TeamTalk Update – 2 April 2023

TeamTalk Update – 2 April 2023

April 3, 2023 0 Team Talk

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club


Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events  +  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments often expressed in this publication are not necessarily
those of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a Winning Club in 2023

Why would you play for Old Boys Marist ?

We have a simple philosophy at Napier Old Boys Marist – that we are a well organised rugby club both on and off the field, we are fit, disciplined, well coached and our players are very loyal.  Our teams are always well presented.

At Napier Old Boys Marist we promote a strong work ethic, we play with a special passion and honesty which is fun to be part of, but we also expect our players to carry that honesty through to their work and personal lives.

In summary we as a club will create a positive environment so that players can expect to progress in their rugby careers.  To excel players must also take responsibility for their rugby and life in general.

The key is not the will to win … everybody has that.
It is the will to prepare to win that is important.

Have YOU booked your 2023 ticket yet ?

It’s that time again where we are asking for your commitment to the clubs main fundraiser.
If you wish to purchase your 200 Club Ticket $60   or   Gold Card membership $200 which includes a ticket in this great raffle.

Please indicate either through the face book message   or   message  Jennifer direct  –  0274 346 2150.


Online is the preferred payment to  03 – 1355 – 0760476 – 00  using your name as a reference   or   you can pay over the bar.


We have attached a flyer which shows the benefits of becoming a Gold Card member.

First draw 27 May 2023.


Once again the main prize is a $2700 travel voucher.

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby

All players can now complete their registrations online here.

SUBS: Can now be paid. These can be part paid  or  in full.

Players Subs: $100

Non-player Subs: $50

Please use your name as a reference.

03 1355 0760476 00

Napier Old Boys Marist Club Sponsors
    Benson Property Limited  –  Richard Kepka Builders  –  Tremain Real Estate    –  Napier Collision Repair Centre  –    Motordrome Tyre & Auto Service
–  Broker Webb Risk Services  –  Onekawa Liquorland  –  Devine Plumbing  –  BJ Mahony Shearing  –  MRD Web –  Red Steel  –  Proton Electric Ltd  –
Shape Life & Financial Services   –  Tech Group  –   Sideline Bar  

Thinkwater Hawkes Bay  –  DB Breweries   –  BWR  –   Kauri & Co Hawkes Bay  –  Napier Sandblasting   –  Scott Applegate Electrical
Eastern & Central Community Trust  –  Endeavour Community Foundation  –   Four Winds Foundation  –
Infinity Foundation Ltd  –  Lion Foundation – New Zealand Community Trust  –  Pub Charity  –   The Southern Trust

Members Support our valued Sponsors as they generously Support us

New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809

President: Richard McCrea      Vice President: Mike Donoghue
Secretary: Robert McCoid      Treasurer: Jack Sanders

Chairman: Terry Gittings

Contact: 0274 524 521

Committee:   Andi Burrell, Josh Costello,  Martin Devoy,  Bernard Gittings,  Neil Murphy,  Paul Teddy,

>>> NZ Marist website  <<<



Team Management Personnel 2023 Season
Premier –  Ellery Wilson  – 027 964 9060   :   Assistant – Edwin Meachen – 022 041 6930
Manager  Monty Monteith – 027 807 0522   :  Assistants –-  Mitch Gardiner  – 029 012 523
–  Peter Bainbridge – 027 245 8729

Premier Reserves
  –  Chris Halas  – 027 533 0925   :   Ross Clements   –  022 350 0281
Manager – Chris O’Connor  –  027 311 5222

Thirds  –  Robbie Morrison  –  8452535     :  John de Lautour  –  027 276 7952
Manager  – 
 Bryan McGreevy –   021 195 1944 

Colts  –   Steve Smithers  – 022 498 5367   :    Sam Birch –  027 355 8379  :
Pouvi Fatialofa  –
Manager –  –

Members please pass the word around….
A Ground Controller is required this Rugby season.
Times are 12-5pm Saturdays.  Remuneration is negotiable.
For more details, contact Wade:
Club Catering
We are looking for a catering extraordinaire to take over the kitchen for the 2023 season.
The role will involve selling hot food from 2 pm until 7 pm Saturdays from April through to July and
creating meals for visiting team when required.  Thursday night meals are also an option but not required.
The kitchen facilities could also be available during the week for private events
if you have your own catering needs.

