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Weekly Update Friday 28th March

GRFC MEMBERS WEEKLY UPDATE

 

 

Fixtures this weekend

 

Friday :              J3’s v Old Wesley KO 8pm - Home

Saturday :         J4’s v Unidare KO 2.30pm – Away

Saturday :         U20’s v Cork Con KO 2.30pm -Away

Sunday :            Youth Section

Sunday :            Ladies v Naas KO 1.30pm – Home

      

Under 20’s Play Con

The 20’s play Cork Constitution away in The Frazer McMullen Cup tomorrow. As ever your support is welcomed.

Gym

After a slight delay in getting the final pieces of equipment the GYM will now be open to members this coming Monday. If you have any questions please send a mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please note that the GYM is strictly over 18’s. Further conditions for use of the Gym are posted on the notice board at the entrance.

G7’s

Team spaces are filling fast so please make contact as we don’t want anyone to be disappointed.  If anyone wishes to help build on the success of this event last year please contact Taragh Hanley on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " href="mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it " target="_blank" style="color:rgb(17, 85, 204)"> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . She would love to hear from you.

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SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

COME ON THE STONES

 
Weekly Update Friday 7th March

Fixtures this weekend

 

Friday :              J3’s & 4’s v CYM KO 8.30pm – Home (Friendly)

Sunday :            Youth Section

Sunday :           Under 20’s v Trinity KO 3pm – Home (McCorry Cup)

Sunday :           J1’s v Trinity KO 3pm – Home 

                        Ladies v Athy KO 1pm - Away 

     

 

 

Bernie O’Rourke RIP

 It is with deep regret that the Club has learnt of the death of Mr. Bernie (Bernard) O’Rourke on Sunday 2ndMarch 2014. He was an Honorary Life Member of GRFC ,one of our longest serving members, and held various positions in the Club including Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Dodo (Jo) and to his extended family. Over the years Bernie travelled the length and breadth ofIreland supporting Greystones in the AIL and his presence on the sideline will be very much missed.

 

Private Cremation. Mass to celebrate Bernie’s life will take place on Friday, March 7th at 11am in The Holy Rosary Church, Greystones.

 

May he rest in Peace.  

 

 

U20’s Leinster success

Congrats again to the 20’s this week after the win against Trinity last weekend, the now represent Leinster in the All Ireland Cup.

This weekend they line up against Trinity again for a semi-final spot in the McCorry Cup, KO is 3pm on Sunday inDr.Hickey Park.  

 

6 Nations

There has been a great buzz in the bar for the 6 Nations games and it will be no different on Saturday, we are open from 1pm so come on down and join in.

 

 EGM REMINDER

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

THURSDAY 13th MARCH 2014 AT 9.00pm

 

A special meeting of the members of Greystones Rugby Football Club will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday 13thMarch at 9.00pm. The members present will be asked to approve by a majority of 80% the giving to AP Wireless Ireland Limited of a leasehold interest in the site of the telecommunications mast situated within the grounds of Greystones Rugby Club for a period of 30 years in exchange for a single lump sum payment of €115,000. 

 

The members are being asked to approve this new lease in accordance with section 13 of the club constitution relating to the disposal of a beneficial interest in the lands or property of the club.

 

The executive committee recommends that the members approve this sale.

 

Only fully paid up members are entitled to attend and vote at this meeting.

 

G7’s

The Greystones sevens festival is back this summer on Saturday July 12th. Set the date in your diary and watch out for more details over the coming months leading up to the date. If anyone wishes to help build on the success of this event last year please contact Taragh Hanley on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . She would love to hear from you.

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SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

COME ON THE STONES

 
Bernie O'Rourke RIP

It is with deep regret that the Club has learnt of the death of Mr. Bernie (Bernard) O’Rourke on Sunday 2nd March 2014. He was an Honorary Life Member of GRFC ,one of our longest serving members, and held various positions in the Club including Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Dodo (Jo) and to his extended family. Over the years Bernie travelled the length and breadth of Ireland supporting Greystones in the AIL and his presence on the sideline will be very much missed.

