Old Crescent RFC Under 12’s visit Treviso for international rugby festival

A touring party of 70 players, coaches and parents, from Old Crescent RFC Under 12 squad visited the Northern Italy city of Treviso recently. The Under 12 team took part in the Benetton Treviso Festival of Rugby with over 120 teams competing in the Under 12 age grade. The tournament saw over 8,500 children participate from under 6 to under 14.

The group travelled to Treviso on Thursday May 12th and returned on Sunday May 15th.

The tour was the culmination of over 6 months fundraising by the entire group. The tour gear and team jerseys were sponsored by Barringtons Hospital.

Peter Duggan the Team Manager said “The tour was a fabulous experience for the boys to play together and a fitting end to a great season for this special group of players”.

Jerseys and Tour gear were presented to each player at a special event at the Old Crescent RFC clubhouse prior to departure. The jerseys were presented to each player by Denis Cahalane Managing Director of Barringtons Hospital and Mark Chisholm from Munster Rugby.

Denis Cahalane Managing Director of Barringtons Hospital added “These boys are the future both on and off the pitch. We are delighted to be able to support this group and wish them every success going forward”.

Back Row (L-R): Shane Somers (Coach), Sean Kinehan, Michael Cleary, Tom Moran, Brian Hassett, Ronan Walsh, Evan Morrissey, Rian Murphy, Aaron Flynn, Jack Horgan, Daithi Byrne, Evan Bennett, Sam Hickey, Tony Barry (Coach)

Middle Row (L-R): John Cleary (Coach), Jack Somers, Oscar Davey, Jed O’Dwyer, James O’Mara, Charlie Hayes, Sam Hogan, Luke Ryan, Dean McMahon, Max Duggan, Stephen Kiely, Killian Greaney, Darren Cross, Mama Kudos, Stephen Roche (Coach), Joe Flynn (Coach)

Front Row (L-R): Peter Duggan (Coach), Fionn Casserly, Oisin Toland, Cathal Roche, Luka Novokovich, Mark Molloy, Lucas Lyons, Mark Chisholm (Munster Rugby), Denis Cahalane (Barringtons Hospital), Ciaran Campbell, Aidan Kearney, Jason Hassett, Ryan Godfrey, Lee O’Grady, Bobby Kerr, Tony Barry,  Anthony O’Dwyer (Coach)