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Eddie Wilson


Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


8 July 2018

Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports - weekly competition & draw winners - NZ Marist - affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports - Club Social events  -  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments in this publication are not necessarily those
of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a Winning Club in 2018”

Premiers battle on despite horrendous run of recent injuries

It was not one of our better days but a wins a win


Napier Old Boys Marist Premiers  26  PIRATES  19

An very injury depleted NOBM team took the  field against Pirates down at Tamatea  Park where a stiff breeze was blowing….  We played into this breeze for the 1st 40 minutes against a hungry Pirates side who broke our defence after 25 minutes to take a 5 nil lead,  we managed  to score tries in the 27th and 36th  minutes and with  a penalty try being awarded to us right on halftime we went to the break 21-5 up.

Pirates continued their attack throughout the 2nd spell with a bit of filth thrown into the mix via head high tackles, some of which were punished, a fair few that weren’t …. We scored 1 try in this half and let Pirates in twice to give a final score of 26-19.  Try scorers were Craig Sharplin 1, Tyler Symon-Burke 1, Chris Johnston 1 & 1 penalty try.  Milo Lauano managed to convert 2 of our tries.  Great to see so many supporters getting behind us.  And a big thanks to our colts and the premier reserves that stepped up to help us out!!!!!

Report courtesy – Greig Lindsay


Scoring:    24min. Pirates try -  0-5 ;  27m. Craig Sharplin try/con Milo Lauano -  7-5 ;  36m  Paul Bickle try/con Lauano  -  14-5 ;  40m. Marist penalty try – 21-5 ///  56m. Chris Johnson try. - 26-5 ;  70m. Pirates try/con  -  26-12 ;  74m. Pirates try/con 26-19

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3. Jack Nelson-Murray   2. Chris Johnson    1. Sam Weber

Other Results: Clivre 13 HRS 45  :  Tamatea 10 Tech 31  :  Central 40 MAC 19  :  Taradale 28 Havelock North 24

Points:  40 HRS, 34 Taradale,  33 NOBM, Central 23, Clive, 21 Havelock North, 15 Pirate,   12 Tech,  11 MAC,   5 Tamatea



The price of victory is high but so are the rewards



Napier Old Boys Marist Premier Reserve - Bye

Report courtesy – Wade Colville-Smith


Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3.

Other Results: Clive 15 HRS 36  :  Tamatea 20 Tech 34  :  Central 28 MAC 20  :  Taradale 27 Havelock North 21   Bye - NOBM

35 NOBM,  29 Taradale,  26 Havelock North,  HRS,  17 Central,  14 MAC, Clive,  11 Tech.  5 Tamatea,  



Napier Old Boys Marist / Texan Doolans Thirds 31 PIRATES 10

The Sideline Bar Napier Old Boys Tech 3rd grade team played the main game on the main ground in HB rugby today, and played they their best game of their season.  This was partly to due to a couple of 2nds players who have not been getting much game time for them, making themselves available for the 3rds and also due to the fact that not many of our backs turned up, so we were able to play our forwards in the backline!

10 minutes before kickoff, we only had 15 players and we could hear the Pirate’s boys banging their head against the concrete walls in the changing rooms, so we knew they were fired up and within 5 minutes they had scored, but our boys dug deep and started to play some great rugby, wore the Pirate boys down and orchestrated a symphony of moves and tries that were ‘beaudenism’ in their making.

Great effort and thanks to the whole team. It really was inspirational and worthy of a grassroots rugby club champion.

We have a bye this coming week, so we can watch the 1sts and 2nds play Tech.  Then the following week onto our last game against Havelock over there at the newly named P Rick Anderson Park. 

Report courtesy of ‘AJ’ 

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day -  3. Pouvi Fatialofa    2. Darren H    1. Wade C-S

Other Thirds Results – HRS 32 Taradale 7  :  Havelock North 23 MAC 26    Bye – Takapau   Default win - Flaxmere

Points:  29 HRS, 26 Takapau,  20 Taradale,  18 MAC, 17 Havelock North.  16 NOBM/Tech.  15 Pirates,  10 Flaxmere


Napier Old Boys Marist Colts 
29 MAC 21

It was a nice but cold day at Flaxmere Park. Due to lack of interest and photos we didn’t train again this week.  This is exceptionally frustrating as we have a core of 8 - 10 guys that come to training play hard every week and are let down by the poor attitude of the others.    We had a poor preparation to the game as a large number of players turned up late. This combined with no training meant we were hoping we would win.   When we had the ball we played well. But when they had the ball we looked like we were playing touch.   We ended the half 24 7 up.

