Sunday 25 June 2017

Arklow Arrows fire their first shots of season

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Arklow's U-18 Girls 'Arklow Arrows' welcomed a combination team of Ardee/Boyne to The Oval last weekend and this fixture was especially important as it was the Arklow Arrows first league match at home.

Without allowing the occasion or bad weather overwhelm them, Arklow started strong, with their captain and full-back Emer Dillon running in three tries in the first half, one of which was converted by No 8 Laura Rice.

After some tough rucks and missed tackles Ardee/Boyne broke through Arklow's defence and scored a try that was well converted. However, this was quickly answered by Arklow's Sophie Long who scored the fourth try for the home side.

The visitors weren't ready to give up and slipped through Arklow's defence once more to score and convert another try.

Approximately 20 minutes into the second half, with Arklow leading 22-14, the game was stopped after Arklow's number 10 Emma Furlong went down with a neck injury. To ensure her safety and treatment the match was ended.

All at Arklow Rugby Club would like to thank all the players, coaches, parents and supporters who assisted Emma. We also wish Emma a full and speedy recovery.

Irish Independent

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