In the Beginning

Rathkeale Soccer Club was formed in 1961 by a dedicated group of young men, many of whom were interested in playing different sports and equally so testing their abilities against other young men from different parishes and counties.

Soccer in the early 60's was growing in prominence with Machester United, Spurs and Liverpool and their flamboyant players. Best, Law, Greaves, Ian St John etc. giving the sport a fashionable footing (excuse the pun) and many young men in rural Ireland could identify with this.

Seamus Tierney, formery of Abbeylands (now domicile in Ennis) was the main thrust behind the move of bringing the game to Rathkeale, but he had willing and able allies in the Woulfes, Whites and Jones Brothers.