TeamTalk Update – 4 June 2023

TeamTalk Update – 4 June 2023

June 5, 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.

I play with the fear if letting people down. That’s what motivates me.



    NOBM’s Duff Penitito makes sure of this as he grounds the match-winning
    try in yesterdays hard fought encounter against MAC at Flaxmere Park.

2023 Ray White MADDISON TROPHY     

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premiers 22  – 17  MAC   

It was a Cracking day for running Rugby at Flaxmere Park for the start of the 2nd round with the top 6 teams.

Both teams were up for it and the early contact was heavy as we lost our winger Josh to an HIA.  We defended well but after 4 mins we were down on the score board 5 nil to an MAC who found some space in behind our defence and scored a try out wide.

However, the rest of the half we played well and looked good with ball in hand with tries to hooker Reilly HannAn in the 14th min Kade Manuel in the 34th min and on the stroke of half time Duff Peniteto.  Halftime 15 – 5 up.

The 2nd half was tough and bruising and MAC scored 2 tries and a conversion and to retake lead for most of the 2nd half 17 – 15.  However our boys were not done yet and Duff Penitito had the run of the day bulldozing through tackles and had the legs to score next to the posts in the 78th min to give us the win 22-17.

Report courtesy –  Monty  Monteith

Red Steel Players of  Day –  3. Josh Gimblett         2. Duff Penitito           1. Lee Moleli

Other Premier Results –  Central 31 – 31 Tech  :  Taradale 34 – 20 HRS  :

Division 1  Hepa Paewai Memorial Trophy

Results  –  Tamatea 24 – 26 Pirates   :  Clive 20 – 19 Aotea    Bye – Havelock North

Napier OBM flanker Josh Gimblett bursts between MAC defenders with
team mates Johnny Faleiva and Craig Sharplin in close support

The only Senior Club rugby being that was played this weekend was –
PREMIER  &  Division 1

Tom Mulligan Cup  

NAPIER OLD BOYS MARIST Premier Reserves  00 – 00


Report courtesy – Chris O’Connor

Red Steel Players of  Day  –  3.     2.     1.
Other Premier Reserve Results

Maury Coady Cup

 00 – 00

Report courtesy –  John DeLautour
Red Steel Players of the Day –   3.         2.         1.
Other Thirds Results

Pat Ryan Memorial Trophy


Reports courtesy –  Matt Forman

Red Steel Players of  Day     3.       2.       1.
Other Colts Results


– Brothers in Arms –

It’s not pressure unless you are not prepared.

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  – $150    >   Kevin Parker was not present  –  next weeks Draw  $ 200
    So make sure you get your memberships paid soon to be in the weekly draws.Clubroom Raffle Winner  – No   raffle this week


200 Club’   –  DRAW  # TWO

$60  #  Mark Tremain

$80  #  Steve Smithers

$100  #  Dave Walls


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

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.

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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 in 2023”

Opportunities don’t happen, you create them

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”



Michael Patrick Dennehy
      THAT the funeral for Mick was held last Thursday 1st May.  A requiem Mass  was celebrated in front of a packed congregation at St Marys Catholic Church, Greenmeadows.  The celebrant was Fr  Damian Cacciopoli.   Those attending comprised a real cross section of the Hawkes Bay community, family, work associates, friends and the rugby fraternity which including many of Mick’s former team mates both club and representative and friends……  The following is a brief  summary of  Mick’s senior rugby time with Marist rugby……

Flashback 35 Years
‘TeamTalk’  1988

Rear: Napier Marist players Dean Brassington, Stu Bennett, Mick Dennehy who were on exchange and playing
for the Skerries RFC in Leinster and Robert McCawley (Skerries) who had earlier been an exchange player to Napier Marist.

Below: Napier Marist All Black brothers Greg Cooper and Matthew Cooper and Skerries RFC’s Mick Kumnig,
who had also previously had a season with Napier Marist. This ‘reunion’ photo was taken in the Skerries clubrooms.

‘TeamTalk’  1991

Try scorer supremo Mick Dennehy above about to dot down for one of his hattrick of tries for Hawkes Bay in their 43-6 win over Poverty Bay in 1991.  Mick also picked up the name “The Leinster Express” during his time in Ireland with the Skerries Club as a prolific hard running try scoring winger.

Known as the ‘Leinster Express” during his time in Ireland Mick scored his first Premier try for Napier Marist on April 30, 1985 vs MAC.  And his last try for Napier Old Boys Marist on April 30, 1994 v Flaxmere.  In 1991 he scored 25 tries for NOB Marist  –  Spillane Cup (4), Nash Cup (15) and the Maddison Trophy (6).

