Two young West of Ireland men Kyle Barrett (Loughrea, Co. Galway) & Matthew Goodwin (Tourmakeady) both played their first international caps for Ireland yesterday in U19’s Rugby League, Wales v Ireland which unfortunately ended in defeat for Ireland with a finishing score of 44-28.
Kyle & Matthew’s local Rugby League club is the Galway Tribes, Kyle plays the position of No. 9 & Matthew plays full-back.
This was a serious energetic game of rugby right from kickoff & highly entertaining.
It’s unfortunate it didn’t go Irelands way in the end but the West of Ireland are proud of you both today Kyle Barrett & Matthew Goodwin on achieving your first caps for Ireland.