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Numbers up and skills improving in north city's developing schools

RUGBY is going from strength to strength in Ballymun, Finglas and Glasnevin.

This was most evident on Wednesday when Trinity Comprehensive, Ballymun took on St Vincent's, Glasnevin in what was the second development match in the area, the first being Trinity Comp against St Kevin's two weeks ago.

The most pleasing thing is that all the schools have not only seen an increase in numbers but also clear to see was an increase in the skill level and organisation of the teams involved and that can only bode well for the area's local rugby club, Unidare RFC.

Both matches were tight with Trinity winning the first 10-5, and St Vincent's winning the second 26-13.

Many promising players came to the fore in the matches including the likes of Tomas Dowd, Andrew Dixon and Adam McGrath, to name a few.

Community Rugby Officer for the DCC area, Jack Hanratty, remarked: "There has been a definite improvement in the skill level of all the schools involved."

Anyone interested in anything rugby-related in the D9 and D11 areas contact Colm Finnegan at cfinny1@yahoo.co.uk