Author: Dave Philpott

Fancy being a ref ?

I would also like to stress that if we don’t have an affiliate referee then opposition is entitled to produce theirs for our home games.

Aidan Cleary writes,

There are 2 Affiliate Referees Courses scheduled for September 2019 as below:

  • Wednesday 11 Sep – Irish Independent Park – 7pm to 9pm
  • Thursday 12 Sep – UL High Performance Centre – 7pm to 9pm

For details of these courses, and for registration, please go to the Munster Rugby Website→ Domestic Game→ Referees→ Club & School Affiliate Referees Courses and follow the instructions. You will need to complete and upload the World Rugby Concussion and Laws Certs prior to attending the course. You can also register by following the link below:

Please forward to members of your club who may be interested in becoming Affiliate Referees.

All the best,


All the Best,


Congratulations to Tim,

Munster U19 v Connacht, Friday 16 August, Thomond Park, 4pm 

Munster U19: Jamie Shanahan (Skibbereen RFC); Killian Dineen (Ardscoil Ris), Harry O’Riordan (C) (CBC), Jack Delaney (Crescent College), Tim Hegarty (Old Christians RFC); Cian Whooley (CBC), John O’Sullivan (Rockwell College); Liam Bishop (Nottingham RFC), Billy Kingston (PBC), Mark Donnelly (CBC), John Moloney (Castletroy College), John Forde (PBC), Fearghail O’Donoghue (Cashel RFC), Jack Kelleher (PBC), Daniel Okeke (Ardscoil Ris).

Munster won 23-13. Were the better team on view only issue was the lineout which can be fixed. Cian Whooley was injured in the first half which was unfortunate. Good kicking performance from Jack Delaney (3 out of 4). Will be tougher against Ulster on Wednesday

New Captain and Vice Captain announced.

Craig O’ Connell, seen here acception an award from Chairman Donal Scully, takes over as Club captain for the coming season.
Craig, who is the youngest Junior Captain, in recent times, will be assisted by new vice captain, Cian Smyth.
Both Craig and Cian have come up through the ranks and we wish them well in what will be a tough season ahead.

Vice Captain, Cian Smyth.

Summer’s Over!!!!

Preseason Training kicks off on the pitch on Tuesday July 30th at 7pm. This year we will fielding teams at Senior and Under 20 level so if you are interested in playing at either level we’d love to see you on the pitch next Tuesday.

In fairness a lot of the lads have been spending time in the Gym and that will stand to them.

Just a suggestion,

The death has occurred of Mary Keating (O’Leary) (née Kearney)

We note with sadness the passing of Mary, mother of Eoghan O’Laoire.

Keating(O’Leary):(Nee Kearney) Knockavilla, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary, July 10th 2019. (Peacefully) In the excellent care of the Matron and Staff of the Woodlands Nursing Home, Dundrum. Mary: Pre-deceased by her husbands John Keating and John O’Leary, her daughter Moira and her sister Eileen, sadly missed by her loving family, daughter Helen, son Eoghan, step-daughters Mary and Therese, step-son Dermot, brothers Tom and Micháel, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.   May She Rest In Peace   Reposing at the Hayes Funeral Chapel, Clonoulty this Wednesday (July 10th) from 6pm to 8:30pm. Arriving at the Church Assumption, Knockavilla for Requiem Mass on Thursday at 11:30am followed by burial in Rossmore Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.