 

 

Private cremation. Mass to celebrate Bernard's life will take place on Friday, March 7, at 11am in The Holy Rosary Church Greystones. In lieu of flowers donations to Greystones Cancer Support, donation boxes at Church.

 

May he rest in peace

 

 
Friday 21 Feb Weekly Update

GRFC MEMBERS WEEKLY UPDATE

 

 

Fixtures this weekend

 

Friday :             J3’s v Trinity. KO 8.00pm – Home

Sunday :           Full Youth Section program

Sunday :           Under 20’s v Old Wesley. KO 3pm - Ballycorus

Sunday :           J1’s v Clontarf. KO 2.30pm – Away

     

 

 

 

6 Nations

We are open for all three games this weekend. Specials as usual

 

 

 

Gym

Getting ever closer, the new floor is in and equipment has started to arrive.

 

 

 

Bray People

GRFC are taking over the Bray People – 3 pages on GRFC this week. The Ladies looking great on the inside and Padraig going over for a try on the back page. Well worth a look this week.

 

 

 

SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

COME ON THE STONES

 

COME ON IRELAND

 
Friday 24 Jan Weekly Update

Fixtures this weekend

 

Friday Night :   J3’s v Wanderers. KO 8pm – Home

Saturday :        Firsts v Thomond. KO 2.30pm - Away

Saturday :        J4’s v NUIM. KO 2.30pm – Away

Sunday :           Full Youth Section program

Sunday :           Under 20’s v Clontarf. Ko 2.30pm - Away

     

                         

Ticket Collection

Scotland & Wales tickets are now ready for collection.

 

 

Firsts v Armagh February 1st

We are now accepting lunch bookings for our game against Armagh on Saturday February 1st. Please mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to make your booking.

 

 

Ladies Day

Our Annual Ladies Day takes place on February 15th, this is one of the highlights of the year and it will take on its tried and trusted format.

 

 

 

Well done to the Under 15’s

Five of our U15's have been selected to the Leinster Metro squad, this follows a series of tough trials which the boys performed admirably in. 
Many congratulations to Eoghan Potts, Nick Quirk, Nick McGuiness, Mikey McMahon and Shane Wolfe.
Well done to coach Rob Wolfe for having the guys very well prepared, they represented themselves and Greystones rugby club to a very high standard throughout the process,
We wish Eoghan, Shane,  Nick, Nick and Mikey every success In their future rugby development.    
 

 

 

 

SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

COME ON THE STONES

 
Friday 17th Jan Weekly Update

GRFC MEMBERS WEEKLY UPDATE

 

 

Fixtures this weekend

 

Saturday :        J4’s v DLSP. KO 2.30pm – Home

Sunday :           J1’s v Terenure KO 2.30pm – Away

Sunday :           J3’s v CYM. KO 2.30pm - Away

Sunday :           Full Youth Section program

Sunday :           Ladies v Railway KO 1pm - Away

     

                         

6 Nations Tickets

We are now sold out of 6 Nations tickets. Scotland tickets are now ready for collection.

 

 

Firsts v Armagh February 1st

We are now accepting lunch bookings for our game against Armagh on Saturday February 1st. Please mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to make your booking.

 

 

Ladies Day

Our Annual Ladies Day takes place on February 15th, this is one of the highlights of the year and it will take on its tried and trusted format. Posters will be up around the Club next week with all the details.

 

 

Pitch Usage

As you all know we have had a particularly wet number of weeks and the pitches are now showing the signs of this, we encourage all members and coaches to use common sense when using areas for training etc.

We endeavor as ever to get through huge fixture lists each season and your assistance in keeping playing surfaces playable is appreciated.

 

 

Have you got something newsworthy ?