The  1991 winter season  was certainly a vintage one for NOBM Premier winger Mick Dennehy who topped the club try scoring  tally by a country mile.  From Premier club games Mick notched up a total of 21 tries.  On top of that he also score 4 tries at the Easter Spillane Tournament plus 3 for Hawkes Bay ‘A’  vs Poverty Bay bringing his tally to an amazing 28 Tries.  Who said Mick didn’t Try ?

At the end of the 1987 season he went overseas to play for the Skerries Club in Leinster and returned back to Napier for the 1990 season.  Magpie number 1298, Mick played nine games for Hawkes Bay 1990-1992, scoring four tries. He debuted at fullback for Hawkes Bay vs Mid Canterbury. And scored three tries vs Poverty Bay, Queens Birthday 1991.




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 . . .

WHAT A . . . fantastic turnout out last Thursday of many past and present club members to farewell our fallen brother Mick Dennehy. Mick aka The Leinster Express a former Premier and Magpies winger, passed away on 27th May. His passing at just 59 years of age is a stark reminder to us all, of just how fragile life can be and we need to treasure and embrace every day we have.

STRATFORD-ELTHAM . . . fullback Brendon Croup equalled the Taranaki Premier club record last Saturday scoring 6 tries against Inglewood. The feat of the 21yr old, first year Prem has only been done twice before in the last 40 years. The others being 2002 by Shayne Austin Eltham-Kaponga who finished that season with 30 tries and Tukapa wing Brent McAsey in 1984. Hawke’s Bay Rugby union statistician Adrian confirmed with me that the feat has been achieved at least three times in Premier club rugby also. Although the Hawke’s Bay wide competition has only been going since 1990 so he’s not seen any records from the Central HB-Dannevirke, Taupo and Wairoa competitions. Our own Premier winger Michael The Eel Buckley was the last Premier player to bag 6 tries that was against Central last year. Back in 2018 he bagged 5 against MAC and finished the season with 35.

WHICH . . . Hawke’s Bay Premier rugby club has used the most goal kickers this season? The answer is Tech with 7 followed by Tamatea and Havelock North with 5 each. At the other end of the scale NOBM have only used Jonty Stewart.

ANOTHER . . . interesting stat from the just completed Nash Cup is the clubs with the most different point scorers. Hastings RS led the way followed by NOBM and Tech with 24 each. The fewest amount of point scorers was Aotea with only 13.

THE WAIROA WHIZZ . . . Paorian Manuel-Harman a Brisbane Broncos supporter like me, was having trouble finding any Broncos apparel to wear to the clash with the NZ Warriors at McLean Park last weekend. But as luck would have it, he ran into McGoo and Sue at The Coffee Club and I loaned him my number two Broncos shirt off my back. One very happy chappy, especially since our team won 26-22.

HOW MANY . . . noticed that the NZ Warriors, the home team came out of the away teams dressing rooms at McLean Park last weekend? Whereas, the away team, the Brisbane Broncos came out of the home teams dressing room.

Cheers McGoo


IRISH LOGIC   May the best day of your past be the worst day of the future….

THAT an important message to all players and members   –  Make 2023 the year you introduce a New Player or Supporter to our Club.    We are always on the lookout for new members.

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  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

   THAT they are back on again with popular ‘Thursday Night Roasts’.   Available from 6.30pm on starting next Thursday commencing with a Pork Roast.   Text club caterer Ashley  022 023 7136 to place your order  –  don’t miss out.


THAT the following excerpt from TeamTalk is a Flashback to 1993.   With the dust now settled we now have time to reflect of what the past season might have been.  On the club front we narrowly missed out on a finals berth by losing to the eventual winners Taradale.  At least one consolation was that Old Boys Marist were the only team to beat Taradale in the 1993 season.

THAT  of more far reaching consequences was the demise of the Hawkes Bay Draught Magpies, who had promised so much with their early season form and the exciting brand of attacking rugby that they were playing.  Capped off with a meritorious 29-17 win over the touring British & Irish Lions at McLean Park.  Actually in that match Napier OBM players scored more points than the entire Lions team – first five Simon Kerr  I drop goal, penalty and a conversion (8),  Simon Tremain 1 try (5) and Neil Weber 1 try (5).    And then their failure to win a single national championship fixture which was indeed unfortunate saw them relegated into division two for  the 1994 season at least.


THAT the former St John’s College student Darren Shand must be the longest serving  All Blacks All Blacks manager on record having fulfilled the role for the past nineteen years including three World Cups tournaments., with a fourth on the horizon.   Shand took on the job in 2004 with Sir Graham Henry after four years with the Crusaders.  His role involved  leading all team operations and managing the New Zealand Rugby business objectives as they relate to the team.  He is resigning from the role at the end of the year.


THAT  the North Dunedin based Alhambra Union RFC   New Zealands oldest rugby club, is in for a big Kings Birthday when they celebrate their  150th Jubilee over this weekend.  We wish them well for the next 150…….