For full details please contact Wade Colville-Smith: 021 059 3943

@ Bond Fields  1  &  2  –  Park Island
@ 6pm

New Players Always Welcome

Next Weeks Action >  Saturday 7 April
Premiers  vs  Hastings R&S  @  Elwood Park  3pm
Premier Reserves  vs  Tech  @  Whitmore Park  1.15pm
Thirds  vs  Bridge Pa  @  Regional Sports Park  2.45pm
Colts  vs  No colts games  (Easter)

The Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield
The fruits of yesterdays Nash Cup win over Havelock North is in
the tight grips of Premiers outside back Paorian Manuel-Harman
and team captain Hannon Brighouse.




2023 Ray White NASH CUP  



Anderson Park on a gloomy Hawkes Bay day and the Hawkes Bay Challenge Shield up for grabs.

We started stronly and starved Havelock of any possession and after 9 mins Hannon Brighouse scored a great try from a lineout drive. Jonty obliged with the first conversion.   Straight on attack from the restart and if it wasn’t for a few mistakes we would have put more points on the board.  However in the 17th min new halfback to the club Kade Manuel ducked around the ruck for a great try. Jonty again added the conversion to make it 14 – 0.  The rest of the 2nd half we fell away from our game plan and started pushing 50/50 passes and letting ourselves down and hosts Havelock into the game with a try. Half time up 14-5.

Straight after the break new to the club Mitch Gibson went over for a try and 3 mins later he had his 2nd.  The back line showing that given an opportunity they will attack and thats what they did with another strong forward try to Josh Gimblet. Jonty added the conversion.   The Wairoa wizard (Paorian Manuel-Harman) was next to dot down and is starting to show some of his form that he produced last year. Jonty added the conversion.   Live wire Michael Beech was next to score and looks dangerous when he gets his hands on the ball. Jonty added the conversion.  The 2nd half was pure poetry in motion with some of the best rugby I have seen this team produce.  Full credit must be given to coaches Meachen and Wilson for their trust and ability to give the younger and new members of the squad full opportunity.  Also Thanks to our supporters.  See you Friday.

Report courtesy – Monty Monteith

Red Steel Player of  Day   3. Hannon Brighouse       2. Jonty Stewart       1. Jade Manuel

Other Premier Results – CHB  27-3 HRS  :  Pirates 19-16 Clive  :  Tech 78 – 0 Aotea  :   Tamatea 7 – 56 Taradale   :    MAC  Bye


  Jack Swain Cup


The Richard Kepka Premier Reserves started off their season playing Taradale at home, always a tough club to play although on this occasion we started off with uncontested scrums so we weren’t sure what to expect.   We started off on defence and held strong and the rest of the opening 20 minutes our forwards gave our backs good running ball and we scored through Kitiona, Dylan and James.  The rain started to come down and handling errors and penalties halted our momentum, Kitiona grabbed his brace before Taradale slotted a penalty right on halftime, 20-3 at the break but we felt we should have had more.

The second half started with Taradale on attack, high tackles and repeated penalties cost us and Mandela found himself in the bin and Taradale crossed and converted to make it 20-10.   More handling errors, confusion in the backs and the last passes not sticking had us a little frustrated, only leading by 10 with 20 minutes to play.    However with a yellow card to one of their big men we finished strong and scored 3 further tries to Mandela, another for James and Hamiora at full time. Final score 37-10

Big Ali ran hard, Pio tackled staunch and the back 3 scored 5 of our 7 tries.  Plenty to work on but a good result to start our campaign.  Tries to Kitiona Moleli (2), James Mitchell (2), Dylan Kiwara, Mandela Sene, Hamiora Miringaorangi  plus a conversion to Hamiora Miringaorangi (1)

Reports courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Player of  Day   3. Mandela Sene     2. Pio Mauga   1. Sami Lauano

Other Premier Reserve Results – Havelock North 13 – 29 Tech  :  Pirates 24 – 43 MAC  :  Eskview WBD–LBD Maraenui  :  Bridge Pa 31 – 24 HRS  :

Amongst the Premier Reserves scorers at Tremain Field yesterday were James Mitchell  and  Kitiona Moleli
While below Ali Alivale punches his way upfield against Taradale opponents in his sides 37-10 win.


