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Palmerston to light up Kirwan Park

Forty years after Palmerston RFC had the proud distinction of holding the first ever rugby game under lights in the Republic of Ireland at their Clonskeagh grounds, De la Salle Palmerston RFC are now delighted to announce the first ever floodlit game at Kirwan Park, tonight at 7.30pm.

Honorary life member, past president and current J3 manager Stan Bolton, 82, will have the honour of turning on the lights.

Former club captain Norman Byrne (who is also the current J3 coach) will lead his team out with a special mascot for the night, his son Luke who plays with the DLSP U10 team, when the DLSP J3s play Naas in a league game.

The investment in the installation of match quality floodlighting for the first and second pitches, along with the training areas, was done in conjunction with a successful lotto grant and fundraising by club members, at a cost well in excess of €200,000.

In particular, special thanks must be mentioned to Senior Vice President Denis Murphy, who steered the project committee over the past 18 months.