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kearneys_01The Jesuit educational aim: “Becoming men for others” was given a new and topical flavour at a hugely successful gathering in the new rugby stadium at Lansdowne Road on 17 May. Four outstanding rugby players, all graduates of Clongowes, gave their views on the pressures and commitments of modern professional rugby; they were Gordon D’Arcy and Rob Kearney (both on recent Lions tour). Fergus McFadden (10 Irish caps) and David Kearney (Irish Under 21). They stressed how their time in Clongowes had instilled in them the values of commitment and team work (Being men for others) which had played a major part in contributing to their professional rugby careers. They continued to answer questions from the audience of over 300 Old Clongownians. Our picture shows Mrs Kearney with her two sons.