St. Gerard’s School
SCT CUP CAMPAIGN
Our SCT got their campaign in the Vinny Murray Cup off to a winning start recently with a well deserved win against Templeogue College. Last Thursday we played Skerries Community College in Suttonians RFC in our second round tie. In tuff wintry conditions we came through the fixture on a favourable score line. Our next fixture is the semi-final of the Vinny Murray Cup against Mount Temple on Tuesday 22nd January in Blackrock RFC at 2.30pm.
YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION
Our entry this year to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition came from 2nd Year student William Moore. William is participated in the Exhibition last week with his project entitled, *'Weight Distance and Energy used from a running shoe - to an iPhone app'*. His project measures a person's weight using piezo-electric devices embedded in a running shoe, which can then be used to calculate distance travelled and provide data on energy expended during exercise.
Congratulations to Hubert Gallagher (6th Year) who has been selected to represent Ireland at the FIS World Skiing Championships. He will compete in the Giant Slalom and Slalom disciplines where he will take on the World’s elite from a host of countries. The Championships take place in Schladming, Austria in February. Also in skiing Garreth Reilly (2nd year) will be competing in the 21st Annual Children’s Borrufa Cup in Andorra this month. We wish both our internationals the best of luck in their respective events.
Congratulations to all athletes that took part in the DCU Invitational Race last Wednesday. Outstanding performances on the day went to Anna Bowtell who placed 14th in the U14 race and the U15 Girls team had an outstanding performance with Sarah Diamond finishing 14th closely followed by Hillary Gallagher in 18th and Suzie McParland in 22nd place.