10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
The first match played in the new club colours was an invitational game against the Wolfhounds. As the picture above shows there were some famous faces in the Wolfhounds line up that day.
Ireland prop Des Fitzgerald, father of current Leinster and Ireland star Luke Fitzgerald, was joined in the front row by Tom Clancy and Harry Harbison, while current ERC Chief Executive Derek McGrath was in the back row with Noel Mannion.
Ireland out-half Paul Dean was joined in the half backs by England's Steve Smith, while Brendan Mullin also featured for the illustrious Wolfhounds.
A fitting way to mark their first game in the new club colours.
De La Salle Palmerston RFC
15 K Tobin; 14 P Vaughan; 13 M Mann; 12 A O'Connor; 11 B Noble; 10 C Dunn; 9 B O Connor;
1 P Mc Cabe (Capt); 2 A N other; 3 B Kennelly; 4 T Leggett; 5 F Keane; 6 P Nugent; 7 R Kevany (RIP); 8 M Kennedy
F Ennis; N Kelly; C Crolwey; E Masterson; D Nolan; D Bergin; P Townsend
J. Barry (Cork Constitution); J. Carlton (Orrell/England); J. Sexton (Dublin University/Ireland); B. Mullin (Dublin University/Ireland); P. Kurarangi (NIFC); P. Dean (St. Mary's College/Ireland), S. Smith (Sale/England), T. Clancy (Lansdowne/Ireland), H. Harbison (Bective/Ireland), D. Fitzgerald (Lansdowne/Ireland), N. Redman (Bath/England), N. Ridgeway (Wanderers), D. McGrath (Old Belvedere/Ireland), P. Kenny (Wanderers/Ireland), N. Mannion (Corinthians/Ireland)
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