On good Friday morning 102 people, including 40 U11 and U12 players, set off at 4 am to travel to Manchester for the 2018 mini's rugby tour .
We were based in Haydock and on arrival to our to our hotel we had a final training session before our tour matches.
On Saturday we traveled to Firwood Waterloo RFC and played in a blitz against some Welsh and English teams, we then proceeded to Blackpool pleasure beach for the afternoon and later returned to the hotel for an early night to rest for Sunday.
An early start brought us to Chester RFC where we played a hurling demo followed by another blitz of hard hitting rugby, later we went to Chester zoo and then home for another early night.
On Monday we visited Old Trafford for a tour of the stadium and returned back to Birr at 8 on Monday evening.
A great weekend was had by all.