We note with sadness the passing of Marion, mother of former Player and President, Stephan O’Sullivan.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We sent our Under 10 and Under11 teams to the Athy Rugby festival recently and here are some of the many pictures from the week-end, thanks to Paul McGrath.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
C.U.H. IS ON STANDBY.