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Rock Ladies at Historic Twickenham

Two Blackrock players, Michelle Claffey & Hannah O'Connor, competed in the historic Twickenham Stadium in the first ever Women's European club game which saw Leinster play Harlequins on the 28th December. Photo gallery of the match found on the Leinster website, courtesy of Sportsfile.

Successful GOAL Mile 2019

Stradbrook's annual St Stephen's Day GOAL Mile saw another successful day, raising over €3,140 for GOAL Global! Thanks to all the local families and friends of the club who came out and participated in this event. It is uplifting to see so many families making it a regular part of their Christmas season, and the GOAL organisation is grateful for the income and awareness the Mile generates. A gallery of the some of the many faces who joined us for the GOAL Mile can be found below:

Margaret Browne's 2019 Christmas Lunch

We are pleased to once again be part of Margaret Browne's annual Christmas Lunch. Now in it's 33rd year, the lunch has been held at Stradbrook for the last 19 years. Volunteers from throughout the community come together to provide a special lunch for those guests who mightn't enjoy a proper Christmas meal otherwise. Congratulations to Margaret on another successful lunch, and thank you for allowing Blackrock College RFC to be a small part of such a special tradition. A gallery with additional photos can be found online at SmugMug.

Minis at Leinster Half time

What a memorable experience for the minis to compete at Half-time at the Leinster v Ulster match on the 20th of December. Leinster defeated Ulster 54-42. Some of the photographs from the occasion can be found below, along with a full photo gallery via Sportsfile on the Leinster website.

Player Spotlight: Lucas Heinrich

Blackrock College RFC welcomed new player, Lucas Heinrich, to the club at the start of the 2019 season. Lucas has proved a valuable additon to the Rock team, starting most matches at centre. In November, Lucas travelled to Lithuania and Switzerland to compete in the 2019/2020 Rugby Europe International Championship (REIC) for the Swiss Men's XV. Lucas has been playing for the Swiss national team since 2014, and two weeks ago marked his 24th international selection with Switzerland. Switzerland compete in the 6 Nations Pool C, along with Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania. During November's two matches, Switzerland played against Lithuania in Siauliai, Lithuania (16th of

GOAL Mile 2019 Details

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 brilliant turnout, raising over €2,500, and we'd love to see even more people come show their support this year! We've a new path set for 2 laps around the 2 lower pitches, so bring your comfiest runners and stick around the clubhouse for a hot chocolate treat after! Also new to the GOAL Mile this year, the GOAL organisation have introduced the option for participants to register for their local mile onlin

U12s Frostbite Swim

❄️ 🌊 🥶 On Sunday December 1st, forty Blackrock U12s players braved the cold Irish Sea for the Frostbite Swim. They are raising funds for their Biarritz Tour 2020. These boys have played together since they were 6 years old and are immensely looking forward to this trip, the pinnacle of their Mini Rugby experience. After their quick swim, the boys enjoyed Hot Chocolate and Hot Sausage rolls. If you’re interested in contributing to their fundraiser, please see the link: GoFundMe Additionally, a fundraising dinner will take place at Stradbrook on the 31st of January, with more details to come on this event soon.

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