Diss prepare for cup final encounters

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With the first and thirds preparing for their cup finals tomorrow, all last weekends’ activities were confined to the youth section, writes Norman Potter.

The Under-14s travelled to York and had a very successful weekend.

They drew their first match 7-7 against Billington; put on a sterling performance to beat Mooretown 17-5 and concluded their trip with a 24-0 victory over Driffield on the Sunday.

Whilst nearer to home the Under-13s played in the Road to Rio tournament at Ipswich with mixed results due to some unavailability.

They beat Colchester and lost to Felixstowe and came second to Ipswich YM in the semi final of the plate.

The girls team also had mixed results. The Under-13s won the Plate, the Under-18s won the Shield, while the Under-15s didn’t quite match the other two sides achievements but had an enjoyable time.

Tomorrow sees Diss take on old rivals North Walsham in the Woodfordes Norfolk Cup final for the umpteenth time, trailing in the results but determined to catch up when they play at Crusaders.

The Norfolk Rugby Union have this season changed the arrangements for all the cup finals. They are to be played at one venue each year.

Our thirds kick off their final at 11.30 and the first team at 3.30pm.

On Sunday the RAF cadets have an all day tournament at Mackenders involving 20 teams from all over Eastern Counties.

Further events coming up during the off season include the Summer Ball which is already sold out, the annual clay shoot on June 26 (see press nearer the time for urther details) .

The David Ford Memorial bowls match with Pulham Market and the Annual Golf Day on June 24.

The Diss RFC Annual General Meeting is to be held on May 25 at 7 pm.

Diss RFC will be organising Summer coaching camps for juniors this year both for boys and girls of all ages .

Details will be published soon and will be available on the club website.

n If anyone would still like to donate to Georgia Hegarty following her London Marathon efforts please visit the following website: www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GeorgiaandLou

Hegarty, mother of youth player Joseph and married to Ed, who had run the youth section, ran in the London Marathon for the first time.

She was running alongside former Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital colleague Lou Read to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.