Wednesday 26 July 2017

Great spirit on show in Skerries blitz

Every year at this time the players of UCD RFC (men’s, women’s and tag) fundraise throughout the campus supporting the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day. Pictured at this year’s launch: Luke McGrath, Josh van der Flier; James Tracy and Garry Ringrose
Every year at this time the players of UCD RFC (men’s, women’s and tag) fundraise throughout the campus supporting the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day. Pictured at this year’s launch: Luke McGrath, Josh van der Flier; James Tracy and Garry Ringrose

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Over 260 primary school boys and girls aged from 8 to 11 from Lusk and Skerries took part last week in a tag rugby blitz in Skerries Rugby Club.

On a bright, sunny day, the kids displayed the full range of skills they had learned on the Leinster Rugby six-week tag programme.

The programme focuses on core rugby skills such as passing, evasion, spatial awareness and team work.

It was clear on the day that everyone got something from it, with great competitiveness between all the teams, and games played in the best possible spirit.

The blitz was supported by teachers, parents, club coaches and Leinster's Fingal coaching staff. Andy Carabini, Leinster and Skerries CCRO, felt that the way all the kids and teachers had embraced the programme was evident in the high standard shown in each game, and the smiles on everyone's faces throughout.

If anyone in the area is interested in joining the rugby club, they can contact Andy on 085 1000647 or at SkerriesCCRO@leinsterrugby.ie.

Players and coaches needed as Coolmine launch girls rugby

Coolmine are delighted to announce the launch of girls rugby for girls born between 2002 to 2004. Training is held on a Monday Night from 7.15 to 8.15 on Top Astro in the club. The training is led by Jonathan Sharkey, the Club's CCRO from the Leinster Branch.Jonathan will be there over the next couple of weeks to help set up the Girls Youth Section. We urgently need both players and coaches to get this team off the ground.

If you are interested in getting your daughter involved in one of Ireland's fastest growing sports at underage, then contact Oliver Clarke on 0879926404 or oliver@live.ie

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