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  • Brother Eamonn Davis SJ

    It is with the deepest sadness that we share the news of the death of our esteemed Brother Eamonn Davis SJ. 

    Eamonn died very peacefully at lunchtime today. Much will be said and shared about Eamonn and the immense legacy he has left in Belvedere College. I’m sure so many of you will treasure your own memories of him. 

    Now he is with God where his heart and life have been. God has now called him home – ‘Come beloved and faithful servant. You have run the race and fought the fight. Come to the place I have prepared for you’.

    His everlasting motto will continue to ring out in Belvedere for years to come – Let God at ya !!

    Rest in peace dear brother. We will miss you forever, but never forget you.  

    May God who gave so much love to Eamonn during his life continue to surround all who mourn him. 

    Funeral details will be shared when known, but provisionally it looks like next Monday and Tuesday with funeral mass from Gardiner Street Church.

  • It is with the deepest sadness that we share the news of the death of our esteemed Brother Eamonn Davis SJ. 

    Eamonn died very peacefully at lunchtime today. Much will be said and shared about Eamonn and the immense legacy he has left in Belvedere College. I’m sure so many of you will treasure your own memories of him. 

    Now he is with God where his heart and life have been. God has now called him home – ‘Come beloved and faithful servant. You have run the race and fought the fight. Come to the place I have prepared for you’.

    His everlasting motto will continue to ring out in Belvedere for years to come – Let God at ya !!

    Rest in peace dear brother. We will miss you forever, but never forget you.  

    May God who gave so much love to Eamonn during his life continue to surround all who mourn him. 

    Funeral details will be shared when known, but provisionally it looks like next Monday and Tuesday with funeral mass from Gardiner Street Church.

  • World Cup Regatta Champion

    Sean Butterly had an incredible weekend at the World Cup in Germany, winning gold medals for Ireland in both the 3.6k short course race on Saturday and the 22.6k on Sunday.  He was competing against the very best u18 kayakers from around Europe. Sean has been selected for Irish u18 team for the Kayaking World Championships and u15 Olympic Trials in Denmark and Poland respectively. This will take place in September.

  • Sean Butterly had an incredible weekend at the World Cup in Germany, winning gold medals for Ireland in both the 3.6k short course race on Saturday and the 22.6k on Sunday.  He was competing against the very best u18 kayakers from around Europe. Sean has been selected for Irish u18 team for the Kayaking World Championships and u15 Olympic Trials in Denmark and Poland respectively. This will take place in September.

  • All Ireland Track and Field Success

    The College of Science returns to its rightful home!

    Over two days last weekend our incredible Senior track and field team won the Senior team title. Our walkers Jim and Jack started the weekend with a bang finishing 4th and 5th respectively. Harry Kinsella finished an outstanding 5th in the Triple Jump early on Saturday morning. The man mountain Eoin McDermott  picked up points in both his events, finishing 7th in the Discus and 5th in the hammer. Going into the afternoon we trailed CBS Kilkenny but with Chris Lynch smashing the school record over 400m to pick up our first Senior medal of the day, finishing 2nd in the 400m, we put ourselves within striking distance of the opposition. It all came down the Senior relay, a crack team of speed merchants, hopeful of medal on the big stage. Cillian Doherty flew out of the blocks, handing over to Issac Soden who stormed down the back straight.

    Matthew Mason was next, tearing around the curve and into the straightaway and tearing his groin in the process but still managing to hand the baton over Gavin

    O’ Brien who got the baton in 2nd place, gamely chasing Campbell College down the final 100m. Belvedere finished in 2nd, overturning Oatlands College who had won the Leinster title.

    This result put up into a clear lead for the team title and the cup was presented to the team in the final act of a long weekend.

    Our first Senior title in 3 seasons.

    Senior Boys 3000m Walk

    4th              Jim O`Keefe 

    5th              Jack O`Sullivan

    Senior Boys 400m Sprint  

    2nd               Christopher Lynch     

    Senior Boys 4x100m Relay

    2nd  Cillian Doherty, Issac Soden, Matthew Mason And Gavin O’ Brien

    Senior Boys Discus (1.75kg)

    7th               Eoin McDermott      

    Senior Boys Hammer (6kg)            

    5th    Eoin McDermott

    Senior Boys Triple Jump

    5th               Harry Kinsella  

    Our Intermediate team was a gallant fourth. Conor Quinn picked our sole medal, finishing 3rd in the Shot Putt. Daire McCarthy was 7th in the 3000m. James Travers and Conor Quinn were 8th and 9th respectively in the Discus with Ethan Thompson and Dylan Jones 5th and 6th in the Hammer. Jack Lynch was 8th in the Inter Boys Javelin. Ronan McCann was 10th in Triple Jump. The standard in the throws in particular was incredibly high with multiple records set.

