Posts Tagged ‘Sport’

‘N’ word and alcohol spark rugby brawl

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

The ‘N’ word, repeated vile racist slurs and brawl, were the sad culmination of a club rugby match between Marist St Pats (MSP), and Old Boys’ University (OBU) at Wellington College last weekend. MSP is Wellington’s Catholic rugby club. Speaking with RNZ’s Lisa Owen, MSP Chairman Rob Evans reluctantly confirmed the ‘n…..’ word had been Read more

What is the ‘prayer’ grip and can it help you make more putts?

Monday, July 27th, 2020

When it comes to the full swing, we don’t see too much variety in how the best players grip the club. But one method becoming increasingly popular amongst players is the PRAYER GRIP. This is a method that sees the hands level and facing directly opposite each other. Click here to read the advantages of Read more

Kavanagh College classmates welcome home world champion swimmer

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:Report into Bishop Kavanagh’s response to abuse complaints…Kavanagh name removed from collegeClassmates Read more

Statue of St Patrick vandalised

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

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

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:Solomon Islands prime minister blames foreign powers for…Girls excluded as Afghan secondary schools reopenI was a McAuley High School student. It was no ‘joke’.How confusion over hate speech law prompted Read more

Joseph Parker keen to collect 22 pies from school principal

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

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

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

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