Nenagh Ormond RFC

Founded 1884

Co. Tipperary

NORFC Club Draw 2020 launched

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Nenagh Ormond Club Draw 2020 was launched earlier this week. The draw will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday 28th March after the Ballymena match .

All supporters , past players , parents, current players and rugby supporters inn the community will receive a book of three tickets and a letter from Club President Fergal Healy in the coming days

Tickets are priced at €40 each or 3 for €100

Prizes as follows:

1st Prize: Holiday to the value of €2000 ( or cash equivalent)

2nd Prize : €1000

3rd Prize: €500

Text of the letter is also published below:

Dear NORFC Supporter,

Ok, yes we’re looking for money but before we do, let us explain why!

📷It’s often been said recently that Nenagh Ormond are punching above their weight as a rugby club and on the face of it that may be true. We are currently playing in division 2A of the AIL.

So what does this really mean? The AIL is the All Ireland League, and in Ireland there are 224 rugby clubs. Out of these there are there are 50 senior clubs across all of Ireland playing in this league. This is a relatively new phenomenon in our 135 year history. We have only been a senior club since 2005 – we were founded in 1884!

This in effect means that we are in the top 30 clubs of those 224 clubs in Ireland, not a bad achievement for a small town in the hurling stronghold of North Tipperary.

Nenagh Ormond were the first ever rugby club in Tipperary to achieve senior status.

To keep our club performing at this level we need to make sure we are able to kit out our teams properly, make sure they have the necessary training equipment and facilities. This covers everything from medical and safety equipment, scrummage machines, gym equipment, grass seed for the pitch, kitchen utensils, water boilers to make tea and diesel to run the lights, bags to put the rubbish in, these are just some of the basics that we need to have in place to keep us operating before we even think about keeping in line with the competition.

Most of our senior players are accustomed only to senior rugby and for the next generation coming after them this will be all they know, they expect and deserve a high standard in return for the effort they put in each week. Two nights training and away most of Saturday is the minimum, there are a lot of hours spent in the gym too, and working on the ever increasing administration tasks involved, all done by volunteers.

However, that future is looking bright. The juvenile section of the club has gone from strength to strength in recent years with record numbers of boys and girls playing the game in Nenagh each week. We have players in the club from all over the Ormond region, with representation from Birdhill and Ballina to Borrisokane, Cloughjordan and Shinrone. As a club we fully support the I.R.F.U. Spirit of Rugby initiative which promotes rugby values of

📷Respect – Inclusion – Integrity – Excellence – Fun

We aim to support our players and help them grow as players and as people.

Our vision and values:

  • Development of the young player’s physical fitness and agility

  • Providing a vehicle for the young player’s mental and emotional development

  • Providing a challenging and learning environment

  • A high quality team culture with a strong emphasis on teamwork and friendship

  • A positive and enjoyable experience for all

  • Respect for the ethos and customs of rugby

This is why we run events and fundraising efforts for the club, we need to make sure we can continue the work that has gone on in the past by all the volunteers that have gone before us and make sure the future generations get to experience the highs of running out onto the field to represent their club and even their province and country as we’ve seen in recent times with some of our underage players. And bring the club forward even further.

This year we are running a club draw with a grand prize of a holiday to the value of €2,000 plus €1,000 spending money. There are also other prizes and ‘on the night’ prizes for anyone attending the draw in the clubhouse.

We would be very appreciative if you could sell the enclosed tickets, and we appreciate that this isn’t always an easy ask, the tickets are €40 each or 3 for €100.

We will be holding the draw in the clubhouse on Saturday 287th March after the AIL game against Ballymena

You can return the tickets and money to the clubhouse any Thursday night between now and the draw. There will be someone in the club to take them between 8.30 and 9 each Thursday night.

Bring along this letter on the night and we will give you free admission to the game.

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