Our Foundings

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.

 

Our History

Waterpark RFC became a Munster Senior Club after winning the Munster Junior Cup for the third time in 1974. We retained our Munster Senior status until 2009 at which time we were the sole Munster Senior Club outside of the major rugby cities of Cork and Limerick. We reached 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 relegation last year and a number of consecutive disappointing seasons. Despite relegation, our senior side showed great spirit winning the Munster Junior Plate and our second’s side, consisting of a mix of experienced and youth players won the Mick Barry Cup.

 

Over the last 10 years, our youths teams have won 10 Munster Club titles and we also won the All Ireland Youths U17 Cup in 2007. Waterpark RFC is the current Munster U18’s and U16’s Club Champions as well as holders of many East Munster League and Cup titles. Our youths development has been recognized 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 Jack O’Donoghue a current Munster Senior player and previous captain of Ireland at Under 20’s and 18’s.

 

Club Ethos

Our club ethos is to provide a safe, enjoyable and supporting environment to help every player reach their full potential. To extend our full respect to members, teammates, opponents and visitors. Our ambition is of course 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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    IRFU Player Insurance Form


    The new IRFU insurance link is www.irishrugby.ie/insurance, please ensure you have the correct link on your club homepage. Apologies for the inconvenience but it is important that all rugby clubs have the correct link on their homepage. If your club do not have a website the link may be added to the club social media page. … Continued


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    Membership Subscriptions 2021/2022


    As the new season is about to commence I would like to welcome all returning and new members to the club, and hope that you had a wonderful summer and wish you all the best for the coming season. This year to make life easier for all we ask that all members pay their subscriptions … Continued


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    Match reports Friday 5th, Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November


    MUNSTER JUNIOR LEAGUE CONFERENCE 6 ———————————————— OLD CHRISTIANS. 26  –  30. WATERPARK ———————————————————————- Waterpark travelled to play Old Christians knowing that a win would boost their chances of keeping their top four spot alive. Park opened the scoring with a penalty by Outhalf Willie Walsh after seven minutes. 0-3 to Park.  From the restart Old … Continued


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    Seniors Match Report against Bandon


        Men’s Munster Junior League:   A  dramatic try in the last play of the game from Bandon’s Gearoid O’Leary broke Waterpark hearts and maintained Bandon’s unbeaten start with a 13-10 away win.The result leaves the Ballinakill side 4 points behind the West Cork side with two games to play in this section of the … Continued


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    History of 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 … Continued


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    Disclaimer


    Disclaimer Information on this website is provided for your information only but it may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. It may be changed or updated without notice. Waterpark RFC, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland, (referred to as Waterpark RFC from this point) assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any such inaccuracies or typographical errors … Continued


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    Message From Our President, Mr. Noel Phelan


    Welcome to the 2021/2022 Season   To all members, players, supporter and visitors     It is my privilege and honour to once again serve as Club President of Waterpark RFC for the 2021/2022 season The COVID-19 pandemic presented a unique challenge for our club. Now, following a prolonged absence of almost 18 months, we … Continued


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    Message from our President Noel Phelan


    Welcome to the 2021/2022 Season   To all members, players, supporter and visitors   It is my privilege and honour to once again serve as Club President of Waterpark RFC for the 2021/2022 season The COVID-19 pandemic presented a unique challenge for our club. Now, following a prolonged absence of almost 18 months, we are … Continued


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