Rugby - Clongowes Wood College

Rugby Festival: Day 1

22nd October 2014

  3…2…1… and with the sounding of the hooter, two action-packed days of rugby kicked off with gusto. Who would emerge as early frontrunners for the Senior Cup? How would the English and Welsh sides fare? Would the heavily fancied sides from the north perform a smash and grab of sorts, hoping to take the…read article

The bounce of an oval shaped ball

27th February 2014

Clongowes Wood College 3: Belvedere College 29 As Belvedere pulled away late in the second half to put the final nail in the Clongowes coffin, Sean McCrohan and his side could do little but sigh in exasperation. It really was one of those days. With some shuddering early hits and a massive penalty from out-half…read article

Snatched success

7th February 2014

Clongowes Wood College 16: Presentation College, Bray 11 The sweetest of victories always seem to come about the hard way. As the full-time whistle finally shrilled at Wanderers Rugby Club on Thursday, bodies on both JCT sides crashed to the floor. It had been a ferocious contest that belied the ages of those taking part….read article

Winning in the rain…

30th January 2014

Clongowes Wood College 34: Kilkenny College 15 Despite months of relentless toil and commitment, the Clongowes SCT 2014 realised that the hard work was only beginning as they were greeted by miserable morning skies on Wednesday (29th, January). However, Fergal Cleary’s troops failed to let the weather dampen their focus ahead of an awkward tie…read article

For Clongowes, for Leinster, for Ireland…

13th November 2013

It was as though Joe Schmidt had actually read the script. It was his day but it was also to be Clongowes’ day. When Dave Kearney (OC’07) entered the fray in the 55th minute to make his international bow against Samoa last Saturday, he joined his brother Rob (OC’04), Fergus McFadden (OC’05) and the evergreen…read article

For Clongowes, for Leinster, for Ireland…

13th November 2013

It was as though Joe Schmidt had actually read the script. It was his day but it was also to be Clongowes’ day. When Dave Kearney (OC’07) entered the fray in the 55th minute to make his international bow against Samoa last Saturday, he joined his brother Rob (OC’04), Fergus McFadden (OC’05) and the evergreen…read article

Rudiments ‘Get on the Ball’

15th October 2013

Clongowes sign up for Peter McVerry cup  The Peter McVerry Trust was set up by Fr Peter McVerry SJ, an Old Clongownian, to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and social disadvantage. Last Saturday Fr McVerry invited Ireland’s five Jesuit secondary schools to ‘Get on the Ball’ and battle it out for…read article

Representative rugby honours

11th September 2013

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Leinster at Under 19 and Under 18 levels: Under 19 Cillian Burke, Fergal Cleary, Cian O’Donoghue and Stephen McVeigh. Under 18 John Molony, Colm Mulcahy, James Lappin, Will Connors and Alan Hughes.

The Science Behind a Forward Pass

14th May 2013

Thanks to Ms. Edith Kearney for alerting us to this video. “A nice co-curricular link!”

6 O.C.s to Lineout at Leinster ‘A’ Vs. Connacht ‘A’ Clash

23rd November 2012

Leinster ‘A’ team to play Connacht ‘A’ tonight at the Sportsground in Galway, Captained by Conor Gilsenan featuring 5 C.W.C. boys in the starting 15. Steve McCauley O.C. ’10 also represents C.W.C. on the wing for Connacht. LEINSTER ‘A’ Team v Connacht  15: Adam Byrne 14: Andrew Boyle 13: Rory O’Loughlin 12: Jordan Coghlan 11:…read article

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