Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege

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STU­DENT ACHIEVE­MENT

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Lor­raine Quigley (2nd Year) and Shona Con­roy Tiv­nan (1st Year), who were suc­cess­ful in the Credit Union Art Com­pe­ti­tion this year.

Con­grat­u­la­tions must also be ex­tended to Josh Grey (Tran­si­tion Year) who has re­cently achieved a place in the South Le­in­ster fi­nals for the All Ire­land school tal­ent search.

Con­grat­u­la­tions and well done also to Leah Auld (First Year) who has been se­lected to play with the Le­in­ster Bad­minton Team MID­LANDS LEAGUE SE­NIOR SOC­CER

The se­nior soc­cer team from the col­lege se­cured the Mid­lands league ti­tle for the first time in 6 years last week. In a very com­pet­i­tive and hard fought game, it was Bless­ing­ton who emerged victorious against a res­o­lute St Far­nan’s (Pros­per­ous) side 4-2. The early ex­changes were tight and it saw both sides not will­ing to con­cede on any part of the pitch. Bless­ing­ton took the lead with a well worked move and it was from the boot of Alex Lynch that the ball fi­nally ended up in the net. A fur­ther goal fol­lowed from Cian Long and it seemed that Bless­ing­ton were well on their way at this stage.

A bright start to the sec­ond half from St Far­nan’s was im­proved upon with their first goal of the game. Pres­sure was build­ing on the Bless­ing­ton de­fence but they seem to weather the storm and went on to add a third goal shortly af­ter. Again the never say die at­ti­tude from St Far­nan’s reaped div­i­dends when a long free kick ended up in the back of the Bless­ing­ton net. Time how­ever was not on St Far­nan’s side and min­utes from the end Bless­ing­ton added a fourth to run out win­ners 4-2. It was an out­stand­ing team per­for­mance and Bless­ing­ton rounded of a suc­cess­ful cam­paign be­ing crowned Mid­land league, Se­nior Soc­cer Cham­pi­ons. CON­CERN DE­BATE

On Tues­day De­cem­ber the 4th the Bless­ing­ton Com­mu­nity Col­lege De­bat­ing team played host to the third round of the Con­cern De­bat­ing com­pe­ti­tion and wel­comed New­bridge Col­lege to the school. A riv­et­ing de­bate en­sued on the mo­tion that “An AIDS free world will be achieved in our life­time”. Both sides worked ex­tremely hard to con­vince the au­di­ence to be­lieve their team, with the New­bridge Col­lege team fi­nally con­vinc­ing the ad­ju­di­ca­tors to op­pose the mo­tion.

The chief ad­ju­di­ca­tor on the night, Marie Grif­fin praised both sides for an ex­cel­lent de­bate and de­scribed the ad­ju­di­ca­tor’s job on the night as ‘very dif­fi­cult’. Con­grat­u­la­tions to the New­bridge team who are now top­ping the league ta­ble. The next and fi­nal de­bate in the league will be held on Tues­day the 29th of Jan­uary when the Bless­ing­ton team will visit St. Colm­cilles Com­mu­nity School in Knock­lyon to op­pose the mo­tion that ‘The world is un­able to sus­tain its grow­ing pop­u­la­tion.’ Best of luck to the team on the night. LEGO LEAGUES

We would like to ex­tend our best wishes to the tran­si­tion year team for Lego Leagues who will be mak­ing their way to Gal­way this week­end to present their project with an­other 27 teams na­tion­wide. This years’ team is to be com­mended for their hard work and com­mit­ment they have shown the project. Molly Cullen, Amy Nu­gent, Aoife Ward and Sarah Doyle de­serve a par­tic­u­lar men­tion for the con­sis­tent hard work done dur­ing the year.

De­spite mul­ti­ple set­backs they have man­aged to com­plete a project the school is proud for them to present at the com­pe­ti­tion. It has been a valu­able learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in team work, co-op­er­a­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tion and I’m sure all in­volved have come away a lit­tle wiser from the ex­pe­ri­ence.

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