Saturday the 9th of October 2010 will be longed remembered in the annals of Seapoint Rugby Club, it was the day they club hosted its first All Ireland League game and it was a day to remember…

Following on from a 5 try bonus point win away to Rainy Old Boys the previous weekend the club wanted to celebrate the historic day in style and that that’s just what the did.

With Leinster taking on Racing Metro at the RDS the kick-off for the Seapoint game was pushed out till 5pm and with Leinster’s emphatic win the atmosphere was set for a great day in Killbogget Park. Following the Leinster victory the members and guests enjoyed live music and food, the lunch being provided by Cavistons of Glasthule.

Seapoint opponents on the day where Wanderers and while ‘Point had one win already in the Senior Cup over their rivals we knew this was not going to be an easy game. The record crowd at Killbogget Park were treated to a thrilling game of rugby, Seapoint using the wind to their advantage in the first half and racking up 23 points in the first half to Wanderers’ 3.

The second half was not so one sided and Wanderers pushed Seapoint hard and secured two tries in the second half but Seapoint’s defence held strong and denied Wanderers any points with the final score 26-15 in favour of the home team. Undoubtedly Seapoint’s key player on the day was out-half Brian Keegan who secured all of Seapoint’s 26 points with 2 tries, 2 conversions, 2 penalties and 2 drop goals (Brian likes to keep things even).

Seapoint would like to extend it’s thanks to all the dignitaries who joined us on the day; Mary Hanafin (Minster for Sport), Tom Grace (Honorary Treasurer of the IRFU), John Lyons (ex-President of the IRFU), Tim Pat Coogan (Guest Speaker) and Peter Caviston for the fantastic food on the day.

A special thanks must go to all the Seapoint volunteers who helped out on the day and without their help the day would not have been such a success. And finally not forgetting all the Seapoint supporters and local residents for their support on the day.