Saturday 1 October 2016

200 children descend on Suttonians RFC for brilliant blitz

Published 20/11/2015 | 02:30

200 boys and girls converged on Suttonians RFC for their primary school tag rugby event
200 boys and girls converged on Suttonians RFC for their primary school tag rugby event

Just before Halloween, and school mid-term, was a great time to play a rugby blitz and more than 200 boys and girls converged on Suttonians RFC for their primary school tag rugby event.

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The schools involved had just completed a tag rugby programme. A lot of the schools hadn't played tag rugby before but that didn't stop them from playing to a high level.

Suttonians' future looks bright if these children join the club. The schools that took part were Holy Trinity, St Laurence's National School and Howth Primary School.

The morning kicked off and it was a cold but sunny day. It was a sixth-class blitz played in great spirit.

All the children enjoyed the day and learned some important new skills. All the matches were tightly contested and the teams in the final were Holy Trinity and Howth. The final was a great match - Howth were the eventual winners and their reward was bragging rights for this year. Also, everybody got a few surprise goodies from Leinster Rugby.

A massive thank-you must go to all the referees, teachers and principals for their help on the day and during the programme. Also, to Suttonians for allowing the use of their facilities for the morning and the coaching work done by Glenn Predy of Leinster Rugby throughout.

If any other schools in the Sutton area would like to participate in similar programmes, please contact Glenn Predy on 086 3994839 or email on SuttoniansCCRO@leinsterrugby.ie

Irish Independent

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