Tuesday 12 December 2017

Leinster Club News: Coolmine recruiting members, coaches

Coolmine’s U-12s at the RDS
Coolmine’s U-12s at the RDS

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Coolmine are delighted to announce the launch of girls rugby for those born from 2002 to 2004. Training is on a Monday night from 7.15 to 8.15 on Top Astro in the club.

The training is being led by Jonathan Sharkey, the club's CCRO from the Leinster branch. Jonathan will be there over the next couple of weeks to help set up the girls' youth section.

We urgently need players and coaches to get this team off the ground. If you are interested in getting your daughter involved in one of Ireland's fastest growing sports at underage then contact Oliver Clarke on 0879926404 or oliver@live.ie

This is very important to Coolmine Rugby and for its development the club needs the support of the wider community and its membership.

Leinster Rugby will provide support to those who take up the challenge of coaching and mentoring.

The club continues to put in a strong performance this season in all league and cup competitions across the senior and youth brackets, while the minis section have had a busy itinerary of games and tours to Scotland (U-9s) and London Irish (U-12s).

The U-12s also played at half-time in the recent Leinster clash with Scarlets.

The Coolmine Pumas, the club's special-needs tag rugby team, took part in a blitz organised by Greystones Rugby recently and won five of their six matches and go from strength to strength under the stewardship of Jorge and Rob.

Galwey joins Wesley celebrations as club reaches 125th birthday

Old Wesley celebrated its 125th birthday in style with a dinner dance on the eve of St Patrick's Day in the Ballsbridge Hotel.

The event, attended by 400 members and friends, was a huge success to fittingly commemorate a great milestone.

There was a very entertaining questions-and-answers session, compered by club member and 45-time international rugby referee, Alan Lewis.

During this, Alan had some very interesting and lively exchanges with former Ireland international and British and Irish Lion Mick Galwey, who held his own during his head-to-head with former England international and Lion Martin Corry.

With many old friendships being renewed on the night the excellent MC Alan Short held a number of impromptu interviews with many of the club's former greats, with some great anecdotes shared.

The music on the night was provided by Dark Horses and the Henshaw family, who sent the attendance home in good spirits.

Irish Independent

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