Last month he played his first Senior Provincial game for Leinster A against Munster, a fine achievement in itself. That same month he played his first Senior Club game in the All Ireland League Division 1B for St Marys RFC Senior Vs Blackrock RFC. We wish David every success as he takes is place amongst the best and brightest sportsmen in the province.
Meanwhile other High School past pupils are also continuing their
|Abigail Donnelly playing for Leinster.|
Emma is currently playing for the Irish Women's Sevens team, here in Ireland, while Abigail, who played for Leinster U18 when she was in The High School, is playing and coaching rugby at Purdue University, Indiana, where she is studying Building Construction Management until the end of the year.
|Robert Styles coaching Seattle Reign F|
Past pupil Robert Styles left HSD in 2012 to study Sports and Exercise management in UCD,
concentrating on coaching. He was awarded an academic scholarship and offered a job coaching the women’s 2nd team in UCD, which allowed him to be assistant to the first team, which had 3 full Irish internationals, and a host of junior internationals. He then got the opportunity to do a semester abroad, in the United States. He went to the University of Tennessee, which is a massive sports college.
That summer, he moved to Seattle to do an internship with Seattle Reign FC, the professional women’s team, as the coaching intern. Three of their players actually won the world cup this year, Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Sydney Leroux, with another playing for Japan in the final, Nahomi Kawasumi.
Rob is now taking master's degree in sports coaching in Loughborough University, and was also given an academic scholarship. He is currently the head coach of one of the university men’s teams, and they’re competing at the top level of British university sports, and is in the application process of his UEFA B license.