Ardee Rugby Club
Townparks, Ardee, Co. Louth
Formed in 1980, Ardee Rugby Club enjoyed surely their most successful year yet as recently as 2015 – when their senior men’s side pick up the McGee Cup and their youth sides pick up both the Under 15 and Under 17 North East Shield.
In recent years, the club has seen many of its young players and alumni enter the prestigious ranks of the Leinster Rugby youth and development set-up – a huge coup for a club that when founded initially focused only on youth rugby.
Based at their current Townparks home since 1988, the club have gone from strength to strength with thanks to a huge number of coaches, mentors, players, volunteers and more generally, support from the local community.
The club are currently fielding all age groups from U8s up to U19s with boys and girls mixed up to U12’s. They have two U18 girls teams – one is contact and one play “tag rugby”. The senior XV currently play in the Leinster Legaue Division 2B and the second string XV play in the McGee Cup, a J3 league ran by the north-east section of Leinster Rugby.
President: Eoin Lennon 085 741 4313
Club Captain: Keith Halpenny 087 680 7089
Director of Rugby: Liam Mullane 087 782 7251
Hon. Sec.: Ronnie Kavanagh 087 250 7509
Hon. Treasurer: Susan Shekleton 086 820 6639
P.R.O: Neansai O’Brien
Committee: Pawel Szostakowska, Colin Walsh, Paddy McDonnell, Barry McCoy, Shane Gosling, Alfie Mc Givern and David Bowhan.