Waterpark Rugby Football Club

Founded 1925

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Waterpark RFC

Waterpark RFC founded in 1925 for past pupils of Waterpark College, originally named Waterpark Old Boys RFC. The original grounds were in Ballinaneesha, and relocated in the 1960's to Ballinakill, less than 1.5 miles from the center of Ireland's oldest City, Waterford.  In Ballinakill , we have 3 main pitches, 1 floodlit all-weather football pitch, 2 floodlit all weather 5 a-side pitches, 8 dressing rooms,  a gym , clubhouse with a bar and dining area. Our membership today is approx 600, fielding Mens, Ladies, Boys and Girls teams at Minis, Youths and Adult levels. 

Waterpark RFC became a Munster Senior Club after winning the Munster Junior Cup in 1974, for the third time. We retained our Munster Senior status until 2009 and for most of this time we were the sole Munster Senior Club outside of the major rugby cities of Cork and Limerick. We reached the summit of Munster Senior Club rugby reaching the Munster Senior Cup Final in 1983, narrowly losing a superbly contested final to Young Munster in a packed Thomond Park.  We were the AIL Division 3 Champions in 2002-03 after a great campaign and superb final match in Belfast.  Today we are a Munster Junior Division 2 following a number of disappointing  seasons for our senior side, last season we were relegated. Despite relegation last season our senior side showed great spirit winning the Munster Junior Plate and our seconds side, consisting of  a mix of experienced and youth players won the Mick Barry Cup. 

Over the last 10 years we have won 10 Munster Youths Club titles and also won the All Ireland Youths Under 17's Cup in 2007. At youth level we are the current Munster U18's and U16's Club Champions as well as holders of many East Munster League and Cups  titles. Our youths development has been recognized within Munster Rugby in the award of "Munster Youths Club of the Year" 3 times in the last 10 years and we are the current holders of same.  We are proud to have produced so many great teams and players over the years, many achieving Inter-provincial and International caps at various  levels including current Munster Senior player Jack O'Donoghue who also captained Ireland at Under 20's and 18's.  
 
Our club ethos is to provide a safe, enjoyable and supporting environment to help every player reach their full potential. Our hope is that we at all all times extend our full respect to our fellow members, teammates, opponents and visitors. Our ambition is to regain Senior Rugby status. We look forward to welcoming new players, new  members and all visiting clubs from Ireland and overseas to Ballinakill.

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Waterpark RFC U18s V Brufff Jan 2016


2013-14, David Kavanagh


2013 15 dec u13s v Kilfeacle

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Upcoming Fixtures

Friendly
2nd XV v Kildara RFC 1st XV (Friendly)
Ballinakill  (26-08-2016 @ 20:00)
Waterpark: (5) Kildara RFC 1st XV: (12)

Garryowen Cup
1st XV v Fethard RFC (Round 1)
Fethard (28-08-2016 @ 14:30)
Waterpark: (26) Fethard RFC: (9)

Garryowen Cup
1st XV v Clonmel RFC (Round 2)
Ballinakill  (03-09-2016 @ 18:00)

Friendly
Vets v Old Isleworth RFC (UK) (Friendly)
Ballinakill  (10-09-2016 @ 12:00)

Friendly
1st XV v Old Isleworth RFC (UK) (Friendly)
Ballinakill  (10-09-2016 @ 14:30)

Friendly
1st XV v Kilfeacle RFC (Friendly)
Carrick  (17-09-2016 @ 19:00)

Munster Junior League Division 2
1st XV v Castleisland RFC (Round 1)
Castleisland (25-09-2016 @ 14:30)

Munster Junior League Division 2
1st XV v Thurles RFC (Round 2)
Balinakill (02-10-2016 @ 14:30)

Gleeson League Section B
2nd XV v Clanwilliam RFC (Round 1)
Ballinakill  (08-10-2016 @ 14:30)

Munster Junior League Division 2
1st XV v St Marys (Round 3)
Limerick  (09-10-2016 @ 14:30)

Gleeson League Section B
2nd XV v Nenagh RFC (Round 2)
Nenagh  (15-10-2016 @ 14:30)

Munster Junior Challenge Shield
1st XV v St Marys (Round 1)
St Marys (16-10-2016 @ 14:30)

Gleeson League Section B
2nd XV v Dungarvan RFC (Round 3)
Ballinkill  (22-10-2016 @ 14:30)

Munster Junior League Division 2
1st XV v Waterford City (Round 4)
Ballinakill  (23-10-2016 @ 14:30)

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Tom Lynch

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