Maury Cody Cup

17 – 87  CLIVE

The main game at Tremain field saw the mighty ‘NOBM Thirds’ play the defending champions Clive in the opening game of the season.  It was great to have a full squad and Coach Morrison had the boys humming in the warm-ups.  Unfortunately Clive got half a dozen tries in the first half before we eventually got a superb try by man of the match Daniel Fridd to be down 7 – 36  at half time.   The boys battled hard in the second half against the huge opposition and showed some good signs of what they will it be capable of doing against other teams this season with two Great tries later in the game by Vavao and Alevine.  The Team has a great blend of  youth and experience and we look forward to some exciting Games this season.

Reports courtesy –  John Delatour, Manager

Red Steel Player of  Day   3. Dan Fridd      2. Salejunior Kolio      1. Iopu Lauano

Other Thirds Results – Flaxmere LBD – WBD Bridge Pa  :  Taradale 24 – 5 Pirates  :  Tamatea 14 – 41 Havelock North



Arthur Brown Cup


With the 2023 season starting this weekend the boys were rearing to go!    Our struggle for the season ahead is securing a healthy front row, with only having one being game fit this weekend it hindered the game somewhat.  Thank you Chris for lending us Lenny from the 2nds.


Hastings came out strong with really good ball runners, and got out to an early lead. We finished the first half strong, being just 10 points down. We felt like we had the upper hand as we could see that Hastings we’re looking tired.   Second half cost us the game with ill discipline and poor handling which coast us the game.  Lots to work on for the season ahead.  If you know of any front rowers that would be interested in playing for us please me us know, otherwise it will be a hard season ahead for us relying on our other club teams.

Reports courtesy –  Sam Birch

Red Steel Player of  Day   3. Ashton Roussell       2. Hamish Whyman       1. Marando Duijiser


Other Colts Results –  Pirates 34 – 43 Onga Tiko  :  Clive 22 – 5 Havelock North   :  Taradale 24 – 15 Tech


Clubrooms Aftermatch Action

Our Lucky Members Draws starts on Saturday April 15th  –  so get your memberships paid soon as to be in the weekly draws.


2023 Registrations Now Open!
Make sure you register now if you can. All players last year were sent a personalised link to make life easier (Please check junk/spam folders too).
If you know someone new who is keen, send them this link:

For further Junior Rugby Info please contact
>  Bevan Condin  021 160 5118   /  or  Glenn Fulcher  027 640 0127  /
For more details check us out on Facebook:

2023 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
Dave Walls (Convenor) , Glenn Fulcher (Secretary) ,

“New Players Welcome to Team up with
Marist Junior Rugby again in 2023”

The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow

club noticeboard

MISSION statement

“To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it
would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis”

DID YOU KNOW            

THAT  We hope you will round up some of your old clubmates and come along to our ‘home’ games at Tremain Field and then spend some time chewing over just what it was like back in your day.  Your fellow club members and current our players will appreciated YOUR SUPPORT……. See YOU on Saturday….


THAT   Ladies  –  Did you play for the former Napier Marist Netball Club ?   We are going to celebrate what was the starting of the club 50 years ago with a Dinner.
Please keep  Saturday August 5th 2023    Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the former club.    More details still to come….


   THAT  The 2023 New Zealand Marist Colts tour has been tentatively arranged with four games across the central North Island  –  vs Masterton Marist, Masterton (July 29),   vs Palmerston North Old Boys Marist, Palmerston North (August 1),   Whanganui Marist, Whanganui (3 August),   Taranaki Development, New Plymouth,  August 5.     More information will be released once all details for these games have been confirmed.

The 27-man squad is made up of nominated key club talent from affiliate Marist clubs across New Zealand.  The 2023 New Zealand Marist development Coaches will be ex All Black Dion Waller and Greymouth Marist’s Dave McTaggart, while the managers will be Robert McCoid (Timaru Celtic) and Neil Murphy (Hastings Rugby & Sports).