The second half started well but we bombed at least 5 tries with poor passing and dropping the ball over the line. (All things training fix)  Our boys clearly lost interest MAC could smell a win and they started to run in tries. If the game went for another 5 minutes I am sure we would have lost.   Thankfully we stole a 29 - 21 win.    Try scorers were Paul Lapa, Te Rima Whenuaroa and our fullback all scored 1 each. Taine William's got 2 tries. Liam converted 2.

Report courtesy – Bevan Hanlon

Hawkes Bay Seafoods Players of the Day   3. TeKahika Thompson     2. Te Rima Wheuaroa      1. Liam Batt

Other Colts Results – Eskview 5 Onga Tiko 22  :  HRS 17 Taradale 24  :  Bye - Pirates

Points: 29 Taradale, 17 HRS, NOBM, 15 Pirates,  11 Onga Tiko,  6 Eskview,  0 MAC

New Players and school-leavers always Welcome

‘Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist in 2018’

For all Rugby Matters please contact

Craig Gowler
Director of Rugby & Premier head coach  -  0272 402 550


Matt Wyatt

Director of Rugby Development  -  022 616 4250

Your enquiries


NASH CUP - Premier Pool A 24/03 vs Pirates (H) won 68-9  :  30/03 vs Tech (Whitmore Pk) won 35-25  : 07/04 vs Central (Central Park)  won  74-5 :  14/04 crossover – vs Clive (Farndon Park)  won 76-0   :  21/04 vs Taradale (H)  won 67-18  :  28/04 Quarter Finals – vs Tamatea - won by default (H)  :  04/05 Semi Final – vs Taradale (H) won 89-17   :  12/05 Final vs Tech won 59-10  (H)

19/05 vs Tamatea (H) won 66-30   :  26/05 vs MAC (Flaxmere Park) won 87-7   :  02/06 vs Havelock North (Tremain Field) won 41-13  (45th consecutive wins)  :  09/06 vs HRS (Elwood Park) lost 27-40  :  16/06 vs Clive (H)  84-12 :  23/06 vs Taradale (Tareha Reserve) lost 31-37  30/06 vs Central (H) won 66-3807/07 vs Pirates (Tamatea Park) won 26-19  :  14/07 vs Tech (H)  :  21/07  Semi Finals 

PRATT TROPHY - Premier Reserve vs -  24/03 WCUMR (H) won 39-11 :  30/03 vs HRS (Elwood Pk) won 17-14  :  07.04 vs Aotea (H) won 88-10 14/04 vs Tamatea (Ron Giorgi Pk) won 84-5 :  21/04 vs Porongahau (White Domain) won 32-29  :  28/04 vs Maraenui (H) won 41-27 :  05/05  vs YMP (Raupunga) won 33-14  :  12/05  Final (winners pool)  NOBM v Otane (H) lost 6-24

JACK SWAIN CUP – 19/05 vs Tamatea (H)  :  26/05 vs MAC (Flaxmere Park) won 59-7 :  02/06 vs Havelock North (Tremain Field) won 40-7 :  09/06 vs HRS (Elwwod Park) won 40-30 :  16/06 vs Clive (H) won 54-10 :  23/06 vs Taradale (Tareha Reserve) won 29-20   :  30/06 vs Central (H)  :  07/07 vs Bye   :  14/07 vs Tech (H)

MAURY COADY CUP - Thirds – This season due to insufficient numbers available for a full squad we are combining with the Tech players who are in a similar position to field a joint NOBM/NTOB XV   – 07/04 – vs Havelock North (Anderson Park) lost 14-32  :  14/04 vs Flaxmere (Whitmore Park) lost 5-25  21/04 – Bye  :  28/04 vs Pirates (Tremain Field) lost 23-24   05.05 vs HRS (Elwood Park) lost 7-37 :  12.05 vs Takapau (Takapau) lost 22-30

