Salmo News 5/05/2011

Salmo News 5/05/2011

(05 May 2011)

J5's Beat Tarf to qualify for O'Connor Cup Final


 Last Friday night at Castle Avenue, the J5's beat Clontarf 31-17 in the Semi - Final of the O'Connor Cup and qualified for the final for the first team since 2007.

A team with a mixture of ages (and talent) includes amongst others: Father and Son Sean and Adam McDonagh (seen above), The Man of the match in every round of the cup the evergreen Brian Murray, "Socky" who is back home now and Thomas Leigh aka "leo".

Terenure now await in the final, which will take place this Saturday 7th May at home in Kirwan Park with a 3 O'clock Kick Off.

It's not often we play a Leinster Branch Cup Final at Home and we would appeal to all Salmo members to do their best to come along and support the team, you can be guaranteed there will be a big Terenure crowd up for this game.

If you would like to send the team a good luck message, send it to:

London Irish Trip a huge success!


 The u-11's celebrate their win in the Shield Final

Congratulations to our U-11's & U12's who represented the club so well at this years 4 Nations Rugby Tournament at Sunbury, where over 1700 children participated in Europe's largest Mini/Youths Festival.

With thanks to sterling work by a committee including: Peter McKeown, Alan Hayden, Graham Cook, Anthony Price, Noel  and Graham Smyth, it was a huge success, as the three teams who travelled represented the club with great distinction.

This was the 27th consecutive year that teams from DLSP travelled over for the festival and the unique level of hospitality provided to us, was as a reflection as to how appreciative London Irish were for the excellent Blitz that they took part in at Kirwan Park in March. This was organised by the afore mentioned committee, who pulled out all the stops for our guests.

With a special mention to the U-11's, who also won their Shield final (featured in photo above) and brought some silverware back to Kirwan Park this week.



England International Stefan Armitage, Congratulates the DLSP U-11's on their Shield win

Salmo Legend links up with friends at London Irish Festival:


 "Like Father Like Son" Former DLSP & Palmerston Player Tony Kavanagh with his Son Ruairi in their Teddington RFC Jerseys

What a pleasure to meet former Palmerston and DLSP player Tony Kavanagh in Sunbury at the 4 Nations festival.  Tony only hung up the boots two season ago (then aged 52), having played 18 seasons with Teddington Antlers, who have gone 61 matches unbeaten and for the second season in a row have qualified for finals day at Twickenham Vs Littleborough on May 14th.

He tells us with great pride that Teddington have had 5 promotions in 5 years and he played for the 1st xv in the first of these and he is now their chief scout. Hi Son Ruairi now flys the family flag on the pitch lining out at U-8's.

Sadly Tony's wife Sandra, who would have been very well known to many of us when he played with DLSP during the 80's, passed away two years ago.

For anyone who wants to get in contact with Tony, his e mail address is:


DLS Snipers reach Semi Final of the Kinsale Sevens Plate

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 Well done to the "DLS Snipers", who were one of two teams containing DLSP players that participated in this years Kinsale 7's Competition. The team included Daryl & David O'Brien, Simon O'Hare, Michael Morrin & Greg Sheridan. They reached the Semi-Final of the plate, where they were beaten by UCC's "Pink Eyed Panthers".



Thank You Sir Stanley!

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Stan Bolton, Planes, trains or Auto mobiles - He's always there for the Junior teams!

Special mention for Salmo legend Stan Bolton, who at 82 years of age, got a bus from Templeogue to town and from to Clontarf to cheer on the J5 team - Thank You Stan.

Blast from the Past:


Palmerston & DLSP legend Ronnie Buckley in action for "Palmo", Rugby is defintley in the family blood as his Grandson lines out with the current U-11's

Youth Section Past Pupils Signs up for Leinste r:

Congrats to former DLSP Minis/Youth Section player John Cooney (brother of first team stalwart Fran), who yesterday it was announced by Leinster Rugby had signed a full time contract with them.

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