Leinster Match Program – Article 2

The new season kicked off on the golf course rather than the rugby pitch. On August 31st we held the combined Leinster Rugby / Leinster Rugby Referees golf outing in Milltown Golf Club. A cracking day was had by all, and the weather played its part too with a beautiful sunny day. We had 21 members and 4 guests playing in Milltown GC.

The Brindley Cup was won by Brendan Lynch with 38 points and followed closely by Mark Gargan (37 points), Peter Donnelly (33) and Bryan O’Neill (31). It is not Brendan’s first time lifting the trophy and he played some magnificent golf.  David Bolger with 34 points won the Jim Dolan Memorial Plate for the best placed active member of the ARLB. Our appreciation is due to Simon ‘Nigel’ Owens who arranged the outing in conjunction with the Leinster Branch’s own competition. Conor Byrne in his presidential speech thanked all for attending and appealed to other members to support the event in the future.

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Michael O’Dea RIP

It is with deep sadness that I have to advise the passing of Michael O’Dea former President ARLB 1999/00.

May he rest in peace.

Funeral Notice

Michael James O’Dea of Clonkeen Drive, Dublin 18, died suddenly but peacefully, on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017, at Ferndene Nursing Home. Fondly remembered by his wife Ann, children Michael, Caroline, Stephen, Joseph and Jennifer together with their partners and his beloved grandchildren Sam, Molly, Tara, Eva, Luke, Finley and Rory; loving brother of Elizabeth and the late Mark, he will be sadly missed by all his family, relatives and friends.

There will be a gathering for family and friends on Thursday evening, 5th October, from 5pm to 7pm at Colliers Funeral Home, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, with prayers at 6pm. Requiem Mass on Friday, 6th October, at 10.00am in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, followed by burial in Dean’s Grange Cemetery. Family flowers only please.

Conor Byrne

President ARLB