Rice College from New Road, Ennis in County Clare celebrated its inaugural Under-16 rugby match with a narrow victory over St. John Bosco Community College, Kildysart, recently at the Lees Road venue in Ennis.
On the back of the recent successes of both Munster and Ireland, a huge interest in rugby has developed in Ennis’ Rice College.
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.