Pres Bray expands Family Gala Day…
August 31, 2011 12:00 am Richard Blake
Pres Bray, in association with Greenstar, is hosting its fourth annual Edmund Rice Cup and Family Gala Day this Sunday, 4th September from 12pm…
This year’s event offers a festival of rugby, music, family entertainment and food.
Top rugby teams from Ireland will be competing for the prestigious Rice Cup at both Junior and senior level. An officially recognised tournament of the Leinster Branch of the IRFU this promises to showcase some of the brightest young rugby talent in the country.
Two local sides, St. Gerard’s and Greystones RFC have been added to the line up along with St. Andrew’s and Newpark Comprehensive. Together with previous contestants Pres Cork, CBC Monkstown, Newbridge College this year’s tournament promises to be a highly competitive affair.
Veterans will also get a chance to relive former glories in the annual Past Pupil’s Union (PPU) tag rugby match.
Pres. Bray’s newly formed primary school section will also be playing on the day. Boys from local national schools who are enrolled to attend the school will be donning the Pres jersey in a game against Greystones RFC.
Pres. Bray would like to extend a warm welcome to families, friends, past pupils and indeed the whole North Wicklow community to enjoy the Family Day. Organisers are promising a host of activities for both children and adults alike. Kid’s attractions will include, bouncing castles, bouncing slides, novelty sumo wrestling, gladiator contests and face painting.
Tournament organiser Johnny Russell said: “Last year’s event was a massive success with a great turn out and idyllic weather. Thanks to the support of Greenstar, our Past Pupils Union and other sponsors we have been able to plan and cater for all tastes – from the rugby follower to the music lover not to mention an exciting range of activities for the younger kids.
“We stress that this event is open to all the local community and admission is free. I look forward to seeing all of you on Sunday, 4th September.”