Friday 30 September 2016

Arklow blitz a huge success

Published 08/01/2016 | 02:30

The primary schools who took part were: Annacurragh, Avoca, Tinahely, Careysfort, Gaelscoil, St Josephs
The primary schools who took part were: Annacurragh, Avoca, Tinahely, Careysfort, Gaelscoil, St Josephs

Before Christmas, primary schools from Arklow and the surrounding area attended a Tag Rugby Blitz in Arklow RFC.

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In stark contrast to the weather we have now, the lovely sunny conditions encouraged 16 teams and over 190 students to explore their understanding of the game and the skills learnt following delivery of the Leinster Branch Schools Programme by Barney Hynes Arklow RFC CCRO, who also organised the event.

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To see the players running, scoring tries, tagging, passing and defending their try line was to their credit and each boy and girl left the Blitz happy and content after an enjoyable day out playing rugby.

Hopefully the knowledge gained will encourage these young children to play Rugby in their local club Arklow RFC.

The primary schools who took part were: Annacurragh, Avoca, Tinahely, Careysfort, Gaelscoil, St Josephs.

Leinster Rugby would like to thank Arklow RFC for the use of their facilities, the referees and assistants on the day representing Arklow RFC and the Transition year students from St Marys girls school.

The Leinster CCRO for Arklow and surrounding area is Barney Hynes and can be contacted on 0862309921 or email Arklow ccro@leinsterrugby.ie

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