Robbie Henshaw is among the nominations for the EPCR European Player of the Year award.
15 players are listed on the initial list with a quartet of Leinster players being the only Irish representatives.
The list will be reduced to five players in early May following the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup semi-finals. Ronan O’Gara coached La Rochelle, who Leinster play in the semi-final on May second, have five players listed.
Public voting is now open for the initial list so cast your vote for Robbie, who won another Man of the Match award with another outstanding display in Leinster’s quarter-final victory away to holders Exeter Chiefs, by logging on here and make sure you click on Robbie’s name when submitting your vote!
Best wishes to Charlie Quinn
Best wishes are extended to Charlie Quinn who has travelled to the Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in England for medical treatment.
Charlie is accompanied by his mother Kathy and he will be there for the next few months. Charlie is a young Creggs RFC player whose father Niall is manager of Buccaneers RFC J1’s team.
The importance of bone marrow donor needs greater awareness. To find out more log-on here
50/50 Draw Winners
Recent winners in Buccaneers RFC weekly 50/50 Draw were:
23rd March - Geraldine Kenny €170
30th March - Sean Webster €175
6th April - Mary Murray €171
13th April - Leon Smith €145 (proving that 13 is not unlucky for Leon who won for a second time in this draw! Remember, if you are not in, you cannot win!)
Underage rugby training to recommence
The Government of Ireland have announced that new public health measures are coming into place this month.
From April 26th “underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 or less can recommence for all exercise activities outdoors, subject to public health advice at the time”.
Provisionally, this means only underage sections clubs and schools in the Republic of Ireland will be able to offer non-contact rugby training from that date.
All clubs and schools who wish to resume rugby must have an up-to-date Covid-19 Safety Plan - No Plan, No Play!