OISÍN TO PROVIDE IRISH PRESENCE IN RUGBY WORLD CUP SEMIS

23 October 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Jamie Heaslip and his fellow warriors might have fallen at the formidable hurdle of Argentina, but a young man from Doohamlet will be ensuring an Irish presence in this weekend’s Rugby World Cup semi-finals.

Oisín O’Neill (pictured) has been selected as the match ball bearer for the clash of Ireland’s conquerors and Australia at Twickenham on Sunday, October 25 next at 4 pm.

This once in a lifetime opportunity was afforded Oisín by his cousin Jason Roddy from Buninadden, Co. Sligo.

A keen rugby player himself with Carrick-On-Shannon, Jason won a competition earlier this year with DHL that had as part of its prize an opportunity to take an 8-15-year-old with him to act as ball bearer for one of the World Cup’s last-four matches.

Oisín was the family member who fitted the bill, and he and Jason will enjoy VIP match tickets, flights, two nights’ accommodation and all transfers along with DHL rugby kits.

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