RON PARKER MEMORIAL CUP   26/05 vs HRS (Elwood Park) lost 12-51 :  02/06 vs Eskview (Tremain Field) won by default  :  09.06 vs MAC (Tremain Field) drew 15-15  :  16/06 vs Flaxmere (Whitmore Park) won 14-10 :  23/06 vs Taradale (Tareha Reserve) lost 3-53 :  30/06 vs Takapau (Takapau Domain) lost 0-66 :  07/07 vs Pirates (Tremain Field) won 31-0 :  14/07 – Bye  :  21.07 vs Havelock North (Whitmore Park)  :  28/07 Semi Final

ARTHUR BROWN CUP - Colts – 14/4 vs Havelock North (Anderson Park) won 49-7 -   :  21/4 vs Taradale (Tremain Field) won 43-24  28/4 vs Pirates (Tamatea Park) won 59-5  :  5/5 vs MAC (Tremain Field) won 24-20 *  12/5 vs Eskview (Tremain Field) won 73-13  :  19/5 vs Onga Tiko (Tremain Field)   :  26/5 vs HRS (Elwood Park) lost 20-39  Final

– 02/06 vs HRS (H) won 25-18  :  09/06 vs Bye  :  16/06 Eskview (Petane Domain) won 52-24 :  23/06 vs Taradale (Tareha Reserve) lost 22-32 :  30/06 vs Pirates (H)  :  07/07 vs MAC (Flaxmere Park) won 29-21 :  14/07 vs Onga Tiko (Mathews Memorial Park)  :  Semi Finals

Never say the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon

NOBM Coaching Staff - 2018


Head coach  - Craig Gowler   :   Assistant  - Steve Bennett

Management  - Greg Lindsey  / Tim Jones / Todd Donaldson


Premier Development

Head coach  - Sam Williams   :   Assistant  - Kurt Chambers

Management  - Wade Colville-Smith


Head coach  - Steve Smithers   :   Assistant  - Monty Monteith

Management  - Bevan Hanlon     

‘AJ’ and associates


Coaching  - Ellery Wilson / Sam Weber

Management  - Tim Jones/Craig Gowler/ Matt Wyatt


>>> A message from our Chefs Rick & Sue that the
weekly Thursday Evening Meals are available
and at  ONLY $10 each  -


Terry Marsh
Nickname: -  Bogan
D.O.B. 27.06.80
Weight:  106 Kg    Height: 1.87 
School: Colenso High
Rep Rugby: - 2017 Saracens
Favourite quote: -
Occupation: Food Sterilization Technician
Positions Played: Hooker,  Prop, Centre, 2nd five Wing, Flanker Ist five, Fullback, Lock
Favourite position: Hooker

Sami Lauano
Nickname: -
D.O.B. 20.07.85
Weight: 87 Kg    Height: 
School: Tamatea High School
Rep Rugby: HB Samoans 2017
Favourite quote: -
Occupation: SCS
Positions played: Halfback, Wing, Fullback
Favourite position: Halfback

IN 2018

2017 Bali International 10’s Champions

“Fundraising  Opportunities  Wanted”

Hi everyone
We are going back to the 2018 Bali International 10’s Tournament in October this year to try and defend our title.
 >>> If you have any fundraising opportunities for us please message me or call me on 027 240 2550 <<<
Thanks a lot,



Super 8 Rugby
Round 4
This Saturday @ Napier BHS
1st XV - 12noon

Napier Boys High School  39  Rotorua Boys High 14
2nd XV - 10.30am
Napier Boys High
School 17  Rotorua Boys High 34

Round 5 will be at New Plymouth vs New Plymouth Boys High - on Saturday 28 July



For more details check us out on Facebook: 

2018 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin (Chairman), Jason Evans (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),

Waka Petera, Dave Walls, Rochelle Williams, Grant Frommherz.


