A delegation from Newport, consisting of former Senator David Kerins, former Councilman Rick O’Neill, former Mayor Harry Winthrop, and Newport Fire Captain Paul Faerber, travelled to Kinsale, Ireland to attend the Kinsale Rugby 7’s Tournament on May 2nd and 3rd.

The tournament is regarded as one of the top 7’s tournaments in the world and featured over 80 teams from all over Europe.

The delegation was hosted by tournament director and former Kinsale Mayor Tomas O’Brien and assistant tournament director and former president of the Kinsale Rugby Club Eoin O’Callahan.

O’Brien and O’Callahan presented the delegation with a commemorative tournament ball to be given to Newport Rugby Club President Chris Behan and team captain Philip Behan. On Saturday, at a special ceremony held at Hibernian Hall, the delegation presented the ball and well wishes from our good friends in Kinsale.

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Senator David Kerins, Mayor Harry Winthrop, President Chris Behan, Team Captain Philip Behan, Councilman Rick O’Neill, Fire Captain Paul Faerber