After the previous weeks fantastic performance against CDS RFC, the Roscrea RFC Girls u14s travelled to the capital to play Skerries RFC on Saturday, January 18th for a midday kick off. Girls Rugby in Roscrea has had a pleasing resurgence in recent years and the development of the girl’s game at the club has culminated in a strong uptake in the sport. The U14s team in their first competitive year have been a revelation, consistently performing above all expectations and playing with a positivity and sense of comradery that portrays the sport in a very uplifting manner. Behind this group, the Roscrea RFC Girls u12s have seen a consistent rise in playing numbers and at blitzes field 2 teams, which is quite an impressive feat at this age grade.
Skerries RFC are renowned for being a strong underage club and have a vibrant and well-run girls’ section. The Roscrea girls visited in the knowledge that they would be playing for the first time on an artificial pitch, a novelty indeed but one that takes a while to get used to. This no doubt gave the home team a slight early advantage, but the Roscrea girls quickly adapted to the faster pace of the game as is normal with such pitch surfaces. Despite a spirited and determined performance, the journey to Dublin would yield no reward as the home team took the points on a score line of 44 – 29. The Roscrea Girls were captained by Cara Feeley while Erin Wakefield was vice captain. Try scorers on the day were Ciara Kennedy, Caoimhe Quinlan, Aoibhe Kelly and Ella Dann. After the game Roscrea RFC girl’s rugby coordinator Ciara Maher thanked the hosts for their fantastic welcome and wonderful hospitality and wished them well for the rest of season.
Roscrea RFC Girls rugby are always looking for new players interested in a unique sporting opportunity, if your daughter was born between 2006 and 2014 give Ciara a ring on 0872024936.