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Rugby

Extra-curricular activities play an important role in life at Midleton College. We are fortunate to have a very high level of participation from the students in all the various activities. Rugby is no exception. Our fixture list most seasons has a familiar look to it. There are many traditional matches against old rivals. Cup draws and games against touring sides provide variety and add interest.

In total about 90 boys play rugby. Members of the teaching staff are involved in coaching.

Rugby Coaches as follows

  • Ms. Laura Guest
  • Mr. Paul Cashman
  • Mr. Mitch McGuckin
  • Mr. Brian Gill
  • Mr. Phil Cunningham
  • Mr. Alex Aherne
  • Mr. Bryan Moore
  • Mr Tim Fox

Mr. Seale is the overall director of rugby in the school. Many of our fixtures are friendlies. We are, however, involved in competitions in most age groups.

Our Senior Team competes in:

  • The Munster Development League.
  • The Mungret Cup
  • The Munster Senior Cup.
  • The O’Brien Cup.

 

Our Junior Team competes in:

  • The Munster Junior Cup
  • The Mungret Shield

Achievements

On numerous ocassions we have been successful in:

  • The Mungret Shield
  • The Mungret Cup 
  • The Munster Development League 
  • The O’Brien Cup

Both the Under 14 and Under 16 teams have been successful in their leagues.

At senior level our better players have the opportunity of being selected to represent their province. Coming, as they do from a small school they play for the Munster A School side.

For many of our players the highlight of their rugby careers in the school is an overseas tour. Every two years we undertake a tour. In the past we have traveled to England, Scotland Wales and France. Each tour varies slightly but in general they last for six days and involve three matches. These trips provide the players with both playing and social experiences and live long in their memories.