Carrick-on-Suir Rugby Club’s first ever senior ladies team play their first match this weekend

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Carrick-on-Suir Rugby Club’s first ever senior ladies team play their first match this weekend

Carrick RFC's U-18 women's players, many of whom are on the Club's new senior team, pictured with Munster and international ruby stars at the Club's International Girls Rugby Day in June.

Carrick-on-Suir Rugby Club's first ever senior women's team will play their first competitive match at their home playing grounds this Sunday, September 16. 

They will face Fermoy RFC in a Munster Women's Division One League game. It takes place at Carrick RFC's grounds at Tybroughney, Carrick-on-Suir at 1pm. 

Carrick RFC's Women's Officer Kathleen Fleming said their ladies team will be "making history" on Sunday . 

"This is a huge step forward for the Club after a fantastic summer when huge numbers of underage girls came the Club for the "Give It A Try summer programme and bus loads of primary school girls descended on the Club for our International Women's Rugby Day. 

"With so many of our U-18 girls progressing to senior level after last season, a senior women’s team was the next step forward for the Club," she continued. 

"It allows a natural progression for girls to move on to senior level and continue to play with the Club."

Ms Fleming said the Club will work closely with Waterford Institute of Technology to ensure the girls not only have college rugby but also club to play with.