Ballina RFC Celebrate its Youths

A great night of Celebration for the Youths section of Ballina RFC was held in their main sponsor’s hotel The Diamond Coast, Enniscrone last Thursday night.  There were over 350 people in attendance from across the region to celebrate a great season of youth rugby in both Ballina RFC and the local Schools.

In all three Boys teams were awarded medals from winning their respective Age Grade Connacht Plate Competitions at U14, U17 and U18 levels. The U15 boys and the U18 girls received winning medals for their Connacht Cup competitions, while their Captains received the Plates and Cups on their behalf.  The U15 girls and the U16 boys received runner up medals for their Connacht Cup endeavours. As if this wasn’t enough silverware on display the U18 Senior Schools Development League Cup and the U18 Senior Schools Sevens Plate were also on display after being won by St Muredach’s, Ballina, not to be out done St. Mary’s, Ballina also brought the U18 Schools Cup and U18 Seven’s Cup they also won during the year.

Gerry O’Donnell, Ballina RFC made presentations to ten Secondary schools in the North Mayo and West Sligo area who worked in partnership with the club this year. To wrap up the night Ballina sisters Mairead and Kayleigh Hopkins brought along their Irish U18 Caps which they received earlier in the year from the IRFU. I think it’s fair to say Youths Rugby is alive and well in the North West.

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