4th November, 1999
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOUGLAS RUGBY CLUB
Douglas rugby club was
founded in 1979 by the late Joe OReilly, a douglas man who
was will known for his involvement in local politics and for his
keen interest in all sports, and seamus Corkery formerly of Cork
con. Seamus is a uncle of the current irish international David
Corkery, who played his first adult game with Douglas.
21 years ago, the club, which 20 members played at st marys school Rochestown. They then moved to scart, and just over 1 year ago they moved to their present ground at Moneygourney.
Their clubhouse has been based in st. Columbas hall from day membership has climbed steadily to over 80 members. Despite the close proximity to senior clubs douglas has enjoyed tremendous success. The first team currently plays in the munmster junior league div. 2 after gaining promotion from the minors ranks 4 years ago by winning the qualifying league. This was largely thanks to Finbarr OReagan and john white. Since 96/97 season.
The first team have one at least 1 trophy a year under the
Guidance of coach Mattie Marnell . Before promotion douglas won the kelly cup 3 times, two MacCarthy cups, Munster junior 2 cup, 96/97 season douglas finished third in the div. 3 league and made history by being the only div. 3 side to win the munster junior plate by beating such teams like mallow, dolphin, Ballincollig, Nenagh, and Thurlas in the final who were div. 1 leaders at the time, 97/98 season we won div, 3 un-beaten.
Last season we finished fourth in div.2, a fantastic record for a young club the second team has also enjoyed great success over the years only three weeks ago they won the osullivan cup for the second year running, and over the years had great wins in cup and league.
The club are eager to welcome new members into their ranks and feel that they would appeal to those who appreciate a successful and progressive club with a big heart our under age trains every Saturday morning 11-12.30pm our contact for under age is Frank Caul 374520 or denis barry 364826 any one who would like to join can contact president John White 895306 Club captain Martin Pinfield 892921. Secretary Bill Harris 892975 Treasurer Tony OFlynn 364375 or email@example.com
BEST WISHES WERE ADVERTISED FROM:
ST. COLUMBA'S HALL
DOUGLAS ROAD BOWLING
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