Congratulations to the Junior Rugby panel and their mentors on this fantastic achievement. The Convent of Mercy Junior Rugby team played St. Micheal’s Claremorris, in the Sports Grounds Galway, in the Connacht final. A tough first half for the Convent girls, but their defence kept busy and they went two tries up. Westport scored early in the second half, but the Convent girls came back strong and pulled through with a 26-15 win! Try scorers were Sarah Purcell (2) Síofra Hession (1) Lily Murray (1) with 3 conversions from Síofra Hession. Many thanks to all the supporters- students, staff and parents, who made the journey to Galway for the big game. We are so proud of this panel and their mentors Dave Purcell, Micháel Glennon, Siobhan Purcell and Ms Keenan. What an amazing month of sport for our school.
Last Friday, the 21st of January, the Convent of Mercy Senior rugby team defeated Claregalway College in the Connacht quarter final in Corinthians pitch, Galway. The Convent were the better team in the first half, but Claregalway scored two tries on the counter attack pushing them into a 5 point lead at half time. A brilliant second half performance paved the way for a 19-15 win. Anna Murray scored two tries, while Rachel McDonald scored the third. Éabha Dowd showed excellent kicking ability scoring two conversions. Fantastic work from the whole panel and their mentors Dave Purcell, Micheál Glennon and Siobhan Purcell.
On Tuesday the 18th of January, the Convent of Mercy Junior rugby team played Sacred Heart Westport, in Westport, in the Connacht semi-final. A tough first half for the Convent girls, but their defense kept busy and they went two tries up. Westport eventually got over the line for a last minute try in the first half. Westport scored another try early in the second half, but the Convent came back and scored two tries and pulled through with a 36-10 win! Try scorers were Sarah Purcell (2), Shauna Walsh (2), Hannah Murray and Lilly Murray, with 3 conversions from Síofra Hession. Well done to the panel and their mentors Dave Purcell, Micháel Glennon, Siobhan Purcell and Ms Keenan.