Not so quiet after all in the off season is it?

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Jul 022008

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.

Light Column Bases completed.

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Nov 012007

Kind of unknownst to everyone as they say, It appears that Alan spent all of last Saturday pouring the concrete for the final three bases to the Light columns on the main pitch and training pitch. This means that phase 1 of the works is now complete, all that remains is the cabling to be run from the new mini-pillar at the side of the stand to each column and we are ready for the Contractor to move in. The gear is currently merrily winging it’s way from far off shores and will be delivered completely pre-aimed by computer ready to stand up. What this means that the poles will be bolted to the bases while laid flat along the ground, the light fixtures added to the top in one go and the poles lifted up into the vertical position using the internal hydraulic system, ready to rock apart from connection to the mains.

Again, well done to Alan. (He may have had a little late help from Gearóid as well I’m told.)