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for soon 'tis known from whence we came
where e'er we go they dread the name
of Garryowen in glory”

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Archive for October, 2017

Oonagh Bermingham RIP

Monday, October 30th, 2017

It is with regret and sadness that we learn of the passing of Oonagh Bermingham, mother of our former player and Chairman of Rugby, Andrew.

Reposing at Griffin’s Funeral Home, John’s Gate on Tuesday (31st Oct.) from 5.30pm. Removal at 7.30pm to Mary Magdalene Church, Monaleen. Funeral on Wednesday (1st Nov.) after 1pm Mass to Ballysimon Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Milford Care Centre.

                                                                                 Rest in Peace




Results Round Up

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

For the first time in a long time the 1sts, 2nds and 3rds teams were drawn at home on one day.  The 1sts entertained UCD in the UBL, the 2nds and 3rds played Shannon and Scariff respectively.  I’m happy to report that all three were victorious which was a great result for the club and all the lads involved in getting teams on the pitch.  Both the 2nds and 3rds remain unbeaten in their leagues.

The 1sts got the ball rolling with a super 27-20 win over UCD.  This despite playing for 50mins with 14 men following the dismissal of prop Andrew Keating.  The lads showed guts and character to stay in contention against a free willed UCD team full of running.  Neil Cronin kept the scoreboard ticking over with 5 penalties and a conversion, his only miss was a conversion off the post.  Not to be out done David Johnston chipped in with two very good tries.  A very good performance and a particularly good 2nd half saw us home safely and kept us in 3rd position in the league table.  This should put us in a good spirits for next weeks away game v Lansdowne.

GFC Scorers

T: David Johnston (2)

C: Neil Cronin (1)

P: Neil Cronin (5)

Next up were the 3rds who played a big robust Scariff team in the Gleeson League on the AW pitch.  While Scariff proved a difficult side to break down the lads kept plugging away and earned a hard fought 25-0 win.  Great resilience and discipline paid off in the end.

GFC Scorers

T: Dave Leonard, Daryl Smyth, Luke Guinnane

C: Kevin McCoy (2)

P: Kevin McCoy (2)

Last but by no means least came the 2nds v Shannon in the Senior Seconds League.  Kicking off at 6pm under lights this attracted a good crowd and the players responded in kind with a good 40-24 win against a handy opposition.  Scoring 6 tries in the process, the lads set a high bar to maintain and no doubt they’ll meet it in future games.

GFC Scorers

T: Paul Clancy (3) Aaron McCluskey, Jack Kelly, JM Griffin

C: Andrew O’Byrne (5)

A very good weekend all round for the club.  Well done to all involved. GiG

Sile Quilligan RIP

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The Club would like to extend is deepest sympathies to Philip Ryan (husband) and all the Quilligan Family inc Pat and Gary who lost their sister Sile to illness.   Siblings -Anne, Mary, Eibhlís, Jack and her daughter Beth. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam

Results Round Up

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Storm Brian made his presence felt last Friday evening as we faced Young Munster in the quarter final of the Munster Senior Cup.  High winds and rain affected the game but not the large turnout for the most traditional competition in Munster rugby.  The cup brings out the best in all clubs and in a tough battle we emerged 19-16 winners on the night.  Cork Con await us in the semis.

Our U20s had another good win on Saturday against local rivals UL Bohs.  Trailing 8-5 at half time the lads rolled up the sleeves and finished as 11-31 winners scoring 5 tries and ensuring a bonus point win.


T: Michael McCarthy, Conor Biggane, Anson Thai, Mikey Sheahan, Derry Gleeson

C: Harry Byrne (2)


Well done to all #GiG 

Prematch Lunch GFC v UCD

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017





We are holding a pre match lunch for the UCD game this Saturday October 28th.

Entry to the game, a three course lunch with wine for just €25.

To book your place contact Geraldine Morrissey at 087 246 6815 by Thursday

Hog & Grog Christmas Special

Thursday, October 19th, 2017


The Club will be hosting its annual “Hog & Grog” Christmas Special on Saturday Dec 2nd in Dooradoyle.    This will be our last UBL home fixture before Christmas, where we take on Cork Con.   There will be a pre-match lunch at 12.30pm with the Pig on a Spit after the game at 5pm.   Music by Blind Dog.

Great day & night planned and those interested, should purchase tickets online,in advance.   

Three options:

  1. All-In: Pre-Match Lunch, 2 Courses with Wine + Match Ticket + Ticket for the Hog & Grog Pig on a Spit. – €30 Per Person
  2. Half Board: Match Ticket + Ticket for the Hog & Grog Pig on a Spit – €15 Per Person
  3. H&G Only: Ticket for the Hog & Grog Pig on a Spit – €5 Per Person

Purchase tickets in advance online below.  

H&G Options


Results Round Up

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Our 3rds, playing in the Gleeson League, got the weekend off to a winning start with a hard fought win against their Shannon RFC opponents out in Coonagh.  We were trailing by 10 points with only twenty minutes on the clock.  The lads showed great resilience to come back and secure a 22-20 win.  The only blight on the result was a shoulder injury to Adrian O’Donoghue as he scored the winning try.  Wishing Adrian a speedy recovery and hoping the injury isn’t serious.

GFC Scorers

T: Charlie Colling, Andrew Flavin & Adrian O’Donoghue

C: Kevin McEvoy (2)

P: Kevin McEvoy (1)

This win was followed up by the U20s with a one sided Donal Walsh Trophy win against a visiting Newcastlewest RFC.  The lads ran in 9 tries with Liam Barrett claiming 5 and finished the game with a 50-6 score line.

GFC Scorers

T: Liam Barrett (5) Ansen Thai, Roy Whelan, Diarmuid Barron, Marc Loughran

C: Harry Byrne (1)

P: Harry Byrne (1)

The 2nds faced ULBohs in the Senior Seconds League away in Annacotty.  Not to be overshadowed by Saturdays wins the lads recorded a solid 32-17 win.  A hard forward battle saw 5 tries scored in the pack with Mark Rowley scoring 4. 

GFC Scorers

T: Mark Rowley (4) Dara Shanahan, Derry Gleeson

C: Liam Barrett (1)

A good weekend on the field for the club with 18 tries scored.  Well done to all involved. GiG!!

Ireland v South Africa Hospitality

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ireland host South Africa in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday November 11.

Join us for an outstanding prematch lunch and hospitality. Featuring

  • Complimentary Bar
  • 4 Course Lunch
  • Special Guest Speaker
  • Match Ticket & Programme
  • Post Match Reception

Contact Geraldine Morrissey 087 246 6815

2007 Grand Slam Anniversary

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

It is 10 years since the 2007 Glam Slam, when we swept the board to claim

  • All Ireland League
  • All Ireland Cup
  • Munster Senior Cup
  • Munster Junior Cup

Join the victorious teams, coaches and the Alan Lewis the league final referee for a night of celebration in the clubhouse on Sunday October 29.

Purchase Your tickets online here

Number of Participants

Cash for Clobber

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Bring your old clothes to our bring bank and help raise valuable funds for the club.  Bags are available behind the bar if you need some.


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