THAT  to our Sponsors and Members  –  Your loyal backing as in past seasons with our various funding options has always been appreciated and is once again awaiting your Support in 2023   –  THANK YOU

HERE and THERE . . .

Celebrating 28 years of News, Views, Opinion and Stats from the man in the stand . . .

ONE THING . . . I always love about visiting Aussie are some of the quirky Aboriginal place names that abound. So, my recent sojourn to Perth didn’t disappoint. For starters my eldest grandson’s athletic club is Yangebup. Further up the road north is one of our Aussie Marist affiliate rugby clubs Joondalup. But my favourite I spotted on the highway heading down south to Busselton down past Margaret River was Mandjoogoodap Drive! Try repeating that one over and over after a few drinks.

IN A SIMILAR . . . vain, the Aussies have some great names when it comes to selling alcohol. While down south spotted a pub just called the Pour Inn. And a bottle store nearby too, where we were staying was The Thirsty Camel. This place was a drive through with an express lane and a browsing lane!

WHILE . . . attending the 2023 WA Junior Track and Field Champs with my Perth whanau I couldn’t but like the wording on a sign just inside the main gate. “Poor behaviour will not be tolerated. Show respect to staff and volunteers at all times.”

BELIEVE IT . . . or not the two most played and participated sports in Western Australia are Swimming and Association Football (Soccer). Whereas the two most popular sports in Aussie are AFL and Rugby League. Rugby Union is down at number 10.

A FORMER . . . a fairly recent Green Machine midfield back has made his Premier Rugby debut in Perth this weekend. Find out who next weekend.

Cheers McGoo

IRISH LOGIC   “May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows you’re dead!”

THAT now is the time to consider becoming a Gold Card member of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.
Checkout the benefits:  >>> Non Playing Membership (value $50)   >>> 200 Club Ticket (value $60)  >>>    >>> Complimentary entry to the Club’s annual Dinner & Trophy Presentations     >>>  $60 Club Bar credit on your membership card   >>> 10% discount on Club merchandise    >>> Entry in the weekly members draw    >>> Invitation to a special function for Gold Card members prior to a home Premier game.
All of the above is included in the cost – $200.

For expressions of interest please contact
>  Wade Colville-Smith –  /  021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330


THAT  with the Super Rugby fixture between the Hurricanes v Western Force at Palmerston North this afternoon it brings to the for when did Hawkes Bay host a game McLean Park last ?  Well for the record it was back in 2021 when the Canes hosted the same side which resulted the Hurricanes accounting for the Western Australian side to the tune of 43-6.  Certainly a substantial winning result on this occasion to the home franchise.


Let’s have more games in future on a regular basis as our wider Hawkes Bay region has a substantial supporter base and the Hurricanes are the team our rugby followers mainly follow.   And judging by the attendances at a number of other NZ super fixtures in general this season we’re sure to have greater support here in the Bay than some.  So Hurricanes heirachy keep us foremost on your future schedules…….. And the Canes only just held their lead at the end finishing with a  45-42 win this afternoon in Palmie.


THAT  an important message to all players.  –  Make 2023 the year you introduce a New Player or Supporter to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new talent as we will have vacancies in all teams …. Also support with team management as well as on the sidelines.    Invite your friends to  Team up with the Greens in 2023”  so we can have greater depth in numbers into the future for when we kick-off and about to commence our 2023 season.

THAT here’s one happy coach Premier Reserves Chris Halas following his sides convincing 37-10 win over the Taradale Reserves at Tremain Field on Saturday.

THAT  If you or anyone you know are interested on donning your boots and joining our Sideline Bay Thirds  please don’t hesitate on giving ‘thirsty’ 3rds manager Bryan McGreevy a call  >>>  021 195 1944  –  New Players Always Welcome.   And the Napier Collison Repair Centre Colts have good numbers fronting up at training with of new faces joining our ranks.  Also MAKE SURE you get along and support our Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts ‘green machine’ during the season.

memories of sporting courage and famous road trips will be at the fore when Mid Canterbury’s Celtic Rugby Football Club marks 100 years this coming Easter weekend  2-4 ApriA weekend of celebration is planned, along with a centennial booklet and a special game of rugby.Centennial committee chairman Kieron Gray said registrations were now open, via and Celtic members past and present should sign up.

save the date, April 2-4.

