The sun shone on the St Vincent’s, Glasnevin blitz that took place recently and the players certainly made the most of the good conditions with some expansive free flowing rugby played. Fears about the weather were cast aside on what was a perfect day for rugby…

The students from first year had undertaken a six week block of coaching during P.E. classes and for the first time in St Vincent’s they had transitioned into contact rugby. 80 children in the school had participated in the programme over the weeks and to see the rugby that was played in the blitz; they had taken on board lots of the new skills.

Great tries and running rugby were there for all to see and rugby coach in the school, Neil McCann is optimistic about the future for the sport in the school, “the first year contact programme has been a great lead in to our rugby team in the school and as a result we’ve already seen numbers grow, and our skills are more developed than they have been at this stage in previous years.”

For information on rugby in the Dublin City Council North Area contact Community Rugby Officer for the area, Colm Finnegan at or on 0877692257.