A young sporting warrior from Castleisland Rugby Club will lead the Munster senior rugby team who will play host to Benetton Treviso in the United Rugby Championship on Friday evening in Musgrave Park, Cork.
Ten year old Roisin Donnelly from Currow becomes the latest rugby giant from the Currow and Castleisland area to wear the red jersey of Munster as she has been named the Munster Mascot for this crucial clash.
Currow National School
A pupil at Currow National School, Roisin is the pride of the parish this week as she savours the excitement of this magical week.
A keen rugby player, she is a member of the Castleisland Rugby Club Under 10 side where her skills as a player are put to the test each Saturday morning in the famed Crageens Pitch.
“I love playing rugby and first took an interest in the sport through Siobhan Fleming, the Irish Ladies senior player, when she was an SNA in Currow School.
Siobhán and Ciara are Favourites
Siobhan along with Ciara Griffin are my favourite players,” Roisin said.
Naturally coming from Currow, the Rugby Capital of Kerry, she also speaks glowingly of JJ Hanrahan, Jack Daly, Moss Keane, the Doyle brothers and her cousins Mick Galwey and Sean McCarthy.
“My Dad was contacted by Email on Monday informing him that I was to be the mascot. It’s going to be a great night and hopefully I will meet my other heroes, Simon Zebo and Peter O’Mahony.”
Roisin also plays basketball with St. Bridget’s, Ladies football with Currow and gymnastics.
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