| 17.9°C Dublin

Girls try full contact game

The first full contact schools rugby competition for girls kicked off in October.

It consists of senior and junior sections with three schools taking part at each level: St Mac Dara's, Ratoath College (pictured abovve) and Firhouse CC at senior level, and Ashbourne CS, St Mac Dara's and Ratoath College at junior. The competition's first fixture was a senior/junior double- header between hosts Ratoath College and St Mac Dara's, with Ratoath winning both fixtures.

To find out more about women's rugby development, email jennie.bagnall@leinsterrugby.ie or call 086-3322136.