Some of the players who turned up that first day last September were in their second season in Seapoint, but for most it was their first time playing rugby. But they quickly got into the swing of things and registrations topped 40 by the end of the season.
The competitive season kicked off in October with Seapoint hosting the first of a series of Metro Mini Blitzes, with old friends Greystones and Old Belvedere the first visitors of the season to Kilbogget Park. Subsequent visitors included Wanderers, St Marys, Westmanstown, Stillorgan-Rathfarnham, Lansdowne, and Suttonians, while in the course of a busy season Seapoint also travelled to Lansdowne, St Brigids, Bective and Greystones.
As well as their regular coaches throughout the season, the Super 7s also got tips from some of the senior players in the Club.
November saw the Super 7s paying a visit to the Aviva Stadium where in an impromptu press conference there was universal commitment from the players to return in the future to play for their province and country.
In January the Super 7s took part in a Seapoint foray to the RDS to roar on their Leinster heroes in a battle with rival four-time Heineken Cup winners Toulouse. And Leinster prevailed!
A highlight of the season for the Super 7s is always February’s visit to the annual Kieran Burke Rugby Festival in De La Salle Palmerston, which attracts around 700 players each year from right across Leinster. Seapoint fielded three teams and they each played five rounds of matches against teams from Wicklow, Clontarf, Navan, MU Barnhall, Lansdowne, Ashbourne, Naas, and Old Wesley.
The annual Lads v Mams & Dad (or MADs) match brought the curtain down on the 2018-2019 season. There was a good turnout from Lad and MADs, and everyone entered into the spirit of the occasion, but the MADs were no match for the match-fit Lads!
The Super 7s are enjoying a well-earned summer break just now. Training will resume on 1 September 2019. Many will be graduating to Under 8s while some will be staying with the U7s for another year (or two…).
Finally, a special thanks to everyone who helped out with the Super 7s throughout the season, not just the coaches on the pitch but all those who helped out off the pitch. There would be no Super 7s without you.
Enjoy the summer. And one last time…