Five Westport women on Connacht Rugby team

Posted in Connect on September 29, 2015.


Five players from Westport will line out for the Connacht under-18 team that visit Westport RFC next Saturday, October 3, where they will take on Munster in their final interprovincial fixture at 2pm in Carrowholly. Westport RFC are appealing to supporters to come down and support the girls in green. The local girls, Sarah Walsh, Niamh O’Grady, Mary O’Grady, Becka Walsh and Shona Kennedy, have huge potential, and Westport rugby fans hope to see them make the Connacht Senior Squad and maybe even wear the Irish jersey one day.

Womens rugby has gone from strength to strength in Westport over the past few years with both the under-15 and under-18 teams winning the Connacht Cup and Connacht junior league titles. Past member Ursula Sammon is the first girl from Westport youth ranks to make her senior interprovincial debut with Connacht this season, while Niamh O’Grady and Sarah Walsh both had trials fro the Under-18 Irish sevens squad.

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