RST Centre Tuesday Club
THE TUESDAY CLUB.
Local folklore has it that the Tuesday Club can trace its origins back to 2011 as two stalwart Skryne men, Dermot Carty and Michael Mulvaney, travelling from football on a bus, discussed the possibility of meeting with friends away from matches. The seeds of the Tuesday Club were sown on that day. Initially it was retired GAA players and officials who got together for a cuppa in a dressing room of the old pavilion where heat was provided by a Superser gas heater! (Who remembers the Superser?) Among the topics discussed were the previous weekend’s sports activities, current affairs, and “what it said in the papers.” It was men only at the start and in 2021 while men are still in the majority, a number of ladies are attending. We greatly welcome this development as the Tuesday Club has evolved into a very popular RST social club. As I write, Covid is having a big impact on the numbers that attend on Tuesday mornings at 11am. All are welcome – but only if you are fully vaccinated. You don’t have to be retired but it helps.
TUESDAY CLUB TRIPS.
Tuesday Club trips have become extremely popular since 2013 and to date (until Covid 19 intervened), we have clocked up about 40 journeys. Our destinations have included OPW sites in several counties; the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim and the Kennedy Homestead in Wexford; historic Dublin and Belfast sites; boat trips on the Shannon and Dublin Bay; Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland and the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh; jails, museums, castles, gardens and distilleries. The Tuesday Club has also organised Christmas lunches for the community in the Knightsbrook Hotel Trim, Station House in Kilmessan, Slane Castle, Tankardstown House and The Valley Inn, Dunleer.
As Covid-19 regulations prevail now, we cannot plan too far ahead but we can assure our friends and supporters that we will not rest on our laurels when given the go ahead.
As mentioned, we have been meeting again on Tuesday mornings at 11am in the RST Centre where strict vaccination conditions govern our attendance.