GERARD ANTHONY (GERRY) KENNY

S A R N I A S A I N T S RU G B Y C LU B
G E R RY K E N N Y
~ LIFE MEMBER ~
GERARD ANTHONY (GERRY) KENNY
Gerry died peacefully in his home after a courageous battle with melanoma. Devoted husband to Liz Kenny. Loved father of Allison (Kenny) Armstrong and her husband Gavin, and Brian Kenny. Proud Grandfather to Lauren and Ila Armstrong. Brother of Mary and Michael Johnson,
Anthony and Sheila Kenny, John Kenny, Lauri and Peggy Kenny, Niall
Kenny and Jacinta O’Toole. Brother-in-law to Kean and Donna Smith,
Dave and Michelle Smith, Derek and Kathy Smith, Laura and Todd
McKelvie. Nephew to Reenie Fenelon and Phyllis O’Byrne (Sister Teresina) of Ireland. Predeceased by his parents Larry and Maura Kenny and
sister-in-law Breeda Kenny. Gerry also had many nieces and nephews both
in Canada, United States and Ireland.
Gerry was born in Tullow, Ireland. In 1970, he and his brother Laurie immigrated to Canada together.
Gerry enjoyed a successful career in the insurance industry and was a partner at Gamble Insurance.
Gerry lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every day. He loved playing and watching rugby, and was a life
member of the Sarnia Saints Rugby Club. He was a member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina. A proud highlight of golf for Gerry was when he played a
round at Augusta National. Working with thoroughbred horses and watching them race, was a lifelong
passion of Gerry, and he was co-owner of champion sprinter “Glanmire”. He spent many hours on Lake
Huron boating, watching the freighters and enjoying a few libations.
Over the years he served his community by being on the Board of Directors of St. Clair Child and Youth
Services, and Habitat for Humanity. Gerry will be missed by many close friends.
A memorial mass will be held July 1, 2012 in Tullow, Ireland.
Donations to Patient Recreation Therapy at Bluewater Health, St. Clair Child and Youth Services, Habitat
for Humanity, or St. Joseph’s Hospice would be appreciated by the family. (cheques only at the funeral
home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at www.smithfuneralhome.ca
SARNIA SAINTS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
On behalf of the members of the Sarnia Saints Rugby Football Club, I offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Gerry Kenny
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Tyler Boyd’s, Captain, Saints (0-2) will be looking to rebound from two losses on the road
when they take on Oshawa Vikings (1-1) at Norm Perry Park, Saturday June 2nd.
The Saints will be hosting a full day of games Saturday with the women kicking off at noon,
followed by the men’s development side at 1330, and the premier game at 1500.
Come out and enjoy a high level of rugby with the likes of Colin Turnbull, Stuart Edwards,
Bryan Weaver, Vance Jardine, and Chad Doran just to name a few.
sarnia saints rugby football
SAINTS NEWSLET TER
HOME OPENER
The coaching staff of Todd Whitlock, Craig McKenzie, and Paul White will have these boys
well prepared for the 54th Home Opener!
IN THIS ISSUE
VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2
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Passing of a Life time
member - Gerry Kenny
Multiple Sclerosis Benefit
Dinner & Match
Coaches Corner
Home Opener
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Lady Saints Win
Coaches Corner
Presidents note
Julia Greenshields
Whats Happening
Club Leaders
JUNE 1ST, 2012
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Game Results
High School Results
Dues
Media Partners
Photo Contest
Sarnia Women Saints Rugby Kick off Season with a win
Article by Sarniasports.com
The Sarnia Saints Women Rugby team hosted the Norfolk Harvesters for their season opener Saturday May 26th at Norm Perry Park and won with a final score of 54 - 7.
"I'm really quite pleased we had a mixture of new and old girls, some rookies and established players." Said Coach Sean Keene who has been coaching the women's team for the last four years. "it
was nice to see a game plan come together."
The ladies dominated most phases of play as Sarnia opened up with a 35-0 lead by half time. Some
crunching tackles were delivered by Shelane Stuart and Briane Belanger.
The second half saw Norfolk regroup to score a try and conversion. The Saints rallied and scored 3
more tries to close out the game.
