River Valley Rangers AFC (RVR)
The Club was founded 1981 when Paddy Cole, Gerry Kane and Joe Newman recognised that there was a need for a soccer club in Rivervalley estate which was earmarked for continuous expansion and continues to the present day in the surrounding areas.
The club started out with one senior and one schoolboy team. In the early years much of the focus was on providing football for the adults in the growing community. But it wasn't long before the ever-growing schoolboy section became the primary focus of the club. Very quickly the need for proper facilities for training/coaching became an issue.
In the intervening years, we have reached out to the boys, girls, men & women in the community providing structured and competitive football to all who wished to participate.
Over the years we have had many successful teams and many excellent players, but the highlight of the club’s history was the night in June 1998 when Brian Kerr's under 16 Irish team were crowned European Champions with two of the team (John Thompson & Brendan McGill) having come through the ranks at RVR.