Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Irish International Drops in With Six Nations Spoils

By Luke O'Donnell  

The City Bin Co.'s Oisin Browne with
Connacht 
Women’s captain Ruth O Reilly 
Connacht Women’s captain and Irish loosehead Ruth O Reilly landed at The City Bin Co. yesterday with the spoils of this year’s Six Nations Campaign. Ruth, who plays her club rugby for Galwegians in the All-Ireland League’s first division, started all five test fixtures this year replacing outgoing 2014 squad captain Fiona Coughlan in the front row. The Irish Women’s team’s cup winning efforts mirrored both the senior men’s and Under 20 Six Nations efforts in a rare clean sweep for rugby in the Republic. Dropping one game (to France), Ireland held firm in all others including a victory over World Champions England to set themselves up for a score-sensitive final fixture against Scotland in Glasgow. Ruth and her colleagues put paid to any Scottish threat posting their first points on the seven-minute mark and all but ensured match and championship victory 21minutes in. Ireland continued to pile on the points through to full-time and the 73-3 final score ensured Ireland finished well clear of both France and England on points differential by mid afternoon, Sunday March 22.

Ruth did the rounds at City Bin Co. HQ yesterday with the RBS Six Nations trophy, discussing facets of the campaign and post-competition public relations tour with several accounts, management and callcentre staff. The City Bin Co. was Connacht Women’s rugby’s foremost corporate sponsor last year.

The City Bin Co.’s Deirdre Moran had to endure jibes from son Dara (8) who’d posed with the trophy over the weekend. Mrs Moran went one up on Junior yesterday however cradling the coveted cup in her lap and comparing notes with Irish rugby royalty free from queues and madding crowds. While international commitments won’t likely resume until Christmas, Ruth begins off-season international conditioning this week and Connacht interprovincial training in early May. The City Bin Co. of course goes full-steam ahead all year round…

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