The weather may not have played ball with us, recently but it was great to see the return of the Beachy Cup to Balbriggan after a three year Covid induced absence. This Leinster North East competition, named in memory of John Beachy McCreanor took place at Balbriggan RFC. Teams from Ardee, Ashbourne, Balbriggan, Boyne, Navan and Ratoath took part. Despite the heavy rain the day was a great success. Balbriggan won the Beachy Cup, Boyne won the shield and Ashbourne won the bowl. The competition was played in great spirit with old friendships renewed. Thanks to Beachy’s family, Tanya and daughters Kasey and Iona who were on hand, with Kasey and Iona making the presentations.Thanks to our North East referees who officiated over all the matches that took place. Thanks also to Area President, David Rowland from Ratoath and Chairman of the Leinster Junior Committee, Pat Carolan from Wicklow who were also present. Finally, a special thanks to North East Hon Sec Cathal Myles for all his work in organising the Beachy Cup this year. It simply would not have happened without all his efforts. Here are some photos from the day including the traditional North East Group photo of all the players and match officials.