Over the past week, the University of Limerick has played host to the U-18 Irish Interprovincial Championships and a young Portlaoise RFC man has been lighting it up for his Leinster side.
Will Reilly, who was a key man for this year’s successful Portlaoise U-17 side, was rewarded with a starting spot on the Leinster U-18 side at scrumhalf.
Reilly received the Pat Kelleher Award in the Portlaoise club this year, which is given to the Youth Club Player of the Year, a reward for the outhalf’s performances.
Switching positions hasn’t stopped Reilly excelling at the interprovincial level, and in the first game this week in Limerick, he was one of the positive outcomes from a narrow loss to Connacht, who stole the win with a last minute try.
Reilly lined out again when Leinster played Ulster on Wednesday, and he was central to the 46-12 win.
His impressive work around the breakdown and in open play was rewarded with good try.
Reilly and the Leinster U-18 Club side have one more game in the Interprovincial Championships and will take on Munster U-18 Clubs this Sunday, August 26, kicking off at 5pm in the University of Limerick.