Schools Rugby 2019-2020

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mildlyinterested wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 2:07 pm
watched newbridge and pres bray yesterday.. newbridge have a huge pack.. and they were missing Donough Lawlor.

Berti Newman and Sam Prendergast very good at 12 and 10.
Let’s hope COVID doesn’t affect their cup campaign this year, would of been a very good final between them and Clongowes

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heard that leinster u18 schools outhalf Charlie McNamee has switched from clongowes to michaels along with his younger brother James who was starting 10 for clongowes JCT last season.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
heard that leinster u18 schools outhalf Charlie McNamee has switched from clongowes to michaels along with his younger brother James who was starting 10 for clongowes JCT last season.
No way, that’s insane, that kind of carry on was unheard of back in my day. Very rare to see something like that

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given the strange times, can't blame anyone who wants to spend time closer to home.

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mildlyinterested wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
heard that leinster u18 schools outhalf Charlie McNamee has switched from clongowes to michaels along with his younger brother James who was starting 10 for clongowes JCT last season.
He moved to Michael's last year

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Purist98 wrote:
October 3rd, 2020, 7:22 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 9:28 am
heard that leinster u18 schools outhalf Charlie McNamee has switched from clongowes to michaels along with his younger brother James who was starting 10 for clongowes JCT last season.
He moved to Michael's last year
Ah right.

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Anyone know if plans are being made for a schools cup to go ahead in the new year?

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Heard it might be happening in April hopefully there’s a vacinne by then please God

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This is fcukin brilliant, from Paul Howard
“I was quite young at the time, I was around 18, and had been asked to cover a schools rugby game for the Indo. I didn’t know much about it, it was new to me. I certainly didn’t know why it was taken so seriously.

“I remember my first match was Skerries against Blackrock, I think, and seeing 1500 people at this schools’ game. I was asked for 10 paragraphs, which was across six columns of a broadsheet daily newspaper. At that stage in my career it was definitely the biggest story I was ever asked to write, in terms of the word count. I couldn’t understand why it was taken so seriously. But I remember being confused by the mass of double-barrelled names on both sides. There were names everywhere! There may have been a few Roman numerals in there too.

“At one point I must have lost my concentration, but I gave a try to the wrong kid. I was then called in by the Indo, and was told, ‘We’ve had a solicitor’s letter about your match report.’

“I was thinking, ‘How could I libel someone in a match report?

“He [the sports editor] said, ‘You gave the try to the wrong kid.’

“‘Right…is that serious?’

“‘He said to me, ‘You have to remember with these kids. This kid was born, and his Dad brings a rugby ball to the maternity hospital and puts it in the basket with him. The kid is brought home and by the time the kid can stand up, the Dad is throwing a rugby ball at him. The kid then plays junior rugby with his pals in the park, and then he goes to secondary school and the plan is to make the Junior Cup team. He makes the Junior Cup team.

“‘Then he’s told the most important thing in his entire life is to make the Senior Cup team. And he makes the Senior Cup team. And in his very first match, he scores a try. And you get his f%~king name wrong.

“I could see it as quite a reasonable thing to be upset when he explained it to me like that!

“The solicitor’s letter demanded a retraction, a correction and an apology. I was just told to be grateful they weren’t looking for damages.

“But that whole thing about the Dad who is ready to defend his sporting son’s honour with a solicitor’s letter is essentially the dynamic Ross has with Charles O’Carroll Kelly, so I stole that. It wasn’t a wasted lesson on me.”
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Jaysus, I should get the solicitors on to the Anglo Celt about the 1955 Cavan Junior Championship final in which my father was incorrectly listed in the match report under his mothers maiden name.
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Heard that the cup could be happening in the campus at Quinta do Lago, Portugal with just Michael’s, Rock, Clongowes and Belvo competing. One of the Dads is able to secure some of the first batches of vacinnes that’s coming into Ireland and then it’ll take place in Portugal in January. Nothing confirmed yet but that’s a real possibility of happening.

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Sounds like utter nonsense.

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