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Munster Colleges Launch ‘Johnny Moroney’ Cup

Munster Colleges Launch ‘Johnny Moroney’ Cup

The Munster Rugby Colleges Committee are delighted to announce the inaugural Johnny Moroney Cup Final.

The Munster Colleges Committee, under the guidance of Munster Rugby, represents the 8 Colleges that compete across the 3 Divisions of the All Ireland Rugby Leagues, run by CUSAI (Colleges & Universities Sports Association of Ireland).

There are currently 5 Munster Colleges competing in Division 1 of the All Ireland League, Cork IT, Limerick IT, University of Limerick, IT Tralee and Waterford IT and 3 Munster Colleges competing in Division 3 of the All Ireland League, Coláiste Stiofán Noafa, National Maritime College of Ireland and Limerick IT Thurles.

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This is a developmental tournament that is targeted at College Freshers (1st Year Students) and fringe players of Division 1 Colleges and the first teams of the Division 3 Colleges.

The intention being to encourage more participation of players who may not get a chance to compete at the highest level for their College, or through this competition may receive more game time and an opportunity to improve their skills and try to break through to their first teams.

“The Munster Rugby Colleges Committee are honoured that the Moroney Family have allowed this competition to be named after Johnny Moroney” commented PRO, Larry Power .

Larry added “Johnny was a former Munster and Irish International , who was also a lecturer in Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science in Waterford IT and one of the founding members of the Irish Colleges Rugby Union (ICRU). He was an exceptional sports man both on and off the field and was well respected by all of his students”

The final will take place at the new WIT Sports Campus, Cariganore, Waterford on Wednesday 25th January with a 3.00pm kick off. The final will be contested between Waterford IT and Limerick IT and admission is free.