   THAT a reminder to all NOBM players – Pass the word around amongst your team mates and also any likely New Players your know of  –  be they family, friends or workmates.  In 2023 we will have vacancies in all grades from  Colts  through to  Premiers  so new players will always be Welcome.

THAT  As usual we apologise for any errors or mistakes in this edition.   Ed


“Team up with the  ‘GREEN MACHINE’ again in 2023  –  New Players are always WELCOME

Always make a total effort even when the odds are against you


“I’m a storyteller. It’s my greatest strength.  As a coach, your first job is to select the right people – but then, you need to connect them with each other.”
Crusaders mentor Scott Robertson on himself.

“When I’m gone, it would be nice if people remember me in the same way I remember previous coaches like Robbie Deans or Wayne Smith.”

Robertson ponders the future.

He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.
Colin Cooper.

“If I’d been a winger, I might have been daydreaming and thinking about how to keep my playing kit clean for next week.”
Former English and Lions lock Bill Beaumont.

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 – In what year did Warren (Jock) Eddy play for both Napier OB and Marist ?          

Poser 2 – Who is the most capped All Black test player  ?       

Poser 3  – What is the ‘Sipi Tau’ ?          

Poser 4 –   When did Scott Robertson take over as coach of the Crusaders ?        

Poser 1 – Coached All Blacks to 4-0 series win ?      Answer – Bryce Rope   
Poser 2 –  Scott Robertson how many times did he play for the All Blacks ?       Answer –  22 

Poser 3  – Coached  Chiefs to 2009 Super Rugby Final ?       Answer Ian Foster               

Poser 4 – Taranaki All Black prop 1974 ?       Answer –   Ash Gardiner    

It’s not the team with the best players that win
It’s the players with the best team that wins.




We have certainly appreciated your generous Support over the past seasons
and look forward to you hopefully supporting us once again in 2023


25 Feb 9.35pm   vs  Reds – Away –  won 47-13    3 March 10.10pm   vs  Rebels – A – won 39-33
11 March 7.05pm   vs  Blues – Home  – lost 19-25    17 March 7.05pm   vs  Waratahs – H – won 34-17
25 March 7.05pm   vs  Moana Pacifikawon  59-0
2 April 3.35pm   vs  Force – H  – won 45-42
8 April 7.05pm   vs  Highlanders – A    15 April 7.05pm   vs  Chiefs – H    28 May 7.05pm   vs  Brumbies – A
6 May 2.05pm   vs  Fijian Drua – A    13 May 4.35pm   vs   Moana Pasifika – H    20 May 7.05pm   vs  Chiefs – A
27 May 7.05pm   vs Blues – A     3  June 7.05pm   vs  Crusaders

25/3  vs Central HB @ Tremain Field  won 35-34      1/04  vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park  won 35-5
7/04 (Friday)  vs HRS @ Elwood Park   12/04  vs Tech @ Bond Field  (Lights)        15/04  vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park
22/04  vs Clive @ Farndon Park29/04  vs MAC @ Tremain Field       6/05  vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field
13/05  vs Aotea @ Rugby Park   20/05  vs Taradale @ Tremain Field          27/05  –  Bye

2023 Jack Swain Cup  NOBM Premier Reserve –  Pool 1
1/04 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field won 37-10    7/04 Friday vs Tech @ Whitmore Park
15/04 vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field  :  22/04 vs  Havelock North @ Anderson Park
: 29/04 vs Maraenui @ Tremain Field   : 6/05 Town Grade Final  : 13/05 Town & Country playoff Final

2023 Maury Cody Cup 
NOBM Thirds
1/04 vs Clive @ Tremain Field lost 17-87  :   7/04 Friday vs Bridge Pa @ Regional Sports ground
15/04 vs Taradale @ Tremain Field  :  22/04 vs Havelock North @ Anderson Park   29/04 vs  Bye
:  6/05 vs Flaxmere @ Regional Sports Park  :  13/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park

