There was plenty of action to be seen recently in the DCC pitches at Clontarf road were four local schools were taking part in a North Dublin Blitz…

The players were from Coolmine community comprehensive, St Vincent’s Glasnevin, Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun and the eventual winners, St Kevin Finglas and some of the rugby on show belied the supposed inexperience of the teams.

There were representatives from Unidare, Clontarf and Coolmine rugby clubs on show between the schools and all of the players were a credit to their teams. Each team played three matches and there was also an appearance from the Heineken Cup which caused great excitement.

In what was an even competition all schools had spells of dominance in matches, and what struck spectators was the organisation and structure that all played with.

CRO with Fingal County Council, Gerry McCleery also spoke of it, “you always get strong individual players in any team but what’s been great to see is the progress of the schools into structured play and how they attack space and bring other players into the game.”

The teachers who have taken on the teams have really put in the work on the training pitch and its clear to see that their players have been taking on board the advice, the development of all schools over the past two years has been marked and is testament to the effort of everyone.

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