A recent update from Club President – Barry Walsh

Dear Fellow Members,

My Presidents blazer might get a look in this year yet?
While a cautious easing of certain restrictions has begun, a lot are due to remain in place until the end of April, so there are no dates yet on when community rugby will return.
Like all rugby players we have to wait for that space.
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient”

Munster Rugby Summer camps will run in Bandon RFC from Monday 5th – Friday 9th July 2021 click here to register your son or daughter.

I would like share a personal rugby moment with you ;

On 25th April 2018 it was announced that all British & Irish Lions would be recognised for their contribution by awarding them ceremonial caps.
All players both living and deceased were to receive these caps.
My fathers was player No.444 and we were honoured to hear that his Lions cap was in the post. Out of the blue, it arrived at my place of work. My heart skipped a beat as I opened the most beautiful presentation box, I knew it had to be it.
Inside was a magnificent one-off, hand-stitched cap bearing his player’s unique ID number.
It was exquisite. The gold threads in the cap, the gold tassel, the blood red velvet material. Everything down to the pouch for the cap contained the lion’s emblem. A beautiful memorabilia that we will hold dear to our hearts. For us it was the final piece of the jigsaw. (see picture below)

Back to our work at hand, just a reminder that we have an on -line  auction coming up on Friday  May 14th . We need to push towards making this a great success as it is a vital fundraiser for the club. I would urge each and everyone to get involved in any way possible and let’s make a great night.

For now, keep adhering to the public health advice and we will all be together again soon.

Your Sincerely,
Barry Walsh
Club President
 

For now, keep the Bandon Flag Flying.

Your Sincerely,
Barry Walsh
Club President Barry Walsh – President