Thursday 29 September 2016

Hickey hails 'great success' as U-13 girls rugby gets off to a flyer in province

Published 06/11/2015 | 02:30

Action from the U13 rugby blitz in Tuam
Action from the U13 rugby blitz in Tuam
Action from the U13 rugby blitz in Tuam
Action from the U13 rugby blitz in Tuam

Five U-13 girls' teams took to the pitches for the first time in Connacht Rugby's history on Saturday morning in Tuam RFC. Monivea, Corinthians, Westport, Ballinasloe and Portumna all played each other in the first of three blitzes scheduled before Christmas.

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Wendy Hickey, WCRO for Connacht Rugby, is delighted with the turnout. "Having U-13s this season is something I was looking to pilot to see if it would be successful this season. We currently have 14 mini clubs as well as many U-15 teams, and some girls fall between both categories, so it was an ideal opportunity to pilot it and it turned out to be a great success. Many thanks to the five clubs for taking part, and especially to Tuam RFC for the use of their facilities on the day."

The next blitz is scheduled for the November 28, venue TBC. Any queries, please contact wendy.hickey@connachtrugby.ie

Irish Independent

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