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Ireland: Faith and Rugby

Real Adventure in Catholic Tradition and Sport July 12 - July 21, 2017 Ireland: Faith and Rugby Bringing Catholic ruggers together for an unforgettable pilgrimage in Ireland. MISSION To give you the chance to see Ireland, grow in the Faith and become an extraordinary rugby player.

Trip Leader Joe Long founded ProRome Tours in 2014 to give young men the opportunity to see the world and grow deeper in the Catholic Faith. His nine years of rugby experience (two years as captain of Christendom Cursaders) and love for the Emerald Isle have him very excited for this trip.

TRIP OVERVIEW Spiritual Formation Morning mass in the traditional language of the Church will provide a firm foundation for our mission. We'll complement that with daily prayers. Rugby A series of practices and matches against worthy Irish opponents will develop your abilities as an individual player while greatly challenging and developing you to grow into a leader and unifier on the pitch.

Coach Garret van Beek is a highly successful rugby coach with 15 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level. He has led his teams to various state (PA) and tournament titles. He is currently the head coach of Gregory the Great Academy (PA) formerly St. Gregory’s Academy.

Pilgrimage Trips to Ireland's most beautiful and holy places will challenge you to strive for holiness. Hiking Croagh Patrick is just the beginning. Fraternity & Adventure Fraternity is one of the great hallmarks of Catholic and Western civilization. We will do everything together - from daily Mass and rugby to exploring the mountains of Connemara to enjoying traditional music and drink in a real pub. Culture and Tradition We’ll experience the real Ireland firsthand at Ross Castle, our home just outside of Galway city. From the green fields and forests to the 16th century halls of the estate we’ll be truly immersed in the beauty of old Ireland from start to finish.

Chaplain Fr. Neal Nichols has faithfully served the Church for fifteen years as a Catholic priest. He has also served as a contract priest for the army and has extensive experience leading group trips abroad.


Itinerary Wednesday, July 12 Depart USA for Ireland Thursday, July 13 Meet in Galway Drive to Ross Castle (Co. Galway) Friday, July 14 Hike Croagh Patrick (Co. Mayo) Saturday, July 15 Visit Cliffs of Moher (Co. Clare) Rugby Match VS Local Galway Team Sunday, July 16 Visit Galway City (Co. Galway) Monday, July 17 Visit Knock (Co. Galway) Tuesday, July 18 Rugby Match VS Local Galway Team Wednesday, July 19 Visit the Aran Islands (Co. Galway) Thursday, July 20 Rugby Match VS Local Galway Team Friday, July 21 Depart SNN Arrive USA


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HOW TO AP P LY

Our home will be Ross Castle, just north of Galway City. It is there that we will have daily mass, light rugby practice and some of our meals. Built in 1529, this castle sits on a beautiful 120acre estate. Among the amenities the team will enjoy are: indoor heated swimming pool, Billiards room, tennis court, lake with boat/ canoe/fishing gear, gardens, and a trailed public forest at the estate's periphery.

Ireland: Faith and Rugby is accepting applications for Christendom College, Ave Maria University, Franciscan University of Steubenville and University of Dallas undergraduate rugby players. COST (EXCLUDING AIRFARE): $1995.00

What better place to truly experience Ireland? Take a look: www.rosscastle.com APPLICATIONS

Daily Schedule

23 positions available. Request the application: www.irelandfaithandrugby.com

Tour Days:

Game Days:

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer

Mass

Mass

Light Rugby Practice

Chalk Talk

Tour Ireland

Light Rugby Practice

Lunch

Lunch

Tour Ireland

Rugby Match

Dinner

Dinner

Tour Ireland

Chalk Talk

Night Prayers

Night Prayers

DEADLINE Applications for the program must be received or postmarked by: Friday, February 17, 2017 SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS Because there are a limited number of openings for the program, incomplete or late applications for the program will not be considered. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, or email: Ireland: Faith and Rugby A ProRome Tours Summer Program 316 North New Street Staunton, VA, 24401 Tel 570 - 309 - 1346 Fax 571 - 297 - 6500 Email ireland2017@prorometours.com www.irelandfaithandrugby.com

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Schedule is subject to change. Post-Game get-togethers with the opposition are a probability. Students will have free time every evening to call home. Phones will be available. (+5 hours in Ireland)

“We entreat thee, holy youth, to come and walk amongst us” – St. Patrick, The Confession of St. Patrick Experience daily Holy Mass and prayer and walk in the land that has produced so many Saints. - Fr. Neal Nichols


Ireland: Faith and Rugby