If you have something that you think is newsworthy please let me know and I will include it in the weekly mail (which is sent to over 1,000 people).  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

COME ON THE STONES

 
Friday 10 Jan GRFC Weekly Update

Fixtures this weekend

 

Friday Night :  J3’s v Suttonians KO 8pm - Home

Saturday :        Firsts v Navan. KO 2.30pm – Away

Saturday :        J4’s v Blackrock KO 2.30pm - Away

Sunday :           U20's v St. Mary's away at 2.30pm on Sunday in a top of the table fixture

Sunday :           Full Youth Section program

Sunday :           J1’s v Belvedere. KO 2pm – Home

     

                         

6 Nations Tickets

We are now sold out of 6 Nations tickets, those of you who requested tickets will be informed over the coming weeks when they are available for collection.

 

 

Gym

Work on the new Club Gym is into week 3 and things are moving along nicely, we are well on course to have the new gym open by the end of the month.

 

 

Car Park Security

A number of car park robberies have been taking place in the area over the past month (thankfully none here), all members should take care not to leave items of value on display in their vehicles. If you see any suspicious activity in the car park please inform the member of staff on duty immediately.

 

 

Pitch Usage

As you all know we have had a particularly wet number of weeks and the pitches are now showing the signs of this, we encourage all members and coaches to use common sense when using areas for training etc.

We endeavor as ever to get through huge fixture lists each season and your assistance in keeping playing surfaces playable is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

COME ON THE STONES

 
Weekly Update 29th November

Fixtures this weekend

 

Friday Night :  J3’s v UCD. KO 8pm - Home

Friday Night :  Under 17’s v Terenure. KO 7pm - Home

Saturday :        Firsts v Suttonians. KO 2.30pm - Away

Saturday :         J 4’s v Seapoint. KO 2.30pm – Away

Sunday :           Full Youth Section program

Sunday :           Under 20’s v St. Marys. KO 2pm – Home

Sunday :           J 1’s v Trinity. KO 2pm - Away     

 

                         

1st XV Next Home Game – 7th December v Skerries  

Bookings for the pre-match lunch are now being taken (over 100 booked already). Last game before Christmas and with the lads currently second in the league we need to show our support in their promotion drive   

 

 

Club Program/Membership Booklets

The 2013/14 Club Program is now available from the bar, it’s a really good indication of what goes on in the Club throughout the year so please call in and get yours.

 

Membership booklets are also available from the Bar.

 

Club App

The CLUB APP is proving to be a very popular resource in the Club. Over 300 people have currently downloaded the app and the first teams most recent AIL fixture was followed in 48 different cities throughout the globe. The app is available at the following;

http://clubapplive.com/greystonesrfc

 

 

Baubles, Bubbles & Bling

The Ultimate Ladies Night Out – Saturday 14th December @ 7.30pm.

Cocktail Spinning & Tasting by Eristoff – Food & Delicious Nibbles by Bear Paw – Santa and the Elves making a guest appearance – DJ Donners providing dancing till late.

The perfect Christmas night out. NOT TO BE MISSED. Tickets €20 at the Club bar

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SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

 
 
Weekly Update 21st November

AIL Saturday

The 1st XV take on Boyne RFC at Dr Hickey Park this Saturday with a2:30pm kick off. Captain Ben Armstrong, still on a high after last week’s victory for Australia at Lansdowne Road, will be looking to maintain the high scoring winning Rugby the team has enjoyed this season. A three course pre match lunch is available at just €25.00 from1:00pm with individual bookings accepted.

Show your support and cheer on the team as we continue our push for promotion.


Friday night lights

The J1's take on Terenure RFC at home on Friday night with an 8:00pmkick off in Division 1 of the Metro League. For the perfect Friday night out, join the crowd for great rugby followed by the convivial atmosphere of our warm and cozy club bar or combine with the charity wine fair in the club this Friday with music till late (See below)

Weekend fixture summary

Friday 22nd :        J1’s v Terenure College RFC. Dr Hickey Park, KO8.00pm

Saturday 23rd:    1st XV v Boyne RFC, Dr Hickey Park, KO 2:30pm

                                J4’s v UCD, Belfield, KO 2:30pm

 

 

Ireland v New Zealand on the big screen

Watch Ireland take on New Zealand this Sunday in the club. TV coverage starts at 1:00pm with match kicking off at 2:00pm. If you don’t have a ticket for the game lets create our own atmosphere and cheer on the team. Match day bar specials and free cordials will be served.

