The University of Limerick Ladies Rugby (ULLR) team is made up of talented players from across the country. This season is incredibly special for everybody involved as they haven’t played a competitive match since the Covid-19 pandemic started.
ULLR Committee member, Lily Brady said:
“Until this semester, we had not trained since March 2020 because of Covid. People were scattered all over the country and there was no college ball to be played.
“Many players continued to play with their own home clubs and get their practice in that way.”
ULLR lost a number of players due to graduations over the past two years so there’s plenty of room for new members to nail down a starting spot.
“We have lost a lot of members due to them graduating, but we are seeing a lot of talented members coming through in first and second year which is very exciting.
“Second year students were unfortunate to miss out in college rugby due to restrictions in their first year, so they are even more eager to get going this semester too,” Lily added.
There are two ladies rugby teams in UL and Lily hopes that both teams can add even more silverware to UL’s trophy cabinet.
“We expect to have our senior and junior team playing in two different divisions again this year. Both the senior team and the junior team have been very strong in their respective divisions and we hope to bring back silverware with both teams this year again,” she said.
ULLR train every Monday from 6-7pm in UL. The squads are focusing on the fundamentals of the game at the moment but will dedicate some time later in the semester to set pieces and tackling.
Lily highlights that experience isn’t necessary at all and there will be an opportunity for players to make their debuts in October.
“There will be a twilight 10-aside event at the end of October and the SSI League competition will start the first week of November. So plenty of time to get into shape,” Lily concludes.
You can register for UL Ladies Rugby at ulwolves.ie.
For any other queries, Rugby Development Officer Olan Daly can be contacted at email@example.com