Courtesy of:- Natalie McNamara, Club PRO
On Saturday, 30th of August we are having our annual Family Fun Day, in the canal Bank. As always this is a free admission event and all the local residents, players and supporters are more than welcome to come down and join in.
The main event of the day will be the mixed tag rugby competition kicking off at 11am. Registration starts at 10.15am, if you have a team please get in contact ASAP as places are limited. Just remember that all teams must have 3 girls on the pitch at all times and the more girls that score the more points you get. A team is only €100.
This year we have added a couple of new events for everyone to enjoy. We have invited back the winning J1 team from 1996 to play against the winning J1 team of 2010 in a 15 minute a side non-contact game @ 3pm.
All tag games will take a break to enjoy the "Legends Game", that I am sure will be worth the watch. For the ladies at 3pm - we are holding an introduction to Women's rugby in the new training pitch with our women's head coach Gareth O'Hanlon and Irish Sevens player Nicole Cronin. The session will be 30mins long and it's just to show the ladies how much fun rugby is especially after the success of the Irish ladies team.
Not forgetting the kids, as always we have a full range of Kids entertainment for the day including Face-Painting, Cross-Bar Challenge, Bouncy castles, Penalty Shoot-Out and the underage Mini-Olympics are starting at 2pm. New this year is also the introduction of a kids Obstacle course. Thanks to the Residents in Drominbeg that will help out with the kids Mini Olympics and Obstacle courses. For the small kids we will have the Limerick Fire brigade down in the afternoon to allow the kids to see the truck and play in it for a while.
The Underage Awards for last season will be held at 5pm. All players and families are invited down to enjoy the awards. We have 2 more activities starting around 5pm for the adults and kids - a Penalty shoot-out competition and the longest Puck competition. Live DJ throughout the day with Supermac's will be on site cooking the food. Everyone is welcome to come down and Join us, in what will be a great day.
Schedule of events with contacts:
Tag Registration @ 10.15am
Tag Games Start @ 11am
U14/15s Tag Event @ 12.30pm
Mini-Olympics @ 2pm
Legends Game @ 3pm Kick off (meeting at 2pm) - On main Pitch
Girls/Ladies Skills session @ 3pm - New training pitch
Underage Awards @ 5pm - Outside New Clubhouse
Penalty Shoot Out @ 5pm - Main Pitch
Longest Puck @ 5pm - Main Pitch
Courtesy of: - David Bowe, Club PRO
Welcome back for the 2014/15 season.
It's been a busy summer with a very successful Tag Tournament and Youth members training with Munster representative teams. At Waterpark RFC we need the participation of all our members, to support functions, attend matches help out on committees and voluntary activities.
The 1XV, 2nds xv, U20s and 18s have all commenced training on Tue and Thurs 7- 8.30 pm
U16s will begin training next Tuesday 26th August at 6.30pm.
U15's Date to be finalised
U14s will begin training on Thursday 11th September at 6.30pm
U13s 6 to7:30 on Tuesday and Friday commencing 2nd September
Minis Training will commence on Saturday the 30th of August at 10am.
New players always welcome.
Registration day will be Saturday the 6th of September in the clubhouse prior to Minis training
AS A CLUB WE ARE PROUD OF OUR YOUTHS
Donncha O'Callaghan this year's Munster Youths( Under 18's) including Waterpark RFC U18s Robbie Walsh, Jordan O'Regan and Angelo Johnson (Back row 5th,7th & 10th from left).
At the Munster 17's Cadets level we are represented by 7 players Daniel O'Keeffe, Jack Nolan, Dev Lowe, Michael Smyth, Alex Molloy, David Dawson and Eoin McGrath.
Action for the Munster 17 Cadets game with the Munster Under 17 Schools side, Jack Nolan in the shot.
At the Munster 16's Cadets level we are represented by 10 players, Shay White, Darragh Dawson, Glen Kavanagh, Sam Keating, Nick O'Donoghue, Eugene Smith, Cormac Condren, Harry Donnelly, Dylan Redmond and Sam Hogan.
Munster v London Irish RSC Next Friday night.
Munster are playing their first home game this season at the RSC here in Waterford, a pre-season friendly, lets show them why they should play more matches at this venue. A Shuttle Bus is proposed from the Clubhouse before Match and the Bar will be open from 6.00pm onwards. The Bus will bring people to the match and also drop people back to the club after the game.
The 1st will play their first match of the season on Sunday 31st August away to local rivals Waterford City in the Mansergh Cup. Kick-off is down for 2.30pm.