Three Donaghadee players had a major part in the Ulster Junior side’s 20-12 victory over Connacht in the Inter Provincial Championship last weekend in Ballina.
Chris Hamilton started in the No. 7 jersey, with Paul McKenzie and Phil Eadie joining him off the bench. Paul doubles up as Assistant Coach to the squad and all are to be congratulated on an excellent result against a side that have been the Inter Pro Champions for the past two seasons.
This Saturday the Championship continues at Coleraine RFC (ko 2:30pm) when the Ulster side take on Munster (who defeated Leinster 31-27 in their opening game last weekend). All support would be most welcome.
Annual Club Dinner 2013
The Annual Club Dinner will take place in the clubhouse at Donaldson Park on Saturday 11th May 2013 at 7pm and all those who are interested in attending are encouraged to contact Ian Fleming as soon as possible as places are going fast.
The following Saturday evening (18th May 2013) there will be a party in the Clubhouse to say goodbye to our resident Kiwi Kalave Auali’itia and his fiancé Hannah Fleming.
Kalave has been with the club for the past two seasons, and as well as being a formidable player on the pitch Hannah & he have been extremely popular members of the club and the local community during their stay.
Kalave was, of course, a member of the Donaghadee 1st XV side that brought the Millar McCall Wylie Junior Cup to the Club in December 2011 as well as helping the side to a Top Four finish in each of the last two seasons in Kukri Qualifying One.
They will both be sadly missed around the Dee and the Club wishes them both every success and happiness back on the home “paddock” in New Zealand.
Ulster Bank Rugby Force
Donaghadee RFC urges local rugby clubs to register to win £5,000 with Ulster Bank RugbyForce
Donaghadee 1st XV Vice-Captain Gareth Gordon (right) and Stephen Cruise from Ulster Bank remind local rugby clubs to register by Friday 12th April for Ulster Bank RugbyForce.
Donaghadee Rugby Club was a RugbyForce winner in 2012.
The countdown is on for rugby clubs across Northern Ireland to win a £5,000 support package to upgrade their facilities with Ulster Bank RugbyForce. Friday April 12th is the final deadline to register for this initiative which also encourages local communities to come and give some hands-on support to spruce up their local clubhouse and grounds.
Ards Borough Council Sport Development Department: Coach Education Courses 2012-2013
Ards Borough Council Sport Development Department has a number of Coach Education Courses available for 2012-2013.
Click here for more information on the courses that are on offer.
Courses range from first aid, to IFA coaching badges, dealing with Autism, social media, child protection and much more.
You may have noticed the excellent photographs which are appearing in Facebook (both on our wall and as 'profile photos' for several of our players), and the local media - covering action from the Dee’s games. These are due to Kerry Wood whose husband Simon is a 3rds regular and whose children play in the Dee Youth Section.
Many thanks are due to Kerry from the club for her excellent efforts which are certainly helping to keep the Dee to the fore in all forms of media!
Click on Match Reports to read details of Donaghadee Rugby Club's matches. You can also access these by visiting the Fixtures & Results page.