For further Junior Rugby Info please contact > Bevan Condin  (021) 160 5118   or   Hayley Ceselli  (021) 765 701

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2018”



club noticeboard

our  Mission  statement

"To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it
would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis"

Clubroom Happenings

‘200 CLUB’
Draw 5
$100 No.23 Loren Miringaorangi  $80 No.197 Steve Nelson  $60 No.23 Loren Miringaorangi

Shape Life  Brokers  Supporter of the Day – Laurie Kaye

Pak n Save Tamatea
  raffle winner  this week – Ian MacRae

Brokerweb Risk Services Lucky Members  draw $100 –  Greg Madden-  was not present so pool increases to $150  next week
>>>  Make Sure YOUR Subs are paid to be elegible and YOU are present at the clubrooms


Grab a Club Bargain Today

‘Green Machine’ Kooga Caps

Available now from the Club Bar
At the bargain price of only  $20 adult size  &  $15 kids size

Be in quick these caps have been great sellers 


See YOU at the Clubrooms
on  Saturday afternoons
All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers at the clubrooms.

Call in for a cool TUI or two..... and a game of Pool


Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management
 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile - 021 059 3943

THAT  Hawkes Bay club rugby’s leading tryscorer Michael Buckley has certainly had a scintillating season to date. His 12 touchdowns in the abbreviated Nash Cup round vs Pirates 1, Tech 1, Central 4, Clive 1, Taradale 2, (semi) Taradale 1, (final) Tech 2.  The moving onto the Maddison Trophy round vs Tamatea 3, MAC 5, Havelock North 4, Hastings R&S 1, Clive 3, Taradale 1, Central 4  and unavailable yesterday v Pirates through injury his current tryscoring is 33 to date and with games still remaining.  The former Wellington MSP player is certainly showing his class as a finisher especially playing in a team that is prepared to spin the ball.  Since arriving back in the Bay he has proved a real asset to Napier OBM Premiers.


following is something of a family affair in both Napier Marist and Napier Old Boys Marist colours kicking-off with the above 1993 Flashback featuring Neil Weber in clearing the ball against Clive in.  He was in fine form and the highlight of his year would have been the Magpies 29-17 win over the touring British & Irish Lions at McLean Park which saw try scorer ‘Philby’ joined by clubmates Simon Tremain who also crossed the visitors line and first five Simon Kerr who slotted a drop goal, penalty and a conversion for OBM’s Magpie players collectively to score more points than the Lions.

THAT  in this shot it was just a 27 year difference for rookie schoolboy halfback Brad Weber under the watchful gaze of Marist veteran lock Alan 'AJ' Gardiner following his Premier rugby debut (during the school holidays) for the Napier Boys High School 1st XV pivot in Old Boys Marist's 45-7 win over MAC.  Since those days Brad who also played all his junior rugby in our clubs colours has carved out quite a career in rugby – NZ U20’s, Otago, Waikato, Hawkes Bay, Chiefs, Maori All Blacks and All Blacks. 

With his dad, Neil (above) a former Magpie and NZ Divisional team halfback and his late grandfather Graham also a Magpie halfback.  A little known fact is that I.G. (Graham) Weber was selected by the New Zealand Rugby Alamanac in 1957 as one of the 'five most promising players' in the country.  Amongst that quintet was none other than the late K.R. (Kel) Tremain).  From that time on Graham and Kel's rugby careers took markedly different paths, while Tremain's All Black rugby record is folklore, a serious rugby ending injury robbed Weber of a possible distinguished career as a player.

Incidental to the above, Graham did make his mark both at club level and also as a co-coach with Graham Taylor with the Magpies.  The Marist side that Graham coached to three consecutive Maddison titles in a row 1985-7 was back in the days when it was for the Napier-Hastings competition. In 1985 it was a three-way shared title with the former Celtic and Taradale clubs, and outright wins in 1986 and 1987.  Since the introduction of the full Hawkes Bay wide competition in 1990, no team was won three Maddison Trophy titles in a row.    (Info sourced courtesy of HBRU statistician Adrian Hill)

THAT current OBM Premiers utility back and school teacher Sam Weber, younger brother of Brad is heading to Ireland for a taste of rugby in the Leinster province with the Dundalk RFC, which north of Dublin.  Interestingly the Irish clubs senior teams nickname is the ‘Magpies’.  We wish Sam a successful and enlightening experience including the ‘real guinness’ during his rugby sojourn in the Emerald Isles and will look forward to hearing how it is going both on and off the field.

THAT did you hear about the Irishman that got a job as a deep sea diver. One day he got the following message relayed down to him, “Come up immediately, we’re sinking…!”

