It is fair to say, this has been a phenomenal year on and off the pitch for Thurles Rugby Club. The club was awarded funding of over €100k for the much needed upgrade of facilities at the clubhouse, as well as finally purchasing two additional match & training pitches, which will secure the future of Rugby in Thurles and Thurles RFC at Loughtagalla for years to come.
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The Thurles RFC Senior men’s and women’s teams both enjoyed a hugely successful year on the pitch, with no less than six Trophies on display at Friday night’s Annual Medal Presentation and Player of the Year Awards at The Clubhouse.
The club also had the official unveiling of Bobby’s Bench.
The new bench was commissioned by the Tipperary Rugby Committee in honor of the late Bobby O'Brien who was a member of that committee for over 50 years.
Billy Brett was on hand along with Martin Shanahan to cut the ribbon. The bench was fabricated by Davy Dwan of Brittas Engineering and is now fixed to the spot where Bobby stood to watch his beloved Thurles Teams for so many years.
A fitting tribute to the man who gave so much to rugby in Thurles.
Player of the Year 2021/22 - Ciara O’Dwyer
Young Player of The Year 2021 / 22 - Kaitlyn Callanan
Most Improved Player 2021 / 22 - Emer Ryan
1st XV Player of the Year 2021/22 - Paddy McGrath
1st XV Young Player of the Year 2021/22 - Sam Quinlan
1st XV Most Improved Player of the Year 2021/22 - John Shaw
2nd XV Player of the Year 2021/22 - Conor Moloney
XV Young Player of the Year 2021/22 - Brian O'Connell
XV Most Improved Player of the Year 2021/22 - Luke Fogarty
2021/22 Thurles RFC Club Person of the Year - Dympna Sweeney
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