The Irish Rugby Team with manager and backroom staff visited Monaghan for a couple
of days this past week and on Friday, February 17th they provided the public with
an opportunity to meet and greet at the Monaghan Rugby HQ at Rafeenan. A huge crowd
snapped up the tickets for the occasion very quickly and no one was disappointed.
The weather was excellent for the occasion though the rain tried to break through
at one stage. The players were all very accommodating to all requests for signings
on all sorts of backgrounds and allowed selfies and photos for which there was great
demand. The public observed the training session and a game and enjoyed the occasion.
Monaghan Rugby Club must be praised for the manner in which they organised the visit
and the programme on the day and all the parking and access requirements. It was
a great day for Rugby in Monaghan and a great day for Monaghan which got very good
national exposure through the media as a result. Our images, by Gregory Murphy, show
some of the players and some of the spectators.