The rugby season is gearing up nicely with lots of activity on all fronts. On the back of our season-opening win against Waterford City in the Garroyowen Cup, the Clonmel 1st XV played host to a visiting team from San Luis Obispo in Califoirnia.
This U23 college side were visiting Ireland as part of a multi-country European tour and it was a great opportunity for the Clonmel side to line out against this very well regarded US side. Clonmel took the honours 36-28 on the day in what was a display of very good competitive rugby in front of a large and appreciative home crowd. This was the second touring side to visit Clonmel in recent weeks following a team from Albany, New York in August. Clonmel is earning a positive reputation for hosting such teams and we look forward to more of the same in the future.