The Sue Moloney Memorial Cup is a memorial trophy, played at the end of every season. Harlequin Ladies have taken on various opposition over the years in a game celebrating the life of a dear friend and team-mate.
Sue was a true Harlequin Lady who gave her all both on and off the field for Harlequin Ladies. Having joined HLFC in 1997/8 season, Sue became instrumental in setting up the first Harlequin Ladies youth side and continued to coach them for two seasons whilst also captaining the Ladies second XV with strength and determination. Sadly, Sue passed away in 2000 due to a meningitis infection. Gone but certainly not forgotten, HLFC and the Moloney family ensure that Sue's memory lives on in the annual Sue Moloney Memorial Cup, now played as a friendly touch rugby tournament, which very much encompasses Sue's passion and enjoyment of the game of rugby (and a few beers afterwards!)
The Sue Moloney Memorial Cup
Since 2012, the Sue Moloney Memorial Cup has switched format and been contested as a touch rugby tournament. Teams are made up of the Moloney family, friends, current Harlequin Ladies, the Harlequin Old Girls (HOGs), as well as other rugby playing friends. In previous years, the Memorial Cup was played annually as a hard-fought, but good spirited game with both sides determined to win the coveted trophy. The HOGs are always invited to play alongside the current HLFC squad and have twice been able to field an entire side, beating HLFC on both occasions.