TeamTalk Update – 6 May 2023

TeamTalk Update – 6 May 2023

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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 only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.

Four touchdown Celebrant

NOBM Premiers fullback Paoraian Manuel-Harman dots down behind the posts for
one of his four tries in yesterdays convincing outing against Tamatea Premiers.



2023 Ray White NASH CUP  

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers 81 – 14  TAMATEA Premiers  

The Benson Properties Premier team looks to have got their season back on track with a dominant and clinical performance over 70mins against Tamatea.   The green machine came out of the blocks quickly and looked focused and determined resulting in an opening try in the first 5mins to winger James Mitchell, the first of 13 throughout the game, with Paoraian Manuel – Harmon bagging 4 for the match.  The forwards again delivering a solid platform for the skilled backs to execute and finish.  Winger Kere Pentito nabbing POD with Lee Moleli and Josh Gimblett deserving of an honourable mention.


Report courtesy –  Mitch Gardiner

Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Kere Penetito    2 Lee Moleli.    1. Josh Gimblett

Other Premier Results –  Havelock North 27-22 Pirates,  MAC 17-43 Tech,  Taradale 35-21 HRS,  Aotea 25-17 Clive    Bye – Central

Points after 6 rounds: 34 Tech, 30 Taradale, 28 NOBM, 27 CHB, 24 Pirates, 21 MAC, 19 HRS. 16 Aotea,  9 Havelock North,  6 Clive.

NOBM Premier front rower Lee Moleli punches his way upfield with team hooker  Reilly
Hannan in support in yesterdays high scoring Tremain Field encounter against Tamatea.

HBRU Chairman Brendon Mahony presents the Jack Swain
Memorial Cup to NOBM Premier Reserve captain Willie Meads
following his teams convincing win over Hastings Rugby & Sports.


  Jack Swain Cup  –  FINAL

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves   62   –  0  HRS PREMIER Reserves

Jack Swain Cup final at our home ground, the scene was set….And the boys turned up.

We started off strong, which was a focus for us and we stayed strong for the full 80. Final score was 62-0.  Congratulations to Terry Marsh on playing his 200th premier game, we know he has played that much at least for us also.  Next week we take on Otane before we begin the second round.

Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day   3. Paul Lapa      2. Cory Wilson       1. Kitiona Moleli

Other Premier Reserve Results

Points after five roundsPool 1 – 25 NOBM, 20 Tech, 17 Bridge Pa, 7 Havelock North, 5 Taradale  Pool 2 – 21 HRS, 18 Pirates, 17 MAC, 5 Eskview, 0 Maraenui

20 NOBM,  15 Tech, 12 Bridge Pa,  6 Havelock North,  5 Taradale.  (Pool 2):  16 MAC,  16 HRS, 8 Pirates, 5 Eskview,  0 Maraenui

An exhuberant Premier Reserves ball carrier Kitiona Molel with Luke Foster in close
support on the rampage in yesterdays Swain Cup Final at Tremain Field.


Maury Coady Cup

  38 – 22   FLAXMERE Thirds

The 3rds had an historic day yesterday. The first time in 10 years that the team has won back to back games!


It was a good game against Flaxmere with the lead changing a number of times early on.  Flaxmere had some good ball runners, but very good Marist defence kept them at bay.

As the game wore on, we started to exert dominance which lead to the final published score of 38-22 to the Marist 3rds.   My records show a final score of 40-22, so there will some discussion around that!


Dan Fridd our 1st five scored 2 tries and 5 conversions. Ali Upumapu, our big right winger scored 3 tries. Tom Grant scored 1 try.


Congratulations to the Reserve Grade & the Prems for their wins yesterday.


Report courtesy –  Bryan McGreevy

Red Steel Players of the Day –   3. John Felton     2. Jordan James     1. Jono Lowe

Other Thirds Results –  MAC 62-17 Tamatea,  Bridge Pa lbw-wbd Pirates, Clive 15-19 Taradale,

Points – 16 Havelock North, 15 Clive, Taradale, 10 Pirates, Maraenui, 6 Tamatea, Flaxmere, 2 NOBM, 1 Bridge Pa


Arthur Brown Cup


An agreement was reached early in the week to have our game played on Thursday night.

This gave both teams some experience with night time footy. A special thanks to Matt Wyatt for allowing us to have a few (9) players from St John’s College, without which we would struggle to field a full team. We wish them well for their season.


We started the game off slowly allowing pirates to cross for an early converted try after not taking the kick off cleanly. However we replied shortly after with a converted try of our own after the forwards retained possession and provided good go forward ball. The first half was made up of a lot of pressure applied by the Marist forwards with Pirates defending in their 22 for long periods of time, however handling errors would prove costly and allow pirates to counter attack and score long range tries. We went into the break down 27-7


2nd half began with Marist scoring first and able to convert from wide out (Well done Tim). Again the Marist forwards got plenty of go forward ball but again our handling would let us down allowing pirates to score more long range tries to put themselves further ahead. Final score 48-14 but this colts side has shown huge improvement since playing Taradale a few weeks ago. Was also good to see members of the club come and watch and support the boys.


