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From The42 15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan Passion

15 signs you're a hardcore schools rugby fan

With this years competitions already in full swing, we pay tribute to the supporters who follow their young counterparts avidly.

From The42 Last-gasp Ardscoil deny dogged St. Munchin's in Senior Cup thriller Schools Rugby

Last-gasp Ardscoil deny dogged St. Munchin's in Senior Cup thriller

Last year’s beaten finalists advance into the quarter-finals.

From The42 Defending champions Rockwell off to four-try winning start against Bandon MSSC

Defending champions Rockwell off to four-try winning start against Bandon

Rockwell scored four tries at Clanwilliam Park in a well-earned victory

From The42 Buckley hat-trick helps PBC hit Clement's for 60 in Munster Senior Cup Dominant

Buckley hat-trick helps PBC hit Clement's for 60 in Munster Senior Cup

Back row Jack O’Sullivan led a powerful performance from the Cork school.

From The42 McHenry doubles down as Christians trump Crescent in Munster Senior Cup Schools Rugby

McHenry doubles down as Christians trump Crescent in Munster Senior Cup

The Cork school are safely through to the Munster Senior Cup quarter-finals.

From The42 Joy, despair and drama - 15 of the best pictures from Friday's schools rugby action Cup Season

Joy, despair and drama - 15 of the best pictures from Friday's schools rugby action

The Vinnie Murray Cup got underway this afternoon.

From The42 Sexton, Heaslip and Reid made the Leinster Schools Cup draw last night Schools Rugby

Sexton, Heaslip and Reid made the Leinster Schools Cup draw last night

It’s nearly that time of the year.

From The42 3 of Roscrea's Leinster senior schools winning team in Irish squad to face Scotland Join The Green Army

3 of Roscrea's Leinster senior schools winning team in Irish squad to face Scotland

Defeated Leinster finalists Belvedere, Munster champions Rockwell and Connacht finalists Summerhill are als represented.

From The42 12 of the best pics from all today's schools rugby action Looking Back

12 of the best pics from all today's schools rugby action

Roscrea, Rockwell and RBAI triumphed in their respective competitions.

From The42 We'll Leave it There So: Shefflin wins 13th All-Ireland, Roscrea secure cup and all today's sport Tuesday

We'll Leave it There So: Shefflin wins 13th All-Ireland, Roscrea secure cup and all today's sport

Meanwhile, a police chief has admitted to causing 96 deaths at Hillsborough.

From The42 For four brief years, one small non-fee paying Dublin school ruled Leinster Schools rugby Dynasty

For four brief years, one small non-fee paying Dublin school ruled Leinster Schools rugby

De La Salle Chuchtown broke the established schools rugby order to take home two senior cup trophies.

From The42 We've debunked Irish schools rugby's greatest mystery - Why don't Roscrea play in Munster? Mythbusting

We've debunked Irish schools rugby's greatest mystery - Why don't Roscrea play in Munster?

The school is one win away from their first ever Leinster Schools Senior Cup triumph.

From The42 This schools rugby photo perfectly sums up the absolute agony of losing a big game Heartbreak

This schools rugby photo perfectly sums up the absolute agony of losing a big game

Should schools rugby really mean this much?

From The42 Molloy and McLoughlin tries give Rockwell safe passage to Munster Schools final Rock On

Molloy and McLoughlin tries give Rockwell safe passage to Munster Schools final

While in Connacht, Summerhill claimed a narrow win over Sligo Grammar to set up a final clash with Garbally.

From The42 No more talk of three-in-a-row as holders Crescent knocked out of Munster Senior Cup Schools Rugby

No more talk of three-in-a-row as holders Crescent knocked out of Munster Senior Cup

There was drama in Thomond Park this afternoon.

From The42 Newbridge make third straight semi-final while Rockwell and Ardscoil Rís advance in Munster Schools Rugby

Newbridge make third straight semi-final while Rockwell and Ardscoil Rís advance in Munster

The Kildare school booked their place in the Leinster Schools Cup semi-final this afternoon.

From The42 Hundreds of students join in for spine-tingling New Zealand schools haka War Dance

Hundreds of students join in for spine-tingling New Zealand schools haka

The pre-match war dances before the Auckland Grammar v King’s College fixture were memorable.

From The42 Blackrock College pays tribute to Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen Glory Days

Blackrock College pays tribute to Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Cullen

The Leinster stars, who played on the same team as schools’ level, are set to retire from rugby.

From The42 Sligo claim Connacht Schools Senior Cup after tense final replay Schools Rugby

Sligo claim Connacht Schools Senior Cup after tense final replay

A late try from Jake Sexton, converted by Matthew Cosgrove, secured a 10th title for Grammar.

