Tuesday 27 June 2017

Butler shows Wilson's the way in Mullingar

St Finian girls were wonderfully represented by a junior team who did their school proud on the day (Stock photo: PA)
St Finian girls were wonderfully represented by a junior team who did their school proud on the day (Stock photo: PA)

Mid-December saw Mullingar Rugby Club host a secondary schools girls blitz run by local CCROs in conjunction with Leinster Rugby with the aim of developing young women players.

With high attendance from schools from Offaly, Westmeath and Meath, a wonderful group of ladies got together to show their own super rugby skills and pace. With the highly anticipated Women's World Cup in August 2017, it's wonderful to see the interest in women's rugby grow and grow and this was particularly evident in Mullingar.

Representing the Mullingar area was St Finian's College and Wilson's Hospital School. Wilson's ladies team are currently flourishing under the watchful eye of a former Mullingar and Leinster rugby player Olive Butler (Carroll). Due to such a large interest in the school, Olive was able to enter two junior and two senior teams to compete against other schools.

St Finian girls were wonderfully represented by a junior team who did their school proud on the day. A special mention must be made to Katie and Fiona who went beyond the call of duty and suffered a few war wounds on the day.

If anybody would like information about coaching in the Mullingar area, contact Leinster Rugby's Club Community Rugby Officer, Clare O'Brien MullingarCCRO@leinsterrugby.ie

Or if in the Moate/Athlone area, please contact Kieran Slyne at Midland.WarriorsCCRO@leinsterrugby.ie

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