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Slick Waterpark ease past Newcastle West

David O' Donoghue securing lineout possession
Waterpark 39 Newcastle West 6 Waterpark returned to league action last Sunday with a comprehensive win over Limerick side Newcastle West. The game began with the visitors attacking the Waterpark line and a big defensive effort ensured the home sides try line remained intact for the first 20 minutes. Eventually the Ballinkill side gained some ball and territory [...]

Waterpark RFC

David O’Donoghue is tackled by the Mallow defence
Munster Junior League, Division 2 Waterpark 41 Mallow 10 Despite an indifferent performance (and I use the word advisedly) by Park against Mallow in this Munster Junior League Division 2 fixture, which saw them register a comprehensive 41-10 win, they are now the clear leaders with six wins from six games and have a five point [...]


Woodstown native and Waterpark RFC alumnus Jack O'Donoghue pictured during his senior test debut for Ireland against Canada at Lansdowne Road on Saturday last. 	| Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
Woodstown and Waterpark celebrate O’Donoghue’s debut “The whole place is so proud of Jack now,” Waterpark RFC Junior Drohan told fellow clubman turned rugby scribe Murray Kinsella prior to Jack O’Donoghue’s international rugby debut against Canada on Saturday last. “The whole town is talking about him. It’s just so great for his family, they’re an unbelievable family.” Jack [...]

Jack O’Donoghue wins January Park Hotel Award

Pierce Flynn, Park Hotel presents the January Sports Star award to Jack O'Donoghue. included are Kieran O'Connor and Ger Lawton, Adjudicators.  Photo Sean Byrne//Deise Media.
unster rugby star, Jack O’Donoghue from Woodstown is the Park Hotel Sports Star Award winner for the month of January. He played five games for Munster during January, including three European Champions Cup games and two Pro12 games. Without doubt his standout performance was a brilliant display in Munster’s 9-7 win over Ulster in Belfast. A display [...]


Waterpark’s Alex Molloy  looks to get his backline moving during Saturday’s U18’s win over Dungarvan in the Munster U18 semi-final at Ballyrandle.
Waterpark RFC U18 MUNSTER CUP SEMI-FINAL DUNGARVAN 3 WATERPARK 21 Waterpark qualified for the final of this competition by virtue of this convincing victory over neighbours Dungarvan on Saturday last and now will meet Bruff in the decider in Thomond Park on St.Patrick’s Day. It wasn’t by any means a vintage performance by [...]

WWaterford City RFC

: Waterford City’s U18’s
Casey Cup Semi Final – J2 Clonmel 13 Waterford City 12 Waterford City was delighted to finally play a game as they completed only their second fixture of the calendar year with an away trip to Clonmel in the Casey Cup. The Casey Cup is a trophy not only run by Waterford City, but City are [...]

Demoralising defeat for Park

It was not a good day for Waterpark at Ballinakill last Saturday as they suffered a heavy defeat to Newcastle West
Rugby; Munster Junior League Division 1 Waterpark 7 Newcastle West 40 or a team struggling to maintain their status in Division 1 of the Munster Junior League and where every point and bonus points (winning or losing) in every game are vital, Waterpark seem to be blessed with a very giving nature towards the opposition, which they demonstrated [...]

Park slump to third consecutive defeat

Scott Hornibrook driving forward for Waterpark against Kilfeacle.
Kilfeacle 35 Waterpark 17 Waterpark travelled to the Co. Tipperary venue on Sunday last to take on the local side and in a game played in very difficult conditions emerged on the wrong side of an 35 – 17 scoreline. With the breeze in their favour during the opening half, Park found themselves behind at the [...]

Brilliant City Reach Garryowen Final

Waterford City reached the Garryowen Final with a one point win over Clanwilliam of Tipperary
Clanwilliam went through their Division 2 season unbeaten this year and earned a well-deserved promotion. The Tipp town outfit are a strong side from 1-15 and with home advantage for this cup match would have been fully confident of reaching the final. Any thoughts of an easy win however were [...]

A Rugby Day Like No Other

A Championship-winning moment: Jamie Heaslip magnificently denies Stuart Hogg a try five minutes from time at Murrayfield.
Recovered yet? Pulse back to normal by now? Still think the heroics demonstrated in Rome, Edinburgh and London are more suited to the realm of fantasy? Join the club. There has never been a day in the history of this Championship, whether four, five or six teams contested it, to equal last Saturday. Indeed, there’s never [...]