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GRFC Annual Golf Classic

The GRFC Golf Day on 26th August is just around the corner and there are 25 teams sold for the 2.30pm shot-gun start. That leaves 3 spots available so if you are interested please let Eddie know as soon as you can.

We are now selling the 9.30am shot-gun at €200 per spot with lunch included after play, this is a great price for what always turns out to be a great Club day as well as being a very important fundraiser at the start of the rugby season.

We also have tee-box and green sponsorship available at €100 per spot.

Your support as always is much appreciated.

If you interested in any of the options please send a mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Eddie on 0868134364

 
Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 2016

The Annual General Meeting of Greystones RFC will take place in The Clubhouse on Thursday 26th May 2016 at 8.00 pm.

 

Agenda

 1     .Minutes of 2015 AGM

2.   Chairman’s Report

3.   a. Finance Director’s Report

      b. Appointment of Auditor

4.   Annual Subscriptions

5.   Rugby Reports

- Senior

- Junior Section

- Youths Section

 

6.   Marketing Director’s Report

7.   Matters Notified

8.   Any Other Business

9.   Election of Officers

 

Nominations for Club Officers and notices of motion duly proposed and seconded should reach the Honorary Secretary, in writing, not later than Friday 20th May 2016.

 

Attendance is restricted to fully paid-up members.

                                                                                                                        Anne Bowes

                                                                                                                        Honorary Secretary.

 
Monthly draw winner
The winner of the monthly draw chosen after last Saturdays AIL match was Diane and Peter Doyle.
 
Diane takes away a wonderful hamper.
 
Harry O'Hagan RIP

The trustees, executive and members of Greystones RFC are saddened to report the passing of Henry Cecil (Harry) O’Hagan, father of our esteemed President Fintan, last Saturday March 26th following a short illness.

Husband of the late Catherine (Máire). Deeply regretted by his children Aedeen, Laura, Noeleen, Fintan, John and Breffni, sisters Patricia and Hilda, brother Eric, sons and daughters-in-law, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends

Evening prayers on Tuesday at 5.30pm in Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Putland Road, Bray. Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 10.30am, followed by private interment.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam uasal

 

 
Monthly Draw Winner January

The winner of this months club draw was Gerry Walsh.

Gerry brought home a wonderful hamper of cheese and fine wines kindly sponsored by La Touche Wines.

Make sure you are part of the club draw; if you’re not in your can’t win !!

Entry forms available in the club house.

 

 
Ladies day March 5th 2016

Don't miss this sell out event

Ladies day

 

 
New years resolution

Play Rugby in 2016 !!

Play Rugby long

 

 

 
O'Connor Cup
The annual O'Connor Cup played between the SCT teams from St Gerards and Pres will be held this Wednesday evening with a 6:30pm kick off under lights on the main pitch in Greystones RFC.
 
The O'Connor Cup, presented in recognition of the contribution Rory O'Connor has made to both Pres and St Gerards and in the memory of his late wife Jo who for so many years was the cornerstone on which mini and youth rugby was built in Greystones RFC affords both squads the ideal opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Schools Cup and gain local bragging rights for the next twelve months.
 
Come along to support your old Alma Mater for what promises to be a great evening
 
Spirit Burton Sponsorship

Greystones RFC are delighted to welcome their newest club sponsor; Spirit Burton part of the Spirit Motor group.

Based in Kilpedder, County Wicklow, Spirit Burton has been supplying the Irish Market with 4x4s since 1988 and has built up a fine reputation as the counties leading 4x4 dealer. These days Spirit Burton also stocks a wide range of regular cars too so you can be sure to find something which suits your requirements. Spirit Burton also operates a full service workshop specialising in the servicing of 4x4 vehicles and light commercials. The service shop also caters for all vehicle types. New and Used  Stock is updated daily so check back regularly and please do not hesitate to contact the sales team at Spirit Burton.

For more see: www.derekburton.ie or www.spiritmotorgroup.ie

 
Monthly Draw Winners
Two selections were made after Saturdays AIL match v Bective for the club supporters monthly draw. Prizes were generously donated by Bochellis Restaurant and Flemings Butchers. The lucky winners were Niall Savage who can look forward to an evening in Bochellis and Eamonn Foley who has just had Christmas dinner sorted courtesy of a Christmas voucher from Flemings Butchers.
 
Our thanks to our sponsors for the wonderful prizes and to everyone who subscribes to the draw.
 
