Sunday 24 September 2017

Feast of rugby in the sunny south east

Over 300 pupils attended the annual Tag Rugby end of season blitz at Wexford Wanderers' Park Lane
Over 300 pupils attended the annual Tag Rugby end of season blitz at Wexford Wanderers' Park Lane

Friday, May 15, 2014 is a day many a primary school pupils will remember for a while to come. On this beautiful day, with the sun splitting the stones in Wexford Wanderers' Park Lane, over 300 boys and girls from Blackwater, Screen, Curracloe, Crossabeg, Kilrane Gaelscoil, St John of God Mercy School and Coolcotts National Schools took part in the annual Tag Rugby end of season blitz.

This year was a special one as the Girls Community Games was added to the already busy Echo Newspaper Tournament.

The Bill Kelly Resort Hotel and People Newspaper tournaments were also facilitated at the same venue and time. It made for a busy day for all concerned!

The pitch was in magnificent condition and with the fine weather, it was a joy for all to participate in.

Seven teams competed in the Bill Kelly Tournament. Blackwater NS and Gaelscoil contested the final, with Gaelscoil eventually winning the trophy.

The People Newspaper Trophy was contested by Kilmore NS and Coolcotts, with Kilmore winning a hard-fought final.

Co-ordinator on the day was Wexford CCRO Noel Ferguson, assisted by Aoife Hennessy on work experience with Sports Active Wexford. Fran Ronan from Sports Active Wexford was overseeing and was involved in the activities on the day. Referees were CCRO's Ross Barbour (Enniscorthy), PJ Clince (Gorey), Noel Ferguson and Sean O'Corcoragh.

This was a hugely successful day for all involved, including Leinster Rugby, Wexford Co Council Schools Community Partnership, Sports Active and Wexford Community Games and, of course, the kids.

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