TRALEE RFC are proud to host once again their International festival of Mini and Youth Rugby in O'Dowd Park next Friday and Saturday. This, now annual, event will see Tralee host a number of clubs from around the country with hundreds of players participating at the various ages.
Since 2008 the club has run this particular event as it's main focus on bringing tourism into Tralee early in the season. From it's inception the club has played host to teams from Wales, England, Scotland and all provinces in Ireland. This year, due to economic circumstances it is a national event with visiting clubs from Leinster and Munster, however, Tralee RFC will make sure that the visitors enjoy the event just as in previous years.
Local promoters Six Nation Tours Ltd have done a superb job in being able to continue to run this event each year in the most trying of times. Director of Sales for the group Ciarán O'nualláin commented "We have worked hard with all our partners to make sure that we are successful with every event that is organised.
"This year we had successful events in the UK, France and a number of Irish Provinces but it is difficult under the economic circumstances that prevail. Tralee is one of our highlighted features and as such we are really interested in making sure it continues and we will continue in our efforts to make it grow into the biggest and best rugby Festival in the country."
Games will commence at lunchtime on Friday and continue until early afternoon on Saturday with all welcome.
Club Scrap Day
CONGRATULATIONS to Ger Breen and all his crew for the successful scrap metal collection day held at the club. A fantastic response was given and the efforts of all those involved do not go unnoticed and the funds raised will go towards the running of the club into the remainder of the season.