GX7s Rugby Tournament

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Review of 2015/2016

This year our school’s rugby team participated in the IRFU’s GX7s Rugby Tournament.  We had to qualify first for the Munster final, and then for the All-Ireland finals. The first stage of the tournament went really well for us as we topped our league without much difficulty.  Qualifying for the All-Ireland was a lot tougher, but we still managed to power through as one of the top four teams from Munster. The All-Ireland finals were held in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  It was an amazing day, made even more special by the fact that we had the honour of being the youngest team to qualify!  The competition was fierce, and unfortunately we were knocked out before the big final.  In all, the top sixteen teams from all four provinces participated in the day-long tournament in the Aviva and it was so exciting and a genuine honour to be among them! We may not have won this year, but we are already focused on our training for next year!

~ Leah Melling