The captain of the De La Salle Palmerston Eagles, Paul Hogan, had the great honour of meeting President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina while attending the Community Garden Party at Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday.
The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, was presented with a DLSP club tie and Paul Hogan asked him to wish Connacht the best of luck this coming season on behalf of the Eagles.
The DLSP Eagles are a special needs Tag rugby team established last season by David Hicks, whom is a pillar of De La Salle Palmerston rugby.
The Eagles train every Sunday morning during the rugby season at Kirwan Park in Kilternan where David is assisted by a team of enthusiastic coaches and helpers, who make every game and training session an enjoyable event for the team.
This has been a very exciting year for all those involved with the team. They had the privilege of playing at half-time at a Leinster home game in the RDS and also being introduced to the crowd at the Aviva Stadium where they proudly did a lap of the pitch at half-time during a Heineken Cup game.
The Eagles also hosted their inaugural round robin tournament at Kirwan Park where the friends from other teams in Leinster and Ulster travelled to take part in a fabulous event.
If anyone would like any information on playing, coaching or just getting involved with the ‘Salmo Eagles, please feel free to email head coach David Hicks.