No matter how hard we try, we just can't put a gloss over our difficult predicament in the Ulster Bank league, and even if we could, it's only ourselves we'd be fooling. Sure, we can pick out a few good points and suggest that we are still masters of our own destiny, and as true as that is, it still doesn't make the next few weeks less nervy. We face one of the biggest challenges the club has had, on the pitch, in some time after our loss to fellow strugglers Old Belvedere last Saturday
In a weekend where we experienced exhilarating highs and demoralising lows, it’s easy to know where we can begin our notes this week. Rewards in rugby as in any aspect of life, are gained through hard work, dedication, commitment and an abundance of other categories which must all align in near perfection. Just because one might deserve something, that fact doesn’t always merit the prize. When it happens though, there’s always a sense of justification, as well as relief.
When you've something to celebrate, it's worth celebrating well, especially when the path to the glorious incarnation was one fraught with difficult obstacles, on and off the pitch. Something's are best forgotten and left in the past, but some issues can be set aside and stored in the memory bank, waiting for an appropriate opportunity to delve into not too distant past and rekindle feelings of hurt and anger which can then be energised into positive action.
For the last number of years Shannon RFC have honoured their current President by hosting an evening to mark his term in office, but this year Shannon's President, Eddie Price has decided to break with tradition and host a day where all the family can get involved.