Tragic Berkeley balcony victim Niccolai Schuster has schoolboy cup named in his honour
BERKELEY balcony victim Niccolai Schuster, one of six Irish students who died in the tragic accident in July, is to have a DDSL Cup named in his honour.
The former Rangers AFC player will have his name perpetuated and contested at Under 17 level after his family, represented by father John, mother Graziella and brother Alexei, presented the Schuster Cup to the league on behalf of Niccolai’s former club Rangers FC.
DDSL League Secretary Fran Ray and vice-chairman Mick Kennedy accepted the trophy at CYM Terenure on Sunday where they heard Niccolai’s father John give a glowing eulogy on their talented Bayern Munich supporting son who was as passionate about life as he was about his football.
“We are proud to accept this beautiful trophy, the Schuster Cup, on behalf of the league and it will hold a place of special importance for us,” said league secretary Fran Ray.
Rangers FC were hit with a double tragedy as Niccolai’s Rangers team mate Eoghan Culligan also lost his life in the accident in California.
A club spokesman said: “We are in the process of recognising the contribution Eoghan made to Rangers FC and we are fully committed as a club to honour his memory in a similarily appropriate way.”