New Ross Rugby Club plans €350,000 extension as site for new facility identified

Rugby club. Photo; Mary Browne

David LoobyNew Ross Standard

A major expansion is planned for New Ross Rugby Club after a site has been identified for a new training facility at Tadhg Furlong’s home club.

Founded in 1970, the club has a growing membership running into the hundreds across numerous age categories – playing in male and female rugby leagues around the country.

At an information meeting on Thursday night in the Brandon House Hotel it was decided to drive forward an ambitious €350,000 plus plan to buy a field to expand the club and build inclusive dressing rooms in Southknock.

The meeting was held to discuss the various options open to the club to develop its potential.

The meeting was attended by 63 New Ross RFC members and the overriding feeling was that the club needed a training pitch and inclusive dressing rooms.

“The purchase of grounds to establish a training place requires substantial fundraising, outside of normal day-to-day fundraising, will be required to realise these ambitions and particularly to enable us to purchase our grounds. This is now urgent as a suitable piece of ground has been identified.”

The fundraising committee formed at the meeting said in the region of €350,000 must be immediately undertaken and ‘will only be achieve through club members working together.”

Anyone interested in helping with the fundraising drive can contact with your name and phone number.