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Sunday 25 September 2016

National Youth Rugby Festival

Daragh Small

Published 17/04/2015 | 02:30

Dublin's Temple Street Childrens Hospital
Dublin's Temple Street Childrens Hospital

Corinthians RFC will host their National Youth Rugby Festival at Corinthian Park this weekend.

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Saturday and Sunday's event is in aid of the Temple Street Children's Hospital and Galway Autism Partnership and is a festival for all of the top clubs in Ireland.

Since 2000 the charity has been raising funds for the Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin.

The Galway Autism Partnership was launched in 2011 by five proactive parents to help each with information and general support in raising a child with autism.

The festival consists of a weekend of social events, hospitality and fun with the round-robin tournament tomorrow and quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals on the Sunday.

Youth rugby plays an important part in the future of the sport in this country but it also provides a fun and healthy environment for the players involved.

Entry is invitation only and has the full backing of the Connacht Branch.

Connacht coach Pat Lam and some of the Connacht players will be attending the event.

Corinthians are engaging with some local businesses who have kindly sponsored the event, and Sky Irish TV is the official broadcaster for the event.

The sponsors include Acord Life, Advertees Shirts, Donoghues coaches, Hartmanns of Galway and Tesco, Oranmore.

For more information on the event you can email corinthiansyouths@gmail.com.

Irish Independent

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