    Inter Boys 3000m              

    7th Daire McCarthy 

    Inter Boys Discus (1.5kg)             

    8th James Travers 

    9th              Conor Quinn

    Inter Boys Hammer (5kg)

    5th               Ethan Thompson     

    6th               Dylan Jones 

    Inter Boys Javelin (700g)         

    8th               Jack Lynch    

    Inter Boys Shot Put (5kg)       

    3rd               Conor Quinn   

    Inter Boys Triple Jump    

    10th            Ronan Mccann  

    Our Junior team were 2nd, missing out by a solitary point. Dylan O’ Connor put us on the right path with a big win in the triple jump, with Harris Moffat adding to the points by finishing 3rd. Dylan O’ Connor finished a fantastic 8th in the Long Jump. Matthew Westlake managed 8th in the hammer to put the Junior team in a fine position heading into the afternoon.

    Charlie O’ Neill followed up his Irish Schools XC win by winning the Junior 800m in a time of 2.00.77.

    An Incredible achievement by the Rudiments Student.

    Junior Boys 800m  

    1st               Charlie O`Neill

    Junior Boys Hammer (4kg)

    8th               Mathew Westlake

    Junior Boys Long Jump

    8th               Dylan O`Connor 

    Junior Boys Triple Jump

    1st               Dylan O`Connor    

    3rd              Harris Moffat 

    Thank you to the Coaches Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Conway, Mr. O’ Shea and Mr. Duggan.

  • The College of Science returns to its rightful home!

    Over two days last weekend our incredible Senior track and field team won the Senior team title. Our walkers Jim and Jack started the weekend with a bang finishing 4th and 5th respectively. Harry Kinsella finished an outstanding 5th in the Triple Jump early on Saturday morning. The man mountain Eoin McDermott  picked up points in both his events, finishing 7th in the Discus and 5th in the hammer. Going into the afternoon we trailed CBS Kilkenny but with Chris Lynch smashing the school record over 400m to pick up our first Senior medal of the day, finishing 2nd in the 400m, we put ourselves within striking distance of the opposition. It all came down the Senior relay, a crack team of speed merchants, hopeful of medal on the big stage. Cillian Doherty flew out of the blocks, handing over to Issac Soden who stormed down the back straight.

    Matthew Mason was next, tearing around the curve and into the straightaway and tearing his groin in the process but still managing to hand the baton over Gavin

    O’ Brien who got the baton in 2nd place, gamely chasing Campbell College down the final 100m. Belvedere finished in 2nd, overturning Oatlands College who had won the Leinster title.

    This result put up into a clear lead for the team title and the cup was presented to the team in the final act of a long weekend.

    Our first Senior title in 3 seasons.

    Senior Boys 3000m Walk

    4th              Jim O`Keefe 

    5th              Jack O`Sullivan

    Senior Boys 400m Sprint  

    2nd               Christopher Lynch     

    Senior Boys 4x100m Relay

    2nd  Cillian Doherty, Issac Soden, Matthew Mason And Gavin O’ Brien

    Senior Boys Discus (1.75kg)

    7th               Eoin McDermott      

    Senior Boys Hammer (6kg)            

    5th    Eoin McDermott

    Senior Boys Triple Jump

    5th               Harry Kinsella  

    Our Intermediate team was a gallant fourth. Conor Quinn picked our sole medal, finishing 3rd in the Shot Putt. Daire McCarthy was 7th in the 3000m. James Travers and Conor Quinn were 8th and 9th respectively in the Discus with Ethan Thompson and Dylan Jones 5th and 6th in the Hammer. Jack Lynch was 8th in the Inter Boys Javelin. Ronan McCann was 10th in Triple Jump. The standard in the throws in particular was incredibly high with multiple records set.

    Inter Boys 3000m              

    7th Daire McCarthy 

    Inter Boys Discus (1.5kg)             

    8th James Travers 

    9th              Conor Quinn

    Inter Boys Hammer (5kg)

    5th               Ethan Thompson     

    6th               Dylan Jones 

    Inter Boys Javelin (700g)         

    8th               Jack Lynch    

    Inter Boys Shot Put (5kg)       

    3rd               Conor Quinn   

    Inter Boys Triple Jump    

    10th            Ronan Mccann  

    Our Junior team were 2nd, missing out by a solitary point. Dylan O’ Connor put us on the right path with a big win in the triple jump, with Harris Moffat adding to the points by finishing 3rd. Dylan O’ Connor finished a fantastic 8th in the Long Jump. Matthew Westlake managed 8th in the hammer to put the Junior team in a fine position heading into the afternoon.

    Charlie O’ Neill followed up his Irish Schools XC win by winning the Junior 800m in a time of 2.00.77.

    An Incredible achievement by the Rudiments Student.

