26th January 2019 AEI RFC vs Southam II RFC (12-22) – Clonmel Cup

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Having had to bid a solemn farewell to AEI alumnus Ian Cockers Cockerill at home fortnight ago, the AEI found themselves again having to mourn the passing of a member of the AEI family. Amanda Shallcross may not have pulled on the jersey but she was no less a member of the rugby family and will be sorely missed.

The game was played in a vibrant and friendly spirit by both sides in fitting tribute to those who have passed on far too soon albeit with the visitors coming out on top thanks to a better drilled and unselfish backline.

Having endured a difficult end to 2018, the AEI have started 2019 with a greater sense of purpose and enjoyment in their gameplay, remembering that which has made the AEI fondly looked on by all associated with this illustrious club.

Whilst on the wrong side of the scoreline the AEI‘s 2 scores, finished by Derek Mcculloch and Jack Udall were examples of the team play which have been the hallmark of the AEI throughout the years.

Thanks to everyone, new (talking about you Dylan, Ryan and Harvey) and old (very much you Andrew Clark) for helping to right this ship and those who made Southam work hard for their victory.