Edenderry RFC held the opening ceremony for the new conditioning centre on Sunday, March 7, and the club was very proud to have British and Irish Lion Luke Fitzgerald down for the occasion as the guest of honour.
The Leinster and Ireland back was visibly impressed with the work which has been put into the centre, and explained how fitness, especially muscular fitness, plays such an important roll in the modern game of rugby.
The Leinster Branch of the IRFU was represented by the Leinster Branch honorary secretary, Des Kavanagh, and the junior secretary, Trevor Merrey.
Dave Fagan, Derek Maybury, Dermot O'Mahony (all from the Leinster Branch) and the president of Tullamore RFC, Sean Joyce, were also in attendance.
Edenderry entertained Railway Union in their Leinster League Division 3A game on the same day and capped a great day with a 29-13 victory which guarantees them promotion to Division 2 next season. The club also fielded three adult teams plus U19s on the day, no small feat.
The day was a great success and was very well supported by the members and supporters of the club, and it was a great treat for the upcoming stars of the Edenderry underage teams to meet one of their idols.