U11′s play in Thomond Park

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Youghal RFC U11’s play in Thomond Park
Friday 19th September 2014 will live long in the memory of a very lucky bunch of young boys and girls and their respective families as our U11’s played local Limerick side St. Marys at half time during the Pro 12 league match between Munster and Italian side Zebre. On a beautiful Autumn evening, 12 excited young rugby players, their 2 coaches and a bus full of supporters and family members struck off for Limerick by bus from the rugby club in plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and dream the dream.
On a very special evening the crowd were treated to some top class rugby with Simon Zebo running in a hat-trick of tries passing right in front of where the Youghal crowd were situated (mind you, if you blinked you would have missed him). As half time approached, excitement levels were reaching fever pitch in the Youghal section. The kids along with their coaches made their way down from the West stand and as they raced on to the pitch they were greeted by a tremendous roar from the very appreciative crowd. The game itself went by very quickly with St. Marys scoring the only try of the game but during that time all the children that graced the field (and no doubt their proud parents also) grew an extra 6 inches taller and stayed that way for a long time afterwards – some of the kids were still wearing their wrist bands into school on Monday morning!
It was a fantastic evening and it is not everybody who can say they graced the hallowed turf of Thomond Park – hopefully it won’t be the last time for some of the players either. A big thank you to the Munster branch who afforded us the opportunity and to all who made the effort to make the trip. Although it was midnight when the bus got home, the kids slept soundly that night and no doubt will have sweet dreams for many years to come about the night they played in Thomond Park.
Training is on Sunday mornings from 11.15am – 12.30pm and new members are always welcome. For more information check out our website on www.youghalrfc.com or our facebook page – Youghal RFC Minis.
The U11 panel that took part in the game were as follows: Jack Corcoran, Conaill Doyle, Alex Geary O’Keeffe, Brian Coleman, Alex Kennedy, Kyle Ansbro, Suzanne Dignam, Jake Mulcahy, Jack Nicholson, Charlie Flavin, Adam Ward, Euan McCaughey.

Youghal U11′s to play at half time in Munster Vs Zebre match!!

Some fantastic news for the lucky U11 squad in the Minis – a chance to play in Thomond Park during the half time break this coming Friday during the Munster V’s Zebre game!! Ohh to be 11 again……………….
Please see message from Munster branch below with regard to buying additional tickets for the game:

Dear all

Please note that the U11 teams playing at half time will be in stand seating for the Munster v Zebre game.

If parents wish the children to join them after the half time game, then we can organise for them to join parents in West Terrace.

Parents who wish to be in the terrace should be advised to buy West Terrace tickets.
Parents who wish to buy stand tickets will be able to buy seats close to where the reserved seating is for the teams – please find specific stand seats for each team below. Tickets can be purchased on www.ticketmaster.ie

• Mallow: West Stand, Section 213, Row DD, Seats 43-56
• St. Mary’s: West Stand, Section 213, Row CC, Seats 43-56
• Kenmare: West Stand, Section 213, Row BB, Seats 29-42
• Youghal: West Stand, Section 213, Row V, Seats 29-42
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With Sympathy – Unexpected Passing of Declan O’Flaherty

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Declan O’Flaherty Treasurer and ex President of Youghal RFC.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, his wife Mag, daughters Aoife, Ciara and Aisling and son Diarmuid.

Reposing at Egans funeral home Greencloyne Youghal from 5pm Wednesday 3rd September followed by Removal at 7pm to St Marys parish Church Youghal. Requiem mass on Thursday at 12 noon funeral afterwards to North Abbey cemetry Youghal.

May he rest in peace.