St. Mary's College RFC

Founded 1900

Co. Dublin

U12s Trip to Biarritz, May 2022

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At the crack of dawn today our U12s headed out on a great rugby adventure - their first international trip. I am delighted to wish this great team every success on their trip to France to represent your club at a tournament in Biarritz.

They are heading on a great trip to play in a tournament challenging other international players, a challenge they are well able to handle. This is a trip they will never forget. On this trip they represent their families, our Club, Leinster Rugby and Irish Rugby. This is a great honour and one they have trained hard with their whole team to deserve. I have watched them play in our great club and I am proud to see such a successful and confident young team represent St. Mary’s College RFC in France. They committed to play their very best, never give up, have fun and meet new people and make great friends for life from this trip.

Our Club Captain Richard Halpin and our Head Coach Sean Cronin and all of the 1st Team send their best wishes and admiration for this U12s team. Like me, they want you to wear the Star with great pride. This is hopefully the first of many international trips you will take with this club. All of these trips give you great confidence and memories to help you continue to develop your teams game, your own playing ability and grow as a person.

Your coaches have worked hard to prepare you for this trip. Dave McEnroe, Sean Rapple and Pete Smyth deserve huge thanks and your total respect. I know you will honour their hard work by giving 100% of your best efforts in every game. We must also thank all of the organisers of this trip and Paddy Lennon and Shane McKeown - Directors of Mini Rugby - who have watched over you for the last six years.

So have a safe trip. Play your best wearing the Star with pride. Give no quarter and never give up. Be there for each other and most of all, when you have had great fun, win or lose, come home safe. Send us all the pictures you can, we will be waiting for the updates.

Safe journey.

Patrick Crawford
President
St. Mary’s College RFC.

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