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Book Launch

Chronicles of Triumph and Tenacity: For those hungry for more history, the 150th-anniversary book…

150th Anniversary Book

On November 10th an incredible book was launched by Carlow Rugby Club, or to give the official title: ‘County Carlow Football Club’.   The club, which is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Ireland, is celebrating its’150th birthday this year and this fascinating publication is part of a year of celebration marking this incredible milestone for rugby in Carlow.    

Over fifteen decades the club has seen and survived turbulent times and lots of change through mass emigration, Irish independence, two world wars, and, more recently, a global pandemic! Through it all the club has evolved and thrived and been a leading force nationally in many aspects of the development of rugby including a core focus on community and opening the game up to everyone through inclusive rugby, our children’s and youths teams, and tag rugby, as well as the more traditional men’s and women’s rugby.  

The book captures the club’s long history, the highs and the lows, the successes and disappointments, the players and the people, who all helped to make County Carlow Football Club the organisation that it is today.  An astonishing amount of research has gone in to this publication which also includes, a historical record of each teams cup/league campaigns of the last 50 seasons; articles depicting high-profile members and the work they did, the ever-broadening diverse aspects of the club, over 300 photographs most of which have not been previously published as well as many stories to both amuse and inform.  The book also contains an extraordinary index of 1200 current and past members and a reference section detailing club officers, captains and representative players. 

Huge thank you to all who attended the launch – there was an amazing turn out on the night. It was a wonderful sight to see the ballroom and bar filled with generations of families who have contributed to the club over the years.

If you haven’t had a chance to purchase the book yet please follow the link on our events page!

 

 

 

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