Myself and 12 of the class of 1977 from Cistercian College Roscrea went along to the Leinster Schools Senior Cup final today to see CCR play Belvedere College. CCR were the reigning champions having won the competition for the first time ever last year. However, this year CCR were no match for a brilliant Belvedere side who ran out worthy winners by 24 points.
There was great atmosphere in the ground and despite the Belvedere dominance the Roscrea fans kept up the singing and chanting throughout. Belvedere ran in five superb tries while CCR scored a consolation try near the end. "Belvo" are worthy champions and congratulations to them.
The best part of the day was meeting up with my classmates from 1977. There is a special bond between men and their classmates from no matter how long ago. It is 39 years since we left the school, but this group of 56 year olds enjoyed a special day out, and the couple of jars in Kiely's of Donnybrook afterwards. We are planning our 40th anniversary already for next year - look forward to it!
|All over - Belvedere celebrate.|