From The42 Dramatic Garbally equalising try sends Connacht Senior Cup final to replay Schools Rugby

Dramatic Garbally equalising try sends Connacht Senior Cup final to replay

Simon Keller allowed the Ballinasloe school to level in the closing minutes at the Sportsground.

From The42 St. Gerald's secure first ever Connacht Schools Junior Cup Schools Rugby

St. Gerald's secure first ever Connacht Schools Junior Cup

The Mayo school came out on top after a thrilling final against CBS Roscommon.

From The42 Schools Cup: Munchin's mauled as Ardscoil Rís advance to Munster final In Pics This post contains images

Schools Cup: Munchin's mauled as Ardscoil Rís advance to Munster final

Agony and ecstasy were both on full display in today’s senior cup action.

From The42 St. Munchin's and Ardscoil Rís advance on thrilling day of Munster Senior Cup action Schools Rugby

St. Munchin's and Ardscoil Rís advance on thrilling day of Munster Senior Cup action

Crescent and PBC will have to replay their quarter-final after a draw in Rosbrien.

From The42 Newbridge see off Mary's challenge as St Andrew's march over Gonzaga Leinster Senior Cup

Newbridge see off Mary's challenge as St Andrew's march over Gonzaga

The second half of the Leinster quarter-finals were played out today.

Castletroy crash into Munster's final four as 'Rock see off Saints in storm

Clongowes also hit their stride as the Senior Cup quarter-finals got under way in Munster and Leinster.

From The42 All Blacks star Julian Savea and his Hurricanes team-mates send a good luck message to Belvo Bandwagon

All Blacks star Julian Savea and his Hurricanes team-mates send a good luck message to Belvo

Belvedere take on Clongowes in the second round of the Leinster Schools Senior Cup this Sunday.

From The42 St. Michael's, Newbridge and Blackrock signal Junior Cup credentials Schools Rugby

St. Michael's, Newbridge and Blackrock signal Junior Cup credentials

Meanwhile, Castletroy and PBC ensured home quarter-finals with wins in the Munster Junior Cup.

From The42 Gonzaga advance to Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final Schools Rugby

Gonzaga advance to Leinster Senior Cup quarter-final

In Munster, Crescent and Glenstal ensured themselves home Junior Cup quarter-finals despite both drawing.

From The42 Blackrock and St Michael's progress to Leinster Senior Cup quarter-finals Schools Rugby

Blackrock and St Michael's progress to Leinster Senior Cup quarter-finals

Last year’s finalists will face off at the quarter-final stage next week after victories this afternoon.

From The42 Schools Cup round-up: Castletroy shock Rockwell in Munster Senior Cup Munster

Schools Cup round-up: Castletroy shock Rockwell in Munster Senior Cup

The Limerick school have ensured themselves a home draw for the quarter-final second round.

From The42 In pics: Schools rugby players brave the elements Commitment This post contains images

In pics: Schools rugby players brave the elements

The clash between Wesley College and Maynooth Post Primary was played in muddy conditions.

From The42 12 of the best images from today's 3 Senior Schools Cup rugby finals Dirty Dozen

12 of the best images from today's 3 Senior Schools Cup rugby finals

The big boys from Leinster, Munster and Ulster were out in force today.

From The42 7 of the best images from the today's schools rugby action Different Class

7 of the best images from the today's schools rugby action

It’s tough at the top.

From The42 In pictures: nothing between CBC Cork and Crescent in Munster Senior Cup semi-final Different Class
From The42 In pictures: Joy and despair at Donnybrook as St Michael's march on Different Class This post contains images

In pictures: Joy and despair at Donnybrook as St Michael's march on

Some of the best pictures from the Leinster Junior Cup action.

From The42 In pictures: Clongowes Wood College vs St. Michael's College Different Class This post contains images

In pictures: Clongowes Wood College vs St. Michael's College

Images from today’s Senior Cup Quarter-Final at Donnybrook Stadium.

From The42 In pictures: Today's schools rugby action Slideshow This post contains images

In pictures: Today's schools rugby action

Wesley College clinched the Vinnie Murray Cup while Blackrock booked their place in the Leinster Senior Cup semi-final.

From The42 Here's our 11 favourite sports pictures from the past 7 days Developing Story This post contains images

Here's our 11 favourite sports pictures from the past 7 days

It was another eventful week in the world of sport. This is how it looked through a lens.

From The42 Nothing to fear from teen doping tests, says Sports Council No Dopes

Nothing to fear from teen doping tests, says Sports Council

The Irish Sports Council and IRFU have announced plans to begin anti-doping tests for schools rugby players in the near future.