Sunday 15 September 2019

Wicklow's minis embrace rivalry

Wicklow RFC’s minis compete for the ball against their Gorey RFC counterparts last weekend
Wicklow RFC’s minis compete for the ball against their Gorey RFC counterparts last weekend

Wicklow RFC's minis took on the might of their near neighbours, Gorey RFC, last Sunday morning.

The fixture was divided between home and away for both clubs with Wicklow's U-9s, U-11s and U-12s travelling to Gorey and U-7s, U-8s, U-10s and U-12 girls entertaining Gorey at home in Ashtown Lane.

Wicklow's U-9s travelled with fewer numbers than usual but still fielded three strong teams against the County Wexford club.

Each Wicklow side had three very entertaining matches.

Wicklow's U-11s fielded two teams in Gorey and took to the games with gusto.

The lads were in fine form for rugby and tackled and rucked to their hearts' content with plenty of tries scored to keep the travelling supporters entertained.

Back on home turf, Wicklow's U-7s, U-8s and U-10s, and the U-12 girls put in powerful performances.

It was cold but bright, and the dry conditions made for excellent rugby played in great spirit.

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Tomorrow the Wicklow's minis will descend on the Aviva Stadium in large numbers for their annual Christmas trip to watch Leinster take on Bath.

The Wicklow Warriors team will also play at half-time during the minis exhibition and everyone is looking forward to cheering them on.

Leinster take on Bath. The Wicklow Warriors team will also play at half time during the minis exhibition and everyone is looking forward to cheering them on too for a very special occasion for them and their coaches and parents.

Talented Wexford girls prepare for Dublin visit

A new girls' U-14 team has been established in Wexford Wanderers RFC this season; the youngest girls' team for the club, joining the U-16s U-18s and senior ladies team. 

This new team have been overwhelmed with support from their club, community and club sponsors.

The appetite for rugby was clearly strong as 13 girls turned up for training on the first night in September and now they boast a squad of almost 30 players.

The girls got off to a flying start, winning all but one of their South East League matches in the early part of the season.

Phase one of their Leinster League campaign saw them unbeaten and they have recently been promoted to the Premier Division for Phase 2 and remain undefeated.

Tomorrow they will make their way to the Aviva Stadium as part of the Leinster Rugby 'One Province' scheme. Here's hoping they enjoy a great day out.

Squad - Andrea O'Keefe, Anna Dempsey, Annie Davis, Aoife Cullen, Beau Callery, Brónagh Boggan, Clea Stuart, Clodagh Doyle, Ella Walsh, Ellen Coleman, Ellie O' Mahony, Fiona O'Mahony, Hazel O'Keefe, Katie Kehoe, Melissa Quirke, Mia Quirke, Molly O'Gorman, Molly Stewart, Niamh Dempsey, Nicola Faraon, Orla Griffin, Rachel Dempsey, Robyn O'Connor, Roisin Dempsey, Ruth Avtina, Ciara Roche and Kacey Fox.

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