Friday 15 December 2017

Keegan and Seapoint have a ball

Saturday, October 9, 2010, will be long remembered in the annals of Seapoint RFC, as it was the day the club hosted its first All-Ireland League game. Following on from a five-try bonus point win away to Rainey Old Boys the previous weekend, the club wanted to celebrate the historic day in style -- and that's just what they did.

With Leinster taking on Racing Metro at the RDS, the kick-off for the Seapoint game was pushed out to 5.0pm and, with Leinster's emphatic win, the atmosphere was set for a great day at Killbogget Park.

Following the Leinster victory the members and guests enjoyed live music and food, and the lunch was provided by Cavistons of Glasthule.

Seapoint's opponents on the day were Wanderers and the record crowd at Killbogget Park was treated to a thrilling game of rugby. Seapoint used the wind to their advantage in the first half and racked up a 23-3 half-time lead.

The second half was not so one-sided, but Seapoint's defence held strong and denied Wanderers any league points as the final score ended 26-15 in favour of the home team.

Undoubtedly Seapoint's key player on the day was out-half Brian Keegan, who secured all of Seapoint's 26 points.

Seapoint would like to extend their thanks to all the dignitaries who joined us on the day; Mary Hanafin (Minster for Sport), Tom Grace (Honorary Treasurer of the IRFU), John Lyons (ex-president of the IRFU), Tim Pat Coogan (guest speaker) and Peter Caviston for the fantastic food on the day.

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