24 May, 10:30
This week's Club Notes come from Cashel and Shannon Rugby Clubs.
Pre-season training is well under way with increasing numbers and will continue for the next four weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings. Players are asked to be on the pitch by 7.15pm for a 7.30 start on Mondays and Wednesdays. Fridays will be indoor circuit training at Darrara College Hall at 7.15pm and Saturday mornings will be short intensive hill-training sessions near the rugby club, meeting clubhouse at 9.30am. There is little doubt that those who apply themselves will achieve a high level of fitness prior to the commencement of “hostilities”. The first competitive cup games for the Seniors start at the end of August. Early Sept. sees J2 and J3 games with English Tour fixtures in Cheltenham for Senior and Vets squads before All Ireland League begins 29th of September. Players may join the programme at any stage and new members are particularly welcome. Details Kevin O’Regan 086 832 9993.
Random Acts of Kindness Festival
The club demonstrated its appreciation of the local support it receives as a community club in a practical way last Saturday as part of the RAOK Festival. Two work parties took on tasks that contributed to the quality of life in the area. One group cleared gutters, cut hedges, lawns, weeded, and power-hosed walls for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the other group helped clean down the Inchydoney road with the assistance of Clonakilty Tidy Towns. The club is very grateful to these volunteers who responded so willingly to the appeal for help and pictured below is some of those volunteers.
Flood Relief Fundraiser
The day of community support continued that evening in Scannell's with the inaugural Dance-Off and BBQ. This event had originally been planned as a club fundraiser but because of the recent devastation caused by the floods to local homes and businesses it had been decided to donate the entire proceeds to the Flood Relief Fund. In addition, as Saturday is Lotto night, the receipts from the Lotto cards sold on the night were donated to the fund also. All involved gave their services free of charge and the generosity of sponsors Clonakilty Black Pudding, Con Twomey Fruit & Veg, James Deasy & Co, Supervalu, SFPA, Shannonvale Foods, The Emmet Hotel and Scannell's, ensured that all proceeds went to the fund. The inaugural Dance-Off saw an impressive entry with a cup and commemorative T-shirts for the winner and five runners-up. All six also received passes into the Emmet Night Club that evening. All members were asked to support this very worthwhile cause and they did not let the side down. Special thanks to Marie Henson and her team – Grace Sheehy, Cathal O’Regan, Rob O’Keeffe, Mike O’Neill and Gar Boohig. It was a fun evening with DJ Pete and MC Iain O’Driscoll in the house and the latter good-humouredly inveigled, cajoled and shamed many locals and visitors into the Dance-Off. The standard was amazingly high and there is no doubt that this will be an annual affair but it is expected that pros will not be allowed enter next year. The club would also like to thank vivacious celebrity chef, Rosanne Stevens, a regular contributor to the Pat Kenny Show, for her attendance and willing participation on the night.
Arrangements for the club tour to Cheltenham Tigers is well under way. The group will depart Friday 7th September by luxury coach and the short ferry trip to Pembroke will see the group arrive in Cheltenham before 4.00pm. It is intended that there will be two games played with The Vets (over 35s) playing that evening and the senior squad taking the field on Saturday. The tour as an opportunity for players, alickadoos and supporters to forge a common bond. It will also be an ideal opportunity for team building in a relaxed but focused environment. Tourists will be back in Clon before 10.00pm Sunday night. The tour is open to all and will cost only €200.00. A €50.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure one of the 53 places available.
Register now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Players – Kevin O’Regan 086 832 9993
Vets – Bernard Hart 086 834 6923
Alicadoos – Roy Maguire 086 60 11 1 11
The annual children’s summer camp will take place over four days from the 7th August to the 10th August 2012 inclusive in the superb setting and facilities in The Vale. There will be a big emphasis on ball skills but also the camp will be working towards an adventure race in the rugby club grounds on the last day. F1 Fitness centre operator, Roger Adams, will be very much involved. Roger is an IRFU certified conditioning coach and his F1 Fitness centre has been recognised as a satellite centre for the Munster Youth Development Program in the South West. It provides an opportunity for young rugby players to improve their physical conditioning as part of the Youth Talent Development Program. Roger will have a time slot each morning when he will be coaching and mentoring the youngsters.
• Fee: €60
• Time; 9.30 am to 1.30 pm each day
• Eligible: Boys and girls aged from 7 to 13 years
• T-Shirt will be supplied to each participant.
• Contact; Maurice Shanley 087 8361995 or Email- email@example.com
OLD CRESCENT RFC
Michael and Henrietta Murphy are the latest winners in the Old Crescent RFC Car Draw.
Vincent Banks, President of Old Crescent RFC, congratulated the winners of latest Club Car Draw, Michael and Henrietta Murphy, at the Old Crescent clubhouse last Monday, 23 July 2012. He said he was delighted that two long time members and supporters of Old Crescent had won the car. Vincent went on to say that the Club Car Draw was a very important fundraising activity for Old Crescent and he encouraged all members and supporters of Old Crescent who were not already in the Car Draw to join it as soon as possible. Old Crescent RFC Car Draw membership forms are available from any committee member of Old Crescent RFC.
Old Crescent President extends sympathy to family of Paddy Lane
Vincent Banks, President of Old Crescent RFC, paid tribute to the late Paddy Lane and spoke of his contribution to the Club.
Mr Banks said “The members of Old Crescent RFC were deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Honourary Patron and former Captain, Paddy Lane, and we extend our deepest sympathies to his family”.
He said “Paddy is the only person to have captained Old Crescent on three occasions, in the 1957-58, 1958-59, and 1960-61 seasons. He also had an illustrious playing career with Munster and secured one cap playing for Ireland against Wales in 1964. His friends in Old Crescent took great pride in his many achievements on and off the pitch”.
Vincent Banks, President, Old Crescent RFC