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Ben Traynor has had plenty of life experiences. While Tadhg Furlong may be the most famous man to come from New Ross, Traynor is surely one of the most travelled.
There have been plenty of twists and turns along the way for Ben Traynor but in 2016, he found his calling and is now into his fourth year as CCRO (Club Community Rugby Officer) in North Meath RFC.
A talented sportsman, he dabbled in GAA from a young age and while he played at a high level, there was always that passion and love for rugby coming to the fore.
He has been embroiled in sport since a young age and it started out in a familiar way.
“I started playing rugby in New Ross RFC when I was about four years old under Godfrey Hill who was a stalwart of the club and of minis rugby in particular,” he said.
“As a proud Wexford man, I also played underage football and hurling with my club and school, Good Counsel College in New Ross and represented Wexford in both hurling and football.”
He made a move in 2004 that would eventually see him take up a different sport.
“I moved to Blackrock College in 2004 for my final two years of school and was part of the 2006 senior squad that won the Leinster Schools Cup. I also was lucky to win an All-Ireland hurling title with Dublin Colleges in 2006 also,” he recalled.
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He went on to have a busy playing path in rugby but injuries were always a problem which hampered his prog
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