Rice College Victorious in Inaugural Rugby Match
14th December 2009 By Munster Rugby
Rice College, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare celebrated its inaugural U-16 rugby match with a narrow victory over St. John Bosco Community College, Kildysart in early December at the Lees Road venue in Ennis, Co. Clare.
On the back of the recent success of both the Munster and Irish Team a huge interest in rugby developed in Rice College.
Following numerous requests by pupils to their newly appointed Principle, Louis Mulqueen, training began under the guidance of Munster Community Rugby professional staff which commenced in the school term of February to May 2009.
Enthusiasm continued this September leading to two outside coaching influences Dara O’Sullivan and Paudie Sheehan into volunteering to enhance and continue the work done by Munster Rugby’s Fiach O’Loughlin, Community Rugby Officer.
The school is currently in the process of designing its new jersey and looks forward to launching it in January 2010.
Principle Louis Mulqueen would like to take this opportunity to thank Garryowen FC for the use of their club jersey for the school’s first rugby match.