Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

Kavanagh College classmates welcome home world champion swimmer Comments 0

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

A 15-year-old student from Kavanagh College arrived home from Budapest on Wednesday and was greeted by Kavanagh College classmates at Dunedin Airport. New world junior champion swimmer,  Erika Fairweather had been surprised by the welcome home, which was ”super cool” Read more Related Posts:Calls for name change at Kavanagh College2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICEMarian College to Read more

Statue of St Patrick vandalised Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
statue of st patrick

The white statue of Saint Patrick outside St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie, Wellington, has been vandalised. The statue was covered with red and yellow tags including swear words. The attack has been blamed on McEvedy Shield rivalry, following Wellington College’s victory on Tuesday. The track and field competition, named for St Pat’s Town old boy Read more

Season’s over, so back to school for Liberato Cacace Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
Council of Cardinals

Now that the A-League Phoenix season has come to an end, it is time for Liberato Cacace to go back to school. With the start of the new term next week, the year-13 pupil will be back at St Patrick’s College in Wellington. At the back end of the season, following a series of consistent performances for Read more

Tongan prime minister overrides girls’ rugby ban Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

An official letter that girls’ rugby and boxing went against Tongan women’s dignity and culture did not represent official government policy says Prime Minister Akilisi Pōhiva.  Continue reading Related Posts:Outrage in Tonga over apparent ban on girls playing rugbyAbortion law campaigners want law change soonSt Mary’s College first XV wins national titleO’Neill wants churches to lead sorcery fight

Joseph Parker keen to collect 22 pies from school principal Comments 0

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Joseph Parker at Marcellin College

Four days out from the biggest fight in his career Joseph Parker took time out to give back to his old school. Speaking at Marcellin College was all the initiative of the former troublesome teenager, now WBO heavyweight champion. “He asked us if he can come to school to help us out in any way,” Read more

All Black great Sean Fitzpatrick speaks at Vatican conference on faith and sport Comments 0

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

All Black great Sean Fitzpatrick joined world sports representatives at the Vatican last week at the first-ever global conference on faith and sport Both Fitzpatrick and Argentinian rugby star Hugo Porta spoke at the three-day conference, where the Sport in Service of Humanity project was launched. The project aims to unite people from every faith, nationality Read more

Rugby hero features in Gallery of Good Examples Comments 0

Friday, July 18th, 2014

New Zealand has a reputation for treating Rugby as the national religion but they have not gone quite as far as a parish in the UK. The parish hall in St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bracknell UK is sporting a painting of recently retired captain of the Irish team, Brian O’Driscoll. He has been included Read more

Sport and violence Comments 0

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I have just read a headline in the New Zealand Herald (6 June 2014) in which All Black coach Steve Hansen describes Jerome Kaino as “a caged animal” who will be doing all that he can to prove that he is at home among the big beasts of the international game.The names given to men’s rugby and Read more

World Cup injustice Comments 0

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Where once an event like the Olympics or the World Cup may have been seen as a triumph of corporate and athletic enterprise, today’s world counts the cost of games much more carefully. Previous events have left countries with decaying venues and huge bills that take years to pay off. Local communities are increasingly unhappy Read more

Mealamu – Being a Christian means having a relationship with God. Comments 0

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

In a recent interview in the New Zealand Herald, All Black, Keven Mealamu was asked how big a part faith played in his life. “It’s always with you,” he replied. “I’m Catholic. Go to church whenever I can. When we were on tour in Italy I stopped into a church with a couple of the other boys Read more