For the last decade, playing for Marist College Ashgrove’s First XV has brought with it one other special honour – to take to the field to pay tribute to Ashgrove’s older brother, Marist College Rosalie (Rosa). Absolutely ferocious and unforgiving competitors in the 1960’s and 70’s, the modern era brings with it a special recognition of the tradition of the two great Marist schools. For one memorable day only, the Ashgrove boys swap the Blue and Gold for the traditional Cerise and Blue of Rosa but with the Ashgrove crest.
This year, under the watch of the great Cyprian pavilion named in honour of the mercurial Headmaster of both schools, the Marist Boys honoured the warriors of old by recording a stunning 45-7 victory over traditional rivals SLC. Breathtaking rugby. Just that something little bit special for Rosa.
The Rosa and Ashgrove Old Boys thank Coach Brendan Kiernan (OB 1984) and his Marist boys for honouring our great traditions. Age Quod Agis. Whatever you do, do it whole heartedly and well.