Charity events in your club

As your community club we are proud to support local charities and fund raising efforts. Last Friday morning more than 150 attended a Coffee Morning in the club organized in support of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, raising over €2000. Well done to everyone who turned up in support and to Grace and her team for a superb event.

This Friday the La Touche Wines Christmas Wine Fair is taking place in aid of Greystones Cancer Support and Wicklow Hospice. Over 100 wines are available for tasting between 5-9pm with some real gems, followed by entertainment by the band 'Second Chance' from 10pm till late. To support two great charities and enjoy the J1 match come down early for some wine tasting and stay on after the match for entertainment till late. Tickets €15 from La Touche Wines, Club bar or at the door.

Baubles, Bubbles and Bling  . . . .

Need we say more, the ultimate Ladies night out is selling fast. Tickets only €20 available from the bar or youth office.

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See you in the club this weekend!!

 
Baubles, Bubbles and Bling 14th Dec
Dear Member,
 
As part of the fundraising plan for Greystones Rugby football club this year we are running a number of events, one of which is a great night planned for the ladies.
 
It would be great to see as many members, family and friends enjoy an evening in GRFC as possible. We have planned Baubles, Bubbles and Bling an evening full of Christmas delight.
 
We have a fab night planned for you all. We have cocktail spinning and tasting by Eristoff vodka as a welcome drink. Food and delicious nibbles by Bear Paw in Delgany serving  lots of anti pasti, mince pies and delicious bites.
 
The room will be transformed for the evening into a Christmas wonderland. Santy and his elves will make a guest appearance (that should be interesting!!). Then there will be a DJ and dancing till late.
 
So book the sitter, organise a group of friends, workmates and other Mums and see you on the 14th of December @ 7.30pm.
 
Tickets are available from the bar Mon - Thur from 7pm and Sunday from 10 am- 2pm, and from the youth office on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.For group bookings please email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Weekly Update 8th November

Fixtures this weekend

 

Saturday:         J4’s v NUIM Barnhall. KO 2.30pm -Home

Sunday:           Full youth section programme.

Sunday:           Ladies v Unidare. KO 3pm - Away

Monday:          J3’s v NUIM Barnhall. KO 8pm – Home   

 

                         

1st XV Next Home Game – 23rd November v Boyne  

Bookings for the pre-match lunch are now being taken, please send a mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call me at 0868134364

 

 

Ireland v Samoa

The bar will be open tomorrow afternoon for the J4 match and theIreland v Samoa International with a kick off at 5:45pm. If you are not traveling into Lansdowne watch the game in the club and create our own atmosphere.

 

 

Coffee Morning

There is a coffee morning in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital being held in the Club on Friday 15th November from 9am -12 noon. Local arts & crafts will be on show as well as nibbles from Butler’s pantry and coffee from Nigel Spendlove. Keep an eye out for update and details. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  

 

 

La Touché Wines

The Annual La Touche Wines fair takes place in the Club on Friday November 22nd  from 4.30pm – 9.00pm. There will be over 80 wines on show, Sheridans Cheeses, Xmas Corporate Gifts, Vouchers, hampers and much more. There is a hamper of Wine worth €200 to be won on the night. Music by ‘Second Chance’ in the members bar at 9.30pm

The wine fair is in aid of Greystones Cancer Support and Wicklow Hospice.

 

 

Dan Kenny

Congratulations to our own Danny Kenny who makes his debut for London Irish on Sunday vs Newcastle Falcons in the LV Cup. Danny is the latest of our GRFC youths to join the ranks of Professional rugby. Best of luck Dan from everyone at GRFC.

 

 

 

Club Program/Membership Booklets

The 2013/14 Club Program is now available from the bar, it’s a really good indication of what goes on in the Club throughout the year so please call in and get yours.

 

Membership booklets are also available from the Bar.