THAT  it's just a thought that the few like players should spoil the ‘beautiful game’ with their pathetic antics. The writhing on the ground exhibitions put on by one in particular the Brazilian star Neymar trying to milk penalties is nothing less than pathetic and especially at the current showpiece of world football.  If the games referees had any balls they would have him ordered off and issued him a one way pass to a psych unit.  Just a thought which I'm sure is shared by many thousands to say the least.

    THAT couldn’t resist to make comment that the 27 Magpies and 385 Marist & Old Boys Marist Premier game veteran ‘AJ’ Gardiner is still turning out for game time with our combined NOBM/Napier Tech Thirds on a regular basis.  Although I can’t yet verify that he is keen to make a return to Premier rugby again in 2019 !!!!!!!!

THAT a reminder to our ‘rugby veterans’  -  Next Golden Oldies tournament Sun.15 July hosted by Pirates,  also on Sunday 5 or 12 August with the host club still to be announced.  So guys now is the time to get out for a jog or two – the Fun is now underway.

a reminder to our readers – If  YOU would like to contribute or offer your comments re rugby in general or our Club, then send a ‘Letter to the Editor’.   Please feel free to email your contributions - we look forward to your comments and thoughts.  Don’t bottle it up or tell someone else contact TeamTalk today.

THAT here is another old Irish Proverb - It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.

THAT this weeks edition will be also posted as usual on the clubs website -  - add this link to your favourites for future reference.   Ed


++++  Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.


“We were poor.  So if we’ve got any degree of respect amongst our group, they’ll be hurting.”
Coach Chris Boyd after his side lost to the Brumbies last Saturday.

“That can  be the nature of the beast when it comes to rugby.”
Magpies coach Mark Ozich on the spate of injuries to his squad members following the Evergreens match.

“We know we’re good players and we’re a good team and what we’re capable of.  We’ve just got to go back to doing that.”
Hurricanes Nehe Milner-Skudder in the build up to their encounter with the Blues.

Test  Your Rugby Knowledge 

This Weeks Poser – What was the winning margin in the seasons Nash Cup opener ?    

Poser 2 –  How many wins this season did the Hurricanes have before they had their first loss ?    

Poser 3
 –  How many teams have beaten the Hurricanes this season ?     

Last Weeks Poser – How many points did Damian McKenzie score in last weeks test  ?    Answer – 24  (2 tries + 7 conversions)

Poser 2 – In round robin play how many home games will the Magpies play at McLean Park  ?     Answer -  5  vs Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, North Harbour, Northland, Manawatu.

Poser 3
 – Up to and including the match v Central yesterday how many tries has winger Michael Buckley scored in HB competition play this season ?   Answer -  33 Tries

   Despite the 29-24 winning result by the Magpies XV over the Manawatu Evergreens on Wednesday evening in Palmerston North came at a cost to a number of Hawkes Bay squad members injury wise resulting in the game eventually being called off 10 minutes early.  As well as several other players who left the field injured Napier OBM didn’t come off unscathed.  A nasty leg injury to recent NZ U20 rep Will Tremain which necessitated ambulance attention.  Also sidelined was well performed loosie Ricky Hayes with a shoulder injury.

 It is a disappointing scenario with the run in the Maddison Finals over the next few weeks to have key players likely to be sitting it out.  The Magpies next pre-season encounter will be vs Waikato at Taupo on Saturday 4 August.


Round 18  -  Fri.6 July Crusaders 45 Highlanders 22 :  Reds 37 Rebels 23  Sat.7  Chiefs 24 Brumbies 19 :  Hurricanes 42 Blues 24 :  Waratahs 77 Sunwolves 25  Sun .8  Bulls 43 Jaguares 34 :  Stormers 27 Sharks 16

Round 19  -  Fri.13 July Chiefs v Hurricanes   :  Reds v Sunwolves   :  Sat.14 Highlanders v Rebels   :  Crusaders v Blues  :   Waratahs v Brumbies  :  Lions v Bulls  :   Sharks v Jaguares


New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.



