From Our Man in Rennes, Niall Murphy:
“Exciting week! I hope all is well. Rennes GAA is going very well. We just played in our first Euro tournament of the year and we put in some good performances. We beat Frankfurt (only Irish players) which we are very proud of. Lost by a point to Lyon and got beaten by Brussels who are the best team in Europe (they went on to win the tournament).
“Next Euro tournament for us is the weekend of the 19th/20th of October in Athlone for the Euro finals which involves all the clubs around Europe.
“Anyway the players are all excited about the Mayo v Dublin match. We will be watching it all together in ‘The Wesport Inn’ in Rennes city centre.
“Have a look at the photo, the only Mayo man in the photo is the one with the Kerry jersey! His father is from Kerry.
Allez the green and red!”
Who can forget the Rennes visit to Ballinrobe earlier this year – but just in case you did forget it, details are HERE. Actually, one of their number, Caimin Browne, was in Ballinrobe last week – his father Richard hails from the Neale and now lives in Kilkenny. Caimin spent a year in Rennes and teamed up with the lads. He’s back in Ireland now. And we better get Niall (and Harry) Murphy home soon too. Niall has a 30th birthday in the offing, a little bird called Ken tells me.