By Dan Walsh
Terrific news for Gorey RFC with two players named on Ireland teams this week. Paul Boyle has been named in the Ireland squad for the upcoming Vodafone Summer Series and Foster Horan was named in the Ireland Sevens squad for next week’s World Rugby Sevens Repechage in Monaco, as the team bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Paul Boyle (24) played from Mini’s right through Youths section at Gorey RFC winning many accolades along the way.
The Ballymoney man Captained the Ireland Under 20s Rugby team in the 2017 Under 20s World Rugby Championship with nine appearances, before joining Connacht Rugby ahead of the 2017-18 season as an academy player, making his debut in January 2018 against Munster. His outstanding performances, including Man of the Match, earned him a full professional contract with the province, which was only recently extended.
Foster Horan (28) played with Gorey RFC up to Under 12s level before heading off to Kilkenny College.
The Ferns native also played for the Ireland Under 20s team at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championships, before switching to Seven’s Rugby where he debuted for the Irish team at the 2018 London 7s Tournament.