Weekend Match Reports: Div 2 & 5

Div 2 v St Marys The div 2 had a great win away to top of the table St Mary’s on Sunday. Falling behind to an early try Rock regrouped and struck back with two tries themselves to lead 17-14 at the break. The game ebbed and flowed with score for score and with 11 mins to go Rock were trailing 28-24 and behind their own goal line but some wonderful attacking play meant that they broke out for John Gallagher to score in the corner before he shortly followed up with an intercept. With the clock in the red Rock ran from deep to score a contender for try of the season by Sean Joyce in the corner to win 48-28. 4 tried from John Gallagher, Ben Ingram, Sean Joyce and Ian Kinsley rounded off a great

Minis Xmas Party Details

Dear Parents, It is that time of the year again – the Blackrock Mini Rugby Christmas Party. This year’s event will be held in the Clubhouse on Saturday the 15th of December 2018 from 12 noon to 4pm. As usual Santa will be coming to Stradbrook on a fire engine, we will then be having a Christmas party in the Clubhouse, and we will all then go into the Heineken Champions Cup Match in the Aviva Stadium, which this year is Leinster vs Bath. We will all be sitting together in the same block in the Aviva. A private bus is organised which will bring us into the Aviva and then back to Stradbrook afterwards. This year’s format (and price) will largely be the same as last year. Child’s Party (includin

Thank You to the Event Sponsors

Thank you to these incredible sponsors for their support of Blackrock College RFC's recent event, The Ireland v New Zealand Dinner, held in the Round Room at the Mansion House on Friday 16th November. It was a fantastic evening and without these generous sponsors, it would not have been possible. Sherry Fitzgerald Sika The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin Diamant Stephen's Green Hibernian Club Jones Engineering Group Kestrel Capital Aviva KPMG Jan Janssens & Company Spar Walls to Workstations Blackrock Builders Providers Leopardstown Racecourse ShinAwiL

Concussion Workshop

Dear Parents, Players and Coaches of Blackrock College RFC (Minis, Youths and Seniors) You are all invited to a Concussion workshop being run by Concussion Coach. Venue: Blackrock RFC (Bar area) Date: 22 November 2018 Time: 7.30pm Purpose: This workshop serves as an educational on the different aspects of concussion including Identification, Diagnosis, Recovery and Creating a culture Audience: We recommend all parents, players and coaches to attend. Presenter: Mark Beakey, Agenda: Concussion 101 (Identification, Risks, Myths and Misconceptions etc) Recovery and Rehabilitation (Pathway, Nutrition, Safe to Return to Play) Injury Management (Acute Concussion Management

Xmas Pre-Match Lunch: 8th December

Join us as we host a Christmas Pre-Match Lunch on Saturday 8th December, prior to the Rock 1st XV v Old Crescent Match. Lunch Menu Starter Creamed Parsnip and Apple Spiced Soup, herb croutons Served with Bread Main Course Traditional Roast Crown of Turkey, Baked Wexford Ham, Fresh Herb Stuffing and Fondant Potatoes Served with a Selection of Seasonal Market Vegetables Dessert Traditional Christmas pudding with Crème Anglaise and Brandy Cream Tea & Coffee Please pre-pay on the following links: Individuals: Table of ten:

Friday's Auction List Announced

With the Ireland v New Zealand Dinner just days away, Blackrock College RFC are pleased to release the following list of items which will be available through the auction: 1. 1995 World Cup Nelson Mandela Framed Print 2. Dublin Racing Festival 2019, Admission & Lunch for Two in the 1888 Restaurant for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup on Sunday 3rd February 2019. 3. 2017-18 Framed and Signed Ireland Jersey 4. Manchester United v Arsenal: Old Trafford Debenture Tickets December 2018 5. Four Green Fees at the K Club, Kildare 6. Four Category 1 England v Ireland Tickets, including Lunch at Roly's Bistro 7. Framed and Signed Blackrock Irish Lions 8. Two Westlife tickets Croke PK with Double room in Fitz

Match Report: Div 2 v Old Wesley

The Div 2 had a must-win clash against top of the table Wesley in a rain-sodden Energia park on Saturday morning and got off to a perfect start thanks to a Ben Ingram try after 5 minutes. With conditions deteriorating, chances were at a premium and Wesley responded with a well worked try before Eoin Fanning scored from close range to give ‘Rock a deserved 14-5 lead at HT. Wesley came out very strong in the second half and scored almost immediately and followed up 10 minutes later to take a 19-14 lead. Rock never gave up and with a minute to go after a number of scrums 5m from the Wesley line the ref finally caved and gave Rock a penalty try to take the lead and the game 21-19! Rock move on t

Minis Weekend Photos

The Under 7s & Under 9s minis played the Cashel RFC minis on Saturday, and they stayed on to support the senior squad for their match. All photos courtesy of Paul Hunt, thank you for sharing Paul.

Rock Participants at Tag World Cup

Several of Rock's players were spotted Down Under as they participated in the Tag Rugby World Cup over the weekend. Taking place in Coffs Harbour, Blackrock College RFC was well represented and some of their snapshots can be found below. Congratulations to Paul Clinch and the Men’s Over 50’s team who won their category. Standing L - R: Darren Westman, Allanah Byrne (Mixed Open), Andy Quirke (Men's Open), Ray Lawless (Mixed Open), Tom Taaffe (Men's 30s) and Laura Delaney (Women's Open) Rock's Women's Team Manager, Jen Moore, coached the Women's 27s to a silver place finish Paul & Charlie Clinch

Match Report: Women v Railway Union

Blackrock redeemed themselves from last week with an impressive first half team performance, starting very well. They dealt with a very experienced Railway team littered with International representation. This was a fairly evenly matched contest. Railway scored first out wide. Hannah O'Connor, Rock No. 8, dotted down from the back of an impressive scrum, dominating the railway pack. This was followed by an equally impressive conversion from near the touch line by O'Connor again. Score 7-5 to Blackrock at half time. Railway scored, conversion missed. Score 10-7. Railways indiscipline around the park at the break down allowed O’Connor to decide to opt for posts from 40m out to the left of the


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