RUSH batsman Neil Rock returned from the Cricket Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand with his reputation enhanced following some excellent performances with the bat. The 17-year-old was part of an Ireland team that finished 13th in the competition and in the plate quarter-final against the famous West Indies he showed his true class with a magnificent 91, which almost propelled Ireland to a shock victory. Rock’s fantastic innings, which lasted 101 balls and included nine fours and a six, eventually came to a close in the final over within sight of a sensational century. He finished the tournament as Ireland’s leading run scorer and has since been selected to play with the Irish Wolves and Northern Knights and has been named Rush senior captain for the season. EXPERIENCED hooker James Mccaghy has played an instrumental role in Ashbourne RFC’S recent successes, including two All-ireland Cups, a Provincial Towns Cup, Leinster League titles and Mcgowan and Spencer Cup wins.
The Hollystown native played AIL rugby with Navan and has also been a regular on the Leinster Junior Interprovincial side.
Better known as Jimmy, he came through the youth ranks in Ashbourne and Castleknock College where he played on the JCT team and graduated as starting ho oker for the 1st XV at 20.
A former club captain, James plays with conviction, commitment and heart, helping to backbone a talented Ashbourne side. THE term undisputed champion is mainly used in the professional boxing world, but if there’s an equivalent in the amateur game then Swords boxer John Fay has ticked all the boxes in 2018. Boxing at Boy 3 54kg, The Lusk CS pupil completed the Dublin League and Championship double, but not content with dominating his own county he also won the Louth and Meath Championship and beat the reigning All-ireland champion in his class en route to winning the Wexford International Tournament. After losing the 2017 All-ireland final, going one better was the big target this year and he duly clinched the national title, completing a 20-fight unbeaten streak. He then won the national cadet championship, which earned him a shot at the Europeans where he claimed a bronze medal.