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Richmond ladies' history

Published 10/01/2014 | 02:30

Richmond women's team created club history on December 20 when they played their inaugural competitive fixture against St Senan's at Shannon RFC under lights.

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The game finished with St Senan's the winners but credit must go to the Richmond ladies, who shocked not only the coaching staff but themselves with a highly credible performance on their first outing as a team.

"As the newest section within Richmond RFC, the ladies have brought a new energy and excitement to the club," said head coach Gareth O'Hanlon. "The match was made that bit more special as none of the girls had played rugby up to that point.

"While St Senan's showed their experience and led the game from early on, our side showed huge heart and were very unlucky not to cross the line. It was an enormous achievement for the club and the ladies should be very proud of themselves.

"A big thank you to St Senan's for hosting us and to Young Munster's ladies team for training with us in the run-up to our big match.

"Richmond ladies are always looking to recruit new players. If anyone is interested please come down to the club and join the team. The ladies train once a week at 7.0 until 8.0 in Rhebogue, with a huge emphasis on fun and enjoyment".

Irish Independent

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