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March 3, 2016


Blackrock College RFC Annual Gala Dinner

The Clubs Annual Gala Dinner for 2016 is on Friday 18th March 2016 in the Killiney Castle Hotel. Tickets are €75 and it starts @7pm.
First V Buccaneers
There is a pre mate Lunch for the Buccaneers game, to book contact Conor Cleary @0872551479

Ass on the Grass
Blackrock College RFC calls for a final big push on ticket sales for the ‘Ass on the Grass’ fundraiser. Due to poor weather conditions, the original December 2015 date for this event was postponed. The new date is March the 5th after the Firsts Game  for Lucy the donkey to be let loose on the pitch at Stradbrook Rd to do her business.  
Until then, we are asking for your continued support.
Quite simply, the game begins by purchasing a ticket for €10.  All tickets are numbered and correlate with a square on the pitch - there is a maximum total of 1250 squares.  Once our designated donkey is released onto Stradbrook soil, wherever she first takes a Number 2, will determine the winner of an AMAZING €2,000 CASH PRIZE. In other words, If the ass poos on your grass, you win!
How to purchase tickets:
-          Purchase your ticket online via
-          For more information, email
Your support of this fundraiser is greatly appreciated – best of luck!
Cabinteely FC
Cabinteely have their first home game of the new season this Friday night in Stradbrook @7.45 against Athlone Town. The Gym will not be open as a result.

Parents 1st Aid Safe Course

Please note the below note that went out to our Age Group Managers during the week. 

We would urge as many parents as possible to take a few hours out to attend this course. It is a fantastic level of training at a very low price thanks to the assistance of the IRFU in subsidizing the fees and the club for providing the venue with no charge. 

This is an ideal freshener or first time round course for all of us. As parents, we never know when the information gained may come into being of use. Whilst we provide a duty of care to all our child members through employing the services of John 's Ambulance First Aid responders every Sunday, where we can't provide cover is at away matches or when training at UCD and we feel that if a number of parents from each age group attend this course it enhances our ability to repsond to help an injured child properly or interject if an injured child is being treated incorrectly. 

Please read through the below and reply to confirm interest in attending.
Aidan (Finn). 

Hi Team managers
In accordance with the Club's priority on player welfare and safety, we are hosting a 1st aid SAFE course that is both organised and subsidised by the IRFU.
The course runs from 9am to 4pm and will be held on Sunday 13th March in Stradbrook.
The course costs €48 per head including the IRFU subsidy and also includes a light lunch and refreshments.

Payment is in advance of the course commencing and the minis and youths section will further subsidize 2 free places per age group by way of refund of €96 to each group. If a particular age group wishes to have more than 2 coaches attend the course, they may opt to spread the €96 refund. Eg. if 4 coaches from the U15s wish to attend, that by spreading the cost, it works out at €24 per head.
The course is also open to any parents of players or active club members over 18 who may be interested and the cost is €48 per head which represents fantastic value for money. 
We would strongly advise each age group to have at least 2 coaches trained to 1st aid level and this course offers a great opportunity to do so.

Please respond with the following:
1. Details of those parents interested in attending the course
Mobile Ph:
Age Group:
2. Any coach that is a medically qualified practitioner or who has already completed a 1st aid course. Eg. Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic etc.
This will assist us with assessing how well a particular age group is equipped in the case of a medical emergency.

Blackrock reach Leinster Cup Final.
Blackrock College RFC will face Railway on Sunday the 6th of March at home in Stradbrook at 3pm in the Leinster Cup final after a 48-3 win over Belvedere.
Scores on the day came from Jess Belchos (try), Carrie Hanley (try), Clodagh Dunne (try), Mairead Holohan (2 tries), Aoife Tyrrell (try and 4 convs), Michelle Claffey (2 tries).
Easter Kids Camp 
Aidan Finn and his coaches (Rugby and Kids Fitness & Conditioning) are running a Kids Rugby Camp at Easter from Monday March 21st to Friday March 25th inclusive. 
Morning Drop off is from 08:30 
Morning Pick Up is 13:00
Afternoon Drop off is 13:30
Evening Pick up is 17:00
Please click below for payment and reservation. Just select either:  
1 week Full Day Camp 08:30 / 09:30 to 17:00
1 week Morning Camp 08:30 / 09:30 to 12:30
1 week Afternoon Camp 12:30 / 13:30 to 17:00

This is as per previous years open to boys and girls of all levels from 4 to 12. 
They will also be running a unique intensive 4 afternoons Monday March 21st to Thursday March 24th dedicated to U13, U14 and U15 rugby boys development of rugby skills, speed, fitness, strength & conditioning. 

The details for these four afternoons are below: 

Any questions, just contact Aidan on 0871224218 or at

Mini- Youth Rugby Pitch/Times

Sunday March 6th
 U6’s & Girls Tag Top Pitch 9.00 – 10.00
U7’s v Greystones Far Lower Pitch 9.00 – 10.30
U8’s Away Belfast
U9’s UCD 10.00 – 12.00
U10’s Far Lower Pitch 10.30 -12.00
U11’s UCD 10.00 -12.00
U12’s Near Lower Pitch 10.30 – 12.00
U13’s v Belvedere Near Lower Pitch 12.00 – 13.30
U14/15’s Far Lower Pitch 12.00 – 13.30
U17/18’s v Clontarf Top Pitch 10.45 – 12.15

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