Tralee Native Plays Part In Irish Women’s Six Nations Success

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Ruth O’Reilly from Tralee who played for Ireland against Scotland on Sunday.

THERE was a Tralee connection to the Irish women’s fantastic Six Nations win on Sunday.

Ruth O’Reilly, originally from Ballyroe, but now living in Galway, plays in the prop and made a great contribution to their emphatic 73 to 3 away win over Scotland which clinched the title.

In fact, she’s been a regular in the side this season, as Ireland took home their second championship in three years.

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Ruth (33) was educated at Balloonagh primary and secondary schools, but it wasn’t until she went to UCC that she started playing rugby. She now plays with Galwegians.

The daughter of Barney and Ann O’Reilly (Barney, a former CEO of Kerry Education Services, was at the game in Scotland to cheer Ruth on), Ruth, along with her team mates got rapturous reception when they  arrived home on Sunday night at Dublin Airport.

Well done to Ruth and all the Irish team on their success.

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