Sunday 23 October 2016

Athy going from strength to strength as upgrade of facilities caters for numbers boost across all sections

Published 11/09/2015 | 02:30

Leinster Rugby president Robert McDermott was on hand to open the new Athy RFC dressing room facilities
Leinster Rugby president Robert McDermott was on hand to open the new Athy RFC dressing room facilities

Founded in 1880, Athy RFC is a vibrant community-based club located in South Kildare.

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Athy RFC has an energetic adult male rugby section and currently fields two teams at J1 and J2 levels.

The 1st XV competes in Division 2B of the Leinster League and the 2nd XV competes in Division 2A of the Leinster Seconds League.

The Athy Ladies Rugby section has gone from strength to strength since its creation in September 2012 and continues to draw high numbers to both training and matches each week.

Last Sunday week the club was delighted to launch the 2015/16 season with the official opening of their new dressing-rooms and gym.

The new facility consists of two dressing-rooms, a referees’ changing room and showers and gym and training facilities.

Leinster Rugby president Robert McDermott officially opened the new dressing-room facilities.

The growth that the club has enjoyed in the recent past number of years, especially the minis, youth and women sections, has put a strain on the changing facilities and this new development will alleviate that by providing four additional state-of-the-art dressing-rooms.

The development is a natural progression for the club and complements other recent capital development programmes such as the development of our all-weather pitches, the refurbishment of the clubhouse bar, the installation of additional training lights and many other smaller initiatives.

This level of progress is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the development committee, the executive committee, club members and FAS workers who have helped bring these jobs to fruition.

To find out more information about Athy RFC please visit our website or check out our Facebook page for regular club updates.

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