Salmo News 10/09/10

Salmo News 10/9/10

(10 Sep 2010)

Stevie Harte R.I.P.

Some Memories about Stevie Harte R.I.P. (thanks to Barry O'Connor)....

Played in front of about 25,000 people when Palmerston played Blackrock RFC in senior Cup first round match at Lansdowne Road in March 1974. Main reason was BlackrocK School were in final of Leinster Senior Cup V St. Marys (I think) immediately following the Palmerston match. Palmerston lost narrowly but abiding memory was of Stevie at a 5 yard scrum on Blackrock’s ball lift Ray Mc Loughlin (ex Ireland & Lions prop) clean off the ground.

Best place to go on every Good Friday was Stevie Harte’s house in Ballinteer for an afternoon & evening  arty where the main dish was fish curry washed down with pints of beer from a Smithwick’s barrel.

Stevie together with the other Palmerston pack in the mid 1970’s used to push the Leinster pack around when they came up to Milltown for scrummaging practice.

Hugely popular and well known and liked character, as witnessed while in city centre with Stevie on Christmas eve for many years. Was amazed by the number of people that he knew and met on Grafton Street on that afternoon and evening.

Many of us in Palmerston all had Hitachi radios, televisions and Hi Fi Sterio Players, that we had bought from Stevie (whole sale price) during his employment with Premier Electronics in the 70’s.


Played soccer for Palmerston V Majorca Waiters 11 in 1973. On the Palmerston team that day was former Ireland, Manchester United & Notts County player Ray O’Brien.

This Sunday have lunch at Salmo:

Don't forget Gerry Doyle starts serving Sunday lunch this Sunday and as mentioned earlier in the week, also his opening offer, buy 1 get 1 free for a 4 course lunch (€15), this also applies to the Kiddies Menu.

Paddy Smyth R.I.P:

The club would like to offer their sincerest condolences to Youths player Christopher Smyth and his family on the sudden death of his father Paddy earlier this week.

Josh O'Rourke:

Congratulations to Josh O'Rourke who was recently selected for the Leinster U-18 team and played in two games on their tour to Leeds.


Open Day a huge success!!

Congratulations to Ciaran Daly and all the coaches/administrators in the Youth Section on their hugely succesful open day that was held two weeks ago. Over 40 new players were signed up on the day. Well done to all involved!

Games this weekend:

Best of luck to the first team and J1's who both play away to Greystones in Dr Hickey Park on Saturday in the Leinster Senior League.  






A past pupil of De La Salle College Churchtown, Stevie was a legendary figure, during the 70’s & 80’s with Palmerston FC,  who played with great distinction at all levels for his beloved club. During this time he also played for Leinster.

His playing career was hugely curtailed, after a nasty broken ankle injury, in the late 1970’s. However in 1985 when Palmerston & De La Salle merged, he played on the first De La Salle Palmerston J2 team, which went on to win the league that year. 

After he stopped playing, he got involved on a Sunday morning with the youth section and trained a number of succesful teams.

He was a hugely popular and charismatic figure in Leinster (and indeed Irish Club Rugby), who had many friends throughout the game.

His warm personality and welcoming smile, made sure that people remembered him, both on and off pitch, making him one of the true characters of the game.

Funeral arrangements are Mount Jerome Crematorium this Monday 13th September at 14.00 and then back to the club house at Kirwan Park.

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