McIlwaine hopes for Larne victory in Cup

RISING rugby star David McIlwaine this week said it would give him great pleasure to see Larne complete a league-and-cup-double as the Glynn men prepare to take on Letterkenny in the Gordon West Cup final at Ravenhill this weekend.

Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 1:11 pm

McIlwaine, who came through the youth ranks at the local club, made his Ulster debut earlier this season and also played in the Heineken Cup campaign.

The 21-year-old full-back, who currently plays for Queen’s in the All-Ireland League, described Saturday’s clash as “another milestone” in the history of Larne Rugby Club and wished the players, coaches and club official luck for the showpiece match.

“It is a great achievement for the club to have reached the Gordon West Cup final,” David told the Larne Times. “Larne is a thriving club with great ambition and it would give me great pleasure if they were to win on Saturday.”

Read the full story in this week’s Larne Times