IRFU and Eyewear/Goggles

Q&A – IRFU and Eyewear/Goggles

 

1.       Has the IRFU ever allowed people to wear glasses or goggles on the field of play?

a.       No, for health and safety reasons it has never been permissible to wear eyewear of any variety whilst playing rugby in Ireland. 

 

2.       What is the World Rugby goggles trial?

a.       World Rugby is conducting a trial to test the safety of goggles, specifically for those who require corrective lenses/eyewear.

b.      The trial covers one goggle (manufactured by Raleri Italy) in one size.

c.       The trial was due to be completed in May 2015 but has been extended on two occasions and is now due to be completed in late 2016.

d.      Players can only wear goggles if they are members of a union that is partaking in the trail, they register for the trial and they wear the Raleri trial goggles.

 

 

3.       Why has the IRFU decided not to participate in the trial?

a.       To establish if the IRFU should participate in the trial the Medical Committee of the IRFU sought independent medical advice from one of Ireland’s leading ophthalmic surgeons.  Based on this advice it was decided that Ireland would not participate in the trial, as to do so would potentially jeopardise the health and safety of those playing our game.  Therefore, the wearing of eyewear on the field of play continues to be prohibited.

 

4.       Is Ireland the only country not to participate in the trial?

a.       No, the IRFU, the English RFU and the French Rugby Federation (amongst others) are not participating in the World Rugby trial.  A number of unions are participating.  The IRFU is responsible for the welfare of all those playing the game in Ireland and the decision not to participate was based on expert medical opinion received in Ireland.

 

5.       What is the current status of this trial?

a.       The trial has been extended until late 2016.  As the trial has taken longer than initially planned the IRFU has sought trial data from World Rugby and will present this information to medical experts to see if it addresses the concerns initially raised in relation to the trial.

b.      The IRFU will not seek to influence the advice from these independent experts and will respect any finding or recommendation they make.

 

6.       What does the IRFU say to the players affected by this issue, and their parents?

a.       The IRFU strives to make our game as inclusive as possible, and understands the frustration of players and parents in relation to this issue.  However, it must be accepted that the number one priority of every sport must be health and safety.  Rugby, as with all physical sports, will not be available to everyone, for various reasons, and until such time that medics are satisfied that health and safety is not compromised the IRFU are unable to allow players to wear goggles.  It is worth remembering that the IRFU have not brought in any new restrictions on those who require eyewear - it has never been permissible to use eyewear on the field of play. 

 

7.       What advice does the IRFU have for any coach/parent/player or referees that may be tempted to allow people to play with goggles?

a.       Under existing World Rugby regulations, and IRFU policy, players are not permitted to use goggle/eyewear when playing.  Injury as a result of a player wearing goggles could have far reaching and difficult personal consequences for the individuals involved as well as reputational, insurance, financial and legal consequences for the club/school and the individuals in question.

 

8.       With a number of people calling on the IRFU to enter the trial, will it now do so?          

a.       As the governing body for rugby in Ireland the IRFU has a duty of care and a moral and ethical responsibility to do everything possible to protect against and mitigate player risk or injury.  The IRFU will work with World Rugby to review the trial data to-date and will only enter the trial if based on the review of the trial data by independent medical professionals that it is deemed medically safe to do so.

 

9.       If World Rugby complete the trial and subsequently allow goggles to be worn will the IRFU follow this regulation?

 

a.       Yes, the IRFU observes all World Rugby regulations, laws and policies.  However, it is important that clubs, players and parents are clear that even if such a situation were to occur, the permitted World Rugby equipment would be limited to the trial goggle (manufactured by Raleri Italy) and all other goggles/eyewear would continue to be prohibited.

 

10.   Is there any rugby game that those requiring eyewear can participate in?

 

a.       Yes, the restriction in relation to the wearing of goggles applies to the contact game only.  Therefore, goggles may be worn in non-contact rugby such as Leprechaun, Tag and Touch.

 
Refurbished bar open

Check out our newly refurbished bar this Saturday open for our home AIL match v Rainey Old Boys.

Support the pre-match lunch, bookings now being taken. Contact Eddie on 086 813 4364

 
A night with Joe Schmidt

 

A night with Joe Schmidt

 

A night with Joe Schmidt discussing Irish Rugby and managing at a world cup.

With guests Simon Easterbay, Richie Murphy and Greg Feek.

Wednesday November  11th, Royal Hotel Bray at 7:30pm

 

In memory of Jackie Lewis a victim of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)

In support of CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young.

 

Limited ticket availability. €30.00 per person