Fr.Aidan Lehane CSSp Pavilion Opening

Fr.Aidan Lehane CSSp Pavilion Opening

Rockwell College celebrated the official opening of its new development on Saturday, September 29th . The Fr. Aidan Lehane CSSp Pavilion is the latest addition to the College’s facilities. 

The modern, single storey construction comprises of 8 changing rooms with shower and toilet facilities, a Fitness suite, medial room and referees suite. Designed by past pupil Richard Rice, of Healy Partner Architects in Limerick, the Pavilion reflects collaboration across the entire Rockwell College community. The project is a significant collaboration between past pupils and parents who have fundraised to provide €1.1 million to date. The Fr Aidan Lehane CSSp Pavilion was formally opened by former international Paul McNaughton, a past pupil of Rockwell College and former Leinster player. Coached by Fr Lehane to a Munster Cup win in 1970, he is currently Board member of the EPCR, the organisers of the Championship Cup and Challenge Cup.


L-R Fr. Martin Kelly CSSp Provincial, Fr. Noel Redmond CSSp, Sr. Ena Quinlan Chair BOM , Mr. Gay Mangan, Ms. Audrey O'Byrne, Mr Sean Tobin Union President, Mr John Stokes, Chair of Parents' Assoc. 

The building celebrates the legacy of the Holy Ghost priest who served as President of all five Holy Ghost Colleges – Blackrock College, St. Michael’s College, Templeogue College, St. Mary’s College and Rockwell College. An advocate of the importance of sport in developing young people as learners and leaders, Fr. Lehane also oversaw the development of an indoor gym and swimming pool at the College during his Presidency in the early 1970s. At the opening event, donors enjoyed lunch in the Senior Refectory before the blessing by Fr. Noel Redmond CSSp and speeches from the Chair of the Board Sr. Ena Quinlan and others. Exhibition matches were held  -thanks to Crescent college Limerick for travelling to play the Junior Hockey team and particularly St Michael's College for making the journey to play a Senior XV selection.

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