GOOD LUCK, RIAN & IRELAND
Best wishes are also extended to Rian Claffey who has been selected to represent Ireland in the Coupe de la Juenesse at the end of July. Rian, who will row in the JM4X crew, played at lock forward on the Buccaneers team that won the recent Connacht U-17 Cup crown. Continued good luck in Holland, Rian.
Best of luck too to the Ireland squad who face France in Friday’s U-20 Rugby World Cup final. John Devine, son of Mike, has been starring in the centre for the boys in green but Harry West has been unfortunate that a hamstring injury has curtailed his involvement. An absolute cracking final looks in prospect and Ireland will have to be at their best to win a first RWC title but they have proved their capabilities with recent Six Nations triumphs.