Towcestrians RFC U16s Cork Rugby Tour

After a successful rugby tour to Northern France with Sky High Sports in 2019, keen tourists Towcestrians RFC U16s embarked on their next rugby adventure with the specialists. 

Tour Review: Cork 2020

Following a successful tour to Northern France in 2019, Towcestrians RFC U16s once again entrusted Sky High Sports with the planning and delivery of their 2020 Tour to Ireland. 


The squad assembled at Heathrow Airport on the evening of the 20th February where the squad flew direct to Cork, a delightfully compact-city, packed with a musical atmosphere and great sporting tradition.

The team from Northamptonshire recorded two outstanding victories on tour. The first coming against CBC which was played at Irish Independent Park, the home of Munster Rugby, a fantastic experience for the young players. TOWS just clinching it (10-14) in a highly competitive tour fixture. 

The following day the tourists maintained their 100% win record with another great game played at Old Christians RFC, final score 19-26. 

Upon return from the tour Tour leader Andy Kirkland got in touch to tell us how the tour went...


I’m getting to old for this, still recovering from an excellent weekend having had very little sleep… However, the tour was a blast and still being talked about now on our Tour WhatsApp Group. The locals and staff at the hotel and all venues were lovely and could not have done more for us… I think we made an excellent choice going to Cork and would strongly recommend any other touring teams thinking of going there "to do it" they will have a blast..


The food , staff and service at Thomond Bar Friday lunch time was just bliss, we were made to feel so welcome and told we had a lovely bunch of lads and they were a credit to the club.


The hotel put on food and a private room for Saturday’s ‘Kangaroo Court’ they also asked for a group photo for their social media sites, I have attached the picture for you. The second picture is the team in the Munster Rugby’s hospitality suite after their match on Friday evening wearing the mandatory tour green capes and masks… 


The Woolshed Baa & Grill turned us away on Sunday because they didn’t want the under 18’s in for the match but ‘Reardon’s’ welcomed us with open arms, the locals in the bar were a bit shocked when we sang the English national anthem but enjoyed the fun and banter we had with them during the game.


Anyway, back to the grindstone now…


Jamie, you have been fantastic and I would not hesitate recommending anybody to Sky High Sports in the future..


Thank you once again,


Kind regards,