Rugby in De La Salle College has exploded on to the scene this year. Both the u15 and u17 teams made a huge impression both in Waterford and beyond. The u17 team missed out on a place in the Munster finals by one score which was difficult for us all.
We managed to regroup and celebrate getting that far. Both Ms Walsh and Mr. Brady have so much admiration and respect for the boys.
The u15 team were able to take their 17 wins to the Munster finals and beat a very good opposition from Midleton in the final. Ms Walsh and Mr Brady knew before the game something magical was going to
happen that day. The boys were not leaving without a win. It was fitting that the entire team heaved to push Brendan Flynn over the line in the last second of play to score the winning try. We don’t think we will ever forget it…
This is the first time we have won any cup or trophy it is simply huge for us. All of the time spent standing in the rain on cold winters evenings suddenly seemed to make sense! In addition to the cup the boys also won tickets to see Munster take on Ulster. We had a great day out and the icing on the cake was to sit back and watch Jack O Donoghue captain the Munster team. Jack was captain of De La Salles first rugby team, that is something that we are very proud of. There are many boys breaking through to the Munster team and indeed the Irish team. To say that in some small way we played a part is just magical. We look forward to building on this year’s success next year and for the senior boys we are as proud of you as the u15 team. You carried yourself with dignity, you played with passion and we know the best is yet to come. Thanks everyone, have a lovely summer.