St. Mary's College RFC
St. Mary's College RFC
Welcome to St. Mary's College RFC
A community club steeped in tradition and a home for some of the greatest rugby legends.

Our Sponsors

With 25 years’ experience, SoftCo is a global developer of Business Process Automation, Purchase-to-Pay, eHealthcare and Cloud solutions. SoftCo’s solutions streamline business processes, reduce costs and ensure organisations meet their compliance obligations.  SoftCo is ISO27001 certified and is a Gold Microsoft partner.

Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, SoftCo has offices in the UK, the USA and Finland. Leading organisations such as the Musgrave Group, Sunny Delight, the Finnish Government, Vhi Healthcare and St Peter’s University Hospital in New Jersey have implemented SoftCo’s award winning technology.

SoftCo is a strong supporter of sports in Ireland at all levels and in addition to being the main sponsor of St Marys College RFC also sponsor Hermes Hockey Club, Trojan Swimming Club, Paul Nolan Horse Racing and a number of local junior clubs.

“SoftCo is delighted to sponsor St. Mary’s College RFC. This partnership is a natural fit between two successful organisations. In addition to the club’s on-pitch achievements at all levels, the number of international, European and Lions players developed by St. Mary’s College RFC is quite phenomenal. We’re really looking forward to actively working with the St. Mary’s team to support that great success into the future,” commented Jim Coffey, Chairman, SoftCo.

Paddy Power is a fourth generation Irish bookmaker.

Paddy’s great grandfather, Richard, started the family business back in 1898 from his native Tramore, Co. Waterford in the sunny South East of Ireland.

Richard Power successfully grew his business to become one of the most respected and well known bookmakers in Ireland, and even ventured across the water to bet on the rails at some of the big meetings in the UK in the early 1900s.

Paddy’s grandfather, Paddy, then took over the family business and passed it in turn on to Paddy’s father David.

In the 1980s betting tax in Ireland was halved which opened the market to an influx of the big UK betting firms. This put the traditional Irish bookmakers under huge competitive pressure and it was in this climate that David Power merged his family betting shops with John Corcoran of Patrick Corcoran bookmakers and Stewart Kenny of Kenny O’Reilly bookmakers.

The Power name was retained due to it’s resonance with Irish punters, and the prefix Paddy was used to emphasise the company’s Irishness.

Paddy spent his school holidays working for his father at various Irish racecourses, and in summers marking the boards in many Paddy Power betting shops. After graduating from Dublin City University Paddy started working full time for the company where he now holds the position of Communications Director.

Paddy is one of the best known bookmakers today with regular appearances on TV and radio across the UK and Ireland.

Paddy is married to Jayne Power and has two children; Jamie and Paddy!

Since 1904, Canterbury has constantly strived to make the best rugby clothing in the world & has led the market with new ideas to improve performance on the field.

In 1904, (1 year before St Marys College RFC won their first silverware) deep in the CANTERBURY province of New Zealand, John Lane, Pringle Walker & Alfred Rudkin started making woollen garments. Before long, they were making uniforms for the army in World War I & such was their reputation for tough durable product the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team asked them to make a kit to play in. The rest, as they say, is history; Canterbury outfitted the All Blacks for over 75 years and have gone on to working with South Africa, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland and many other top tier sides at international, provincial, schools, colleges and club level.

It is with great pride that Canterbury of New Zealand gets to put its logo beside the famous St Mary’s Star that has been worn by some great men. These two symbols represent tradition, strength and quality and should be a perfect marriage.

We wish all teams in the club a successful and injury free season.