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Swords score with draw

RUGBY fever gripped the Fingal capital when Swords Rugby Club held their annual December draw.

Organised in conjunction with Wright's Cafe Bar, the event matched the success of last year's inaugural draw and garnered wonderful support once more.

Nearly €5,000 was raised in total, which will go directly towards youth rugby in the town, and Wright's, who are the club's sponsors, was packed out as the draw was made.

This is the third year Wright's have sponsored the ALSAA-based club and Swords president Alan Butler was grateful for their ongoing support and to all those who backed the draw.

"We had a fantastic response to our draw and we are grateful to all those who bought tickets and donated prizes," said Butler. "Special thanks must go to Wright's, the Leinster Branch and to Realprint.

"We're having a great year, with our first team qualifying for the 'super six' stage of the league and numbers are growing all the time.

"The draw is one of our main fundraisers throughout the year and the money raised will help the club continue our vital work at youth level."