Abbeyfeale RFC

On Sunday the 13th April saw the Abbeyfeale Ladies play Bruff in the Munster Semi-final at the grove, kick-off at 1.30pm. Abbeyfeale using their back line well and giving Abbeyfeale Brigid Cahill a good run to score her first try within minutes to give the home side a good advantage. Bruff struggling to break the Abbeyfeale defence and Abbeyfeale’s Brigid Cahill continued to make her mark by scoring another two tries and Catriona Davis succeeding in converting them. Bruff continued to crash the ball but were unable to make ground, leaving the score of Abbeyfeale 21 to Bruff 0.

The second half saw both teams fight hard for procession and took a good ten to fifteen minutes before Abbeyfeale Brigid Cahill scored her fourth try of the match and converted herself. This was another tough blow for Bruff but fair play they kept going. Abbeyfeale Irene Dillane and Maura Collins added to the score line making it a fine team performance by all. Final score Abbeyfeale 38 to Bruff 0. This win also ensured them home advantage for the final which is next Sunday April 20th at 12.30pm against a very strong Bandon team who beat Cashel in their semi-final on Friday night.

Back Row: (LtoR) Lisa Harnett, Helena Sheehan, Brigid Cahill, Catriona Davis,

Hannah Broderick, Corina O’Connell, Kit Donovan, Emer O’Connor, & Theresa Stack

Front Row: (LtoR) Mary Teahan, Fidelma Collins, Anna McMahon, Janet

Garvey (Capt), Irene Dillane, Maura Collins & Maura Lyons.



3 Match 3’s @€50 each

1. Kathleen Kelly, Dromtrasna Collins,

2. Shane Collins, Bogmount, Abbeyfeale

3. Jack & Katie Madden, Kilconlea, Abbeyfeale

4 Lucky Dips @ €25 each

1. Hannah O’Keeffe, Rockchapel

2. Aishling O’Neill, New Jersey

3. Jack Horgan, C/o the Corner House

4. Mairead Stack , Rockchapel


Promoter’s Prize Chris Goodey

Next week’s draw will be on Tuesday 22nd April at the Rugby Club for a jackpot of €14,900

So be sure to buy your ticket, if you’re not in you can’t win. Thank you for your continued support.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter from all in Abbeyfeale RFC.



There was NO WINNER of this week’s Lotto numbers drawn were 20 – 21 – 29 –32

There was 4 “Match”3’s @ €40 each

1. Bernard Broderick, Dromtrasna

2. Maurice Cotter, Killarney Road

3. Mike Quigley, The Hill

4. Michelle Murphy,C/o Pallas Foods


4 “LUCKY DIPS” €25 each

1. Declan Woulfe, The Orchard

2. Geraldine Furlong, Pallas Foods

3. Mag & Cian O’Brien, Knockbrack

4. Joe Collins, Tullig South




Next weeks draw on Monday Night the 14th April for a jackpot of €14,750

So make sure to purchase your ticket to be in with a chance! Tickets are available from local ticket sellers and outlets.




There was NO WINNER of this week’s Lotto numbers drawn were 3 – 22 – 26 –31

There was 1 “Match”3’

€150 Bernie McAuliffe C/o Pallas Foods.


4 “LUCKY DIPS” €25 each

1 Hannah O’Keeffe, New Street, Abbeyfeale,

2 Helen & Esther, C/o Ploughman

3 Maggie Meehan, Upper Purt, Abbeyfeale

4 Adam


Promoters Prize goes to Maria Harnett



Next weeks draw on Monday Night the 7th April for a jackpot of €14,600

So make sure to purchase your ticket to be in with a chance! Tickets are available from local ticket sellers and outlets.




Abbeyfeale 1STXV…………..45



Abbeyfeale travelled away on Sunday last in the last game of the Munster Junior League Division 3. Abbeyfeale had a big win but it was not enough to overhaul Ballincollig and become champions of Division 3. Both Clubs ended on the same amount of points but Ballincollig were crowned champions on the fact that they defeated us in the league. Well done to the players and coaches in getting promoted to Division 2. Next weeks fixture away to Old Cresent in the Plate TBC.


Shauna Sheehy, Siobhan Fleming(Irish Ladies) Maura Collins, Jacqueline Murphy.

