A local rugby club has spoken of its “absolute pride” after three of its players were selected for upcoming international duty.
Creggs RFC congratulated Roisín Maher, Jemima Adams Verling and Sarah Purcell who have been selected on the Ireland U-18 girls’ squad for the Six Nations Festival in England next month.
“It was a feeling of absolute pride at Creggs RFC today when news broke that three of our U-18 girls were chosen to join the Irish squad in preparation for the six nations international festival in England.
“Roisìn Maher, Jemima Adams Verling and Sarah Purcell, who all represented Connacht recently, were selected. On behalf of the club, we congratulate the girls, their parents, coaches and schools for the honour they have brought to themselves and the club. Good luck in the training camp and always think “up the village,” posted the club on Facebook.
The Six Nations Festival in England takes place in Wellington College, England, between April 6th and 15th.
The squad will assemble for three training camps at the IRFU’s High Performance Centre on the Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin over the weekends of March 18th and 19th, March 25th and 26th, and April 1st and 2nd.
There are also a number of County Roscommon connections among the Ireland management team.
Head coach is Larissa Muldoon whose father Vincent hails from Emlaghroyan, Donamon in mid-Roscommon.
Natalie Fox — a native of Castlerea — is the team manager, while current Ireland scrum-half Aoibheann Reilly, a past pupil of Creagh National School in South Roscommon, will be an additional coaching resource for the group.