20 Jun, 09:22
Ireland Women's Sevens head coach Jon Skurr has announced a 12-woman squad for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow (June 29-30).
Frank said: "We want to bring rugby to all ages, the summer camp was so successful that it was decided to put someone up here full-time.
"There is currently no rugby club on the northside and we want to change that over the next few years by establishing one.
"We want to develop their skills base, there is a lot of potential in the area and the boys and girls of Hollyhill and Knocknaheeny are the future players and hopefully we will see them in a Munster jersey in years to come."
The project has been up and running now for two months and has been enthusiastically welcomed by the schools, teachers and the wider community.
Children from St. Mary's on the Hill National School and Sunday's Well Boys National School and second level students from Terence MacSwiney Community College have experienced a basic introduction to rugby through Tag rugby, rugby skills classes and fun rugby-based games.
There have already been requests for competitions and as a result plans are in place for a Tag rugby Blitz during the February mid-term break.
In addition, the first school team for Terence MacSwiney Community College will begin squad training in the next few weeks.
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