Launched for the 2009/10 season, the Senior Development Cup is a new initiative aimed at increasing the level of interest in playing rugby amongst schools. Development Cups offer interschool clashes between colleges where rugby is third or fourth-choice sport. Recent initiatives identified a three-tier system which distinguished “rugby schools” from “development schools”, and listed 20 colleges as “emerging”. 

Pool A

St. Gerald’s of Castlebar feature the only Connacht schools representative in Pool A, and they will be hoping that backrower Alex Wooton will help them qualify from a pool containing the challenges of CBS Roscommon, Holy Rosary College Mountbellow, and Gallen CS.

Pool B

Pool B features two front row Connacht representatives facing each other, with hooker Michael O’Connell from St. Edna’s in Galway facing up against Eoghan Slevin from Athlone CC. Pres Athenry and Scoil Chumsithe Chiaran in Connemara make up the remaining challengers looking to qualify to the next round.

Pool A:

Fixtures:

Week 1: 16/01/2014

11.30am:Gallen CS v HRC Mountbellew CONFIRMED in Ferbane

POSTPONED: St. Gerald’s v CBS Roscommon

Week 2: 23/01/2014 1pm:

St. Gerald’s v Gallen CS: Awarded to St. Gerald’s

CS Roscommon v HRC Mountbellew

Week 3: 29/01/2014 1pm:

CBS Roscommon v Gallen CS

HRC Mountbellew v St. Gerald’s

Squads:

CBS Roscommon

St. Gerald’s, Castlebar

HRC Mountbellew, Galway

Gallen CS, Mayo

Table

Pool B:

Fixtures:

Week 1: 16/01/2014 

12.30pm: Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran v Athlone CC CONFIRMED LATE SWITCHED TO BUCCANEERS RFC

1pm: St. Enda’s v Pres Athenry

Week 2: 

22/01/2014 11.30 am: St. Enda’s v Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran 

23/01/2014 1pm: Athlone CC v Pres Athenry

Week 3: 30/01/2014 1pm:

Athlone CC v St.Enda’s

Pres Athenry v Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran 

Table

Squads:

Presentation College Athenry

St. Enda’s Galway

Athlone Community College

Scoil Chuimsithe Chiaran, Connemara

 

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