Last June, North Kildare RFC started their newest team, the Skylarks tag rugby team for children with additional needs aged between 4-17 years. This new initiative, started in conjunction with the IRFU, Leinster Branch and Kildare Sports Partnership, was part of the ongoing rollout of 24 inclusive teams in Leinster.
Will Connors, star of the Leinster and Ireland teams, is the ambassador to the team. Will was formerly a North Kildare player.
Sinead Griffin, Junior Chair North Kildare RFC said last year, “It is lovely for the children throughout the club to see a local North Kildare player move up through the ranks and play for Ireland. He is always very supportive of both North Kildare RFC and the Skylarks. On a personal note, I think this is an amazing venture in the club, as I see that sport is open to all.”
On the May bank holiday weekend, Kieran Horgan, who assists as a coach with the young team, presented all the players with their new team hoodies. Everyone was delighted and it added to the celebrations for the Skylarks who went on to win the Fiachra Treacy Memorial Trophy in the junior section at the Terenure blitz.
For more information on North Kildare’s Skylarks Tag Rugby Team, please email Sinead Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org