> Yesterdays July 7 roundup of available affiliate club results forwarded courtesy NZM President Richie McRae:

 Whangarei OB Marist 26 Keri Keri 31  :  Marist North Harbour 31 Glenfield 29   :   Auckland Marist 57 Mt Wellington 0    :   Ardmore Marist 37 Patamahoe 15  :   Hamilton Marist 23 Otorehanga 10  :   Te Awamutu Marist 5 Hamilton OB 49  :   Greerton Marist 15 Mt Maunganui 21  :   Whakatane Marist v   :  Rotorua Marist St Michaels 29 Waikiti 15  :  Gisborne OBM v   :   Napier OBM 26 Pirates 19  :   Hastings R&S 45 Clive 13  :   Tukapa v   :   Wanganui Marist 14 Taihape 20  :   Masterton Marist 31 East Coast 7   :   Hutt OBM 24 MSP 7  (Wgtn derby) 

Nelson Marist v   :   ChCh Marist Albion 33 Shirley 15  :   Ashburton Celtic  - Bye    :   Timaru Celtic 68 Waimete 10  :    White Star 32 Ngakawa 28 (semi)  :   Greymouth Marist 0 Kiwi 32  :   Athletic Marist 31 Valley 31   :   Dunedin 47 Southern 14  :   Invercargill Marist 9 Country Barbarians 12

> 2018 South Island Marist
Tournament – hosted by the Ashburton Celtic Club – 3-4 March 2018
> 2018 NZ Marist Colts Tour (Timaru, Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill)
> 2018 NZ Marist Senior XV  vs  NZRU Heartland XV  - details tbc
> 2018 – 88th Spillane TournamentNew Plymouth – Tukapa RFC  (date to be confirmed) 

>>>  <<<
Check out the NZ Marist website -


EHM Netball 

ExHigh Marist Shamrocks 27 Tamatea 19  -   a good win.

POD - Natalie Frost

>>> No Netball for the next two weeks

Come along  and support the Shamrocks



WE - Need more players to fill our teams  >>> Come and join our friendly club.

>>>For more Info  please Contact: President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565

Secretary/Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204  or  Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607  /  Jill Verschaffelt  027 299 2704 

Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings.
‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball in 2018'



Thanks to our clubs major sponsors -
Alexander Electric  -  Red Steel  -  Tamatea Pak n Save.
>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact - Kevin Murphy  -  0272 970 238



Patron – John O’Shaughnessy    President – Dave Herrick 
 Secretary – Andrew Frame   Treasurer – James McCorkindale   Auditor – David Pearson   Club Captain/Development Officer – to be appointed  
Committee: Del Whyte,  Matthew Sinclair,  Glen Walklin,  Daniel Whyte,  Abby Burrows,  Calim Leathard  - plus Club Coach and Team Captains.
For all Cricket Info please contact:
- Secretary - Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H  /  021 102 4990  -
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  -

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2018-19 Season

Contacts:  Club Chairman: Craig Smith.    Secretary: Abby Whitley - 027 8450 735  -
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour - 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for THE 2018-19

The Leprechaun Comments 

Mike and Jimmy were walking home from town after a night of bar-hopping.  They had no money to get a taxi and were staggering all over the place when they found themselves outside the bus depot on Danube Road.

Mike had an idea. He said to Jimmy, "Go in there and steal a bus so we can drive home and I'll stay out here and keep a watch for the police."

So Jimmy went into the garage and was gone for about twenty minutes. Mike was starting to wonder what was taking him so long.

Eventually Mike stuck his head around the door and saw Jimmy running from bus to bus and looking very worried.

"Terry! What are you doing?" Mike asked.

"I can't find a number 47 anywhere Mike," Jimmy replied. "The 47 is the only bus that stops at our house."

Mike rolled his eyes. "Ohhhh," he groaned, "How stupid can you get? It doesn't need to be a 47 for us to get home!" He walked over to a bus. "Here, we'll take this one," he said. "It's a number 25. It stops at the roundabout. We can just get off there and walk the rest of the way!"

An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road. A cop pulls him over. “So,” says the cop to the drunk driver, “where have ya been?”
“Why I’ve been to the pub of course,” slurs the drunk.
“Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few to drink this evening”.
“I did all right,” the drunk says with a smile.
“Did you know,” says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, “that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?”
“Oh, thank heavens,” sighs the drunk. “For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf.”


We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  -  Pop in for cool Tui or two  - Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.    All members and Friends Welcome ............. Ed

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