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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby thirtynil » March 15th, 2020, 9:50 pm

Pilotman123 wrote:I don’t mind too much it being postponed I just hope it doesn’t get canceled altogether because imagine how the players and the school would feel if it got cancelled, Senior Cup final is more important than the pro14. This is Newbridges first final in decades and imagine if it was canceled? The lads have been dreaming about this moment their whole lives.


First of all, screw Newbridge.

Now, more importantly, you understand that this virus is contagious, right? It's not just the lads on the pitch, their parents and grandparents in the stand matter too. If you offered the lads the chance to play but at the risk that a family member died... I think they might be happy to be uncontested finalists.

That said, they could still play the final, just maybe after the LC. We might have better testing capabilities by then too.
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 16th, 2020, 5:02 pm

51 years ago, the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Semi-final and Final were delayed by more that 6 weeks and eventually played within 8 days (all three games) at the end of April 1969. Members of all four semi-finalists (and the Referees) met up last March (2019) to review those events of 50 years ago. Almost 40 of the 60 players involved were present and all four teams had fascinating memories to recount.

The cause of the delay in the SCT finals was a national Schools strike. Two of the four Colleges involved were Boarding Schools (Newbridge and Blackrock) whilst the other two were day schools (St Mary's and Terenure). There were radically different experiences in each of the Schools during the Strike re training and no training and at the time everyone agreed that both the semi-finals and final were fairly extraordinary games.

Certainly all of the former players (now older gentlemen) had unique memories of those events and there were a number of surprising stories told on the night of the reunion.

So, whenever it is that the Newbridge and Clongowes lads get to face off against each other, they will be creating memories which will live with them all for decades to come - even if those memories differ for each one of the players involved.
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Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Twist » March 19th, 2020, 11:11 pm

Well, looks like it’s cancelled now anyway
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Pilotman123 » March 20th, 2020, 12:15 am

Twist wrote:Well, looks like it’s cancelled now anyway

Surely this Corona Virus will be sorted in May or June? Don’t know why they won’t play it until then, I know they’ve leaving certs but maybe after the leaving cert or sometime in May wouldn’t be a bad time to play it?
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby RobbieRockBoy » March 20th, 2020, 1:27 pm

Pilotman123 wrote:
Twist wrote:Well, looks like it’s cancelled now anyway

Surely this Corona Virus will be sorted in May or June? Don’t know why they won’t play it until then, I know they’ve leaving certs but maybe after the leaving cert or sometime in May wouldn’t be a bad time to play it?



What we need is a petition, roysh..

https://www.change.org/p/irish-rugby-fo ... ons_browse
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Oldschoolsocks » March 20th, 2020, 4:47 pm

RobbieRockBoy wrote:
Pilotman123 wrote:
Twist wrote:Well, looks like it’s cancelled now anyway

Surely this Corona Virus will be sorted in May or June? Don’t know why they won’t play it until then, I know they’ve leaving certs but maybe after the leaving cert or sometime in May wouldn’t be a bad time to play it?



What we need is a petition, roysh..

https://www.change.org/p/irish-rugby-fo ... ons_browse

To quote a reasonable comment
“Anyone signing this is an idiot”
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby The Doc » March 20th, 2020, 5:39 pm

Oldschoolsocks wrote:
RobbieRockBoy wrote:
What we need is a petition, roysh..

https://www.change.org/p/irish-rugby-fo ... ons_browse

To quote a reasonable comment
“Anyone signing this is an idiot”


Love to know the Venn diagram overlap between the people signing this and those going to "Corona Virus House Parties"
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby blockhead » March 20th, 2020, 6:23 pm

Intersting that its two teams from outside D4 yet the narrative is all "D4 knobs" etc, etc
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Oldschoolsocks » March 20th, 2020, 8:11 pm

blockhead wrote:Intersting that its two teams from outside D4 yet the narrative is all "D4 knobs" etc, etc

