Tuesday 23 April 2019

Future stars take centre stage

February’s volunteer of the month Christy McNamara of St Mary’s (centre)
February’s volunteer of the month Christy McNamara of St Mary’s (centre)

The Bank of Ireland festival of age-grade club rugby takes place this Sunday at Irish Independent Park.

Crosshaven-Dolphin meet Fermoy in the U-16 Bowl final (11.15am), while Waterpark and Young Munster go head-to-head in the U-16 Plate final at 1.20.

The U-16 Cup final sees Bandon play Midleton (3.25) with Cobh Pirates meeting Skibbereen in the U-18 Cup final at 5.30pm. Douglas-Carrigaline and Thomond contest the U-18 Bowl final tomorrow (5.0).

Christy earns Volunteer prize

The Ballyseedy Home & Garden Volunteer of the Month for February was awarded to St Mary's fixtures secretary Christy McNamara.

Christy opens and closes the club grounds several days a week and liaises with building contractors when work needs to be completed.

He has been a member of St Mary's for over 30 years, first as a player and then as a volunteer, and also sits on the club's Rugby Committee travelling to all of the St Mary's Junior team's away games.

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