Wednesday 24 January 2018

Double take for the Rossiters with twin-pronged Feile blitz

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

TALK about double-double sporting trouble!

For any parent, to have a child taking part in Feile na nGael -- the All-Ireland U-14 hurling festival -- is a proud day but one Wexford family are surely bursting with pride in Clare this weekend, where not one, or two, but four of their children are playing.

There are two sets of twins in the Rossiter family from Piercestown, born 20 months apart, and all four play for famous local club St Martin's, which itself has pulled off a big 'double' by qualifying in the prestigious Division 1 grade in both the hurling and camogie competitions.

Ciara and Aoife Rossiter (born on February 12, 1996) are lining out for the club's girls, while their twin brothers Padraig and Darragh (born on October 1, 1997) are playing for St Martin's hurling equivalent.

The four Rossiter twins must surely be making their own sporting history in the 40th year of the GAA's great underage competition -- which culminates in tomorrow's finals in Ennis and Clarecastle (10.0).

Irish Independent

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