Tullow Rugby Club’s Johnny Tobin says their aim when the season starts back up is promotion from the Leinster League Division 1B.
The senior side was back for four weeks of training however they are on their summer break now before returning for pre-season in mid-July.
They’ve been busy at the Black Gates doing a lot of work on their pitches, car park, and even moving their entrance to the grounds.
As well as that they’ve built a new 4g pitch and turned their old main grass pitch into a full-sized pitch and a smaller sized one for minis.
They had strong numbers back training recently and are running a touch rugby tournament at the club with over 80 young people taking part.
Regarding their men’s and ladies teams, Johnny told the Knock On rugby podcast that they’re holding onto their big players which is great.
“What’s really positive is there are lots of good young lads who could potentially move forward to Dublin and move forward to play for the Landdowne’s or Clontarf but they’re staying down-home and playing down-home so it’s good,” said Johnny.
“The senior team is relatively young enough, there’s not too many close to that retirement age, maybe Louis Kilcoyne would be the closest lad to the age of retirement, he’d tell you he has another couple of years left in him but I don’t know”.
“The club is in a good place player-wise, lots of good talented young lads, all hard workers and all they want to play is first team rugby and play on that new astro pitch” he added.
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