Sep 192017
 

The 2017/2018 season marks the 50th anniversary of the reconstitution of Midleton Rugby Football Club. A most important cornerstone in our anniversary celebrations was the Ecumenical Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving which was held in our Clubhouse on Friday, September 1st at 8.30pm.

 Club Chairman Denis Kelleher welcomed the assembled players, friends and supporters to the service before introducing the celebrants. Elder Helen Barrett from the Presbyterian Congregation, V. Rev. Canon Jim Killeen P.P., Midleton and V. Rev. Alan Marley, Dean and Rector Cloyne Union led those present in prayer and contemplation in a very beautiful and touching service. Tim Brennan, one of our original 1st XV was choirmaster for the evening accompanied on keyboard by Alison Tait, grand-niece of the late Bill Tait, a past and most distinguished president of Midleton RFC.

 The service concluded with a very moving ceremony of remembrance. Candles were brought in procession from the back of the room and placed on a table at the front in memory of loved ones no longer with us. The gentle glow of the candles provided a contemplative ambiance before we all joined in song to the strains of “Amazing Grace”.

 Those present then moved into the Clubhouse Bar where light refreshments prepared by Chef Rory Graham were served. This was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with friends old and new, reminiscing of times gone past and regaling in exploits both on and off the Townspark turf.

We would like to offer our thanks to all who came to celebrate with us as well as those who helped out on the night.

 

Jul 282017
 

Pre-Season is often seen as one of the most important times of the year for any sporting outfit.  The required bonding of the team as a unit every bit as important as the increased levels of fitness.  Suffering together creates the bond that is necessary in a team sport such as rugby.

The first of the sufferings came on Tuesday the 25th of July, following a grueling six week strength and conditioning program.  From now until the eventual end of the season next April, training will take place at 7pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s  with matches on Saturdays, of which there shall be 18 UBL matches.

Womens rugby continues to grow in Midleton with their own pre-season kicking off at 9 a.m. on Saturday the 29th of July in Towns Park.

Apr 192017
 

We’re very sorry to inform you that it has been decided to postpone the Dinner Dance & Adult Awards Night. Despite a very successful event last year, numbers for this year’s function were not quite up to those levels. A major factor in this was Munster’s progression to the Champions Cup Semi-Final on Saturday, 22nd. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused to all those who have changed work rosters, purchased new outfits and made other arrangements in order to attend the event.

Apr 102017
 

MIDLETON RFC AGM 2017
The 2017 Midleton RFC Annual General Meeting will take place at Towns Park on Tuesday, May 9th at 8pm. All members are encouraged to attend. Please be mindful that only paid up members are entitled to vote.
Notice of any Proposed Motions for consideration at the AGM must be sent in writing to the Assistant Secretary Mr. Eoin McCarthy, c/o Mr. Denis Kelleher, Chairman Midleton RFC, Towns Park, Midleton at least seven days before the Annual General Meeting of the Club. Such motions to be considered valid must have a proposer and seconder who are members of Midleton RFC.

Apr 052017
 

Midleton RFC has received its allocation for Champions Cup Semi-Final tickets. Anybody wishing to order tickets should make contact with Andrew McCarthy (087 9384903 or saleenmack@hotmail.com). Current club members will have priority in any situation where tickets are limited.

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