Huge crowd pack into ground for fun-filled day

Published 16/10/2013 | 05:36

David Burke, Tyron Supple, Tadhg Hurley and Brendan Fitzmaurice. Photo: Paul Tearle

TRALEE Rugby Club in Ballyard was a hive of activity on Sunday as the club hosted a family fun day for members and especially the club's younger players and supporters.

As well as fun and games for youngsters like sack races, egg and spoon races and bouncy castles there was also plenty of rugby to enjoy with Tralee's RFC's under 12s, 14s and 18s all taking to the field for friendly ties before the Tralee J1 team took on Limerick side Galbally RFC in the league.

With a huge crowd shouting them on, the Tralee side ran in four tries to secure a bonus point 26-5 win over the visitors and continue their winning start to the season.

Hundreds of the club faithful descended on the clubhouse and grounds for the day-long event that kicked off at round noon and lasted well into the evening with drinks, refreshments and entertainment in the clubhouse.

Sunday's event wasn't just about fun and games.

It was also organised to help members make new friends and contacts and to help take the financial sting out of playing rugby.

Members were able to swap gear and equipment among themselves and they were also encouraged to set up car pooling arrangements to make getting themselves and their children to and from training sessions that bit easier.

Kerryman

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