18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Following numerous requests by pupils to their newly-appointed principal, Louis Mulqueen, training began under the guidance of Munster Community Rugby professional staff which commenced in the school term of February to May earlier this year.
Enthusiasm continued this September leading to two outside coaching influences - Dara O'Sullivan and Paudie Sheehan - coming in to enhance and continue the work done by Munster Rugby Community Officer Fiach O'Loughlin.
Rice College is currently in the process of designing its new jersey and looks forward to launching it next month.
Principal 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.