Arthur Brown Cup   Pool 2   NOBM Colts
1/04 vs Hasting R&S @ Elwood Road lost 15-42 –  Easter Break  –  15/04 vs Tech @ Tremain Field
22/04 vs Taradale @ Taradale
After the round robin stages the Top 2 teams in each pool will play off for the Arthur Brown Cup.
While the bottom 2 teams in each pool will then  playoff to ensure that they get an additional two rounds of rugby








We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon


Welcome to Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket Club

Patron:  to be appointed
: Dave Herrick
Vice Presidents
: Gerard O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon, Bill Reilly, Ms Abby Burrows

Secretary: Andrew Frame   –   Treasurer: John McCorkindale  –  Auditor: to be appointed
Chairman: Del Whyte  Committee: Dan Whyte, Stu Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Mathew Sinclair, Glen Walklin, Calim Leathard, + Club Coaches & team captains.

For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   –   021 102 4990  –
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –


Cricket Poser – When and where is NZ Crickets next overseas tour ?      
Last Weeks Poser
–  Hawkes Bay Senior Cricket coach ?       Answer – Christie Van Dyk

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2022-23 Season”


Napier Marist Football

2022 Committee Members
Chairman – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Yeshnil Naiker   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin  
Executive –   Ken Cooper, Carl Hunt, Sheree Lack,  Jonty Underhill
Director of Football – Brett Angell
Junior Committee Reps  – Craig Ireson,  Michelle Reilly

The 34th AGM of the Napier Marist Football Club will be held on
Thursday 6th April at 6pm  in the Marist Clubrooms.
All Marist FC members are asked to attend…

Today Napier Marist FC fields 5 senior teams and 28 Junior teams
and is one of the largest clubs in Hawke Bay?


 Poser – Who will host the next FIFA Football World Cup in 2026 ?
 Last Weeks Poser – Where and when was the last NZ Marist Football Tournament held ?   AnswerPalmerston North 25 March 2022

Alexander Electric  –  Bay Mazda Napier  –  Create  –  Dave Argent: Greenstone Insurance  –  Lattey Group  –   Nelson Signs  –   Online Auto’s  –   Pak n Save Tamatea   –  Alexander Construction   –   Roguehop  –   Shed 2  –   Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn
“Play Napier Marist Football in 2023
Remember New Players Always

All Players New and returning Welcome
All competitive and social players – Feel Free to bring  Friend

Pass the Word Around………
Come along and join our club in 2023  –  New Players always Welcome

>>> For more Info please Contact:
President: Anna Campbell  – +6421 056 1155  /

Secretary: 022 621 0653  /  
Treasurer: Amanda Rich –  021 072 2221  /
Club Captain: Bex Hollyman  – 022 621 0653
Gear Manager: Chesna Morgan  –  0204 159 9633  /
Leanne Harris – Sarah Wynands – Hannah Pugh – Bridget Hannan

Poser –  When was the Marist Netball Club founded ?      

 Last Weeks Poser – Who is the HB Netball Coordinator ?        Answer –  Olivia McKinnon      

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2023′


Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith.  Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2022-23 season”

The Leprauchan Comments

O’Malley’s wolfhound died and O’Malley was despondent. He decided to ask the local priest for a favour.

“Father,” O’Malley said, “is there any way you could say a mass for my poor dead wolfhound? He was a lovely animal, he was, and I’d like his soul to be at peace.”

“I’m afraid not,” replied the priest. “We can’t be sayin‘ mass for animals now. The church forbids it. But you might ask the Protestants. There’s no tellin‘ what those heathens will do.”

“Okay thanks, Father, “said O’Malley. “By the way, do you think 5,000 Euros would be enough to offer them for the service?”

“My God, O’Malley!” exclaimed the priest. “Why in heaven’s name didn’t you say the dog was a Catholic?!”

The Irish way…

Now don’t be talking about yourself while you’re here.
We’ll surely be doing that after you leave.

 Mick promised his wife he’d have 2 drinks and be home by 8. He always gets those two numbers mixed up.

We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  –  Pop in for cool Tui or two  – Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.    All members and friends Welcome …………. Ed

Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby – Napier Old Boys Marist Cricket – Napier Marist Football – Napier Marist Netball – Napier Marist Softball

”Team up with Napier Old Boys Marist” 

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