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2018 Race Day Highlights

On Saturday the 29th of December, club members, sponsors and friends of Blackrock College RFC were treated to a fantastic day out to finish off the 2018 club calendar year. On the final day of Leopardstown Racecourse's Christmas Festival, guests began arriving to the gorgeously decorated Panoramic Suite just after 11am and were greeted with a champagne reception. Folks were quick to get their bets in as the first race kicked off just after noontime. A private balcony offered guests the opportunity to watch the race from above, or they could stay indoors and view the multiple television screens. For those who hadn't read up on the horses beforehand, there was a tipster present who offered his

GOAL Mile Scores Another Year

On a mild Wednesday the 26th of December, Stradbrook opened its doors during the Christmas break for a special fundraiser, the annual St Stephen's Day GOAL Mile. With hundreds of participants running, walking and jogging 4 laps around the top pitch, we successfully raised over €2500. A big thank you to Conor Coghlan who once again organised the event, as well as kept registration going for the day from 10am - 4pm. Thanks to all the generous participants, including the tippers and tag players, many of whom after their respective matches then participated or contributed to the GOAL Mile. 2016's GOAL Mile total raised was €500, and 2017's total saw just over €800, so it's great to know that thi

Minis Xmas Party Photos

Saturday 15th December saw the minis take over Stradbrook for their annual holiday party. With a visit from Leo the Lion and some great entertainment, it sure does look like they had A LOT of fun!!!!! Thanks to Paul O'Grady for sharing these photos.

Match Report: Women v Cooke

Game started at a fast pace. Rock dominating the opening exchanges in Cooke half. But it was Cooke who opened the scoring with the games opening try. Rock built back into the game and responded with pressure . Good carries from Hannah O Connor and Judy Bobbet in the pack gained yardage while Michelle Claffey and Jackie Shiels got things ticking in the backs. 5.3 at half time. Second half. The wind was strong and on Rocks back which they used to their advantage. Spending almost the whole half pinning Cooke down in their half and 22m . Off a low driving scrum Niamh Griffin utilised her backs before jinking in to dot down. Converted by O Connor. 5.10. Second try was a scrum won against the he

2018 GOAL Mile Details Announced

This Stephen's Day, please join Blackrock College RFC as we host our annual GOAL Mile. This Christmas you can run, jog or walk a mile and raise awareness and funds to support GOAL Global’s humanitarian programmes, helping those around the world who are most vulnerable. Last year we had a great turnout, raising over €800, and we'd love to see even more people come show their support this year! Photo highlights from 2017 can be found in our archives: 2017 GOAL Mile 2018 GOAL Mile Event details Date: Wednesday 26th December 2018 Time: From 10am - 4pm Location: Stradbrook, Stradbrook Road, Blackrock Organizer Contact: Conor Coghlan Additional details and information about the GOAL Mile program

Information Meeting on Thursday, 13th December

Dear Member, The Club Executive are holding an information meeting on Thursday 13th December 2018 at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse in order to update Members on the position regarding the Club debt. I would hope that all members can attend in order to discuss the options open to the Club going forward and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Yours sincerely, PATRICK BURKE PRESIDENT

Match Report: Women v Cooke

Rock won Saturday's encounter in trying conditions in Stradbrook. The rain that passed earlier in the day left a slick surface and slippery ball for both sides. Rocks indiscipline led to the first score of the game with the Cooke 10 slotting a penalty after 15 minutes of play. After an initial great break from Natasja Behan led to Cooke being camped inside their own 22, Hannah O'Connor being able to level the scores on 3-3 after a high tackle by Cooke. Rock hit back again with a well worked team try. Ali Coleman using sleek footwork to dot down under the posts. With O'Connor slotting the conversion. 10-3 10 mins before half time, Cooke executed a good line out and peeled away from a

IRE v NZ Dinner at the Mansion House

Friday the 16th of November 2018 was a memorable evening for members, sponsors, players and friends of Blackrock College RFC as we hosted the Ireland v New Zealand Dinner. 535 guests joined us at the Round Room at the Mansion House where we welcomed former All Black, Sean Fitzpatrick, as well as several other special guests, including former rugby internationals Hugo MacNeill, Paul Wallace, Brendan Mullin & Shane Byrne. With video clips recapping three of the Ireland v New Zealand matches from 1954, 1973 and 2016, the stage was set for the following day's highly anticipated rugby battle which saw an unforgettable first international home win for Ireland against NZ. A special part of the even

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