Loughrea RFC was formed in the early 1920s making it one of the oldest in Connaught. Early progress on the field was dramatic and culminated in the winning of the Connaught Senior Cup in 1931 when Loughrea beat Ballina. The years of World War II saw the decline of the club and it ceased to exist in the late 1940s.
Loughrea currently fields teams in all grades from mini-rugby through youth to two adult sides.
Ballygasty, Loughrea, Co. Galway