Monivea hosted its inaugural Padraig McGann Perpetual Cup, the March 13 invitational tournament threw up Holy Rosary (Mountbellew) as foundation champions. The tournament comprised Athenry’s Presentation School, the Vocational School and the Mountbellew-based champions. Monivea’s Mick O’Connor said the tournament was a roaring success and Padraig McGann’s trophy looked set to continue as a staple of Galway’s rural rugby calendar. He wished to commend Ronan Collins for organising the event and keeping things running smoothly, youth rugby stalwart James Quirk was also on site throughout the day to coach and referee. Monivea hosts the second year Eddie O’Sullivan Cup on March 28.


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