Rugby

Kilkenny Rugby Club looking to stay in Division 1A to help with their progression

Kilkenny have climbed up the table after a slow start to the season

Kilkenny Rugby Club Head Coach Packie Henebry says they can achieve great progression if they can consolidate their position in Division 1A of the Leinster League.

The club are on a solid run of results and they are now up to fifth in following a slow start on their return to Division 1A.

Speaking to KCLR ahead of this Saturday’s clash at home to Gorey, Packie says a winning habit means an awful lot.

“If we can sustain it for a couple of years [their place in the division]  and then maybe drive on [with] what we are doing, and try and do what Enniscorthy are doing.”

“If we can compete at their level [it will] give us a bit of confidence going into the Provincial Towns Cup as well. We drew Carlow in that, maybe have a good run in that as well.”

Kilkenny bowed out of the Provincial Towns in the early stages last year but went on to secure Provincial Towns Plate.

“We have a good history in the Towns Cup and reached a couple of finals in the last couple of years, but unfortunately lost them.”

“But if we can sustain that, winning becomes a habit. It’s the same as losing. If you lose a game, then you lose two and it comes a habit of losing.”

“You win one or two then it becomes a habit of winning, so there is a good buzz within the club, the boys are flying it and they have really bought into everything that is going on out there.”

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.