Tries scored by Carleigh Lalonge with 3, Katelyn Anderson, Lauren Wilks and had 2 and Daria
Keane and Brianne Belanger scored singles. Lisa Oleniuk had seven conversions for 14 points.
Player of the match was Lauren Wilks .
"The depth is coming nicely, pretty positive. I've very please with the outcome today, it's really
good to see" said Keene.
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Tyler Boyd ‘Club Captain’
Country: Canada
High School: St. Christopher,
Northern
Age: 29
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 210lbs
Current Club: Sarnia Saints RFC
Past Clubs: Burtonwood Bulldogs
Position: Flanker
Experience:
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9 yrs Sarnia Saints RFC
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1 yr Burtonwood Bulldogs RFC
p r o f i l e
Dean King
Country: Ireland
Age: 22
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 185lbs
Current Club: Sarnia Saints RFC
Past Clubs: Unidare RFC
Position: Fullback / Centre
Experience:
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5 yrs Unidare RFC
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2011 - Sarnia Saints RFC
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3rd leading scorer for the SSRFC
with 60pts
1 yr United Matamata Sports Club
NEXT MONTH PROFILE
Jamie Tresidder (England) & Juan Francisco (Argentina)
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as alumni at our website, sarniasaints.com.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONGRATULATIONS
Johnny, Jen & Grace Needham
April 24th, 2012 (at midnight)
Shawn Georgiou is riding in
the MS Bike Tour. If you
would like to sponsor him in
his goal of reaching $1,000.
Visit http://mssociety.ca/
msbiketours/
Jack Thomas Needham
5 lbs. 6 Oz.
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PRESIDENT’S NOTE
Hello Club members and rugby supporters,
WHAT’S HAPPENING
June 2nd
Home Opener
Calcutta
Oshawa Vikings
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June 14th
Multiple Sclerosis
Benefit Dinner
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June 16th
Multiple Sclerosis
Benefit Match
London St. Georges
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June 23rd
The season has arrived! The senior men's and women's sides have started their
schedules. The men have gone 0-2 on the road against Ajax and Barrie but look to
rebound against Oshawa in the home opener. June will be a busy month for them
with four matches, two at home and two on the road including a bus trip to
Peterborough. The women started strong at home with a convincing win against
Norfolk and look to stay on top of the standings when they travel to face Norfolk
again. Other matches this month for the women will include Bruce at home and away to
Wilmot. U18 dates have been announced and will start in July so be sure to check the
website to stay updated on the program and standings. I hope to see everyone out at
The home opener on June 2nd to cheer on our teams.
Ryan Mortensen
Sarnia Saints Rugby Club
President
Bus Trip
Peterborough Pagans
(Rookie Welcoming)
WOMEN’S HOME
GAMES
June 2nd v Exhibition match
June 16th v Bruce County
Juliagreenshields
Nation sevens player
The National Senior
Women's Team (NSWT)
has posed semi-nude in a
2012-2013 calendar to
raise funds in preparation
for the 2013 Seven's
World Cup and the pay to
play 15's program...
Support Julia Greenshields in her quest of
making the NSWT. The calendars are $20 and
can be ordered through Julia
([email protected]) and will be
available for the Men's Home Opener!!
Julia is a graduate of St. Clair High School’s
rugby program and a active member of the
Saints.