 

Club App

 

The CLUB APP is proving to be a very popular resource in the Club. Over 300 people have currently downloaded the app and the first teams most recent AIL fixture was followed in 48 different cities throughout the globe. The app is available at the following;

http://clubapplive.com/greystonesrfc

 

Any team manager wishing to use the app may contact Eddie and he will show you how to use it. Believe me if Eddie can do it so can you.

 
Weekly Update 1st November 2013

Fixtures this weekend

Friday night Lights :    J3’s v Wanderers. KO 7.30pm - Away

Saturday:         Firsts v Instonians. KO 2.30pm – Away

Saturday:         J4’s v St. NUIM. KO 3pm - Home

Sunday:           Full youth section programme.

Sunday:           J1’s v Terenure. KO 3pm – Home

Sunday:           Under 20’s v Trinity. KO 3pm – Home  

 

                         

1st XV Next Home Game – 23rd November v Boyne  

Bookings for the pre-match lunch are now being taken, please send a mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

November Internationals

For those of you who applied for tickets for these games your tickets are now ready for collection in the bar. We are open Monday –Thursday from 7pm and the office is open during the day also.

 

Tickets are SOLD OUT

 

 

Coffee Morning

There is a coffee morning in aid of Crumlin Childrens Hospital being held in the Club on Friday 15th November from 9am -12 noon. Local arts & crafts will be on show as well as nibbles from Butler’s pantry and coffee from Nigel Spendlove. Keep an eye out for update and details. Your support would be greatly appreciated.  

 

 

La Touché Wines

The Annual La Touche Wines fair takes place in the Club on Friday November 22nd  from 4.30pm – 9.00pm. There will be over 80 wines on show, Sheridans Cheeses, Xmas Corporate Gifts, Vouchers, hampers and much more. There is a hamper of Wine worth €200 to be won on the night. Music by ‘Second Chance’ in the members bar at 9.30pm

The wine fair is in aid of Greystones Cancer Support and Wicklow Hospice.

 

 

This is Rugby

This week saw the launch of a book by George Hook called ‘This is Rugby’, the book was written by George in conversation with our own Hugh Cahill (known for being Pierce’s brother and for his Rugbycommentary with RTE). It is available in all good book stores and would make a great Christmas stocking filler. 

 

Club Program

The 2013/14 Club Program is now available from the bar, it’s a really good indication of what goes on in the Club throughout the year so please can in and get yours.

 

 

 

SEE YOU IN GRFC SOON

 
GRFC News 18 Oct 2013

Fixtures this weekend

Friday night Lights :    J3’s v CYM. KO 8:00pm - Home

Saturday:         J4’s v DLSP. KO 12pm – Away        

Sunday:            U20’s v Terenure. KO 3pm - Away

Sunday:           Full youth section programme.

Sunday:           Ladies v Tallaght. KO 2.00pm – Home

Sunday:           J1’s v Old Belvedere. KO 3pm - Away

                       

 

Membership Card & Smart Cards

Membership Cards are now available for collection at the Club Bar, please call in and ask the staff for yours.

If you haven’t got a smart card (which gets you in to home games FOC and can be used to receive discounts at the bar) please call in and collect yours, send me a mail to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  and I will have one behind the bar for you within a week. 

 

 

1st XV Next Home Game – Saturday 26th

Bookings for the pre-match lunch are now being taken, please mail me -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

 

Alone it Stands

The hilarious Alone it Stands comes to the Mermaid Theatre in Bray from 26th to 28th October. Tickets are available to GRFC members at €15 (normally €18), mention GRFC to the box office to get YOUR GRFC DEAL. Tel: 01-2724302

 

November Internationals

For those of you who applied for tickets for these games your tickets are now ready for collection in the bar. We are open Monday –Thursday from 7pm and the office is open during the day also.

 

If you haven’t applied yet there are a small number of tickets still available.

 

Help Required

The Junior Rugby set-up are looking for volunteers to help them out on training nights and match days, if you have the time and would like to help out please give Barry Kealy a call on 0872360998.

 

 

 

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