IT'S not just a certain game played with a small ball and a big stick that they're good at in Kilkenny.
Rugby on Noreside has never been on more of a high than it is at the moment, with Kilkenny RFC – home of such legends as Mick Galwey and Willie Duggan – set for top-flight action next season following their splendid Leinster League Division 2A triumph. Maintaining the feel-good factor around the club right now is an exciting new venture set to take place next month.
The inaugural Marble City Sevens will be held at the club's Foulkstown grounds on 29 June, with 32 teams competing in three divisions – Men's Premiere, Men's Social and Women's Social. All games will be overseen by Leinster Rugby Referees. Teams from all over Ireland have already registered, but there are still one or two places available.
The competition is being run in conjunction with The Gathering 2013 and, appropriately, features the inclusion of a number of overseas teams.
The club's long-term aim is to hold the competition annually and, with the support of Leinster Rugby, develop it into the biggest of its kind in the province.
Barbecues, pitch-side entertainment, a zone for sponsors and an evening of ceol agus craic will add to the festival atmosphere next month.
For more information and to register, check out our website: www.marblecity7s.com