Now that Eire has exited the World Cup, it’s time to deal with the largest rugby present on the town!
A half century since its basis, Letterkenny Rugby Membership will mark the event with a collection of matches and leisure – usually they quantity to the identical! – at Dave Gallaher Park at The Glebe, this Saturday.
Occasions kick off at 9.a.m. with a mini rugby collection adopted by under-age video games involving girls and boys groups, after which three matches when the Thirds, the Seconds, and the Firsts take to the sphere for respective clashes in opposition to Donegal City, U.U.C. and Lurgan.
Visitor of honour on the day would be the Six Nations Trophy which ought to appeal to a lot consideration and loads of images.
There’ll even be music, meals and refreshments within the clubhouse on what guarantees to be a day to recollect. And keep in mind is what the outdated stalwarts of the membership will do as they mirror again on fifty years of the membership’s existence.
Dave Gallaher Park is, after all, a far cry from the place a few of these stalwarts would have togged out and performed. Preliminary matches had been staged at Robinson Subject on the Port Street and it was whereas they had been primarily based there that they participated within the Ulster League.
After a handful of problem video games, Letterkenny R.F.C. travelled to Limavady to play their opening league
fixture on September 1st, 1973.
They misplaced however two males made their very own piece of historical past on the day by scoring Letterkenny’s first aggressive attempt to penalty, Sean Donnelly and Joe Winston respectively.
‘Dodo’, because of his experience with the kicking boot, completed the season as high scorer for the membership with a complete of 64 factors from nineteen performed. Behind him on the factors tally was Declan O’Carroll who grounded 5 tries on his approach to scoring 27 factors.
Little question there’ll be a lot extra statistics and tales floating round come Saturday – a few of them possibly even correct!
Get alongside and revel in them and the event.
Letterkenny Rugby Membership to mark half a century on the sphere was final modified: October 18th, 2023 by