Un­der-15s take on Na­van in Le­in­ster League fi­nal

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WICK­LOW UN­DER-15 rugby squad play in the much-an­tic­i­pated Le­in­ster League Fi­nal on Satur­day, March 27 at 12 noon against Na­van in the NUI Maynooth.

Qual­i­fy­ing to play in this fi­nal is the re­sult of the en­tire sea­son’s ef­fort, start­ing with pre-sea­son train­ing in early Au­gust and work­ing their way through the South East League and Le­in­ster League, los­ing just one com­pet­i­tive match from al­most 20 out­ings be­tween Au­gust and mid-March.

Wick­low qual­i­fied to play in the Le­in­ster League com­pe­ti­tion as one of the two South East rep­re­sen­ta­tives by top­ping their South East League group be­fore Christ­mas.

They beat Ark­low in the qual­i­fy­ing semi­fi­nal and beat Wex­ford in the seed­ing fi­nal to gain top spot. They then worked their way through the Le­in­ster com­pe­ti­tion to be pitched against Na­van who are the North East cham­pi­ons.

The squad of al­most 30 play­ers is made up of a blend of ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers who have come through the mini sec­tion and new play­ers who have joined the ranks more re­cently.

Part of the rea­son for suc­cess to date has been the fact that the club have been able to field an Un­der-14 side which runs in tan­dem with the Un­der-15s, re­sult­ing in al­most 60 play­ers get­ting reg­u­lar rugby in the over­all age group.

It is a huge hon­our for th­ese play­ers to rep­re­sent their club, town and the over­all South East re­gion in this fi­nal and it is hoped that as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble will travel to sup­port the team.

It is hoped to run a num­ber of buses on the day and any­one in­ter­ested in trav­el­ling by bus should con­tact Richard Hen­der­son or Pa­trick O’Cal­laghan to re­serve a place.

Please sup­port th­ese hard work­ing lads by com­ing and cheer­ing them on next Satur­day in Maynooth. Good luck to the team.

Wick­low Un­der-15s, who will be tak­ing on Na­van in the Le­in­ster League fi­nal on Satur­day.

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