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Results Round Up

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Our 3rds, playing in the Gleeson League, got the weekend off to a winning start with a hard fought win against their Shannon RFC opponents out in Coonagh.  We were trailing by 10 points with only twenty minutes on the clock.  The lads showed great resilience to come back and secure a 22-20 win.  The only blight on the result was a shoulder injury to Adrian O’Donoghue as he scored the winning try.  Wishing Adrian a speedy recovery and hoping the injury isn’t serious.

GFC Scorers

T: Charlie Colling, Andrew Flavin & Adrian O’Donoghue

C: Kevin McEvoy (2)

P: Kevin McEvoy (1)

This win was followed up by the U20s with a one sided Donal Walsh Trophy win against a visiting Newcastlewest RFC.  The lads ran in 9 tries with Liam Barrett claiming 5 and finished the game with a 50-6 score line.

GFC Scorers

T: Liam Barrett (5) Ansen Thai, Roy Whelan, Diarmuid Barron, Marc Loughran

C: Harry Byrne (1)

P: Harry Byrne (1)

The 2nds faced ULBohs in the Senior Seconds League away in Annacotty.  Not to be overshadowed by Saturdays wins the lads recorded a solid 32-17 win.  A hard forward battle saw 5 tries scored in the pack with Mark Rowley scoring 4. 

GFC Scorers

T: Mark Rowley (4) Dara Shanahan, Derry Gleeson

C: Liam Barrett (1)

A good weekend on the field for the club with 18 tries scored.  Well done to all involved. GiG!!

Ireland v South Africa Hospitality

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ireland host South Africa in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday November 11.

Join us for an outstanding prematch lunch and hospitality. Featuring

  • Complimentary Bar
  • 4 Course Lunch
  • Special Guest Speaker
  • Match Ticket & Programme
  • Post Match Reception

Contact Geraldine Morrissey 087 246 6815

2007 Grand Slam Anniversary

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

It is 10 years since the 2007 Glam Slam, when we swept the board to claim

  • All Ireland League
  • All Ireland Cup
  • Munster Senior Cup
  • Munster Junior Cup

Join the victorious teams, coaches and the Alan Lewis the league final referee for a night of celebration in the clubhouse on Sunday October 29.

Purchase Your tickets online here

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Annual Subs Now Due!!

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Annual Subs are now due.

To those already paid, Thank you. 

To those who have not please visit the club website and pay your membership.

Munster Senior Cup 1/4 Final

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

GFC v Young Munster RFC, Friday October 20, ko 7:30pm, Dooradoyle

Results Roundup

Monday, October 9th, 2017

On Friday evening our 3rds got their Gleeson League campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable 29-0 win over Newport.  Tries by Mike McElligot, Dave Leonard and a brace from Declan Early.  Kevin McEvoy added 3 conversions and a penalty.  Next week will be a sterner test when they meet Shannon in Coonagh.

The 1sts travelled to Dublin to meet UBL pace setters Terenure at their Lakelands home.  A tough uncompromising game unfortunately saw us come off second best.  However the score line of 27-20 ensured that we picked an important losing bonus point.  Scorers were Hugh O’Brien-Cunningham and JP Phelan with a try each and Bill Johnston added 2 conversions and 2 penalties.  The league now enters a two week break before we resume at home on Saturday October 28 against UCD.

Saturday also saw our U20 side in action as they began their defence of the Donal Walsh Trophy away to Bruff.   Leading 26-3 at half time they ended with a good 34-17 win.  Try scores were Anson Thai x 2, Diarmuid Barron, Brian Fitzgerald, Shane Mullins & Harry Byrne added points from the boot.

A weekend like the ubiquitous curates egg.

Well done to all involved, the good ship GFC continues on course. GiG

The Star

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The September issue of  The Star is now available.

Full of clubs news and views it’s a must read, click on the link below.

September Star 

IRFU Draw – Your Club Your Country

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

The annual IRFU draw is upon us again.

This is a great opportunity to raise much needed funds for our club.  ALL monies raised from the sale of tickets go DIRECTLY to our club.

Tickets are available in the club at just €10 each.

Finance AGM

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

The Finance AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Wednesday October 18 2017 at 8pm.

All paid up members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Results Round Up

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

A good return on the rugby front this weekend with wins for our 1sts & 2nds.

GFC 51-17 Clontarf

The 1sts had a great win for the second week in a row and also secured back to back try bonus points.  We ran in 6 tries all converted by Neil Cronin who played a real captains role with a personal haul of 26 points, not a bad days work.  Some of the running, passing and support play was first class as indeed was the defence.  Our forwards laid the foundations with a very solid display all round which secured quality possession for our backline.  The words of a certain song spring to mind.

A good performance which should boost our confidence for next weeks away game to leaders Terenure.

GFC Scorers

T: Liam Coombes (2), Neil Cronin, Seán Rennison, Peadar Collins, Hugh O’Brien Cunningham

C: Neil Cronin (6)

P: Neil Cronin (3)

Clontarf Scorers

T: Penalty, Cian O’Donoghue

C: David Joyce

P: David Joyce

Our 2nds got their season off to a winning start on Sunday with a hard fought win over a tough Bruff XV in the Munster Senior 2nds League.  Again our pack can take much credit with a gritty performance against a very big Bruff unit.  Jamie Gavin had a good outing at outhalf while a certain Conan Doyle starred at fullback.  A valuable win which should stand to a youthful side.

GFC Scorers

T: Sam Gleeson (2), Mikey Wilson, Mark Rowley, Dara Shanahan

C: Sam Gleeson (1)

Bruff 

T: 2

C: 1

P: 1 

Well done to all involved.

 

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