2013
  • East Munster u16/17 League
  • East Munster u16/17 Cup
  • East Munster u16/17 Plate 2013
  • East Munster u14/15 League 2011, 2015
  • East Munster u14/15 Cup 2015
  • East Munster u13 League 2014
  • East Munster u13 Cup 2013
  • East Munster u12 League 2000
  • East Munster u12 Cup 2000
  • Competitions at underage level changed from u13/14/16/18/20 to u13/15/17/19/21 for seasons 2009/2010 to 2012/2013 and changed back to u13/14/16/18/20 for 2013/2014 season

External links

  • Official Club Website
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