Local councillor McGahon gives man of the match display on Scottish rugby trip

Local councillor McGahon gives man of the match display on Scottish rugby trip

Local councillor John McGahon gave a man of the match performance as part of a Dáil and Seanad XV who took on their Scottish Parliament counterparts in a rugby match in Edinburgh at the weekend.

John McGahon being presented with his man of the match prize

The Fine Gael member, who is a parliamentary assistant to Kerry-based Senator Paul Coghlan, scored the opening try (pictured above) in the 12-0 win for the Irish team at Raeburn Place, home of the Edinburgh Accies.

The Dundalk Rugby Club player later picked up a man of the match award for his display in a game that was played in aid of the Hearts & Balls Charitable Trust.

John and other members of both the Scottish and Irish sides then took in the European Champions Cup final in BT Murrayfield later that day as Saracens ran out 28-17 winners over Clermont Auvergne in a thrilling match.

The Irish group, who were skippered for the match by Senator Neale Richmond, then toured Edinburgh on Sunday with Edinburgh Castle amongst the sites they visited.

The two teams with Cllr McGahon pictured sitting to the right of monument

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