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Gorey blitz proves a hit with primary pupils

GOREY RFC ran the first of its seasonal primary schools' tag rugby blitzes earlier this week.

The weather stayed dry for most of the day with 300 children from 5th and 6th class giving a fantastic display of rugby at the grassroots level from the Gorey region.

Some 20 teams were present on the day, with four teams each from Gorey Central School, Star of the Sea Riverchapel and Tara Hill NS, and two teams each from Monaseed, Craanford, Ballythomas and Camolin National schools.

All teams made a big effort to participate in their school colours and represented their schools proudly with good discipline, teamwork and sportsman/womanship in many well-contested games! Eight pitches were used with each team playing four games.

A special thank you to referees Shane (Wicklow CCRO), Bernard Hynes (Arklow CCRO), Yvonne Howard, Anne McGivern, Ken Deacon, Ciaran Smith, Pablo Boyle, Tommy Martin, Tommy O'Reilly and Paul Clince.

A further thanks to all the club personnel who helped organise teams and refreshments throughout the event and cleaned up afterwards.

Gorey RFC president John Breen commented: "It is marvellous to see so many young people involved in tag rugby in the rugby club on a Tuesday morning from the schools in the area."