STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Congratulations to our ‘Students of the Week’, an initiative introduced to honour the achievements of students either in school, at sport or in social or other external activities. January 31 - Sean Tobin; Daniel Tilley and John Doyle, 3rd Year. February 14 - Adam Phipps and Colm Byrne, 2nd Year February 28 - Jimmy Mason, 1st Year. March 7 - Hugh Douglas, 5th Year.
TRANSITION YEAR MINI-COMPANY
All the students are currently working on their minicompany projects. We wish all the budding entrepreneurs the best of luck in their business ventures. The students developed a wide range of businesses and the results were as follows: 1st - Memoirs - Conor McCrossan, Brook Kinsella and Marco Marsella 2nd - Calendar Boys - Nathan Johnson, Cian Nally, Shane Cox and Daniel Veltom 3rd - Pet Stockings - Neil Bleakley 4th - We Make Stuff - Brandon Murnane and Craig Whelan The 1st and 2nd placed teams will represent the school at the Young Enterprise regional finals while 3rd and 4th will represent the school at the mini-company finals.
Gaelic Football Senior - South Leinster Champions 2010 The senior footballers had a great run in the South Leinster cup with wins over Blessington (3:7 to 0:6) and Avondale CC 2:4 to 1:3 to set up a semi-final clash with Ferrybank CC which they won by 1:14 to 1:5. In the final, the team came up against strong opposition in Bunclody CS but played superbly to win out by 0:11 to 1 : 5 and lift the South Leinster title. This win put the team into the Leinster semi-finals where they played the winners of the North Leinster section. Unfortunately, O'Fiaidh College, Drogheda proved too strong on the day and the team lost by five points.
The senior rugby team have had a great season with huge credit due to the boys themselves for their commitment to training and to the great assistance from the Leinster Branch in conjunction with Greystones Rugby Club. The team plays in the Development Cup and has now qualified for the semi-finals of this competition and we wish them the best of luck in that match, the date of which has yet to be decided.
The school chess team retained the shield in the annual match against Pres Bray. The senior team of Iain Collins, Lucas Nowicki, Carl Reynolds, Owen McNaughton and Aaron Vaughn won two of their five matches while the junior team of Rory Ellard, Colm Byrne, Evan Mooney, Ryan Smith, Derek Kelly and Sergio Sinagoga won four of their matches and drew two of their matches to give the school an impressive 7 - 3 overall win.
HISTORY QUIZ TEAM
History teacher Mr Murphy entered a team in the History Teachers Association Annual Schools Quiz consisting of Owen McNaughton, Emmet O'Reilly, Aaron Vaughan and Shaun Doyle. The quiz was held in St. Conleth’s in Ballsbridge and the team finished with a very credible 48 points out of a possible 60.
Congratulations to the school archery team who performed particularly well at the recent indoor schools archery competition. Sean Tobin won the “B” grade with a personal best score of 505/600 while Jonathan Doyle was best in the “C” grade with a score of 380/600. Sean Butler came 2nd in the “C” grade with a score of 302/600 and Daniel Pluck progressed to the “D” grade. Well done also to the team mentor, Alan Hill who is deputising for Bernie Barry who is recovering fro0m illness. We wish Bernie a speedy and full recovery.
Congratulations to Hugh Douglas on his selection for the Republic of Ireland under 16 squad. Hugh was on the team that drew 2 - 2 with Wales in early March. Congratulations also to Dylan Hayes, 3rd year on his selection for the Republic of Ireland under 16 squad to play in a tournament in Turkey.
FUN TABLE QUIZ
On Thursday April 7 at 7.30pm Table of 4 €20 Spot prizes and raffle on the night. Keep the night free and enter a team - It promises to be a great night.