Celtic Newsletter - 24 January 2021

Hi all and a very Happy New Year

Great to see numbers at training last evening. Keep it up and bring a friend!!

Fabulous to have Breffni O'Reilly and Spud Kerr joining our coaching staff. They along with Danielle McKain and Sandy Lysaght will be the Head Honchos for our Lysaght Glass Senior Women for 2021 :-)

Registrations 2021

All OPEN GRADE players from 2020 have been emailed a link with an invite to re-register for the 2021 season. Please attend to this ASAP.

In particular any of you eligable for U21 Colts as MCRU require names (not numbers) by Friday 29th January. If you know of anyone who is keen touch base with Coaches: Nifty Prendergast - 027 432 3264 or Mati Morrison - 027 937 7031 with haste.

Any new OPEN GRADE players to the district or those wanting to join us this season. Please register via


Celtic Centenary Easter 2021

Should you wish to attend, now is the time to confirm your attendance. Registrations are due by February 1st so please don't delay.

Please use the link below to fill out the Registration Form.


Friday 2 April

Registration evening :) including 2 hours catering, fill your bread buns with roasted meats and delicious extras - $20pp

Saturday 3 April

Photos. Rugby followed by dinner at the Ashburton Raceway, with live band. Spit Roast with vegetables, salad, bread and dessert - $80pp

Sunday 4 April

Mass followed by  JAB rugby/skills and complimentary BBQ

Centenary Publication

We will be publishing a Centenary Publication covering the clubs history over the past 100 years. Lots of team photos in both b&w and colour. This book is available at cost price - S20

A centenary club tie will also be available for purchase on the weekend.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Ashburton Celtic RFC Centenary Committee.


Please use this dedicated bank account with your full name as reference ANZ – Ashburton Celtic RFC - 06-0837-0363655-03 or cheques to Ashburton Celtic Centenary, PO Box 79, Ashburton 7700 - Club merchandise will be available during the weekend for purchase.

Golf Tournament - Sunday 21st February

Our big fundraiser of the year.

Irish is waiting on a few to confirm but looking like a fill field again for 2021.

Touch base with him if you haven't already and wish to play - 0274 967 144.

Pre Season Games Senior/Senior B

6th March - Marist Tournament - HOME (TBC)

13th March - v Pleasant Point - HOME

20th March v Mackenzie Country - Fairlie

27th March v Hornby TBC

3rd April - Centenary matches TBC

Celtic women more details to follow when competition dates are confirmed.


Primary School Rippa will run from 23rd February - 23rd March. Details will come from your child's school.

Celtic Muster Night  - Friday 26th March (TBC)

Season commences 8th May

Town v Country 11th July (TBC)

Gala Day 7th August


Wishing our Seniors and B's a super Hire a Celt day tomorrow, a truly great initiative that has received a great response from our local community and all funds raised going to St John Ambulance. Well done lads.

Keep up the training. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.”