Seeing Red is becoming more and more of a Currow thing in recent and not so recent times.
The village school became a Red Sea for the day on Friday as management, pupils and teachers celebrated Siobhán Fleming’s latest in a long line of rugby associated accolades.
The sea of normality and tranquility there was parted for a while and for a very good reason on Friday morning.
As well as being a well known international and provincial rugby player, Siobhán Fleming is an SNA in Scoil Mhuire agus Naomh Treasa in her native Currow.
Decided to Celebrate
The staff and pupils of the school decided to celebrate another one of Siobhán’s fantastic sporting achievements on Friday as she had been named Munster Ladies Player of the Year 2017 in Cork on the previous evening.
“This in itself is an amazing achievement but when you consider it’s Siobhán’s fourth time receiving this award, it demonstrates the extraordinary player she is,” said a spokesperson at the school.
“Siobhán first received Munster Player of the Year in 2011, then in 2014, 2016 and now 2017. She is an inspiration to all the children and staff here in Scoil Mhuire agus Naomh Treasa and the children are very lucky to have her as a role model.
Wonderful and Well Deserved Achievement
“We celebrated her wonderful and well deserved achievement on Friday here in the school. The hall was decorated in Munster colours and posters, a wonderful cake was enjoyed by everyone.
“Siobhán was presented with a beautiful bouquet, the children and staff all wore red on the day and some children made cards and wrote poems to present to her.
“We are all very proud of Siobhán and gladly celebrated an amazing achievement by an amazing local sportsperson,” said the spokesperson.
On Awards Night in Cork
On Munster Rugby Awards night, over 240 people attended the annual event which was held at the Maryborough Hotel in Cork.
Eleven awards in all were presented to worthy recipients involved in professional and domestic rugby throughout Munster.
Siobhan Fleming was announced as Women’s Player of the Year, winning the award for a fourth time.
Siobhán’s Citation Read:
The current captain of the Munster Women’s team, after playing inter country football the Kerry native took up rugby in 2007 and within three years had won her first Munster cap.
Excelling on the international scene also, she has won a Grand Slam and was also part of the 2014 Ireland Women’s World Cup squad that defeated New Zealand.
With her strong leadership felt off the field as well as on it, Fleming was on hand to meet and inspire the next generation of players at this season’s age-grade cup finals held in her home club of Tralee RFC.
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