2nd round begins with us at home vs Hastings  see you all there!


Reports courtesy –  Matt Forman

Red Steel Players of  Day    3. The Forwards for their outstanding lineout improvement. We won 80% of our lineouts a huge improvement on previous weeks.      2.Oto      1. Louie

Other Colts Results – Clive 22-16 HRS,


– Brothers in Arms –


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 –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388  
New Players Always Welcome

Clubrooms Aftermatch Action

Our BROKER WEB RISK SERVICES  LUCKY MEMBERS DRAW  started Saturday May 6th  – Tom Byrne    $50 –   next week the Draw resumes at $50
So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.

Raffle Winner  –  Brian Quirk


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.

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  – 027 346 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.

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



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”

In the end we will only REGRET the chances we didn’t take


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”



THAT we extend hearty Congratulations to veteran Premier hooker/utility Terry Marsh who has clocked up a remarkable 200 Premier games for Napier Od Boys Marist which certainly is a really great milestone.  Congrats once again mate….

THAT  We extend an Invitation  >>>  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 Special Jubliee Dinner.   So please keep  Saturday August 5th 2023 free.    Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the former club.  Any inquiries or to register  to –


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 . . .

ODE vs TAMATEA . . . Some parts of last week’s game were officially poor… Made worse by being on the wrong end of the score . . .

My scarf and letterbox numbers have virtually been unemployed . . . It’s high time boys against Tamatea today they’re redeployed . . .

NICE TO SEE . . . This season’s Match Fit series is focusing on the league boys. What astounded me is that Rueben Wiki was the Kiwis leading test player with 55. I well remember when old Pinetree Meads retired his 55 tests seemed massive. But nowadays the All Blacks have had up to a dozen pass the 100 test mark. When one delves a bit deeper into rugby league tests one can see how poorly they fare with union test wise. Over the ditch the most capped test player was Darren Lockyer with 59 (38 as captain) and in England the most league tests played is shared between James Graham and Ryan Hall with 45 each.

AFTER . . . seven rounds of the Nash Cup top clubs try wise:- Central 42, Taradale 41, Tech 38, NOBM 37 and Pirates 30. The top three individual points scorers:- Jordon Soli (CHB) 86, Sheridan Rangihuna (NTOB) 65 and our own Jonty Stewart 58. Top try scorers are Central’s Sam Jones 10, Kaliava Mocetandra 9 and Ikapo Mapu (TRSC) 8. Last Saturday there were 48 tries scored, 262 conversions and two penalties kicked.

CONGRATULATIONS . . . to NOBM’s Riley Hannan and Mitch Gibson for both making HBRU Premier team of the month for April. Funnily enough over in Perth they go as far as selecting a team of the week from every weekend’s Premier games.

TOP . . . points scorers for the NOBM Premiers so far this season are Jonty Stewart 58, Mitch Gibson 25, Five players have scored 15 points each. There’s now been 16 different scorers in total following Pedro’s touchdown against MAC last weekend. First-five Jonty Stewart is averaging 66.67% off the tee from seven games.

A BRIDE . . . on her wedding night says to her husband, “I must confess darling, I used to be a hooker.” He says, “that’s a bit of a shock dear, but I must admit, I find it quite erotic. Tell me about it.” She replies, “Well my name was Nigel, and I played for Wigan!”

Cheers McGoo


IRISH LOGIC   May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.

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 ticket cost – $200.    For expressions of interest please contact    >  Wade Colville-Smith    /  021 059 3943   or  /  0274 470 330

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  If you or anyone you know are interested on donning your boots and joining our Sideline Bar Thirds  please don’t hesitate on giving ‘thirsty’ 3rds co-coach John de Lautour  a call  –  027 276 7952   –  New Players Always Welcome.    Also MAKE SURE you get along and support our Napier Collision Repair NOBM Colts  during the season.  New Players are always welcome  –  contact  Manager –  Matt Forman  –  027 378 5388

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.

   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 @ Rugby SnippetsSt John’s College 1st XV will be on a short tour to Sydney 29 June thru July 9.  Details of the teams opponents still to be announced.

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

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

   Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage to continue that counts.

Both Playing & non-Playing members
These can also be Paid at the Bar


“The French selectors never do anything by halves; for the first international of the season against Ireland they dropped half the three-quarter line.” –
Nigel Starmer-Smith, BBC TV (1974)

“They don’t overcomplicate things, they keep it pretty simple. They just trust in their men getting those post-contact metres.”
Highlanders captain Billy Harmon on their Chiefs opponents.

Harmon continues……. “Obviously Damian McKenzie has been one of the best players in the comp around attacking and kicking, so if we can limit the opportunities to play the game, then we’ll  be in a good spot.”

Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1 –  How many first class games has Sam Whitelock played ?   

Poser 2 –
 Whom is Andy Marinos ?       

Poser 3  – Who does Clayton McMillan coach ?

Poser 4 – Who is the new coach of the England Womens team ?         

