Monday 24 June 2019

Muskerry's go-to man Ger earns top honour

Muskerry’s Ger Desmond was November’s Volunteer of the Month winner
Muskerry’s Ger Desmond was November’s Volunteer of the Month winner Sportsdesk

The Ballyseedy Home & Garden Volunteer of the Month for November was awarded to Ger Desmond of Muskerry RFC for his continued hard work and dedication towards the development of the club across all areas.

Over the past 20 years, Ger has fulfilled a number of roles including 1st XV manager, referee liaison, committee member and fixtures secretary, while also having served as club president from 2014-2016.

As a former All-Ireland League referee, Ger is the go-to person for law interpretations and all matters around player transfers and branch regulations at the Cork club.

On receiving his award, Ger said: "I was delighted, it was a lovely gesture and a real honour to be recognised by everyone involved."

For more information and to nominate your club or school volunteer, please visit

Rival captains ready for Cup decider

The Bank of Ireland Munster Senior Challenge Cup final takes place on January 5 between Garryowen and Cork Constitution at Thomond Park (kick-off 2pm).

Garryowen captain Dean Moore said: “The Munster Senior Challenge Cup has a special place in the hearts of all Garryowen people.”

Cork Constitution captain Niall Kenneally said: “We have had enjoyed great fortune in the Senior Challenge Cup in recent years, and we are eager for further success.”

Emerging Schools learn valuable lessons at Cork development blitz

The Munster Rugby Development Department held an U-15 invitational Emerging Schools Blitz at Cork’s Irish Independent Park earlier this month.

The blitz was facilitated by Munster Rugby development officer Eugene McCarthy and club community rugby officers Damien Hicks, Willie Shubart, Matt McGrath & Olan Daly.

The Munster Rugby Development Department would like to thank M&S for their continued support of the school initiative.

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