PDLS Bagenalstown Girl’s tag rugby team played their school’s first game of tag rugby in Newbridge RFC recently when they took part in a Leinster Rugby schools blitz against teams from Naas, Portarlington, Athy and two teams from Kildare town…

The girls, who have only taken up the game this year, played some excllent running rugby and scored some fantastic tries, earning a draw in their first two game against Naas and Kildare Community School A . They then defeated the Portarlington team by five tries to three and earned a hard fought draw against Kildare Community School B .

In the final game of the day against Ard Scoil Athy , which was a playoff for second place in the group, the Bagenalstown team played very well but lost by six tries to five.

Team manager and teacher Jenny Maher said: “The girls were brilliant and had a great day in Newbridge. They scored some great tries and displayed great skills.” 

The girls will travel to Tullow to take part in their next blitz against Tullow Community School.

Back row – Louise Kearns, Orla Maher, Lucy Mullins, Amy Fennell, Aoibheann Byrne, Miriam Bambrick, Danielle O Neill, Jessica Doyle.
Front row – Eimear Meaney, Sinead Nolan, Siobhan Normanly, Antoinette Dowling, Laura Regan, Chloe Galligan.

Any one interested in playing tag rugby in the Carlow area, contact Wesley Whitten: carlowccro@leinsterrugby.ie.