This week included the run up to our opening match to defend our Paul Flood Cup title. Starting off a new competition with a clean slate various things were instigated by the management including motivational posters in the dressing room along with a "This Is Our Team" initiative among the squad members. With some recent tough losses, the start of the cup campaign was seen as a chance to not only wipe the slate clean, but to take what had been learnt throughout the league so far and to put it to use. It also signified a bringing together of the team in the aim to further boost team morale. Picked up on twitter then, through the St. Mary's Women's Rugby twitter account @stmaryswomen was confirmation that the best teams employ similar strategies. Courtesy of Cian Healy (@ProperChurch worth a follow #ff) and straight from Ireland Camp down in UL, we discovered this:
Perhaps we should get our very own Rala a.k.a. Tony to begin a similar publication? All thoughts to email@example.com
Another noteworthy mention...
This week our very own Dora The Explorer Maria "Ryaner" Ryan made it back home safely after 6 months travelling the world! To say a proper welcome home and look what you've been missing (apart from ourselves of course!) this is specially for her:
Will give you a couple of minutes to recover from that.
Yes that is body paint and wipe that drool off your chin.
|Dougie's Leinster Mugshot|
Our match this Sunday in the Paul Flood Cup is against Trinity in Santry with a kick off time of 1pm. All support greatly appreciated!