Reeling in the Years – May 10/11 2014
Co. Carlow Football Club’s “Reeling in the Years” – May 10/11, 2014
As a follow-up to the first notice about the club’s “Reeling in the Years” reunion on the weekend of 10/11 May 2014, we hope to keep everybody posted as regards our progress.
Formed a mere 140 years ago and being one of the oldest rugby clubs in Ireland, we have had our ups and downs. However, the spirit of rugby has always prevailed. With over 300 youth and mini rugby players and youthful and successful senior teams, which now includes a very vibrant Ladies team, the club retains the emphasis on sustaining rugby in Carlow and surrounding areas into the future.
Saturday, May 10th, will be a memorable event for the club and a chance for all the past and present members to renew friendships and regal stories, whether true or slightly exaggerated.
The trawl for all members of the club for our “Gathering” will go right back to the 1950’s and up to the present day. We have formed a main committee which is divided into separate sub-committees for each decade. These committees will attempt to contact all team captains, whether victorious or not, to help getting everyone there on May 10th.
As we mentioned before, friendships at Carlow Rugby Club were not confined to the action on the pitch; pavilion and executive members, all wives and partners are also invited to next May’s events.
On the day, Saturday May 10th, we hope to start around 4.00 p.m. and to keep proceedings rolling until late into the small hours. Food will be available on a serve yourself Bar-B-Q version at a small cost. We will also have a few extra special rugby guests on the night and we also hope to have our own music session to accompany the late night revelries. So get out the tin whistle, bodhrains, guitar or even an old pair of spoons and bring them with you on the night.
The committee have been meeting over the past month and we hope to add other events to the day.
We will have a museum of photos and newspaper cuttings from the 50’s to the present. If you have any old photos, cuttings, etc., please notify any of the committee members responsible for your decade.
We will fill you in every so often with our progress, so please spread the word, especially to ex-member living overseas, and maybe we might create Guinness World Record for a rugby club gathering.
Co. Carlow Football Club’s “Reeling in the Years” Committee
1950’s and 1960’s
Tommy Doyle – 087 2633447,
Dan Carbery – 086 8220047
Jim Brown – 086 2494115,
John Shirley – 087 2593149
John Hogan – 087 6571586,
John Shirley – 087 2593149
Trevor Shirley – 087 2515029,
Pat Minnock – 087 2586147
Tom Crotty – 086 0294711,
Trevor Shirley – 087 2515029
|2014||Fixtures||J1 xv||V||C||J 2 xv||V||C||Coyotes||V||C||U 19||V||C||U 17||V||C||U 15||V||C||U 13||V||C||Minis||Social|
|Tue.||27th||Aug..||Enniscorthy||H 8 pm||SEL||Enniscorthy||H 6 pm||SEL|
|Sat.||14th||Sept.||Railway Union||H 7 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun||22nd||Sept.||NewRoss||A||SEL||NewRoss||A||SEL||Navan||H 1 pm||AIL 2||Carlow|
|Sun.||29th||Sept.||Railway Union||A||2A||Railway Union||A||2A||Bucaneers||A 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun.||6th||Oct..||Mullingar||H||2A||Mullingar||H||2A||Edenderry||H 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun.||20th||Oct..||Nth Kildare||A||2A||Nth Kildare||A||2A||Rathdrum||A 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Fri.||25th||Oct..||CillDara||H 8 pm||AIL 2||Kilkenny||A|
|Sun.||10th||Nov..||Gorey||A||2A||Gorey||A||2A||Railway Union||A 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun.||24th||Nov..||Navan||A 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sat||1st||Dec..||Bucaneers||H 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun.||2nd||Dec..||Railway Union||H||2A||Railway Union||H||2A|
|Sun.||8th||Dec..||Mullingar||A||2A||Mullingar||A||2A||Edenderry||A 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun.||15th||Dec..||Rathdrum||H 1 pm||AIL 2|
|Sun.||12th||Jan..||Nth Kildare||H||2A||Nth Kildare||H||2A|
|Sun.||19th||Jan..||Portlaoise||A||2A||Portlaoise||A||2A||Cill Dara||A 1 pm||AIL Div. 2|
Our Social Committee :
Erin Byrne , Niav Cahill , Gillian Cullen, Barry Murphy, Aisling Green and Wes Shirley are currently orgainisng a list of social events .