Sunday 24 September 2017

Six Nations triumph inspires girls blitz

Girls from Fermoy RFC and Mallow RFC during last Saturday’s mini blitz
Girls from Fermoy RFC and Mallow RFC during last Saturday’s mini blitz Newsdesk Newsdesk

While Tom Tierney's Ireland ladies scored their second bonus-point victory to go top of the Six Nations table at Fermoy, the next generation of rugby heroines had their first taste of the sport competitively as Mallow and Fermoy Minis girls played a challenge match last Saturday.

All 18 players in attendance were involved in Fermoy, and an initial 20-minute game of tag rugby was played to enable the girls to get warmed up and practise their passing skills.

The subsequent game saw some excellent passing and some very good tackles by players from both teams, showing little fear in adapting to the sport and getting involved.

Players' parents in attendance encouraged all the girls during both games and the coaches were pleased to see how the girls are progressing in terms of learning and using passing, tackling and communication skills in what was an extremely positive day for girls rugby in North Cork.

Fermoy graciously provided some post-game hospitality for both players and parents and Mallow looks forward to the visit on the Fermoy girls on February 25 to continue this exciting local derby.

For any information on minis girls rugby contact Freddie ( or 087-9805951) in Mallow or Michelle ( or 086-8682758) in Fermoy.

Irish Independent

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