Fahan’s Nora makes Triple Crown history

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Nora Stapleton, came back to Crana College on Tuesday to celebrate her recent success with the students and staff in the college.

The former Crana College pupil certainly enjoyed her weekend as she is an important member of the Ireland women’s Rugby team. 

On Saturday last Nora and her team mates made history as they won Ireland’s first ever Triple Crown with a 30-3 win over Scotland. 

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. 

According to school prinpal, Liam Galbraith Nora was a great athlete throughout her years at Crana, excelling in all sports.

He went on: “Indeed her school reports record that she was an excellent ambassador for the college on the sporting field. Nora always loved a challenge and when she was in Fourth Year she spent two weeks on the Asgard as a sailing trainee as part of her Gaisce challenge.

“In 2011 Nora was honoured at the Crana College Prizegiving Ceremony when she was the first recipient of the school’s Columba Quigley trophy for outstanding past pupils. 

He concluded: Everyone in the college wishes Nora continued success in the future. Nora is truely a wonderful ambassador for sport and an excellent role model for everyone in Crana College.