Thomas O'Brien was a premiership player for the Marist Brothers under-18s team in 1926. His son, John O'Brien played and his son Daniel O'Brien also played in three premiership teams from 1999 to 2001. The three generations of young men pictured here with John holding his father's trophy and the 1926 team in the background are just part of the long, proud history of the club that celebrates its centenary this year.
On the June long weekend all past players, referees, officials, coaches, supporters and families are being invited back to Lismore to join in "a sea of blue and gold" at the events that are planned.
Marist Brothers spokesman Steve Campbell said these include a game of rugby league between the current Marist Brothers Rams and Ballina on Friday, June 8; a Country Race Day at the Lismore Racecourse on Saturday, June 9; and a Centenary Dinner on Sunday, June 10.
"The weekend will celebrate the many years of rugby league in the Lismore area and the centenary marks a proud history of reputable teams, loyal followers and dedicated players and officials," Mr Campbell said.
Marist Brothers is one of Australia's oldest rugby league football clubs.
The Marist Brothers club is currently competing in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League Competition against teams from Grafton to Murwillumbah.
For tickets to the centenary dinner, go to www.maristbrothersrams.com or the Lismore branch of the Bank of Queensland.