Jesuit schools rugby sweep

March 20, 2008 in General, News

jesuit_jubilation_crop.jpgJesuit schools in Leinster were the winners of the three major schools rugby competitions this year. Belvedere College won the Leinster schools Senior rugby cup, Clongowes Wood College won the Leinster schools Junior rugby cup, and Gonzaga college won the Vinnie Murray Cup. The Clongowes Senior team also reached the semi-final of the Leinster senior cup and Gonzaga college Junior team reached the semi-final of the Leinster Junior rugby cup. Meanwhile in Connacht, Coláiste Iognáid have added the Tribune Schools’ Cup to their earlier Connacht League title. They defeated the Marist College in the final 10-7, to take their eight Cup title.

Pictured here is Deirdre Murray, wife of the late Vinnie Murray, presenting the Vinnie Murray trophy to the Gonzaga captain, Daniel Kane. Vinnie Murray had the trophy named in his honour for his contribution to the development of schools rugby.