The Railway Locomotives taking off in September

Railway Union Locos 2

The Railway Locomotives are on track to land in Sandymount in September. The Locos is Railway’s mini rugby programme and caters for boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years of age.

Railway has appointed the hugely experienced Joe Kiely to lead the initiative. Kiely, who was previously coach and chairman of the 300 child strong mini rugby at DLSP, is aided by Marian College teacher Graham Lawless and former community rugby officer Blaise Kenny, amongst others.

“We’re really excited about launching the Locos,” said Kiely, “and we want to create a fun and enjoyable environment for parents and players to introduce the sport of rugby to young boys and girls in our community. We were really pleased with our recent summer camp with Leinster Rugby, which had over 100 children in attendance.”

The Locos launch with a family Open Day in Railway on Sunday, September 8th at 2pm.

“The Open Day is going to be a fantastic occasion,” said Graham Lawless. “We will have a number of male and female Leinster and Irish players in attendance to help with some coaching and sign autographs or jerseys, the Amlin Challenge and Rabo trophies will be there for photos, we will have some Leinster goodie packs to give out, not to mention bouncy castles, a BBQ and other activities.”

“It will also be an opportunity for parents to see what we are trying to achieve and to talk to the coaches, as well as a great family occasion and enjoyable atmosphere for the boys and girls,” concluded Lawless.

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