    Junior Boys 800m  

    1st               Charlie O`Neill

    Junior Boys Hammer (4kg)

    8th               Mathew Westlake

    Junior Boys Long Jump

    8th               Dylan O`Connor 

    Junior Boys Triple Jump

    1st               Dylan O`Connor    

    3rd              Harris Moffat 

    Thank you to the Coaches Mr. McCarthy, Mr. Conway, Mr. O’ Shea and Mr. Duggan.

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  • Sir Anthony O’Reilly. May he rest in peace

    Sir Anthony O’Reilly. May he rest in peace.

    We mourn the loss of Sir Anthony, or Tony as he was known to us in Belvedere and we extend our sincere condolences to his family. Tony wrote in the foreword to the book, “Belvedere’s Rugby Heroes” (2006).

    “A Belvederian is a Belvederian everywhere. I went to Belvedere when I was six and left when I was eighteen, so my entire school life was influenced and moulded by the standards, sense of purpose, morality, and enthusiasm that are the desired products of a Jesuit education. Winning, though desirable, is not the only thing—playing the game in a sportsmanlike fashion and retaining your friends long after the final whistle has sounded are the hallmarks of a player who has learnt his game at our great school—per vias rectas.”
    In 1954, he captained the SCT in a momentous final against Blackrock. Tony often recalled the match because a well-read intercept by Blackrock led to a defeat for Belvedere. Tony chased the player the length of the field and arrived simultaneously with him in the goal area. As the Blackrock player stood up, Tony shook his hand and congratulated him, knowing that it had deprived Belvedere of a Senior Cup and he would not have a Senior Cup medal. Famously, that gesture contributed to his success as CEO of Heinz. His gesture reflected values he cherished, and he quoted Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” on several occasions when he visited Belvedere:
    “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools.
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”


    There will be many tributes to Sir Anthony as an Irishman who has contributed so much to his country. The Ireland Fund was co-founded by Sir Anthony O’Reilly and Dan Rooney in 1976. It was established to promote peace, culture, education, and community development in Ireland, particularly in Northern Ireland during the turbulent years of The Troubles. It has raised over $600 million since its inception, supporting more than 3,200 organisations across Ireland and around the world. Numerous projects and programmes it has supported, contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of Ireland. Our USA alumni have contributed significantly to the Ireland Fund.  Tony’s generosity helped build the O’Reilly Theatre in Belvedere. The Theatre has had a huge impact on thousands of students, many going on to careers in acting, music, lighting, and sound technology. It contributes significantly to the enrichment of the Arts in the heart of the city. As a leader and philanthropist, he will continue to inspire students to use their talents for the benefit of society.


    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn.

  • Sir Anthony O’Reilly. May he rest in peace.

    We mourn the loss of Sir Anthony, or Tony as he was known to us in Belvedere and we extend our sincere condolences to his family. Tony wrote in the foreword to the book, “Belvedere’s Rugby Heroes” (2006).

    “A Belvederian is a Belvederian everywhere. I went to Belvedere when I was six and left when I was eighteen, so my entire school life was influenced and moulded by the standards, sense of purpose, morality, and enthusiasm that are the desired products of a Jesuit education. Winning, though desirable, is not the only thing—playing the game in a sportsmanlike fashion and retaining your friends long after the final whistle has sounded are the hallmarks of a player who has learnt his game at our great school—per vias rectas.”
    In 1954, he captained the SCT in a momentous final against Blackrock. Tony often recalled the match because a well-read intercept by Blackrock led to a defeat for Belvedere. Tony chased the player the length of the field and arrived simultaneously with him in the goal area. As the Blackrock player stood up, Tony shook his hand and congratulated him, knowing that it had deprived Belvedere of a Senior Cup and he would not have a Senior Cup medal. Famously, that gesture contributed to his success as CEO of Heinz. His gesture reflected values he cherished, and he quoted Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” on several occasions when he visited Belvedere:
    “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools.
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”


    There will be many tributes to Sir Anthony as an Irishman who has contributed so much to his country. The Ireland Fund was co-founded by Sir Anthony O’Reilly and Dan Rooney in 1976. It was established to promote peace, culture, education, and community development in Ireland, particularly in Northern Ireland during the turbulent years of The Troubles. It has raised over $600 million since its inception, supporting more than 3,200 organisations across Ireland and around the world. Numerous projects and programmes it has supported, contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of Ireland. Our USA alumni have contributed significantly to the Ireland Fund.  Tony’s generosity helped build the O’Reilly Theatre in Belvedere. The Theatre has had a huge impact on thousands of students, many going on to careers in acting, music, lighting, and sound technology. It contributes significantly to the enrichment of the Arts in the heart of the city. As a leader and philanthropist, he will continue to inspire students to use their talents for the benefit of society.


    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as they mourn.

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