MORE than 600 people converged on the Milltown House grounds as Ashbourne RFC held their hugely successful Open Day on Sunday as part of the Leinster Rugby initiative.The day was dominated by kids activities, with everything from tag rugby to sponge throwing at coaches and referees, with the minis taking part in egg and spoon races. The Heineken Cup was in attendance and many took the opportunity to take their picture with the cup and join in the Leinster celebration. A highlight of the day was seeing Leinster referees playing tag against the various youth teams. It proved that they were both very fit bit also that they are human, with some dubious decisions going against them! They also presented the opportunity to many to get revenge when they presented themselves to become targets at the sponge throwing competition, while the youth coaches, senior players and committee members were also on the wrong end of the sponges! The afternoon ended when CCRO Scott Broughton led a large group in a Haka, celebrating the club's long-time links with New Zealand. People really enjoyed this and it was great to have more than a hundred people on the pitch participating in this activity. The club are hugely grateful to all the volunteers who made the day possible, with many new members joining Ashbourne RFC as a result.