“On the 30th of July, 8 members of Munster Rugby arrived in Kenmare as part of the Munster Race 2014. The members of Team 6 consisted of Stephen Archer, Cian Bohane, James Cronin, CJ Stander, Robin Copeland, Duncan Casey, Cathal Sheridan & Paul O’Connell. The gentlemen came to Kenmare as part of the annual Munster Race, which splits the Munster squad into 6 teams, & they must travel through various towns & villages throughout Munster on their way to their final destination in Dingle. The players arrived and presented medals to our local Rugby Teams young members who were awestruck with their heroes. They posed for photographs & signed autographs for all fans young & old! The Kenmare Bay hotel that included Kenmare Rugby Club committee members & sponsors then treated the players to a VIP dinner. The Gents then walked into town to meet some more supporters before heading to bed in their beautiful accommodation provide by the Kenmare Bay Hotel. On Thursday morning they helped 8 lucky shoppers in Supervalu Kenmare spend their €100 vouchers co-sponsored by Murphy’s SuperValu Kenmare & Kenmare Rugby Club, before having a nutritious breakfast at Cafe Mocha in town. The guys thanked their hosts & stressed how well they had been treated on their short stay in Kenmare. Thank you to all our sponsors, parents, players & committee for making this happen at such short notice!
Kenmare Rugby Club Chairman