Game for women in Ark­low

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They have a num­ber of ini­tia­tives and their lat­est fundrais­ing event is a cook­ing demon­stra­tion by Kevin Dun­don who is com­ing to the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel on March 23rd.

The Ama­zons, the name of the se­nior ladies team, started back in 2010. For Mamie how­ever women’s rugby didn’t start early enough.

“I would have loved to play rugby. I played one game when I was about 16, we played girls against the boys, a fun game. I played in a tag rugby tour­na­ment about eight years ago but, yeah, I would loved to have played.”

The women’s sec­tion is very ac­tive in the club and, like any club in any sport, are there in the back­ground will­ing to do any­thing.

“They do so much to help out, if you need any­thing ask the women and they’ll do it. I’m not say­ing the men aren’t but the women are just bril­liant. They’re do­ing very well in the league, they’re do­ing much bet­ter than the men this year.”

Look­ing to­wards the fu­ture, Mamie has one hope.

“I sup­pose it would be to se­cure more mem­bers so that we could have a first team and a sec­ond team. If we could pro­mote the game of rugby for women in the town and show they how en­joy­able it is and in­crease our mem­ber­ship that would be great.”

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