Senior B Schools Final Preview

19 December 2023

Senior B Schools Final Preview

Tomorrow, 20th December Presentation College Athenry and Coláiste Bhaile Chláir face each other in the Senior B Schools League Final at Tuam RFC at 12:00 PM. 

Tuam RFC will host the Senior B Schools League Final tomorrow at 12:00 PM where last year's Senior C Cup winners, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir will take on Senior B Cup Semi-Finalists Presentation College Athenry. Having met early this season where Coláiste Bhaile Chláir came out with a 42-29 win, it's sure to be a highly contested and exciting match.

Presentation College Athenry is thrilled to be involved in this highly competitive final. Preparations have been underway from every section of the school community all week and there has been incredible support from management, staff and students. PCA Rugby are grateful to the huge amount of supporters that will be travelling to the game tomorrow and are hopeful they'll give them something to shout about. 

Captain Orin Burke is relishing this opportunity to showcase what this squad can do; "The lads have shown up every week to after school training sessions and we have seen massive cohesion develop, not only as players but as friends. We are a truly special bunch of lads and we're really looking forward to taking the game to Claregalway. We've huge respect for their squad and it won't be an easy game but we and every player on this squad have put in the work and we are hopeful it will pay off tomorrow".

Vice Captain Liam Cummins is also looking forward to taking the pack onto the field tomorrow "Very proud of this group, we've worked hard and are optimistic about our chances. PCA rugby is a special thing and Claregalway will prove to be tough opposition but we'll give it a good go".

Likewise, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir are greatly looking forward to facing the PCA side again on a finals stage after playing them in October and the excitement amongst players, coaches, parents and the school is growing. 

Captain Euan Kavanagh states, "Tomorrow we're just looking forward to getting out and putting everything into practice that we've done in training over the past few weeks. Big, big excitement around the final. Hopefully one of the first Schools League Finals we'll win and bring home back to the school".

Coach Seamus Kyne adds that, "Being in the final tomorrow is great for the school and great for rugby. It will be a chance for the team to show that they're capable of winning the league. It's great for the school to be able to show that progression and show how we've improved even over the last year. The team is looking forward to getting out and just showing what they've been practicing over the last couple of weeks. It will be great for them to actually showcase what they're all about".