The James Keating Memorial Mini Rugby festival was held on the 29th October Bank Holiday Monday at Kilballyowen Park.
This year we had a total of 15 teams who participated in the highly regarded Under 12 Mini Rugby festival. The Keating Cup Final was between Kanturk RFC and Newcastlewest RFC where a strong Kanturk team won out in the end on a score line of 6 – 2. The Keating Cup Final was refereed by John Lacey who did an excellent job on the day. The result meant that the Keating Cup headed away from Kilballyowen for the first time in five years.
The Kilballyowen Perpetual Shield was contested by Bruff Bears and Mallow RFC. The Shield final was a very entertaining game refereed by Andy Brace who gave both teams good advice and instruction though out the match. When the final whistle blew the Bruff Bears were victorious on a score line of 4 – 2 to the delight of the Bruff supporters.
The Impact Rugby Perpetual Shield was won on the day by Cashel RFC where the game was refereed by George Clancy.
A special word of thanks to all the helpers on the day, the Keating family & friends who looked after and provided hot food for each of the teams that participated. The Ladies Committee who as usual did an excellent job in running the tuck shop and the bar staff who kept everyone refreshed. Thanks also to the pitch co-ordinators and to those who looked after the car park and made it safe for all the festival patrons. Thanks also to the Civil Defence who provided medical assistance on the day when required.
A massive thanks to the Munster Association Referees (MAR) with their assistance, through the provision of five MAR referees being made available on the day. Additionally, we had three Elite International Referees present to referees the matches and the three finals, Andy Brace, John Lacey and Bruff’s very own George Clancy.
Without the referees the day wouldn’t have been the success that it was and the players wouldn’t have enjoyed the festival as much as they did. The coaches and players from all the teams that attended on the day couldn’t give enough praise to all the referees that officiated on the day.
All of the above contributed to a very successful 33rd James Keating Mini Ruby Memorial festival where memories are made.
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The James Keating Memorial Mini Rugby festival is scheduled for the 29th October Bank Holiday Monday at Kilballyowen Park.
This year we have a total of 16 teams participating in the highly regarded Under 12 Mini Rugby festival. The following teams will be participating, Cashel RFC, Clonmel RFC, Crosshaven RFC, Ennis RFC, Kanturk RFC, Mallow RFC, Shannon RFC, Thomond RFC, UL Bohemians, Young Munster RFC and three Bruff RFC teams will also be competing this year for the coveted James Keating Memorial trophy.
This year we will also have the Impact Rugby Perpetual Shield kindly sponsored by our partners in Underage Rugby “Impact Rugby” at Bruff RFC for the team that wins the second place section and the Kilballyowen Perpetual Plate will be presented to the team that wins the third place section.
Rugby on the day will commence at 11:00 am with initial group stage games followed by the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals. Presentation of the trophies to the respective teams will take place at the completion of rugby.
Come along for a great day out where you get a chance to meet up with old friends. There will be plenty of refreshments available on the day to go along with the rugby.
If you have any questions in relation to the festival call Bernard on 086 – 8030037 for details.