19 Jun, 14:10
Munster Rugby recently held a 'Play Rugby' workshop for sixth class pupils and teachers at Murroe National School, County Limerick.
Declan Madden proposed former Dolphin scrum half Cyril Fitzgerald as the new President of the Munster Branch for season 2010/2011. He said that Cyril had proved himself an able administrator at club, Branch and IRFU level. This was seconded by Dolphin’s Michael Magner.
In has address Cyril thanked his club Dolphin for bestowing on him the honour to become the tenth person from his club to hold this prestigious office.
He looked forward to continue the good work of his predecessor in implementing the new Branch Bye laws which were passed recently. The other major task in the coming twelve months would be the building of a new stand on the west side of Musgrave Park.
He asked the clubs to support this project and reminded the delegates present that it was their Branch and he wanted his year in office to be the Year of the Club.
The other elections at the meeting were –
Senior Vice President: Denis Kelleher (Midleton),
Junior Vice President: Stan Fuller (Munster Association of Referees),
Honorary Treasurer: Jim Riordan (Old Crescent),
Honorary Secretary: Frank Byford (Sunday’s Well),
Senior Club Delegates:
Bruff: Ger Malone,
Clonakilty: Jim Downey,
Cork Constitution: Wally Morrissey,
Dolphin: Michael Magner,
Garryowen: Jim Gibson,
Highfield: Mick Carroll,
Midleton: John Levis,
Nenagh Ormond: To be advised,
Old Crescent: Ken Lyons,
Shannon: Gerry O’Loughlin,
Sunday’s Well: Billy Keating,
Thomond: John Hartery,
U.C.C: Denis Keohane,
U.L. Bohemian: Martin O’Sullivan,
Waterpark: Jim Drohan,
Young Munster: Gerard Quaid.
Junior Club Delegates:
Bobby O’Brien (Thurles),
John King (Ennis),
John O’Brien (Ballincollig),
Maurice Walsh (Castleisland).
Munster Schools Delegate:
Damien Philpott (P.B.C.),
Munster Association of Referees Delegate:
Youth Committee Delegate:
Dermot Kelly (St. Senan’s),
Other Committee Members:
Hon Secretary Junior Committee: Paul Collins,
Hon Secretary North Munster Sub Committee: Christy Ryan,
Hon Secretary South Munster Sub Committee: Owen Dinneen,
Niall O’Driscoll gave details of the new stand to be built in Musgrave Park which he hopes will commence in February 2011 and again appealed for the clubs support for this project.
The other matter raised which caused some debate was the proposed introduction of technical zones on all pitches for the new season.