Aughrim held their end of year school blitz with nearly 200 children participating. This is a huge achievement for a club in its inaugural year…

During the year volunteers for Aughrim have been visiting local schools and coaching with the view to increasing awareness of rugby in the local and surrounding areas.

The blitz was a great success and the clubs development is a credit to the large number of volunteers who helped on the day with refereeing and refreshments. The coaches present on the day included Justin Sharpe, Jason Byrne, Derek McAllister, Conor Slater, Eric Murphy and Eugene Doyle.

Behind the scenes Patrick Byrne helped set up pitches before he went to work, Shirley Power and Rose Sharpe looked after refreshments.

Leinster would like to take the opportunity to thank Aughrim for their hard work and enthusiasm in helping to develop the local schools. On the day each child was presented with a Leinster hat by CRO, Maurice Logue.