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St Conleth's and Sallins set bar high on competitive day

RUGBY players from fifth and sixth class in St Conleth's College Junior School, Clyde Road, travelled to Naas last week to meet the students from Sallins National School at Forenaughts.

This was the latest in a series of games involving Sallins National School and the traditional rugby-playing schools in Dublin and attracted a large body of support.

The development of rugby in the provincial national schools is supported by the Leinster Branch through the CCRO Programme. Austin Doyle, the CCRO at Naas RFC, is actively involved with about 14 schools in the area including four second level schools/colleges.

The two schools, bolstered by some from fourth class, sent about 70 players to Naas for this event which saw two competitive games played on the day.

The quality of ball handling was excellent throughout, resulting in spectacular tries being scored by both sides. After two exhausting halves the sides applauded each other off the field. Our thanks to the referees at both games.