Meet the Warriors – Eoin Kelly

ewrfcadminMeet the Warriors

Why did you join?

I had played sport all through my youth but since finishing school way back in 2009 I hadn’t been able to properly commit to a club. I had wanted to get back to playing while I am still able to but also wanted to make more friends as I am still relatively new to Dublin. I had been nervous about jumping back into fitness, especially given Rugby is a contact sport but I surprised myself at how quickly I was able to build up a descent level of fitness.

What does being a Warrior mean to you?

Growing up in a small community playing GAA we were always taught to be proud of the Jersey we wore on the playing field, it was more than just club colours; It was you standing up and representing your community, a collective effort, months of hard physical and mental work, forming strong friendships and pushing yourself to achieve the best you can. Being a warrior is the same for me.

What have you learned/gained since joining the Warriors?

Since Joining the Warriors I have learnt that it is never too late to join a new sport. I am playing alongside players who, before this time last year would never have played ANY sport. I have also refreshed my memory on the current rules of rugby which is handy when you want to give out to the ref.

What has been your favourite moment/memory of being a Warrior?

My favourite memory since I joined a year ago has been Union cup, I am looking forward to two more tournaments this year.

Any advice for aspiring Warriors?

It might seem daunting to join a new club, but Rugby is a game for all shapes, sizes, speeds, strengths and abilities so there is a place for everyone. The guys in EWRFC are the most welcoming you will come across, come down to one of the trainings and give it a go.