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Amanda had taken up rugby in college in and, on returning to Portlaoise, she was keen to have a team to play on. Driven by Amanda a team was formed and played a full season but, unfortunately, its success was short lived as the team disbanded the following season.
The team was reformed inagain driven by Amanda Hade, after a of women spent the summer playing tag rugby. The girls formed a team and then applied to participate in the Leinster Development League. Following several seasons of development and finishing in the top four of that league Portlaoise RFC finally made the breakthrough by reaching the AIL Division 2 final in The Portlaoise Women are again poised to challenge for the title in Division 3 of the Leinster League this season and, while they have a reasonably strong squad, they are actively recruiting new players in order to develop the depth in the squad that is necessary for the team to compete for trophies on a regular basis.
The result in the balance up to the final minutes but Portlaoise were to emerge victorious on a scoreline. They were strenuously test by a dogged Naas outfit with victory only secured late in the game when second row Aoibheann Egan crashed over for the winning score. Given that MU Barnhall beat Wicklow in their semi-final Gordon Matthews will need to have the girls hitting top form for this game. It will take time to shake off the cobwebs but players, mentors and spectators will be delighted to see some live action. Wexford Wanderers travel to Togher on Sunday and after such a long lay off it is difficult to predict how this game will play out.
For Wexford this will be their first outing in the Leinster League in two seasons as they had a bye in the first round last year. There was just the one round played last year before the league was suspended. In that round defeated Athy in the Showgrounds.
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