Author: Dave Philpott

Tidying Up.

Shortly, Hilary will be taking over as P.R.O. as I take a break in an honoury role, (well there was no one else old enough to be President.)

Having done 10 of the last 13 years in that role, I have a huge archive of material and we might dip into that a bit more to fill the Summer season.

I would like to thank the people who regularly sent me pictures and reports etc., and hope you will continue to do same next year. Indeed it might be an idea to have a “mini pro” with each team, that might feed the info to Hilary.

In the meantime, here are some more Pictures from the archives.

No wonder Noel emigrated.
Why does famed Munster hard man, “The Claw”, look so nervous?
Willy shaking hands BEFORE the final whistle.
Any thing to make a bob.

You may remember a short time ago, when I congratulated, Dave O’Connell on winning the Div 2A AIL “Rising Star” award and also mentioning Rory Burke’s transfer to Connaught.

Well the two lads played under age with Old Christians and on our You tube

Channel is a short video clip of the Lads in action. Rory, although always destined for the front row, is playing no. 10/12, (he had very enlightened coaches). Rory is in the grey shorts and was very fond of kicking.

Dave is in the pack “Jumping” at two. Rory’s Dad, Paul is reffing and Dave’s Dad, our esteemed Sec., Adrian, is on the line.

Here’s the link.

A couple of Changes at A.G.M.

Tonight’s A.G.M., saw Donal Scully take over as Chairman,

Dave Philpott takes over as President.

Adrian O’Connell stays on as Secretary and the vital job of treasurer will be done jointly by Darren Drummy and Colin Murphy.

Matt Marnell is Registrar and Barry Daly continues as fixture secretary.

Mini Rugby Co-ordinater Shane Kavanagh

P.R.O. Hilary Clarke.

Child Welfare Officer Caroline O’Connell

Ladies Committee Claire O’Brien.

A presentation was made to Tim Hegarty who wore the red of Munster this season, while Craig O’Connell also won three caps for the Munster Junior team.

Picture shows, new Chairman, Donal Scully, making a presentation to Craig O’Connell, who played for the Munster Junior team this year.

End of Season Day in the Sunshine.

Apart from the A.G.M.,

(set for 23/5/19 at 8 in Clubhouse. Nominations and motions to Hon.Sec by Thurs 16/May),

this was the last event of the season.

There was great fun for all and a “Big Match” to finish it all.

Any comparisons to Rugby were purely coincidental, as pasty looking bodies took to the field. The effort was there but…………….

Some pictures from the day as sent on by Paul McGrath.

Looks like someone got a puncture.

Look at the follow through.

Hard boiled, (I mean the Coach not the eggs).

I have no idea.


Looks like fun.

Somebody is not impressed by team talk.

Ten out of ten for “Artistic Impression”.

All together now, “AAAHHH”.
There are no muscles to stretch Lads.


Looking for a gap.

A look of terror on Shane’s face as he receives a pass.

Slight interference ?

“Please don’t let me drop it”.

Heading for the line.

Bound to be dropped.

The Old Dog for the hard road.

Let him go.

Seems to be going backwards.

Somebody, (who shall be nameless, but wearing pink), appears to be “slightly” offside.

And again, but it could be camera angle.

Paul tries an outside break, is he mad?

A scissors move or something.

Most of the “players” are in the photo, the rest are in the C.U.H.

On a more serious, note many thanks to all who helped make it a great day and a great season.

See you in September.

U 18 Victory Evening

The under 18 presentation of medals took place Friday night in Ambassador hotel, our sponsors for season.

Mattie presents the player of year Award to Tim Hegarty.

The most improved player Award went to Rory McGrath.

Eoin Daly general manager of the Ambassador Hotel, with captain Charlie Redmond and Ivan Tripp.

A great night had by all, with a large number of parents in attendance. 

Ladies Rugby Award Night.

The end of season and awards night for the Ladies section of the Club took place recently and here are some pictures from the night.

The main group.

All smiles.

Don speaks.

Note Majella’s black eye.

The black eye is gone.

It’s still gone.

Alana won the most improved player..

Time for a chat.

Hugs for Majella.

Camera (wo)man goes arty.

And again.

Sarah receives the Player of the year award.

Give us a song.

Meanwhile, Siofra Finnegan, daughter of Majella and Don and playing with Old Christians for years, was selected on the Irish Colleges Aussie Rules team, which proved way too strong for their English conterparts recently.

Munster go down to Connaught in Junior

Munster led 14 points to 10 at the break away to Connaught today and when they pushed thescore out to 21 pts to 10 early in the second half, it looked good for the Reds, but three second half tries for Connaught saw them come out on top.

Final score was 29 pts to 21 for the Western side.

Craig O’Connell gained his third cap for Munster and we will he hoping he takes that form into next season.

Some pictures from the Sports Grounds.

On the run.

And again.

All over.
Craig with his Munster jersey and Paul with his from 50 years ago.

Paul claims he can still fit into the jersey, his right arm, MAYBE
Has Mattie shrunk ?

With Mum Caroline and dad Paul.

End of Season Mini Roundup

The Mini season ends with Club day this Sunday 11am till 2 30pm

Medals , fun games , BBQ, Music etc.

And a match between the mini coaches and the youth coaches .

Will it be a feast of Running rugby ? or will Rathcooney resound to the noise of creaking arthritic joints, the twanging of under used hamstrings and the wheezing of lungs unused to exercise ?

Remember Stephan’s Day ?, there are scores to be settled.

He’s got a bigger jersey this time round.

He’s still there.