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Stacey wins it for Wexford

ON Friday last, the final of the Wexford District/Leinster Rugby Lep Tournament was contested by girls from Wexford VEC and Presentation Secondary School at Wexford Wanderers RFC grounds at Park Lane.

Played in brilliant sunshine on a surface with plenty of 'give' in it, both sides were very evenly matched. Full marks to teachers Kevin Barry, Wexford VEC, and Deirdre Colfer, Presentation, for their control and discipline of each team.

After two 20-minute halves, the sides were level, scoring a try each. Extra-time was needed to reach a decider, but again after two five-minute halves, they were level again as they scored another try each.

In sudden death, the glory went to Stacey Farrell, who showed a clean pair of heels and with blistering pace broke through an otherwise solid Presentation defence to score the winning try for Wexford VEC.

It was a pity to see a losing side on the day.

Wexford VEC now qualify for the finals of Leinster Rugby Lep tournament, along with seven other Leinster finalists, to be played at Leinster Rugby's Donnybrook Stadium on Thursday March 27th.