Old Chris­tians to host in­ter-pro tie

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Sean O’Rior­dan

There will be a party at­mos­phere at Old Chris­tians Rugby Foot­ball Club on May 12 when they host the ju­nior in­ter-pro game be­tween Munster and Con­nacht (1.30pm).

The club is pulling out all the stops for the match, and is or­gan­is­ing food stalls, mu­sic and re­fresh­ments to mark the oc­ca­sion.

Hon­orary sec­re­tary Adrian O’Con­nell said it a great honour for the club to have been se­lected by the Munster Branch to host the game and they look for­ward to show­cas­ing their club and fa­cil­i­ties that week­end.

“The last time we were given that honour was in Novem­ber, 1986 when Munster played Le­in­ster. In that Munster team were Barry Daly, the club’s cur­rent chair­man; Barry Hill, club trustee, and Do­minic Har­ring­ton, for­mer pres­i­dent,” Mr O’Con­nell noted.

Old Chris­tians is the only com­pre­hen­sive rugby club in the north­side of Cork City and caters for play­ers from U7 in the mini rugby sec­tion, to U20 in the youth sec­tion.

It has two rugby teams at adult level and two fe­male teams.

The club has three full-size pitches, one flood­lit to match stan­dard, plus flood­lit train­ing ar­eas, a gym, a large hall, six dress­ing rooms and an all­weather pitch. Mem­ber­ship is open to all, whether you have played be­fore, or are a com­plete novice.

“This is a fab­u­lous op­por­tu­nity for all of our mem­bers, friends and any­one as­so­ci­ated with our club to get to­gether for what will be one of the great­est days in our his­tory,” Mr O’Con­nell added.

At the open­ing of Old Chris­tians astro train­ing pitch were Char­lie Buck­ley, pres­i­dent Munster Branch IRFU, Emily O’Con­nell, club pres­i­dent; Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Fer­gal Den­nehy and Barry Daly, club pres­i­dent

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