McDowell Shield Retained By Ashbourne

Tradition Alive In Ashbourne

When Ashbourne was founded in 1974 SuttoniansRFC provided the fledgling club its first game. A tradition grew from this of a Junior 2 competition between the clubs on a home and away basis. It was first played for in 1974/75 and yesterday is presented to Ashbourne following their win in this years event. It had been dormant for a few seasons but was resurrected last season.

Well done to both sides for a great game and look forward to playing for it next season. Long live tradition in rugby!

Ashbourne President Pat Rooney presents the McDowell Shield to Kelan Toolan, Ashbourne J2 captain