Barry Duggan on the Irish Independent dated19th January 2009 .writes about Presentation R.F.C. "Rugby stars push for little Katie Delaney ". The Kate Delaney Appeal fund raiser cheque for €10,400 was handed over by the then club President Tom Foley to Katie's dad Ollie then then captain of the Junior XV. Also great credit is due to Owen South & Pat Carey on organizing the event.
"Rugby football is a game I can't claim absolutely to understand in all its niceties, if you know what I mean. I can follow the broad, general principles, of course. I mean to say, I know that the main scheme is to work the ball down the field somehow and deposit it over the line at the other end and that, in order to squalch this programme, each side is allowed to put in a certain amount of assault and battery and do things to its fellow man which, if done elsewhere, would result in 14 days without the option, coupled with some strong remarks from the Bench."
P. G. Wodehouse Very Good, Jeeves (1930)
"The rumours have come as a surprise to us because we have been tight throughout. Whoever is playing gets the backing of whoever isn't playing and vice-versa when opportunities come for guys. We've trained very well but unfortunately we just didn't get what we needed at the weekend against France. But there is no disharmony." Simon Best speaking about the Irish Camp
"Beer and Rugby are more or less synonymous." - Chris Laidlaw
"The advantage law is the best law in rugby, because it lets you ignore all the others for the good of the game."
- Derek Robinson
"The pub is as much a part of rugby as is the playing field." - John Dickenson
Two 90 year old men, Mike and Joe, have been friends all of their lives. When it's clear that Joe is dying, Mike visits him every day. One day Mike says, "Joe, we both loved rugby all our lives, and we played rugby on Saturdays together for so many years. Please do me one favor, when you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's rugby there." Joe looks up at Mike from his death bed," Mike, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you".
Shortly after that, Joe passes on. At midnight a couple of nights later, Mike is awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Mike -- Mike."
"Who is it? Asks Mike who sat up suddenly. "Who is it?" "Mike -- it's me, Joe." "You're not Joe. Joe just died." "I'm telling you, it's me, Joe," insists the voice.
"Joe! Where are you?" "In heaven," replies Joe. "I have some really good news and a little bad news." "Tell me the good news first," says Mike. "The good news," Joe says," is that there's rugby in heaven. Better yet, all of our old friends who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always spring time and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play rugby all we want, and we never get tired."
That's fantastic," says Mike. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?
"You're in the Starting XV for Tuesday."