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 our current players will appreciated YOUR SUPPORT……. See YOU on Saturday

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

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

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


“I’m a guy that likes to stay in the background but I suppose there’s been a bit of reflection this week, looking back on the memories and the people I’ve played with.”
Dane Coles the 138 game Hurricane and All Black who played one of his final games at Sky Stadium against the Crusaders last night

”The time is right for me to take on my next challenge,  I absolutely love what I do and have witnessed the All Blacks grow into a huge operation which is global in brand and scale, and a massive machine.”
Darren Shand


Some of us carry our

Heart in our hands

Poser 1  – Sam Whitelock is heading offshore to join his younger brother Luke at which French Club ?

Poser 2  –
 Who do and where do the All Blacks play their first test in 2023  ?       

Poser 3 – When did Dane Coles captain the Hurrricanes ?       

Poser 4   – Where will Rugby World Cup 2023 Final be played  ?


Poser 1  – Which nation currently rates No.1 in world rugby ?      Answer – Ireland

Poser 2  –
Ex All Black fullback won  league premiership with Manly 1996 ?     Answer –  Matthew Ridge

Poser 3   – Who was the first Super Rugby coach for departing the Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith ?   Answer – Jamie Joseph

Poser 4 –  Hawkes Bay All Black 1963-70 who also played Softball for NZ ?      Answer –  Bill Davis

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”


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 – won 71-22
20 May 7.05pm   vs  Chiefs – A  – lost 12-23     27 May 7.05pm   vs Blues – A – lost 25-36    3  June 7.05pm   vs  Crusaders – won 27-26


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  won 101-36    20/05  vs Taradale @ Tremain Field lost 27-32         27/05  –  Bye
3/06 vs MAC @ Flaxmere Park won 22-17 :  10/06 vs Taradale @ Taradale  :  17-06 vs Central @Tremain Field  :  24/06 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park  :  1/07 vs HRS @Tremain Field  :  8/07 Semi Finals   :   15/07 Final @ McLean Park

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 vs HRS Reserves @ Tremain Field Town Grade Jack Swain Cup Final  won 62-0  : 13/05  vs Otane @ Tremain Field Town & Country playoff  Pratt Trophy Final  won 29-0 :
  20/05  vs HRS @ Elwood Park won 50-24  :  Waipawa CU @ Coronation Park won 29-10
Next draw still to be released…

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 Taradale @ Tremain Field  lost 17-46    :  20/05 vs Pirates @ Tamatea Park lost 7-82  :
27/05 – Bye
Next draw still to be released…

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 lost 7-92 :  20/05 vs Havelock North @ Tremain Field lost 0-40 :  27/05 vs Tech @ Whitmore Park lost 39-46
:  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

This Weeks Netball Poser –  How many registered Netball players are there in New Zealand ?
Last Weeks Netball Poser
–  When / where is the next World Netball tournament  ?
Answer –  
The Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from the 28th of July – 6th of August 2023

‘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


This Weeks Poser – When Napier City Rovers last win the Chatham Cup ?   


Last Weeks Poser  – Who is the current captain of the NZ Mens football team ?
–   Chris Wood wears the captains armband 

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


This Weeks Cricket Poser –  Can you name the highest scoring NZ test batsman  ?   

Last Weeks Cricket Poser –  When did NZ Cricket play their first official Test ?     Answer –  vs England at Lancaster Park, ChCh, 10-13 January 1930

“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

The man from the window company called Miss O’Leary on the telephone. “Miss O’Leary, he says, you haven’t made a single payment on your new windows. Is there something the matter?”
Bristling with annoyance, Miss O’Leary replies. “I may be up in years, but I still have my wits about me. Wasn’t your man after telling me those windows would pay for themselves in a year.

“An Irishman wakes up one morning with the filthiest hangover and no recollection of the night before. Slowly opening his eyes, he sees a bottle of aspirin and a glass of water on the bedside table.

He looks around the room to find his clothes are on the dresser, neatly folded, with a clean shirt on top. The bedroom is immaculate. On the bedside table is a note, which says, ‘Darling, your breakfast is in the kitchen. I love you.’

Downstairs, he finds his favourite cereal, croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice and freshly brewed coffee laid out waiting for him, along with the morning paper – and his 15-year-old son, who is finishing his own breakfast.

’Tell me, son,’ he asks, ‘what happened last night?’

‘Well, says the boy, ‘you came home so blind drunk you didn’t even know your own name. You nearly broke the door down, then you were sick in the hallway, then you knocked the furniture over and when Mum tried to calm you down, you thought she was the police, so you gave her a black eye.’

‘My Gosh!’ says the man. ‘Then how come my clothes are all folded, the house is tidy and my breakfast is ready?’

The son replied: ’when Mum dragged you into the bedroom and tried to get your trousers off to put you into bed, you shouted at her, ‘Get your filthy hands off me, floozie woman, I’m married!'”

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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