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This afternoon sees another great milestone in the history of Yeats College as their rugby team takes to the field against Princeton University. In their inaugural year the rugby team has over 30 players and has played a number of challenge matches this year including a recent comprehensive victory over touring side New Brunswick Barbarians. The side includes Irish U18 international Paddy Daly and U19 international Conor Kyne who are in the Connacht Rugby Elite scholarship program.

The fixture against Princeton should be the beginning of a long partnership, with Yeats interested in returning the fixture with a game in New Jersey in future years. This is the third time that Princeton have come to Galway for a week long training camp with Connacht Rugby which they have found hugely beneficial prior to the Spring season of their Ivy Rugby Conference.

“We are delighted to welcome Princeton here and look forward to a competitive outing. The contacts we make through these events are for life and Princeton (who sit 6th in World Rankings) adds to our links with Elite Universities worldwide.”

–   Terry Fahy, Principle

For more information on the Scholarship program please email:

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