Looks like we’ll all be getting a gee up on the new variations before the start of the season.
Isn’t the off season great? It allows for those of us that aren’t involved in trying to keep crazy fitness levels (like the players!) to unwind, relax a little and catch up with Non-rugby stuff, (Family, Work and other essentials like that). But just in case you think that club work ceases completely during the free time, remember that this time of year is when the maintenance work takes place on the pitches and the general club facilities.
We’re putting the final touches to the place to get everything ready for the 3rd “Bull N’ Booze” festival on the 25-26th of July, ready to pay “homage” to the Heineken Cup which will be in attendance. We’re also upgrading the shower areas a bit, as well as other general housekeeping work needed around the grounds. The Training pitch has been extended quite a bit and has also been sanded, levelled and re-seeded. Again all is being done by our brilliant Development Committee lads who took on the job following their great job in floodlighting the place. While it will not allow two full games to take place there at the same time, it will allow two separate training pitches by rotating the goals through ninety degrees. Great credit is due to Alan, Jimmy, Mick and Eoin and the rest of the lads involved in this from the beginning. We know that this is (yet again) another time of change and new challenges, with the promotion to Division 2, it’s great to know that we still manage to come up trumps when it comes to getting things done. It does help the financial end of things when we can do stuff ourselves, but it nearly always seems to be the same few people involved.
All members should be notified before the end of July about the new procedures for tickets etc. Again we would ask that members please give us email addresses and mobile phone numbers when sending in subscriptions. I know I’m repeating this but it is extremely important that we have as many means as possible of contacting members; the easier you can make it for us to get you information, the better for all concerned, (especially when it comes to tickets!).
Next meeting of the Bruff R.F.C. Executive committee will take place on Tuesday 8th July at 8:00 p.m.
Our highest ranking referee has been granted the ultimate accolade, placement on the internation panel of referees. George begins his International career with the fabulous England Vs. The Barbarians game in three weeks time and next up after that is the game between Italy and the Springboks in Capetown not too long after.
George was awarded the Inaugural trophy for Munster referee of the year at the end of last season and has gone from strength to strength through the Heineken Cup and International ranks culminating with the final of the Churchill cup last season.
Well done to George and to the folks behind him, the referees association, his good lady in particular, who have all supported him throughout his career to date and I’m sure will continue to support him into the future.
Continuing the series, The roof frame was being fitted on the second stand in Thomond park over the last week or so, so here’s a few photos taken during the fitting.
Looks like the Thomond Park website is up and running again
I took a few more photos of the West stand roof arch going up , I’ll get them up over the next twenty four hours or so.