Rugby

These last few years it has all been about coming back down to earth for St. Conleth’s Rugby and playing and living within our limits.  2015-2016 was a historic one for St. Conleth’s rugby with the SCT winning an unprecedented treble A Season to Remember: St. Conleth’s SCT 2015-2016  but at St. Conleth’s, rugby is bigger than just a game with winners and losers.  Encouraging participation and promoting enjoyment, whatever the child’s ability, is a positive way to make the first significant steps towards developing a healthy lifestyle.

Participation in team sports in particular stimulates inclusion and interaction. It builds self-confidence and self-esteem, and forges the fellowships and friendships that are unique to sport and promotes values such as integrity, solidarity and respect. At St. Conleth’s, we encourage all our boys to take part in school rugby. Through participation and structured training, rugby develops the key mental skills of self-control, concentration, discipline, decision-making and leadership.

We have a proud tradition of winning Leinster A cups, leagues and shields but participation is the name of the game for all sports at St. Conleth’s, including rugby. We participate in the Leinster schools leagues and, of course, the McMullen and Duff Cups. We train at local clubs Wanderers FC and Old Belvedere FC twice a week, matches on Wednesday. The focus is on participation and fun (with a small bit of emphasis on trying to win!).  So, get your gear on, come down to the pitch and join your classmates in the team. You will really find friends for life!