Salmo news 28/1/2011

Salmo News 28/1/2011

(28 Jan 2011)




A complete non-profit event, it’s concept is to enable this age group to compete in a safe event and in a sporting environment suitable for their stage of development.

Excess proceeds and donations given on the day go to the Children’s Cancer Fund at Our Lady’s Children's Hospital in Crumlin.

Anyone involved in coaching our youngest sporting enthusiasts will appreciate – getting them running in the right direction & staying between the lines is often a breakthrough for the coaches at this age level! They  also love the build-up to and participation in an event of this nature

But there was no suitable event prior to the Kieran Burke Tournament. This event is a great chance for the teams to show their skills. It is also important as it gets coaches networking, leading to future fixtures for the young players.

The event attracts a very large crowd of players, coaches & support for the teams from the parents.

On Sunday January 30th, DLSP FC, exclusively reserve, the use of their 16acre site & facilities, for what has become one of the most important events on their club calendar.

The organisers expect the tournament to run at maximum capacity in 2011 with twenty-three clubs  already registered to participate. The tournament starts at 10:00 AM on Sunday, 30 January 2011 in DLSP FC’s home grounds at Kirwan Park in Kilternan, Co. Dublin.


All players (Senior, Junior, U21) have been informed of the annual subscriptions, which are now due. Payment details are available on the website. Please pay immediately.

Two tickets for the Ireland England game are being put up as prizes for all members that pay their membership in full by the end of January.

The new secure on line membership option has been very successful and also has the benefit of allowing you the option of paying your membership over three months in an easy pay system.If you haven't paid your membership yet, find out more by clicking on the following link and be in with a chance of winning these two golden tickets.

Tis and Dat  

Good to see Peter Tunney back in action at usual Thursday night warm down.

Last Saturday Katherina Purcell conducted a training course in CPR and Defibrillator training. As a result six members are now qualified and accredited to Irish Heart Foundation standards. Well done nurse K.P



SENIOR XV, Fixtures: The Kieran Burke Perpetual Trophy; Subscriptions:  Tis and Dat:  Directory:




It may be boring but the continuing bad luck of injuries was again part of the build up to the Old Wesley game. New to the list after Clonakilty were Alan Costigan and Conor Hickey. Conor Power Senior was a welcome comeback.

Conor Hickey who has been an integral part of the team for the last 10 years was a big loss given his place kicking prowess. This was noted within the first five minutes when Phillip de Barra missed a kick left of the posts inside the 22. Despite a promising start with one wrong option costing us a try it was Wesley who took the initial lead through a penalty. This did not dampen the spirits and the enthusiasm to attack was prevalent. A Julian Moroney box kick was gathered by Josh Russell Carroll and he  fed Adam Philpott  who weaved his way through two tackles to score right of the posts. The try went unconverted. Within five minutes Wesley worked the ball across their line for their winger to score in the corner. They converted giving them a 10-5 lead. Just on half time Old Wesley kicked a penalty to go into the break 13-5 up.

With Joe Parkes coming on board during the week as forwards coach the pack were showing a greater cohesion, no more so than in the scrum. This was to become evident early in the second half. A Wesley scrum was out under severe pressure and wheeled and we got the put in. On the have way line the scrum was won and an attack set up this saw Sean Bagshaw and Ken Copeland make two strong line breaks bringing us to the line and eventually after efforts by Ken Copeland and Karl Moran, Michael Nevin scored. Unfortunately the conversion was missed and we were trailing 10-13. On the 20th minute mark, Michael Nevin our third kicker landed our first successful kick at goal and levelled the sides. At this point we were dominant and had the majority of possession. A mistake between two of the Wesley back three saw us latch onto the breaking ball and kick ahead out of our halve into their 22. There we applied sustained pressure and from a scrum karl Moran was held uop on the line but we recycled went right and substitute Clive Ross drove over from short range to get the try. Again the conversion was missed. Salmo were on top now and a penalty taken by Ken Copeland nudged us the crucial two scores way from Wesley. With minutes to go Conor Power Snr made a dazzling break rounding three players to score the bonus point try just left of the posts. Ken Copeland converted to make the final score 28-13


Filed by Paul Looby


Friday 28th January

J3 home to St Marys in J3 League 19.30KO Kirwan Park

Saturday 29th January

1st XV  At Home to Ballymena in Ulster Bank AIL 14.30KO Kirwan Park
J4 Home to Nth Kildare in J4 League 14.30KO Kirwan Park
J5 Away to Wanderers in J5 League 14.30KO Merrion Road

Sunday 30th January

J1 Away to Seapoint in J1 League with a 14.30KO
U21 Away to Suttonians in Pennant with a 14.30KO

The Kieran Burke Perpetual Trophy


The Kieran Burke Perpetual Trophy was set up in honour of one of our youngest & most enthusiastic players (who also was a Leinster mascot): Kieran Burke, who died of leukaemia in January 2004, aged six

The tournament was devised by DLSP and in conjunction with the Burke family, with the inaugural tournament being held in January 2005.

Since then it has grown into the largest U-7 sporting event in the country, with last year’s tournament having over 1000 children attending.

2011 will be the tournaments seventh year & the huge interest in applications to date, indicate  that interest from teams wanting to participate, will again ensure over 1000 U-7’s will participate.

The huge success of the tournament and it’s invaluable contribution to the development of rugby at such a young age in Leinster, has seen the Leinster Branch incorporating it into their calendar and also providing their full support and services where required to the tournament

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