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Powering Rugby’s Future Stars with the Pinergy Munster Schools Senior Cup

26 October 2023

Now in its third year of sponsoring the Pinergy Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup, Pinergy is committed to backing the future of Munster Rugby through Ireland’s most prestigious and historic schools’ rugby competition

Excitement sparks throughout Munster as schoolboy rugby teams across the province prepare for an action-packed season ahead, at the launch of the 2023/24 Pinergy Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup competition this week. Pinergy, returning as sponsor for the third consecutive year, is proud to continue powering the development and sustainability of the game for young players throughout the region. Pinergy was joined by captains and coaches from across the province for the launch held at Rockwell College, Tipperary earlier this week.

For over 110 years, the Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup has been a pillar of Munster’s rugby traditions, with the prestigious tournament showcasing exceptional talent and electric rivalries each season. Infused with history, the cup competition has been the first introduction to elite rugby for many, including Munster greats; Ronan O’Gara who represented Presentation Brothers College, Cork and Keith Earls for St. Munchin’s College. Pinergy is proud to continue fuelling the tournament’s energy, helping to support and shape a more sustainable future for young rugby players and fans throughout the province.

The Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup season now commences with the echoes of Presentation Brothers College’s triumph to claim the Garett Fitzgerald Cup last season still resonating. The stage is set for a thrilling showdown this season, as teams vie to etch their names in history as the new champions. Last year’s win over Christian’s Brothers College Cork means PBC are now level with CBC in overall Senior Cup titles with 31.

This year, as schools across the province prepare to take to the field once more, last year’s semi-finalists Crescent College Comprehensive and St. Munchin’s College will be digging deep to go one step further.

Speaking at today’s launch, CEO at Pinergy Enda Gunnell said: “Our partnership with the Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup Tournament for a third year underscores our unwavering commitment to fostering talent and igniting the new generation of pride and passion for Munster Rugby across the province. We are eagerly looking forward to yet another thrilling tournament that will showcase the strength of these talented teams. The energy that drives and makes this prestigious cup all that it is in the Munster Rugby calendar is a testament to the work and support from players, coaches, and fans of the competition. We are delighted to play a role in championing a sustainable rugby future for these players and we wish all schools involved the very best of luck.”

Colm McMahon, Head of Rugby Development at Munster Rugby commented: “The Pinergy Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup is one of our premier age-grade competitions that takes place in the province each year. With the continued support of Pinergy, our next generation of rugby players within the schools’ competition are given the platform to shine on the field. The Pinergy Munster Schools Boys Senior Cup competition is steeped in history and provides players with a great opportunity to develop and create memories throughout their academic years. We are really looking forward to seeing the teams and players take to the field throughout the season.”