U7s Blitz a Great Success

U7s Blitz a Great Success

(17 Nov 2019)

 

Today saw four Leinster clubs (DLSP FC, Coolmine RFC, St Mary's College RFC and Westmanstown RFC) come together at Kirwan Park for an U7s blitz on a cool, crisp but thankfully dry and sunny Sunday morning.

We were delighted to be joined by Minister Shane Ross who took time out of his busy schedule to enjoy some of the skills on show, meet the teams and pose for a few pictures. The club is very grateful to have been awarded €72,469 in the Sports Capital 19 grant announced last week by the Minister's Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

There was some fantastic rugby on display today from all four teams and, most importantly, everyone had fun, made some new friends and got some welcome outdoor time and fresh air!

These blitzes provide our kids with a safe, secure environment to learn new skills, make new friends and have fun. They are the future of our clubs and events like these are vitally important in that respect.

Our club, like any other, faces constant challenges in the battle to keep the lights on, the pitches in playable
condition and the dressing rooms in good order so that events like today's can take place. 

All of that comes at a cost and meeting all those challenges is a 7-day a week, 52 weeks-a-year effort from
a small army of dedicated volunteers.

It is in that context that the club was delighted to receive such a significant grant. Those funds will be vital
to ensuring that we continue to play an active and central part in our local community as we continue our 120th year as a club.



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