It is with great sadness we note the death of Richard Fitzsimon, a past Trustee and Captain of the club. We would like to extend our condolences to his family, in particular his daughter Meriel and wife Brigid.
John Findlater, on behalf of TRR, writes:
Richard Fitzsimon died suddenly on 18th January. Richard was a former Club captain and Trustee of TRR. We pass on our sympathy to his family, who have ongoing connections with the Club. Richard’s father, Colonel Fitzsimon was a stalwart umpire and his brother, John, also played for us.
Richard played hockey for TCD, Buccaneers, Leinster and Ireland before focusing on golf at Carrickmines Golf Club, where he was Club captain in 1992. He played for Ireland at hockey from 1960-1969 gaining 17 caps. He was a key player in the TRR teams that won the Irish Senior Cup in 1962,1964 and 1974. He captained TRR in 1960 and again in 1967.The unique competence of TRR teams of that era was that it included three players with outstanding passing skills. John Lavan delivered crisp accurate centres from right wing to Derek Henessey (CF), David Judge hit pinpoint accurate weighted passes from left back and Richard laid off perfect attacking short passes. Dick had a characteristic long stride and reach which earned him the nickname “Long-fellow”. I remember joking to Fitz, soon before he retired, that he better stay on as he had given me hundreds more passes that I to him; I needed time to pay him back.
Saturday 21st January at 1pm in the clubhouse. We look forward to hosting many of our members tomorrow at Grange Road! The Mens 1X will be playing a match v Lisnagarvey at 3pm so hopefully you will stay or come to HQ to watch the match and catch up with old friends.
Junior Results January 13th to 15th
6th Class blues won 5-1 vs Corinthians
6th Class browns lost 6-1 to Corinthians
Girls Inter 1s lost 3-0 vs Pembroke
Girls Inter 2s lost 2-0 vs Muckross
Girls Minor 1s lost 4-1 vs Loreto
Girls First Year 1s drew 2-2 vs Pembroke
Girls First Year 2s drew 1-1 vs Our Lady’s
1st to 6th class girls had blitzes vs Monkstown (see photos)
The annual club dinner is being held on the 4th of March in Old Wesley Rugby Club, please do save the date (if you haven’t already) as it is always a wonderful night celebrating all things Rovers!
More details to follow so please do keep your eyes peeled!
Senior Fixtures January 21st
L1 JP shield v Trinity – 1pm, Grange Road
L2 v Suttonians – 3pm, Grange Road
L3 v UCD – 11am, Grange Road
M1 v Lisnagarvey – 3pm, Grange Road
M2 v Monsktown – 1pm, Grange Road
M3 v Mullingar – 11am, Grange Road
M4 v Kilkenny – 2pm, Kilkenny College
M5 v Skerries – 11am, Skerries CC