The Eagles, Boss and Pope make their mark in Westmanstown
At a recent blitz held by the Salmo Eagles at Kirwan Park, their fellow taggers and friends from Belfast, Mullingar, Seapoint, Terenure and Westmanstown travelled to De La Salle Palmerston, to take part in what was a thoroughly enjoyable tournament, where everybody was a winner!
The encouragement given to all the teams as they proudly wore their respective club jerseys was great to see, as over 200 friends and family of the players cheered them all on.
Unknown to the players, two very special guests were present, watching them play and afterwards giving them the benefit of their rugby expertise. Those two special guests were Leinster Rugby and Ireland’s brilliant scrum-half Isaac Boss and RTE rugby pundit Brent Pope.
Isaac and Brent excelled as ambassadors for Irish Rugby at the event, by taking time to talk individually with each player, presenting them with their medals and also posing for photographs with each team.
The success of this tournament was another major step forward for Disability Tag Rugby, with the IRFU officially recognising the work of Disability Rugby.
Special thanks to Dave and Barry Hicks and all the coaches, families, friends, supporters and players for making the event so successful.
The Salmo Eagles would also like to thank Leinster Rugby for giving them the opportunity to take to the pitch with the Mullingar Lions in the Aviva at half-time during the Champions Cup quarter-final on April 4.