D4 is a state of mind
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Pilotman123 » March 20th, 2020, 8:32 pm

You guys are talking some amount of sh*te !
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Pilotman123 » March 20th, 2020, 8:33 pm

Don’t know why people have a problem with D4, jealousy is all
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby blockhead » March 20th, 2020, 9:35 pm

Oldschoolsocks wrote:
blockhead wrote:Interesting that its two teams from outside D4 yet the narrative is all "D4 knobs" etc, etc

D4 is a state of mind


Pilotman123 wrote:Don’t know why people have a problem with D4, jealousy is all


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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby The Doc » March 20th, 2020, 10:40 pm

Oldschoolsocks wrote:
blockhead wrote:Intersting that its two teams from outside D4 yet the narrative is all "D4 knobs" etc, etc

D4 is a state of mind

Thanks for that... Can't stop singing that to the tune of "New York state of mind"


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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Oldschoolsocks » March 21st, 2020, 11:38 am

The Doc wrote:
Oldschoolsocks wrote:
blockhead wrote:Intersting that its two teams from outside D4 yet the narrative is all "D4 knobs" etc, etc

D4 is a state of mind

Thanks for that... Can't stop singing that to the tune of "New York state of mind"


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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby mildlyinterested » April 29th, 2020, 8:21 am

Team of the cup:

1. Jack Boyle(St. Michaels)
2. Lee Barron(St. Michaels)
3. Ben Griffin(Castleknock)
4. Tom Mulcair(Clongowes)
5. Diarmuid Mangan(Newbridge)
6. Mark Dennis(Newbridge)
7. Calum Dowling(Clongowes)
8. Donough Lawlor(Newbridge)
9. Conor Duggan(Castleknock)
10. Sam Prendergast(Newbridge)
11. Simon Wilson(Gonzaga)
12. Marcus Kiely(Newbridge)
13. Fionn Gibbons(Castleknock)
14. Donal Conroy(Newbridge)
15. Chris Cosgrave(St. Michaels)
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby Longtimelurker » May 1st, 2020, 1:52 am

mildlyinterested wrote:Team of the cup:

1. Jack Boyle(St. Michaels)
2. Lee Barron(St. Michaels)
3. Ben Griffin(Castleknock)
4. Tom Mulcair(Clongowes)
5. Diarmuid Mangan(Newbridge)
6. Mark Dennis(Newbridge)
7. Calum Dowling(Clongowes)
8. Donough Lawlor(Newbridge)
9. Conor Duggan(Castleknock)
10. Sam Prendergast(Newbridge)
11. Simon Wilson(Gonzaga)
12. Marcus Kiely(Newbridge)
13. Fionn Gibbons(Castleknock)
14. Donal Conroy(Newbridge)
15. Chris Cosgrave(St. Michaels)


Would mostly agree. Louis Mc Donough pips it at 10 for me though. Did the independent do their team of the tournament. I haven't seen it anywhere
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Re: Schools Rugby 2019-2020

Postby mildlyinterested » May 1st, 2020, 4:03 pm

Longtimelurker wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:Team of the cup:

1. Jack Boyle(St. Michaels)
2. Lee Barron(St. Michaels)
3. Ben Griffin(Castleknock)
4. Tom Mulcair(Clongowes)
5. Diarmuid Mangan(Newbridge)
6. Mark Dennis(Newbridge)
7. Calum Dowling(Clongowes)
8. Donough Lawlor(Newbridge)
9. Conor Duggan(Castleknock)
10. Sam Prendergast(Newbridge)
11. Simon Wilson(Gonzaga)
12. Marcus Kiely(Newbridge)
13. Fionn Gibbons(Castleknock)
14. Donal Conroy(Newbridge)
15. Chris Cosgrave(St. Michaels)


Would mostly agree. Louis Mc Donough pips it at 10 for me though. Did the independent do their team of the tournament. I haven't seen it anywhere


fair shout, no they didn't.. probably due to it be called off.
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