Over 160 girls from five Wexford primary schools took part earlier this week in the inaugural girls tag rugby blitz in Wexford…

The blitz, organised by Noel Ferguson, CCRO with Leinster rugby was a huge success with eight 5th and 6th class teams from five Wexford primary schools taking part.

This is the first girl’s blitz that has taken place in Wexford and is part of the Leinster branch initiative to increase the interest in girls playing rugby.

The blitz, which was held at St. Joseph’s Community Hall, was well attended by Maurice Logue (CRO, Leinster Rugby) and Fran Ronan (LSP with Wexford County Council) and attending teachers and it is hoped that it will be the first of many with tag rugby growing from strength to strength in primary schools.

CAPTION: Pupils from Gaelscoil Charman; Scoil Mhuire Barntown; Kilrane National School; Scoil Mhuire, Our Lady’s Island and St John of God School, The Faythe pictured with Maurice Logue (CRO, Leinster Rugby) and Noel Ferguson at the birth of the Wexford Wanderers Vixens Cubs in St Joseph’s Club earlier this week.