Thursday 22 August 2019

Seapoint's sister act proving a huge success

Seapoint Rugby Club boasts a growing girls section.
Seapoint Rugby Club boasts a growing girls section. Sportsdesk

Seapoint Rugby Club's girls section is growing week by week. From a standing start just under two years ago, the club now has almost 40 players playing across mini and youth sections.

This growth is being driven by seven sets of sisters who get down and dirty every Sunday morning playing the game they love.

The Furlong girls lead the way with three players - Eleanor, Eva and Gabrielle. Eleanor and Eva started playing in Carlow and joined Seapoint when their parents moved to Dublin. Eleanor particularly caught the eye when playing with the boys teams up to the age of 12.

All the Seapoint girls share one thing in common: a desire to develop as players and one day play rugby for Ireland (even their two French girls, Chloe and Anouck).

At the end of last season the girls were really happy to host the WRC Trophy, an event that generated much excitement across the club.

Seapoint girls train every Sunday morning at 9.30am and are ALWAYS looking for new players. They welcome girls from five years and older in a safe and fun environment. If you are interested in playing, then send an email to and the club will get back to you.

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