Ladies Captain Leah O'Neill

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Leah O’Neill has been appointed to captain our women’s side for season 2022/3.

DLSP fielded its first women’s team in 2014 and, with so many family connections to the club, there was no hesitation from Leah when it came to “giving it a try”. In fact, we had all the O’Neill women on the team that year: Leah’s sister, Kim, played along with her Mum, Lynda, who sadly had to retire after an injury picked up when making a try-saving tackle.

But it’s not all about rugby! Leah also enjoys traveling, brunch, all things beauty and Westlife.

When asked about her appointment as captain, Leah said: “I am delighted to be appointed as captain for this coming season. I’ve been involved in the club since 2014 when the women’s team began. It's so great to be back playing with the ladies and I am looking forward to leading the team this season.

"We have two fantastic new coaches and I believe this season our team will grow, and we will see fantastic results. This year we have Barry Murphy as our president who has given us his full support alongside Norman, the Director of Rugby, and the club as a whole.

“Salmo has given me some great memories. My best memory is playing for the women’s team in season 2015/16. We made it to the semi-final in our first rugby season. Most of us hadn’t played before and we played for fun so making it to the semi-final was a real achievement for us as a team.

“As you know my family have been involved in the club for a number of years. My favourite thing about the club is the family atmosphere! It’s a family club and you can walk into the clubhouse, and everyone is so welcoming and there is such a nice atmosphere”.