Mazzie Reilly(Irish Ladies) with Shauna Sheehy

Some of the U15/18 girls before the Ireland v Italy ladies match at the Aviva on 8th March 2014

U15/18 at The Aviva Stadium after the Irish Ladies win against Italy of 39-0

Jenny Murphy (Irish Ladies) with Maria Harnett

Munster Junior League Div 3
Abbeyfeale had a easy win over the home team today and had the try bonus point in the bag after fifty five minutes and with one game left away to Fermoy secured their way to promotion to the second division. With five tries , one conversion and one penalty kept the home team scoreless , this was a very satisfying days work .
Thomas Hassett opened the scoring with a penalty after nine minutes. After 15 minutes Kieran McCarthy started a move in his own half and made over 30 meters before being brought down , the forwards cleaned out the ruck and the ball was swept out along the backs with Brian Murphy scoring in the corner . Thomas Hassett converted from a difficult angle .
The second try was scored by David Ward who was causing havoc to the opposition every time he handled the ball .
Then came the try of the game from Robert Browne . This came from a line out on the 10 meter line ,the ball was moved along the backs , David Collins came in to line and gave a pass that Brian O Driscoll would be proud of to create the space for Robert to score .
In the second half Robert Browne scored his second try after a scrum deep in the opposition half, was worked along the backs with Robert finishing off the move and this score secured the bonus point.
Micheal Enright who was having a very good game , scored a try from a scrum on the opposition 22 late in the game .
This team must be commended on the professional way they went about their business today . This opposition could easily have caused problems for them but did not allow them to dictate the pace of the game and generally controlled the game from start to finish . The bench was used to good effect and overall the team is in good nick for their final game against Fermoy. Well done to all involved a great team effort one again. Abbeyfeale wish a speedy recovery to the injured Dunmanway/Bantry player. A big thank you to all our supporters and well wishers. Photo of winning team with mascot Freddie Prendiville.

1XV Team Exuberant after their Promotion!

U11Team traveled to Shannon RFC on  Sunday last where they played Shannon Blue , Shannon Black and  Presentation RFC.
We beat Shannon Blue and Presentation with something to spare but it was the battle with Shannon Black that brought out the best in this team.
Right from the start we knew there would be no quarter given by both teams... tackle after tackle phase after phase and still stalemate between these two  giving their all.
Up Front Kevin Lane , Diarmuid Buckley and Darragh Buckley were cutting down anything that moved in a Shannon shirt. Sam Quigley and Jamie O Sullivan were making huge hits and carrying the fight to Shannon with surging runs. Cathal Harnett at scrum half was running the show with his crisp service to both backs and forwards, his younger brother Cian who was playing above his age group showed explosive speed anytime he got the ball in hand. Adam Fitz , Gavin Ambrose Conor Tehan and Sean Healy were letting nothing through midfield>  With the game on a knife edge and the watching crowd becoming more vocal
Jamie and Kevin made another double tackle to turn over the ball. Cathal was quickest to react and popped the ball to Sam who was coming around the blind side at speed. Sam broke the would be tackler and suddenly found himself behind the Shannon cover, he raced away to touch down for the only try of the game. Shannon never gave up and attacked again  but just couldn't break us down. With time up we won position and when Gavin dispatched the ball to touch he sparked joyous celebrations from the traveling crowd...
Back Row L-R Conor Teahan , Adam Fitzgerald, Kevin Lane, Gavin Ambrose, Same Quigley, Darragh Buckley, Sean Healy,
Front Row L-R , Diarmuid Buckley, Cathal Harrnet, Cian Harnett, Jamie O Sullivan

Under 11 boys in Shannon

There was NO WINNER of this week’s Lotto numbers drawn were 3 – 8 – 14 –16

There was 1“Match”3’@ €150

1 Phil Reidy, Colbert’s Terrace, Abbeyfeale.


4 “LUCKY DIPS” €25 each

1 Noleen Mackessy, Killarney

2 Shannon & Paula O’ Mahony, Tournafulla

3 Eileen Goodey, Graigue, Abbeyfeale

4 Paula O’Mahony, Tournafulla


Promoter’s Prize Declan Woulfe


Next weeks draw on Tuesday 18th March at

The Rugby Club for a jackpot of €14,150

So make sure to purchase your ticket to be in with a chance! Tickets are available from local ticket sellers and outlets.




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