Saturday 22 October 2016

Wicklow boys and girls get their blitzes underway

Published 23/10/2015 | 02:30


It was a great morning's rugby in Ashtown Lane when Wicklow RFC Girls hosted their near neighbours, Seapoint RFC, at U8 and U10 levels last weekend.

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Girls rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in the country and both Wicklow and Seapoint have very active girls sections across all age grades.

Both young squads have trained hard since the beginning of the season and this was their chance to show off their skills to their parents and coaches and this they surely did.

The U8s played a non-contact series of matches playing with great energy with great tries and running rugby galore. The U10s girls were allowed contact matches, again showing off their tackling skills. Plenty of tries on both sides in what were competitive yet fun matches. Both squads of girls played in the true spirit of the game and as is the custom in Wicklow RFC, supporters and players adjourned to the clubhouse for refreshments. A return trip to Seapoint RFC will be arranged later in the season.

Meanwhile the remaining Wicklow boys minis squads ventured to Enniscorthy RFC who hosted the annual South East blitz for all minis levels.

Enniscorthy offered lots of rugby at all levels which Wicklow RFC relished and enjoyed. Good weather allowed for free flowing rugby, lots of competitive spirit and good challenging play by all of Wicklow's young rugby players. Great support from parents made for a good, lively atmosphere. All players retired to the Enniscorthy clubhouse for refreshments after the matches before heading home.

Irish Independent

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