St Albans win inaugural David Gilroy Cup

The Voodoo Priests, St Albans RFC's sevens side.

The Voodoo Priests, St Albans RFC's sevens side. - Credit: Archant

St Albans Rugby Club’s sevens side, the Voodoo Priests, won the inaugural David Gilroy Cup under the floodlights at Boggymead on Friday.

Sides from Watford, Cheshunt, Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin travelled to St Albans Rugby Club last week to compete in the first Solstice Floodlit 7s tournament, with the victor lifting the Dave Gilroy Memorial Cup.

The games were played under the newly installed match floodlights, part of the RFU’s Lead up to Legacy project, and with support from the county development officer and Herts Referees Society.

Welwyn won pool one and St Albans progressed as winners of pool two, before going on to win the final.

A club spokesman said: “The whole evening was a success on all fronts and a fitting tribute to not only a St Albans, but a Hertfordshire stalwart, David Gilroy. St Albans RFC would like to thank all the teams that entered, everyone that came down to watch and everyone that helped to get the event off the ground at relatively short notice.”

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