Friday 9 December 2016

Market's field trip stirs up old memories

Published 20/09/2016 | 02:30

Eoin Reddan: club honour
Eoin Reddan: club honour

Having watched the All Blacks destroy the Springboks on Saturday, it was on to Limerick, where Old Crescent's first match back in Division 2B of the Ulster Bank League - against Greystones - was set aside to honour Eoin Reddan and his nomination as honorary life member alongside greats Louis Nestor and Jim Roche.

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With his father Don (trustee and former captain, president and Munster player) in attendance, the brilliant former Connacht, Munster, Wasps, Leinster and Ireland scrum-half was typically humble in his acceptance.

Leinster and Ireland's loss is the aircraft leasing industry's gain.

Greystones deservedly took the spoils and even at this early stage look promotion contenders, with new hooker Mike Lea and evergreen No 8 Bobby Clancy wreaking havoc.

Watch as well for two highly promising wingers in Jack Keating (Greystones) and Val McDermott (Crescent).

From there it was on to the Market's Field and memories of times past. And it was just like old times as a massive crowd made this Limerick/ St Pat's EA Sports Cup final a bit special.

Pat's won the trophy but under Martin Russell and extraordinary chairman Pat O'Sullivan, great times lie ahead for Limerick football.

What odds on rugby too returning to the old Garryowen ground?

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