Tim Donoghue's new book C'mon Red! will have its official launch on 25 July at Old Timers Day. The book documents Marist St Pats' first 50 years and is 'a grassroots rugby story of volunteer attitude, spirit and passion exhibited by players, coaches, administrators, supporters and financial backers alike.'
The book launch will kick off Old Timers Day celebrations prior to lunch at the clubrooms, which open at 11.15am.
Maori Welcome - Norm Broughton
Welcome - President Ken Ah Kuoi
Prayer - Cardinal John Dew
Ca'ii-Michelle - to sing National Anthem
1. Kevin Horan
2. Brian McGuinness
3. Brian Coulter
4. Ron Evans
5. Tim Donoghue
Presentation of books to VIP's - Chairman Rob Evans
Closing Remarks - President
Ca'ii-Michelle - to sing 'Heroes' to close
Ca'ii-Michelle Gordon, has very kindly offered to sing a couple of numbers, the New Zealand National Anthem and "Heroes" at the launch proceedings of C'mon Red the 50th Jubilee publication of the Marist St Pats RFC.
Ms Gordon, of Ngāti Porou and Rongowhakaata descent from the North Island's East Coast is used to singing national anthems to packed Australian stadiums. Two years ago, Ms Gordon returned to New Zealand for family reasons after spending 30 years in Australia.
Ca'ii was, after all, an Australian Rugby Union anthem singer of choice for Bledisloe Cup matches from 2000-10. Ca'ii also sang both anthems for the Wallabies and the All Blacks at a Bledisloe Cup match in Hong Kong.
Marist St Pats is delighted to welcome Ca'ii to its Past Players and Supporters Day and the launch of its 50th Jubilee publication C'mon Red!.