The Ravens girls u14s and u16s recently returned to the pitch for an enjoyable first run out in 8 months. With current government guidelines allowing for modified non contact training, the girls were eager to get back out and show that they hadn’t lost any of their appetite for the game during the long lay off. Leinster rugby Women’s development officer Niall Kane even paid a visit and was hugely impressed with the skill and commitment levels of the players. Now heading into their 2nd season, the Ravens are a strategic amalgamation of both u14s and 16s girls teams from Roscrea RFC and Birr RFC. The motto “Stronger Together” has never been more appropriate as the mix of players and coaches from both clubs have brought their own individual strengths to benefit the group as whole. The coaching team of Frank Higgins, Zoe Gleeson, Mark Kenneally, Tim Meagher and strength and conditioning coach Mary Feely are dedicated to providing a positive and rewarding journey for all the players involved.
Ciara Maher who is Midlands Girls Rugby and Roscrea Girls rugby Coordinator was delighted with the turn out and the commitment from the players for the first session back after such a long and unfortunate break from the sport. She commented that ” the girls love playing rugby, you can see how much they enjoy it and the joy that it brings is obvious in their demeanor before, during and after training. Each and every one of them is a pleasure to work with”. The primary objective is to field strong and dynamic teams at both u14 and u16 level for next season. Training takes place in Roscrea or Birr and changes venue each month. Ravens rugby is open to all girls born 2005 to 2009 and new players are welcomed with open arms. The training is always enjoyable with a focus on learning the core skills of rugby in a fun and safe environment and as a bonus the health benefits from both a physical and mental aspect are hugely positive.
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Call Ciara on 087 2024936 Frank 086 8606000
Pictures courtesy of Padraic Burns