Newry R.F.C.

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Newry R.F.C.
Newry RFC logo.gif
Full name Newry Rugby Football Club
Founded 1925; 92 years ago (1925)
Location Newry, Northern Ireland
Ground(s) Telford Park
Chairman Peter Graham
Captain(s) Colin Stewart / Liam Sloan
League(s) Ulster Kukri Qualifying (Section 3)
Team kit
Official website
www.newryrfc.com

Newry R.F.C. (also known as Newry Rugby Club or Newry RFC) is an Irish amateur rugby union club, founded in 1925 and based Newry, Northern Ireland. The club is a member of the Irish Rugby Football Union Ulster Branch. The club currently fields two senior teams, several junior teams ranging from Mini's (7s up) to under-17. The Newry 1st XV currently participate in the Ulster Kukri Qualifying League Section 3 and the Gordon West Cup, while the 2nd XV participate in the Junior Leagues.

In Recent times, the club also has some strong links with the local GAA clubs and local schools[citation needed], with the club picking up local GAA talent with cousins Dwayne Carlisle and Curtis McEvoy in the middle creating a devastating defence and ultimately integrating them into the senior set up.

Each year Newry kicks off the season with a 10 a side tournament based in the beautiful surroundings of Kilbroney Park, Rostrever. This attracts teams from all over Ulster and further a field. It is a great opportunity to start off the season. This event has now relocated to Telford Park.

Grounds[edit]

The club's home ground is known as Telford Park. The team currently has two playing fields located at this ground along with the clubhouse. The clubhouse contains the members' bar and function room. The grounds are located on the outskirts of Newry on the main Newry to Hilltown road between Mackins Concrete and the Cove Bar.