History Made, 17thDecember, 2018. Ireland’s first home win against NZ. Garry Ringrose is a beacon of consistent class in the Irish mid-field, Ireland are at their best when Garry plays. Andrew Porter & Jordi Murphy both came on in the final quarter and added new energy to the game.
Joy Neville was in the middle for another historical moment, France Women’s Team beat New Zealand for the first time ever.
Conor O’Shea will have mixed emotions after his Italian side fell 26-7 to Australia. He will be angered for Italy not being awarded a try at a pivotal moment in the 1sthalf but he will have seen progression in this young side through each of the matches.
Sinead Goldrick’s input into her teams All Ireland Semi-final match was vital for the team to progress to the All Ireland Football final. She has an incisive run in the last play of the game, that set-up the match winning goal.
Mags Darcy is a key leader in her St Martins Team that won the Leinster Camogie Final, dethroning 3 times champs Thomastown.
Great to see Dave Johnston return from injury to continue where he left off and helping Ealing to an impressive 33-7 away from home win. Willie Ryan played the full game for Doncaster Knights as they got their second win in the Championship against Nottingham. Mark Flanagan and his lineout ability was instrumental in Bedford Blues comprehensive win over Hartpury.
Navy Blue Sports sponsored the annual UCD Rugby Business Lunch on the eve of the historical test match. On the day our MD Niall Woods was MC and conducted a great interview with All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick.
On Thursday Richie Sadlier was on the main stage at Zeminar, talking about the area of mental fitness in a great event that helps to broaden young minds.