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2012
TOP 10 CLUB POINT SCORERS
PLAYER
RESULTS
Premier
May 12th
Sarnia 12- Ajax 36
May26th
Sarnia 20 - Barrie 22
Development Side
Doran, Chad
Edwards, Stuart
Weaver, Bryan
Mills, Nathan
McEwen, Ian
Kennefick, Simon
Hart, Mike
May12th
Sarnia 5 - Ajax 29
May26th
Sarnia 3 - Barrie 11
GP
2
1
2
2
2
2
1
PTS
10
10
5
5
5
3
2
Women
CONV
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
PENS
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
DROP
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
PREMIER RESULTS
May6th
Sarnia 54 - Norfolk 7
May 12th Results
May 26th Results
Sarnia 12- Ajax 36
Sarnia 20 - Barrie 22
Tries:
Subs:
Tries:
Chris Dundee - yellow
Chad Doran
Ian McEwen
Chad Doran
Bryan Weaver
Stuart Edwards
MoM:
Stuart Edwards
Mike Hart 1/2
Dean King at 60mins to
#14
Bobby Walsh to #12
Chris hart to #10
Injuries:
Converts:
MoM:
Stuart Edwards 1
Vance Jardine
Mike Hart 60mins
Brendan Groombridge
60min
Nathan Mills 65min
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Subs:
Penalty Kick:
Card(s):
Stuart Edwards 1
Ian McEwen - yellow
Cards(s):
DEVELOPMENT SIDE RESULTS
May 12th Results
May 26th Results
Sarnia 5- Ajax 29
Sarnia 3- Barrie 11
Tries:
Nathan Mills
Convert(s):
Dean King 0/1
MoM:
Dean King
Subs:
Dave Koebel at 45mins
replaced Dylan Cullis
(injured) at #4
Micah Pitka at 50mins
replaced Brendan
Groombridge at #3
Greame Wattie at 50mins
replaced Dan Yorke at #11
Curtis Deley at 59mins at
#4
moved Dave Koebel to #3
moved Micah Pitka to #2
Tony Vennettilli out
Dan Yorke at 60mins
replaced Greame Wattie
(blood)
Tries:
Subs:
NA
Ryan Mortensen 45min
Micah Pitka 60min
Convert(s):
NA
Penalty Kick(s):
Simon Kennefick
MoM:
Nick Powell
Card(s):
Simon Kennefick - yellow 25min
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PAST PRESIDENTS
SUPPORT
HIGH SCHOOL
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YEAR
PRESIDENT
YEAR
PRESIDENT
1958
Keith Etherington
1985
Billy O’Mahony
1959
Keith Etherington
1986
Jim Hale
1960
Keith Etherington
1987
Jim Hale
1961
Ron Stott
1988
Jim Hale
Senior Boys Final
Cyclones 7 v Vikings 6
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Junior Boys Final
Cyclones 14 v Vikings 13
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Senior Girls Final
Cyclones
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Junior Girls Final
Cyclones 25 v Colts 5
1962
Ron Stott
1989
Graeme Weaver
1963
Ron Stott
1990
Errol Cushley
1964
Ron Stott
1991
Errol Cushley
1965
Bruce Barrows
1992
Vince Bergin
1966
Geoff Lane
1993
Jim Hale
1967
Ray Rothenbury
1994
Jim Hale
1968
Ray Rothenbury
1995
Jim Hale
1969
Ray Rothenbury
1996
Vince Bergin
1970
Ray Rothenbury
1997
Vince Bergin
1971
Theo Joyce
1998
Vince Bergin
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1972
Theo Joyce
1999
1973
Theo Joyce
2000
Ian Campbell
1974
Ian Campbell
2001
Ian Campbell
1975
Ian Campbell
2002
Ian Campbell
1976
Ray Rothenbury
2003
Eric Clarke
1977
Ray Rothenbury
2004
Craig McKenzie
1978
Ray Rothenbury
2005
Craig McKenzie
1979
Billy O’Mahony
2006
Craig McKenzie
1980
Billy O’Mahony
2007
George O’Mahony
1981
Jim Hamilton
2008
George O’Mahony
1982
Peter O’Sullivan
2009
George O’Mahony
1983
Ray Rothenbury
2010
Brian McAuley
1984
Ray Rothenbury
2011
Ryan Mortensen
RUGBY RESULTS
DID YOU KNOW
The St. Christopher
Cyclones are the 1st
high school team to
win all 4 titles in the
same year!!
Congratulations to
coach
Mike Browne
&
Graeme Weaver
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FUNNIES
‘MARK’
To mark a ball, the player
must be inside his own
team's 22m line. The mark
is performed by a player
making a clean catch and
shouting "Mark!"
This young player was
informed, by his bestfriend, to shout out his
own name if he chose to
mark the ball and so he
did. This resulted in this
player getting laid out by
the opposing player. Can
you name this player?
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