Llangwm RFC’s under 14s have returned from a victorious mini-tour of Ireland.

The 22-strong squad were kindly hosted by Athy and Kilkenny RFC.

Llangwm’s first encounter was with Athy on a bitterly cold Saturday morning. They dominated the game from the outset, placing the home side under pressure with a powerful forward display, sucking in the defence which exposed the hosts when they ran the ball through the backs.

In a hard-fought game during which all of the squad took part, the tourists beat the hosts who have only lost on one occasion in 2018 and this was in last season’s regional final. It ended Athy 10-24 Llangwm.

On Sunday, carrying a few injuries from the previous day, Llangwm faced Kilkenny. The visitors were too strong for the home side, who were unable to gain any momentum. Yet again the forwards were able to control the game, allowing the Wasps to run through a series of training ground moves, with backs and forwards impressing.

The game ended Kilkenny 17-57 Llangwm.

This was a highly successful tour for the team both on and off the pitch, the youngsters having the opportunity to experience the Irish way of life.
The squad raised funds for the trip through bag-packing, a sponsored bike ride and other activities.

Sponsorship and donations were given by Pembroke Power Station, The Jolly Sailor, Caddies Café, Centium Soft, JP Scaffolding and LBS.

The tour was organised by Adam Picton-James and the squad was coached by Dafydd Bowen, Geoff Asson, Laurence Price and Joseph Kiff.

Graham Elliott, Chairman of Llangwm Mini and Juniors, thanked Adam for organising the trip and congratulated the team.