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Sporting Jesuit boys and girls

RugbyFormer pupils from Jesuit schools were pioneers of carbon-neutral rugby this summer. They were on the panel of Leinster who, in association with Ecocem & Emission Zero, agreed to offset a certain tonnage of carbon emissions for every try, penalty, drop goal and conversion scored by either team. On the panel were Cian Healy, Paul O’Donohoe and Owen O’Malley from Belvedere, Robert Kearney and Fergus McFadden (pictured) from Clongowes, and Kevin McLaughlin from Gonzaga. Leinster beat top Australian rugby touring side Queensland Reds: 48-19. Jesuit girls also starred recently. Zoe Mannion, Clare Howley, Georgina Rushe and Jane Foley, from the Colaiste Iognáid Rowing Club, were on the Irish women’s Junior 8 team which won gold at the Home Countries International Regatta in Cardiff, beating England, Scotland and Wales.