SVC House Captains
Back in the day, the senior student body met to elect a House Captain who was to lead them in football. Initially that would have been rugby football, then association football, but after rugby once again took hold in 1910, the House Captain was elected to lead the SCT. By the 1970's and perhaps earlier, this had changed to coach appointed SCT Captains and the tradition of House Captain lapsed.
In 1988 SVC resumed the tradition of House Captain, but for this second coming, the mandate was 'Head Boy' and not rugby related.
Initially the role involved an elected House Captain sitting alongside the Head Prefects, but very much as the pupils man - a defence counsel so to speak. This changed in 1998 when the College retired the 163 year old system of Head Prefects in favour of an appointed House Captain. So whereas when elected, the House Captain invariably wasn't a prefect, now and ever since he is the Head Prefect but now goes by the name of House Captain.
This resulted in two House Captains for the 1998-99 change-over year, Noel Curran as appointed and Ian Hopkins as elected. Ever since House Captains have been appointed as have Vice-Captains since 2007-08.
Listed below are the forty boys who have served in these roles since 1988-89.
As it happens, three are 'chips off the old block' as Peter Mullan, Ted Robinson and Brian Collins were also SCT Captains.
Head Boys all.
|YEAR||HOUSE CAPTAIN, VICE-CAPTAIN|
|2016-17||Jack Horgan, Alexander O’Farrell|
|2015-16||Conor Stinson, Conor O'Hare|
|2014-15||Steven Spillane, Dara Friars|
|2013-14||Tadhg Hanlon, Sean McEntagart|
|2012-13||Liam Hawkes, Stephan Quinlan|
|2011-12||Cormac Fagan, David Baigel|
|2010-11||Jack Hurley, John Lawler|
|2009-10||Brian Woods, Daniel Griffin|
|2008-09||Gerald Barry, Conor McCrossan|
|2007-08||Liam Townsend, Liam O'Connell|
|1998-99||Noel Curran, Ian Hopkins|