The School rugby club is now one week out from flying out to defend the MBA Rugby World Championship and hopefully win it for a record 10th time. We are now on the final stretch, and last night we had the final fundraising event, in the form of a table quiz in Bective RFC. It is absolutely brilliant that the School are managing to send both a men’s and women’s team out to Duke, and there are a variety of students from across virtually all the courses in Smurfit. Both teams have been training since early January under the tuition of former Irish International, Stephen McIvor, and are now both raring to go!
Look out for the official tour programme, which will be widely available on campus next week. We have some brilliant pieces by the likes of the great Willie-John McBride, Eddie O’Sullivan on his return from coaching the USA Eagles, and ex Lions prop Paul Wallace. There are also some eye-opening player profiles that are well worth a read! A big thank you to all our programme supporters! On that note an even bigger thank you to our official partners; Tourism Ireland, Newstalk, and Crowe Horwath for making this all possible.
– John MacMahon (Men’s Captain), Full-time MBA 2011/12.