Last Sunday morning I shot a league final match between two teams of 15 year olds - Shannon and Old Crescent.
V1 and V2 - two tries.
V3 - the match was played on the sports grounds of Limerick Institute of Technology which is in the shadow of Thomond Park, Limerick's world famous rugby fortress.
V4 - Captain, Man of the Match and Try Scorer.
V5 - Family interest - Dianne's nephew.
None of my my own boys was playing in this game but Dianne's nephew Noel was playing for the Shannon side which won.
V6 - coaches from the opposing teams attend to an injured player.
V7 - 'Ouch'
V8 - an excited spectator relives his youth.
When I go to these matches I feel as proud of other peoples' kids as I do of my own. I never fail to be impressed and moved by the boys. Most of them are playing since six years of age so they know what they are doing. These games are a display of skill, courage, commitment to the cause and each other, strength of character in adversity, joy and pain.
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