School rugby in Laois is coming off the back of a tremendous year with many teams competing for the first time and of course the Mountrath Community School junior team incredibly going on to win the Leinster Rugby development junior league final.
This year St Marys CBS will hope to have similar success when they tog out in their new kit provided by Rafters Cafe.
Last year St.Mary’s CBS had a competitive rugby team for the first time at first year and Junior Cup level.
They had a very successful year with the first year boys team enjoying a win in the Leinster Development Plate and the Junior team winning out their league and progressing to the Leinster C division cup playoffs.
Following on from this success the CBS are again offering rugby to first years and those eligible to play junior, but have also added a senior team to their line up.
CBS have always had a strong link to rugby with many students being members of the local Portlaoise and Portarlington rugby clubs.
In recent years they have enjoyed watching past students Sean and Eoghan Masterson play with the Connacht provincial team.
St. Marys CBS have also enjoyed watching Leaving Cert student William O’Reilly whos rugby career has flourished over the last year, having enjoyed success with both Leinster Youth squads and recently represented Ireland at under 18 level as part of the Irish Club and schools team.
It is great to see the school offering teams to support these players and other future sports stars in the game.
The coaches and management in the CBS would like to thank Rafters Cafe for sponsoring their brand new set of senior rugby jerseys. Lets hope the boys enjoy great success in their new gear.