Thursday 8 December 2016

Tipp schools face off in charity clash

Daragh Small

Published 17/04/2015 | 02:30

The Munster and Leinster Senior Schools Cup winners - Rockwell College and Cistercian College, Roscrea, respectively - will clash in a charity match at Cashel RFC tomorrow (2.30)
The Munster and Leinster Senior Schools Cup winners - Rockwell College and Cistercian College, Roscrea, respectively - will clash in a charity match at Cashel RFC tomorrow (2.30)

The Munster and Leinster Senior Schools Cup winners - Rockwell College and Cistercian College, Roscrea, respectively - will clash in a charity match at Cashel RFC tomorrow (2.30).

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It has be a fantastic year for rugby in Tipperary as their schools claimed both the Munster and Leinster senior crowns.

On St Patrick's Day Rockwell denied Ardscoil Ris their first ever Munster Senior Cup when they beat the Limerick side 23-13 at Thomond Park.

Mikey Wilson's first-half try was enough to seal Rockwell's 26th title at Thomond Park.

On the same day, Roscrea upset the odds to claim their maiden Leinster Senior Cup with a 18-11 win over Belvedere at the RDS in Dublin.

Tries from Dan Trayers and Daniel Keane in either half gave the Tipperary outfit their inaugural crown in the capital.

Although located just inside the Offaly boundary, Cistercian College Roscrea is very much regarded as a Tipperary school.

The game tomorrow will be a unique occasion where two of the best teams in the country, from the same county take to the field in opposition and all in aid of two very important charities.

All support is welcome with the gate receipts being shared between the Hope Foundation and Aidlink charities.

The Hope Foundation works to free street children and poor families from lives of pain, abuse and poverty in Kolkata in India, while Aidlink enables communities in Africa to tackle poverty.

Irish Independent

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