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Super skills on show as 200 attend Malahide tag

Malahide RFC hosted this year's regional sixth class tag rugby tournament with 200 students attending the event. Pupils from St Andrew's National School, Oliver Plunkett's National School, St Marnock's National School and Colmcilles National School participated.

Pupils had taken part in Leinster Rugby's 'Play Rugby' programme for six weeks leading up to the tournament and the skills they had learned were apparent throughout the day.

The rugby on show was superb with some excellent tries scored. The competitiveness and discipline of all the students involved was testament to their schools and their teachers.

Malahide RFC CCRO Brendan Carpenter was delighted: "The day was a huge success with 200 sixth class students coming out for a full day of tag rugby.

"The tournament is a great way to finish off the six-week module in school and for the kids to have learnt so much and apply it in a competitive match situation is great to see and very rewarding for Leinster Rugby's 'Play Rugby' programme and I.

"A big thank you must go to the volunteers from Malahide RFC and Leinster Rugby for refereeing and helping with the organisation on the day," added Mr Carpenter.

"Everything ran smoothly and it was thoroughly enjoyable."

If any other schools, colleges or community groups in the Malahide/ Swords/ Portmarnock area would like to participate in a similar programme, please contact Brendan Carpenter on 087 2109481, or email MalahideCCRO@leinsterrugby.ie.