Bantry Bay Girls headed to Ashbourne RFC in numbers last Friday night to play their part in the Six Nations women's international clash between Ireland and Wales.
The U-15 team were chosen to do a guard of honour on the night and to play an exhibition game of rugby at half-time against Virginia RFC, Co Cavan.
It was a huge occasion and the coaches were delighted that all the U-18 team members also travelled to support their younger counterparts and to mark a historic night in the development of rugby in the club.
The club was inundated with good luck wishes from the local community and while travelling on the long journey, the messages and tweets kept rolling in from family, friends, 2FM and some of the Ireland players.
In a very successful night for the international women, the chance to witness Ireland play their second game in defence of their Grand Slam was greatly appreciated by the Bantry girls and showed them what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
Munster Rugby would like to acknowledge the work of the Bantry Bay girls' coaches Eugene McCarthy, Damien Hicks, Denyse Scully and Marie Lithgow, and also thank the parents and supporters who travelled to attend on this historic occasion for the club.