Saturday 23 March 2019

U-7s turn on the style at busy DLSP festival

Gorey dramatically secured the eighth and final place in this year's Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup third round when out-half Stephen Duke dropped a 95th-minute drop goal to defeat their hosts Naas 22-20 last Sunday in Forenaughts. Stock photo
Gorey dramatically secured the eighth and final place in this year's Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup third round when out-half Stephen Duke dropped a 95th-minute drop goal to defeat their hosts Naas 22-20 last Sunday in Forenaughts. Stock photo

While many eyes were on Rome last Sunday, Wicklow RFC's minis were keeping it local to provide some thrilling encounters of their own.

In particular, the U-7s travelled to De La Salle Palmerston for the annual Kieran Burke Memorial Festival while the other age groups were taking part in blitzes at home and in Gorey.

The U-7s joined more than 600 of their counterparts from Dublin and Leinster to take part in the Kieran Burke Festival.

There was lots of rugby on offer and the Wicklow teams played a number of matches with their own champagne rugby in full flow throughout the morning.

They thoroughly enjoyed the very well-run event and congratulations to all involved in De La Salle for a great event as always.

Thanks as well to Leinster players Noel Reid and Peter Dooley for their time and encouragement at the event.

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