Strabane prepared for Gordon West Cup final

Strabane Rugby Club with coach Willie Gibson

STRABANE Rugby Club will be full of confidence for this Saturday’s Gordon West Cup final at Ravenhill after lifting the Qualifying League 4 title.

It is fourteen years since Strabane made it to Ravenhill, narrowly losing out in the final of the first ever Gordon West competition to Lurgan.


This time around though it will be a much more youthful and vibrant squad making the journey, buoyed on by a memorable semi-final victory over Holywood and the weekend’s league winning heroics.

Leading the team to Ravenhill will be coach Willie Gibson. He said a strong defence was key if they are to bring home the silverware.

“We’ve had a very good season and have only lost twice all year. That’s down to the hard work of the boys who have really come of age this past year,” Gibson said.


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