# Blackrock College

Last month
October 2023
Gardaí submit 13 files on Spiritan abuse to Director of Public Prosecutions
The Spiritan congregation, formerly the Holy Ghost Fathers, gave a public apology to victims last year.
This year
Gonzaga make history by beating Blackrock in Leinster senior cup final
The Ulster final was won by RBAI in dramatic fashion at Kingspan Stadium.
Defending champions Blackrock College set up repeat Leinster Senior Cup decider
They enjoyed a hard-earned win against St Michael’s College at a wet and windy Energia Park this afternoon.
Inquiry launched into sexual abuse at schools run by religious orders
The Education Minister said that the inquiry would be survivor-led.
Last year
‘Repulsive and shocking Spiritan revelations merit serious response’, says Education Minister
At least 233 men have made allegations of historical abuse against 77 priests from the Spiritan Congregation religious order.
Taoiseach confirms inquiry into Blackrock abuse allegations will take place
Micheál Martin said today that the government will engage with victims to determine what the inquiry will look like.
Individual in leadership role at Blackrock College 'was told of abuse allegations in 2002', Dáil hears
Labour leader Ivana Bacik claimed that survivors who approached the individual were told to “go away” and return with “proof and a solicitor”.
Blackrock end Old Belvedere's unbeaten run in battle of the rivals
Elsewhere Railway Union moved top of the table after a win over Galwegians.
Old Belvedere overcome UL Bohs, Galwegians cruise to victory with 12-try rout
Old Belvedere, Galwegians and Blackrock College all secured wins on the opening day.
Railway Union wrap up first-ever league and cup double in style
The Dublin side won today’s Energia AIL Women’s Cup final, while Blackrock College triumphed in the plate decider.
'It would be such an honour to play against Ireland, they're my second team'
Alejandro Alonso, who helped Spain to qualify for the World Cup, spent two years in Blackrock College.
UL Bohemians overcome Wicklow to set up heavyweight All-Ireland Cup final
Bohs will take on the back-to-back league winners in two weeks’ time.
Irish internationals to the fore as Blackrock and Railway book AIL final spots
The TG4-televised decider takes place on 26 February.
All time
Galwegians continue resurgent form with huge win as Blackrock College go top of the table
Catch up on all the results from this weekend’s Women’s AIL.
Big win for Blackrock College, heartbreak for Malone
We review the latest action from the Energia Women’s All-Ireland League.
Gonzaga make history with dramatic late comeback to dump Blackrock out of Leinster Senior Cup
They scored two tries at the death to steal a famous victory.
UL Bohs crowned All-Ireland Cup Champions with dominant victory over Blackrock College
Niamh Briggs chipped in with two conversions and a second-half penalty to guide her side to victory.
'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!'
From second-choice scrum-half to world-class 13, Garry Ringrose’s rise has been extraordinary.
20-year-old Doris keeps head down as Leinster back Mayo man's talents
A former Ireland U20s captain, the number eight is highly-rated.
Ireland U20s prospect Turner looking to learn from Ringrose's example
The Trinity outside centre has impressed in the opening two rounds of the Six Nations.
Leinster Senior Schools Cup quarter-final postponed due to outbreak of mumps
Blackrock College and St Michael’s College were due to meet at Donnybrook on Sunday afternoon.
Blackrock get title defence up and running but are pushed all the way by Pres Bray
The Leinster Senior Cup protagonists are safely through to the second round after an entertaining game at Donnybrook.
Blackrock winger comes back from two dislocated shoulders to star in Schools Cup final
Liam McMahon was central to Blackrock’s rampaging win over Belvedere yesterday.
Blackrock turn on the style to end four-year wait for Senior Cup glory
Belvedere’s recent dominance of the competition is over as they were swatted aside at the RDS on Friday afternoon.
Blackrock's revenge mission faces the ultimate test against history-chasing Belvo
The Leinster Schools Senior Cup final takes place this afternoon.
Blackrock's clinical edge the difference as they reign supreme at Junior Cup level again
Tom Henderson, Ben Brownlee, Max Patterson all crossed for Blackrock as they beat St Mary’s in this year’s decider.
Snow-covered RDS sees today's Leinster Rugby Schools Senior Cup final called off
A pitch inspection took place at 7.30am but the decision was made soon after to postpone this year’s decider between Belvedere and Blackrock.
Blackrock lay down title credentials with big semi-final win over Mary's
The 68-time winners powered into next week’s decider with a six-try win at Donnybrook.
Blackrock College avoid quarter-final upset thanks to late drop-goal
St Gerard’s of Bray were on the verge of a major shock but ultimately missed out on a semi-final spot.
Blackrock live to fight another day after holding their nerve to see off brave Castleknock
The 68-time winners were pushed all the way but eventually flexed their muscle to advance to the quarter-finals.
Ireland U20s captain O'Brien follows in the footsteps of BOD and Ringrose
The UCD clubman is an exciting prospect for the future.
'If you want to play for Ireland you have to play in Ireland, and that was a big factor'
Denis Buckley has been a star for Connacht but still hasn’t been capped by Ireland.
Blackrock denied five in a row as Michael's claim Leinster Junior Cup
It’s the Ailesbury Road school’s first title at the grade since 2012.
We'll meet again! St Michael's and Blackrock set for Leinster Junior Cup final replay
It was a low-scoring encounter in tough conditions at Donnybrook this afternoon.
Black and white! Belvedere deliver back-to-back Senior Cup titles after edging Blackrock
Peter Maher’s try the difference as Belvo retain the Leinster Senior Schools Cup.
Powerful Blackrock set up mouthwatering Schools Cup decider with Belvo
The 68-time winners are back in the final after a five-try win over Gonzaga.
Blackrock send out a signal of intent with four-try win over Terenure
Tom Maher’s first-half double set the 68-time winners on their way to an emphatic win at Donnybrook.
Blackrock lay down an early marker with seven-try win over King's Hospital
It wasn’t all one-way traffic at Donnybrook but the 68-time winners were ruthless from the first to last minute.
Dublin man caught for assault on driver after he left passport in taxi (and reported it stolen)
Buti Sashi was sentenced to nine months in jail.
Blackrock and Belvedere can’t be separated after absorbing Senior Cup clash
A Conor Dean penalty in the 65th penalty ensured the quarter-final went to a replay.