Poser 1 – Can you name Scott Robertsons ‘support coaches’ with the All Blacks ?     Answer –  Jason Holland, Leon MacDonald, Scott Hansen, Jason Ryan
Poser 2 – Who will join TJ Perenara as the next Hurricanes player to play 150 games for the team ?     Answer –  Julian Savea
Poser 3  –  Can you name the Magpie player in the Brumbies team ?       Answer –   Ollie Sapsford     
Poser 4 – Can you name the Black Ferns player who is taking up a coaching stint with the Japan womens Sevens team ?         Answer –  Kelly Brazier

When you win say nothing when you lose say less


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  vs  Reds – Away –  won 47-13    3 March  vs  Rebels – A – won 39-33
11 March vs  Blues – Home  – lost 19-25    17 March vs  Waratahs – H – won 34-17
25 March  vs  Moana Pacifikawon  59-0     2 April 3 vs  Force – H  – won 45-42
8 April vs Highlanders – A – won 29-14    15 April 2.05pm   vs  Chiefs – H – lost 17-33
28 April  7.05pm  vs  Brumbies – H – won  32-27
6 May 2.05pm   vs  Fijian Drua – A – lost 24-27    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 lost 26-28   12/04  vs Tech @ Bond Field (Lights) lost 22-34  
15/04  vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park draw 24-24     22/04  vs Clive @ Farndon Park won 52-10
29/04  vs MAC @ Tremain Field  lost 29-31      6/05  vs Tamatea @ Tremain Field  won 81-14
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  won 31-27
15/04 vs Bridge Pa @ Tremain Field  won 24-17  :  22/04 vs  Havelock North @ Anderson Park  won 34-15
: 29/04 vs Maraenui @ Tremain Field  won by default  : 6/05 Town Grade Final  won 62-0  : 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 – lbd 
15/04 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  lost 25-51 :  22/04  vs Maraenui @ Maraenui Park lost 33-41    :  29/04 vs  Tamatea won 31-27
:  6/05 vs Flaxmere won 38-22 :  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 lost 28-51
22/04 vs Taradale @ Taradale lost 0-69    29/04  vs Havelock North lost 21-50  :  6/05 vs Pirates lost 14-46
Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy 
NOBM Colts
13/05 vs  HRS @ Tremain Field  :  20/05 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field  :  27/05 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park
10/06 vs Clive @ Tremain Field  :  17/06 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park  :  24/06 vs Onga Tiko @Mathews Park
:  01/07 vs Taradale @Tremain Field








We look forward to seeing YOU at the Clubrooms soon


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  <<<

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

Netball Poser
–  Can you name the General Manager of Hawkes Bay Netball

Last weeks Poser – How many times has New Zealand won the Netball World Cup Answer – As of 2023, New Zealand have been world champions on five occasions and Commonwealth champions twice.

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 Free.   Please pass this message on to anyone who has been involved in the former club.   
50th Jubilee Dinner @ Shed 2   –   Ahuriri
If you are going to attend or require any info please email   –

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2023′

Napier Marist Football

2022 Committee Members
Chairman – Glenn Restieaux
  Treasurer – Yeshnil Naiker   Secretary – Jonty Underhill 
Executive –   Ken Cooper, Carl Hunt
Club Captain – Jayden Barrow
Director of Football – Brett Angell
Committee – Paige Hunt
Junior Committee Rep  – Michelle Reilly
Today Napier Marist FC fields 5 senior teams and 28 Junior teams
and is one of the largest clubs in Hawke Bay?


Poser – Which team won the last FA Cup Final   

Last weeks Poser – Who has scored the most goals for New Zealand Football     Answer – Chris Wood

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



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 did NZ player their first One Day Cricket test?    


Last Weeks Cricket Poser –  Can you name Englands current Cricket captain ?       Answer – Ben Stokes

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the
2023-24 Season”

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

Paddy and Joseph were walking home from Mulligans Irish bar on Halloween night. They decided to take a shortcut through the cemetery just for laughs. Right in the middle of the cemetery, they were startled by a tap-tap-tapping noise coming from the misty shadows.

Trembling with fear, they found an old man with a hammer and chisel chipping away at one of the headstones. “Jaysus Man, ya frightened the life outa us”

Paddy called as he caught his breath.”You scared us half to death — we thought you were a ghost! What are you doing working here so late at night?” Joseph called. “My friends are such fools!” the old man grumbled. “They misspelt my name, and here I have to correct it!”

An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course his car is weaving violently all over the road.
A cop pulls him over.
“So,” says the cop to the driver, “where have ya been?”
” Why, I’ve been to the pub of course,” slurs the drunk.
” Well,” says the cop, “it looks like you’ve had quite a few to drink this evening.”

“I did all right,” the drunk says with a smile.
”Did you know,” say’s the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, “that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?”
“Oh, thanks heavens,” sighs the drunk.
“For a minute there, I thought I’d gone deaf.”

Paddy runs into the Pub and shouts to Mick, “Someones stolen your car.”
Mick says “Did you see who did it?”
Paddy replies “No, but I got the registration number !!!”

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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