U14 Rugby Success


Well done to our U14 rugby team who have qualified for the regional finals for the Schools’ Cup at their very first attempt.

The boys, mostly from Year 10, have only been playing together for a very short time and they came up against much more seasoned teams in the qualifying rounds. The Dominican team won both of their heat matches to go through to a play-off against Ballymoney High School. Victory in this game ensured that the Dominican boys would be assured of a cup finals place on February 9th.

Mr Gerry Lafferty who is both a member of Coleraine Rugby Club and Ulster Branch has worked with the Dominican boys since before Christmas and has been very impressed at the way the team of seventeen boys has gelled so quickly into a successful unit. Seven of the squad are members of the Coleraine Youth Academy, one is a member of the Ballymoney Academy and one a member of the Ballymena Academy; eight of the boys however have never played competitive rugby before.

This is the first time that the school has fielded a Rugby team and builds on the recent success in the Ulster Championship that our U-14 and U- 16 Gaelic teams experienced.

Mr Carey praised the wonderful work ethic of this talented young team and their commitment to after school sport. He thanked Gerry Lafferty for his inspirational coaching and wished the boys continued success at the regional finals in Ballymena.

Well done boys from all here in DCP!