Irish international Leah Lyons from Ballyhooly along with Jo Gallagher and Catherine Sheehy pictured in Fermoy last Thursday's for a promotion event for the forthcoming Women's Rugby World Cup. (John Ahern)

The Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy is currently visiting clubs throughout the country as part of a promotional tour to highlight Ireland’s hosting of this prestigious tournament.

The competition which will attract the world’s top rugby playing nations takes place in August this year, with games being divided between Dublin and Belfast. The final is pencilled in for the Kingspan Stadium, Belfast (formerly Ravenshill) on Saturday 26th August.

The rugby world cup bandwagon visited The Showgrounds in Fermoy (home to Fermoy R.F.C.) last Thursday evening. Heading the entourage was Ballyhooly native and established senior international, Leah Lyons.

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John Ahern
John Ahern is a native of Araglin and has been associated with The Avondhu since 1997. A great lover of sport, John is particularly interested in GAA and is often called upon to don the referee’s jersey. He has a keen interest in local issues and current affairs and his knowledge of the general locale sees him in much demand for Avondhu assignments.