Talented Rebecca rises to every challenge
massive surge in players taking part. It is thriving in Cork, which delights Rebecca.
“Ireland hosting the Ladies World Cup was a big boost and encouragement in helping increase the numbers of people playing.
“Cork have developed a lot of good players in recent years which also helps.
“Enya Breen is the golden girl of rugby in West Cork. She is a fantastic player and a great coach, we’ve all learned from her.
“Ladies rugby is getting stronger in Cork and West Cork. It is great to have brilliant players like Laura Guest coaching and sharing their expertise with the next generation.
“I think when club facilities for women’s rugby improve further, the numbers will also rise dramatically. Skibbereen, Bantry and Bandon RFC have established teams who are doing great.
“This is great to see and I think more clubs should facilitate girls and women’s teams going forward.”
The talented rugby player has very specific goals she homes to achieve in the foreseeable future.
“My short term aim is to work hard during the summer to maintain our title for Interprovincial winners.
“My long term aims are to work through the ranks and play for Ireland.
“I would also like to inspire more girls to play rugby.”
Munster U18 player Rebecca Hayes in action during the recent Interprovincial campaign. Rebecca, who is a native of Rosscarbery, plays her club rugby with Bantry Bay RFC.
Rebecca Hayes operates in the back row in the No 8 position, and has paid tribute to the work her coaches have done with her in her short but blossoming career.