Sunday 15 December 2019

Corey celebrates a landmark year

Debbie Carty, her son Corey, and Orlaith Redmond
Debbie Carty, her son Corey, and Orlaith Redmond

Anna Hayes

Family and friends of local rugby player and coach Corey Carty enjoyed an evening of celebration at Rob's Ranch House where they presented him with his Leinster Junior Inter-provincial jersey, framed.

The 27-year-old has been a member of Wexford Wanderers for the past 15 years and is a key member of the club's senior squad. This year, following a great club season where they won the league and were promoted to Division 2A, Corey was invited to trials for the Leinster Junior team which plays a yearly inter-provincial tournament.

Despite usually playing at number 12, in the centre, he was asked to play on the wing for the inter-provincial championship where he excelled in the three games he played.

He now works for Leinster Rugby as a C.C.R.O. (Club and Community Rugby Officer) for Wexford town, and has branched into coaching with I.T. Carlow and Enniscorthy Rugby Club.

He was named Senior player of the year at the Wexford Wanderers annual dinner dance.

His proud mother Debbie said that her son had fallen in love with rugby when he started playing at the age of 12.

His long term goal, she said, was to coach the Leinster Rugby team.

Debbie said: 'He works very hard and we're all very proud of what he's achieved. He doesn't like a fuss being made, but we decided to get the family together, get his jersey framed and have a night of celebration for him.'

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