Nora Stapleton, a past pupil of Crana College, Buncrana certainly enjoyed her weekend as she is an important member of the Ireland women’s Rugby team. On Saturday last Nora and her teamates made history as they won Ireland’s first ever Triple Crown with a 30-3 win over Scotland. The Irish girls have recently beaten Wales 12-10 and England 25-0. An added bonus is that the women will also now play in next year’s World Cup finals in Paris.
Nora, from Fahan, plays at halfback in the pivotal No 10 jersey and perhaps the skills that she picked up on the GAA field have helped her to settle into that demanding position. Nora has played for the Donegal County GAA women’s team and is working now as a Development Officer with the Dublin GAA Board. She was a great athlete at Crana and in 2011 she was the first recipient of the school’s Columba Quigley trophy for outstanding past pupils. Well done, Nora – you are a wonderful ambassador for Crana College. Congratulations also to the other Donegal representative – Larissa Muldoon from Ballybofey and indeed to all the team as we wish them well in the remaining matches against France and Italy.